Welcome to Forest City!

We provide you with relevant information to ease the transition into our Community quickly and easily.
If you are unable to find what you need on this page, call the Chamber of Commerce at 641-585-2092.

Welcome to a community where
“Nature’s Close and Friends are Closer.”

Forest City is nestled along the Winnebago River, on Highways 69 & 9. With 4153 residents, Forest city offers a hometown atmosphere combined with a quality school system, a four year liberal arts college, multiple recreational opportunities and attractions and over 150 local business ready to serve.

Attractions such as Winnebago Industrial Tour,  Mansion Museum and Heritage Park of North Iowa reflect the local
the heritage and agricultural roots of the community.

Forest City offers many cultural and energetic events throughout the year: live musical concerts & plays, biking, running, & golf events, as wells as the Waldorf College Community Artist Series and Forest City Community Schools Fine Arts Programs.

Lets get started with where to find information. Forest City has two websites- forestcityia.com, where you are now and where you will find general community information: Chamber of Commerce business listings, Visitors resources and Economic Development resources. The other website is the municipal site www.cityofforestcity.com. Here you will find information about gas, water, sewer, garbage, recycle and City departments such as the Public Library and Parks and Recreation Department.

For quick information about the community, move your curser over to the right side of the page and download the Community Guide. This offers community contacts, events and businesses.

Community information quick links:

– Employment opportunities
– Housing and rentals
– Childcare
– Clubs and Organizations
– Schools and Education