Get to Know Newton

The Newton community has so many great amenities – excellent schools, unique entertainment venues, an ideal location – but many people don’t know about them. We want people in Des Moines, Ankeny, Grinnell, Iowa City, and the whole state of Iowa to know what Newton has to offer. We do not want to be a well-kept secret; we want to be known.

If you don’t think Newton is worth knowing, think again.

Get to know Newton entertainment and recreation.

Get to Know Newton Entertainment

When you live in Newton, you don’t have to travel far for entertainment. The Iowa Speedway has the biggest, fastest races in Iowa. The Valle Drive-In is one of the last operating drivein theaters in the state. At Historic Maytag Park, you can catch musical acts, take a dip in the Maytag Pool, or get fit on the hike and bike trail. The Newton Community Theatre produces at least four shows a year, including comedies, musicals and classics. 

Get to know Newton schools.

Get to Know Newton Schools

If you’re considering Newton for a place to raise a family, there isn’t a better option. The Newton public schools offer the extracurricular opportunities of a large district, but the class sizes and personalized care of a small one. Through a partnership with DMACC, students can earn college credits by taking dual credit classes while still in high school. The schools offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities, and class sizes are small enough that students have the opportunity to participate in many activities. Newton also has great post-secondary opportunities through DMACC Newton Campus and Buena Vista University.

Get to know Newton convenience.

Skiff Medical Center

Some fear that in order to receive the benefits of a smaller community, such as a neighborly spirit and the ability to make a difference, you have to give up the convenience that comes with living in a larger city, but that’s not the case in Newton. Newton is home to two 24-hour stores, a 24-hour fitness facility, and several medical providers, including Skiff Medical Center. Whether you are looking for goods or services, you can get what you need when you need it in Newton.

If you’re new to town, we invite you to Get to Know Newton. If you’re a lifelong resident, we challenge you to Get to Know Newton again.