Your Place to Be
Great schools. Diverse housing options. Robust job market. Top-flight indoor rec center. Outdoor recreation adventures of all kinds. Prestigious Wartburg College. And a safe and welcoming community of people who value the good life in a beautiful place. Your place. Welcome to Waverly.
Welcome to Waverly
What People Are Saying
Waverly is a place where life comes together — it’s your place. Out of nearly 1000 incorporated cities in Iowa, Waverly ranks in the top 30 towns in all of Iowa for Best Place to Live, Best Place to Raise a Family and Best Public Schools. And from high-tech jobs, manufacturing and assembly jobs to agriculture and education jobs, Waverly is also one of the best places to work.
Located in northeast Iowa, Waverly is a beautiful community of more than 10,000 residents. It’s a place for families to live and enjoy life with a friendly environment, a bustling downtown and a college town atmosphere. Designated as a Main Street Iowa Community, the downtown is home to a quality mix of service businesses, specialty shops, destination stores and restaurants. City leaders have set the course for a prosperous future through a unique partnership formed to bring economic success through the creation of employment opportunities and a revitalized downtown. Waverly is the county seat for Bremer County and a hub for activity. Its sister city is Eisenach, Germany, home of the famed Wartburg castle, from which local Wartburg College derived its name.
Waverly’s Unique Location
While we love our beautiful natural surroundings, one of Waverly’s great features is our proximity to major urban areas. With seven big cities within half a day’s drive, you have your pick of cultural, social, recreational and business opportunities these fine cities offer.