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Community Reference Guide


The city of Johnston is one of the most progressive and growing communities in Iowa. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Des Moines and immediately adjacent to I-35/80, Johnston is the gateway to Saylorville Lake, one of Iowa's major recreational areas. Education is a top priority in Johnston. The schools are highly rated.

POPULATION (2000 est.) 6,145

  • 1 Private Golf Course
  • 10 Public Tennis Courts
  • 1 Public Community Center
  • 1 Little League Baseball and Softball Complex
  • 3 Public Parks
  • 1 Private Country Club
  • 7 Miles of Walking & Bike Trails
  • 1 Indoor Soccer & Special Events Complex
  • 1 Private Swimming Pool
  • 2 Public Swimming pools
  • 1 Soccer Complex


  • Saylorville Lake consists of 5400 acres of sparkling blue water set in a scenic valley of rolling hills, offering opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, water-skiing, sailing, and camping.
  • Camp Dodge, home of the Iowa National Guard, boasts a 45,000 square-foot public swimming pool, a museum, and STARC Armory, Headquarters of the fiber optics network and communications center for the State of Iowa.
  • Johnston is also the home of Iowa Public TV. Five shopping and office complexes are located in Johnston that house retail stores, business offices, restaurants/lounges, post office, barber shops and beauty salons, a private health club, banks, grocery store and professional medical offices. Johnston is also home of six nurseries and greenhouses.


Beaver Creek Elem. 8701 Lyndhurst Dr. 278-6228
Horizon Elem. 5905 NW 100th St. 986-1121
Lawson Elem. 5450 NW 62nd Ave. 278-0478
Wallace Elem. 6510 NW 62nd Ave. 278-6977
Middle School 6207 NW 62nd Ave. 278-0476
Johnston High School 6501 NW 62nd Ave. 278-0449


For more information on Johnston, call or write:

Jim Sanders City Administrator
P.O. Box 410
6221 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa 50131
(515) 278-2344

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