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Pella is a city in Marion County, Iowa, near Knoxville and Oskaloosa. With the slogan, "A Touch of Holland," the picturesque community prides itself on its landscape and family-friendly atmosphere. Also known as Garden City, the area is famous for Tulip Time, its annual spring tulip festival. Homes for rent in the city are attractive to those who want to raise their children in a wholesome community.

Historical Facts About Pella

  • In 1847, a group of 800 Dutch immigrants led by Henry Peter Scholte founded the community. They left their homeland to be free of famine and religious persecution by the state church of the Netherlands. Before they left, the immigrants had already decided to name their new home Pella, City of Refuge.
  • The settlers purchased 18,000 acres of fertile farm land for around $1.25 per acre. Three churches, a newspaper and schools were established within the first 10 years of the settlement.
  • Scholte gave the Baptists 160 acres of land in 1853 to found Central College.

Helpful Resources for New Pella Renters

  • Pella has a great website that has everything a new resident needs to get situated in the city. From an upcoming events calendar to community news, department contact information, local attractions, maps and school information, new renters can have all of their questions answered on the site.
  • The Pella Chamber of Commerce has a Web presence that could be of use to new residents. Whether it's volunteer opportunities, job postings, directions or some other community landmark you're interested in learning more about, the site is worth checking out.
  • Pella Historical Society and Museum has all kinds of fun resources for new residents and their families. It has plenty of information about historical sites, the Tulip Time festival and interesting educational opportunities.