Welcome to Indianola
I invite you to experience all that Indianola has to offer. Whether you’re here for a few days, touring the Simpson campus for a college visit or looking for business opportunities in the community we welcome you. Indianola offers a variety of amenities that makes it a unique place to visit or call home.
We’re a city of nearly 14,900 residents. Our downtown square is lined with retail businesses and friendly restaurants. One of the main cornerstones of our community is Simpson College. Founded 153 years ago and still going strong, Simpson has prepared generations of students for successful careers, graduate schools or service work. Its beautiful campus sits on 75 acres in the center of Indianola and offers the best of both worlds: a nurturing academic environment that’s close to career, internship and entertainment options available in Des Moines.
From thoughtfully designed senior living communities, to 15 miles of paved bike trails, Indianola meets the needs of young and old. The belief in healthy lifestyles at every age has been embraced by our community who came together to invest in a new YMCA on the north side of town, the addition of the multi-use Blake Fieldhouse to our middle school complex which features four basketball courts and two tracks and is open to the public on a year-round basis, and a new athletic field for varsity sports scheduled for completion in 2015. Plus we have a dynamic new organization, the Indianola Community Youth Foundation, lead by former Major League Baseball player, Casey Blake, and his wife, Abbie, dedicated to the health and well-being of the youth of Indianola.
Many of our residents consider Indianola the perfect size community with close access to a large metropolitan area. It’s home to a variety of community events including the National Balloon Classic, the world-renown Des Moines Metro Opera, Bike Night and Market at the Square.
We invite you to experience it all in Indianola.