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Community Reference Guide


Norwalk really is the "Community that Cares!" Located just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, and five minutes from Interstate 35 and the Des Moines International Airport, Norwalk offers "big city" amenities coupled with the vision of a suburban, family-oriented community. Norwalk's location and quality of life have proven to be key factors in people locating here. The school system has an excellent reputation and housing prices are competitive.

The Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce and the Norwalk Development Corporation are actively involved in promoting a progressive business climate in Norwalk. A primary goal of these organizations is to enhance the quality of existing businesses and to increase the number of service and job opportunities.

POPULATION (2000 Est.) 7,011


  • 1 Public Golf Course
  • 1 Private Country Club (Golf, Tennis, Swimming)
  • 175 Acre Private Lake (Marina and Beach) Great Western Bike Path
  • 1 Public Swimming Pool
  • 4 Public Tennis Courts
  • 1 Public Library


Norwalk Schools
408 Cherry St
Norwalk, Iowa
(515) 981-0016

Lakewood Elem. School 9210 Happy Hollow Dr. 285-2948
Lab School 906 School Ave. 981-9370
Oviatt Elem. School 713 School Ave. 981-0907
High School 1201 North Ave. 981-4201
Middle School 200 Cherry St. 981-0435

Adult & Community Education

Classes are offered in the following areas:

  • Health & Well Being
  • Recreation
  • GED/Adult Reading
  • Dancing & Exercise
  • Secretarial l Computers
  • Crafts
  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Sewing
  • In addition, community college courses are taught through the ICN (Iowa Communication Network).


For more information on Norwalk, call or write:

Economic Development
Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 173
Norwalk, Iowa 50211
(515) 981-0228

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