Move Small. Live Big.

Move small. Live big. It’s time to relocate your priorities.

We have over 6,000 residents that enjoy a safe and thriving community, but we are missing one thing—you.

We think this is the perfect place for you to call home, but don’t take our word for it. Hear from people who have already moved small.

“I would describe our lifestyle in Orange City as full but easy. It is full because there is always something going on — kids’ programming at the library, a concert in the park, a speaker at the coffee shop, a sporting event at the college, and more. At the same time, our lifestyle is easy because everything is affordable and convenient.” – Julie Elliott

Live big in our small town.

“I don’t miss the city! We experienced city living for the last 10 years. Before we moved, one of our concerns was losing the conveniences of a big city, but Orange City has a variety of restaurants, beautiful stores and boutiques, and there’s always some sort of event or activity happening.” – Dr. Sarah Raak

  • Parks and Trails

    A variety of parks and a network of trails to enjoy in all seasons.
  • Recreation Programs

    Year-round programming for residents of all ages.
  • Cultural Events

    World class artists and performances right at our doorstep.

Experience quality education.

“I can’t say enough about our schools. The teachers take the time to really know the kids, invest in them, and want them to succeed.” – Sarah Weber

  • Top Performing Schools

    23.5 Average ACT score, above the 20.9 USA average.
  • Investing in our Children

    A recent $37M school investment was approved by a 63% community vote.
  • Lifelong Learners

    Over 30% of adult residents hold a college or graduate degree.

Advance your career here.

“Fortunately, moving here did not mean giving up on our professional aspirations. Rather, Orange City has afforded us wonderful opportunities.” – Julie Elliott

Enjoy our cultured community.

“There is a variety of music from all over the country, and sometimes from all over the world. Everyone is committed to making the town thrive, stay interesting and engaging for all residents at every stage of life.” – Sarah Weber

  • World Class Performances

    Orange City Arts provides 20 arts engagement events each year.
  • College Town

    We are home to one of the best small college theatre programs in the country.
  • Celebrating Creativity

    We have a passion for supporting the work of local artists.

Make a change.

“People are passionate about the community and passionate about the activities they are in. As a parent, I see how others are investing in my daughter’s life, and I think that’s something special that the community offers.” – Kley De Jong

How Can We Help?

We are here to help you move small. Mark Gaul, Community Development Director, and Mike Hofman, Chamber Executive Director, are ready and available to answer questions and connect you to our community. We’ll find the information and resources you need to relocate to Orange City.

Mark Gaul
Community Development Director
econdev@orangecityiowa.com
(712) 707-4885

Mike Hofman
Chamber Executive Director
occhmbr@gmail.com
(712) 707-4510

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