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LIVE HERE

Make a Difference Today

Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world.

Situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, our city’s natural beauty, rich heritage and friendly people make the Keokuk area a great place to live and work. We invite you to enjoy all the Keokuk area has to offer.

Convenient retail, services and entertainment –the downtown business district has a warm, hometown feel while providing shopping, services and entertainment opportunities you are looking for.

Diversity in dining – from fine dining, steak houses to home cooking and fast food, there are many choices to enjoy.

Historic attractions – see the statue of Chief Keokuk, George M. Verity Riverboat Museum, and Miller House Museum, attend an event at the Grand Theatre, picnic on the Swing Bridge and view of the lock and dam, and take a walking tour of homes along Grand Avenue.

Panoramic parks overlooking the Mississippi – Rand Park, Verity Park and a number of neighborhoods offer a magnificent vista of the mighty Mississippi.

New here? Did you know that we offer a community tour? Community tours are a great way to introduce newcomers and visitors to all the wonderful amenities our town has to offer and the rich history we have to share. Tours take just under an hour can be customized to individual interests.

WHERE TO LIVE?

Keokuk is a city in and a county seat of Lee CountyIowa, United States. It is Iowa's southernmost city.

The city is named after the Sauk chief Keokuk, who is thought to be buried in Rand Park. It is in the extreme southeast corner of Iowa, where the Des Moines River meets the Mississippi.  

Just across the rivers are the towns of Hamilton and Warsaw, Illinois, and Alexandria, Missouri. Keokuk, along with the city of Fort Madison, is a principal city of the Fort Madison-Keokuk micropolitan area, which includes all of Lee County, Iowa, Hancock CountyIllinois and Clark CountyMissouri.

Wooden House
Image by Patrick Perkins

Buy or Build?

Established in 2017, The Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative is a nonprofit organization that brings people and resources together to develop, preserve quality Keokuk neighborhoods, and increase the diversity and availability of housing in Keokuk, Iowa.

The Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative is an innovative collaboration between the City of Keokuk, Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission. A Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative Endowment was established at the Keokuk Area Community Foundation to receive the Roquette gift and future gifts/donations for the Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative.

Each organization will assist the Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative in different ways. The City of Keokuk will help in the acquisition and demolition of rundown or dilapidated properties. The Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce will help with the promotion of the program. The Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission will manage the construction side of the project. Weichert Realty, The Peevler Team will work with potential homeowners to decide what type of home would work best in a specific neighborhood.

Renting?

If renting is something you are more interested, here is a list of potential places to rent.

The City of Keokuk is in the process of a vetted Rental Property List. We will update the list once available. The list below is not a vetted list. 

Residential house
Image by Robinson Greig

Relocation Packets

We distribute relocation packets to individuals, realtors, groups, and organizations who are seeking
more information about Keokuk and the surrounding area. Each packet includes a business directory, community guide, tourism catalog, city map, lists of community organizations and resources, and helpful brochures. These packets are provided free of charge.