Burlington, has approximately 27,000 residents, is the county seat of Des Moines County. West Burlington is the county's next largest city, with approximately 3,000 residents. Together they form the heart of activity in Des Moines County, where more than 50,000 people reside.
The area attracts global employers and visitors from around the world. The cities are a hub for shopping, dining, entertainment, recreation, education and health care for more than 150,000 people in a seven-county region.
From diverse recreational institutions to abundant business opportunities, Burlington/West Burlington has no exception life match by small-town hospitality. No matter what your age or interests, you'll find something special there. Greater Burlington, Iowa is a great place to live, visit, and do business.
Quality education is a priority in Burlington and West Burlington. Knowledgeable, caring facilities, active school boards, and involved parents work together to provide an academic environment conducive to learning. A well-rounded curriculum emphasizes traditional as well as contemporary learning skills to prepare students for the future. There are public and private elementary and high schools, as well as community colleges and four year colleges located in Burlington.
A broad variety of all types of religions are represented in the communities.
A highly-skilled labor force, abundant energy, water resources, established corporations, cooperative government and plenty of land are among the advantages of doing business in Burlington, West Burlington and Des Moines County.
A variety of medical, dental and chiropractic center, private physician offices, pediatric, obstetric, podiatric and optometric care facilities are located within the immediate area. Great River Medical Center is a 378-bed regional, integrated health-care system. The regional center includes state-of-the-art facilities for emergency treatment, acute care and outpatient services. It also is home to the area’s first permanent dialysis center, full-service rehabilitation, cancer care centers, and helicopter-transport service.
Burlington and West Burlington are nestled in southeast Iowa, along the pristine shores of the Mississippi River. Illinois is just across the river. Missouri is less than an hour’s drive downstream. Ninety minutes north are the Iowa-Illinois Quad Cities; Chicago, St. Louis, and Des Moines are also easily accessible. Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit and Memphis are unhurried one-day trips. No matter what your age or interests, you'll find something special here. Greater Burlington, Iowa is a great place to live, visit, and do business.
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