Main Street Grundy Center
Welcome to Grundy Center!
Rich in agricultural heritage and nestled among some of the richest farmland in the world, the community of Grundy Center is an ideal place to call home. Just 30 minutes from the metropolitan area of Cedar Falls/Waterloo, and 90 minutes northeast of Des Moines, Grundy Center offers a typical small town Iowa “look and feel,” with amenities often found only in larger communities. You can find a relaxed atmosphere, safe environment, and residents who display pride for their community and care and concern for their neighbors. The Main Street Grundy Center program is a benefit to the central district of the city, where a unique blend of historic structures holds a wide variety of service, financial, retail, and dining establishments. A community-owned movie theatre is a mainstay of the Main Street district.
History in Grundy Center
History is important to Grundy Center residents. The community was founded in 1877. It has served as the focal point of Iowa agriculture, with seed corn and soybean production that lead the nation. The small downtown and historic ambiance is a picturesque background for the everyday activities that occupy residents – work, play, education, recreation, and worship.
Activities & Events
There are a number of community events held each year in Grundy Center, which are sponsored by the Grundy Center Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Grundy Center. Traditional favorites like the Village of Lights holiday celebration are joined by retail promotions such as Girls Night Out and a new Fall Festival to provide shopping and entertainment year-round.
Grundy Center is a strong, vibrant, and growing community. Whether you’re interested in a visit, or looking for a new place to call home, Grundy Center welcomes you!