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Explore Beautiful Houses for Rent in Grinnell, IA

Nestled between Newton and Williamsburg, Grinnell has homes for rent in an area that offers the best of both worlds: small-town neighborly camaraderie and big-city entertainment.

Fun Facts for Renters About Grinnell

  • Iowa was a center for secret abolitionist activity. Grinnell acted as a stop along the famous Underground Railroad during the 19th century.
  • The first intercollegiate football game played west of the Mississippi River was played between Grinnell College and the University of Iowa in 1889. Grinnell College won 24-0.
  • Spaulding Manufacturing was once located in the city, making carriages and, later, automobiles. The company was a huge contributor to the early transportation industry in the U.S.

Resources for Renters

  • The Our Grinnell Web page offers renters information and ways to get involved in the community and local government in the city.
  • Renters can use the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce's website to learn about how to get involved in the chamber as well as the businesses in the region.
  • To learn about higher education, campus life or to explore Grinnell College's history over the past century, renters can check out the college's website.

Things to Do in Grinnell

Grinnell has many of the things that typically cause small towns to come together. Grinnell College brings athletics and community service to the area, while the Drake Community Library hosts programs and events that help renters become closer to their neighbors. It doesn't lack in big-city fun, though. It has amenities like the Grinnell Historical Museum and the Grinnell Golf and Country Club, as well as two wineries. Renters can also visit the nearby Meskwaki Casino and Hotel for nightlife fun, or opt to go to the Strand 3 Theatres for a night at the movies.

Common questions asked in Grinnell, Iowa

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🏠 How can I tour properties in Grinnell, Iowa during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Grinnell, Iowa are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

🏠 How can I find a rental house in a specific school district? was built with parents in mind. Within Grinnell we have 22 rental houses spread across multiple school districts. To help narrow your search, simply enter the school name within the search bar to find rental homes in that school district.