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With opportunities bounding, there has been significant residential development in Cascade in recent years. In 2020, the city issued building permits for 45 residences worth upwards of $2.3 million. Build the home of your dreams in “A Place We Call Home.” Cascade has a number of subdivisions and affordable lots for sale (ranging from $20,000 to $40,000). If building a home is not an option, according to the East Central Iowa Multiple Listing Service, the average home sale price in Cascade was $175,523 in 2020.

Location Population Median Age Total Housing Units % of High School Graduate or Higher
Cascade 2,113 40.9 928 93.20%
Dubuque County 96,982 38.6 41,299 92.70%

Source: US Census Selected Characteristics of the Total and Native Populations in the United States 2019: ACS 5-Year Estimates (TableID: S0601)

Housing Needs Assessment 2019 


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Cascade Area Rental Properties & Contacts



Lots 1, 2, 3, & 4 Block 66 Of Merrills Addition Alley



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There are two elementary Schools in cascade offering public & parochial education as well as a public high school. Cascade high school prides itself in excelling in academics, athletics & other extracurricular activities and annually earns recognition for preparing students well for college. Typically more than 98% of cascade high school’s students graduate. College-level credit is offered with some students graduating with twenty or more  hours of college credit. Cascade high school also partners with regional academics at NICC in Peosta and the Jones Country  Regional Center though Kirkwood in Monticello.

Aquin Catholic Elementary School

Cascade Elementary School

Cascade Jr. and Sr. High School

Cascade is nestled between a multitude of different higher education establishments with a total student population of more than 60,000 within a 60 mile radius.

Dubuque County is home to five colleges. Clarke University is a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts institution founded in 1843 and is the only BVM College in the United States. Loras College is a four-year, Catholic, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1839. The University of Dubuque (UD) is a small, private university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) founded in 1852 offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary programs.

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The University of Iowa
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Northeast Iowa Community College
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Clarke University
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Mount Mercy University
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Coe College
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Kirkwood Community College
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Loras College
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University of Dubuque

Cascade has access to two quality community colleges: Northeast Iowa Community College and Kirkwood Community College.  Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) provides accessible, affordable, quality education and training to meet the needs of our communities.  Kirkwood Community College’s main campus is located in Cedar Rapids and serving the Jones county area. Jones Regional Education Center in Monticello is also affiliated with Kirkwood Community College. This center was established to provide high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses. The center also has a greater focus on the skilled trades.

Area Education Statistics

  Delaware County Dubuque County Jackson County Jones County Linn County
Population 25 years and over 11,792 64,854 13,639 14,675 150,555
Less than 9th grade 317 1,442 427 307 2596
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 662 3,289 588 817 5694
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,045 21,221 5,726 5,805 40,706
Some college, no degree 2,253 12,668 2,832 3,135 32,457
Associate’s degree 1,554 6,287 1,448 1,745 19,212
Bachelor’s degree 1,394 12,828 1,798 2,062 35,190
Graduate or professional degree 567 7,119 820 804 14700

Information obtained from US Census 2019: ACS 5-Year Estimates Educational Attainment (TableID: S1501)




Health & Recreation

Cascade has many recreational options including four community parks:

Riverview park
featuring a recently constructed amphitheater
Swimming Pool Park
Community Park

Cascade is  home to an award-winning American Legion Post 528 baseball field and Coohey Memorial riverside – walking/biking trail. One of Cascade’s most beautiful landmarks is the historic silo by Riverview park. The improved City Hall Memorial gym is host to many youth and adult sports programs. In addition, Cascade has a bowling alley and campground.



Cornerstone Church
1701 1st Ave.,East
Cascade, IA 52033

St. Matthias Catholic Church
(Recently underwent a $1.5 million restoration)
408 3rd Ave., NW
Cascade, IA 52033

Community Presbyterian Church
216 Polk St., SE
Cascade, IA 52033



Cascade Offers many different events throughout the year including:

Rockin’ Bowl-Fundraiser bowling tournament
Spring Wing Fling at River View Park
Chamber Golf Outing
Crime Night Out 
 Small Heroes, Mighty Cause
 CARE Foundation
Home Town Days
Friday Night Music in the Park
Independence Day Celebration


Rockin’ on River Chili Cook-Off
Chamber Poker Run
Holiday Tour of Homes


Points of Interest

Cascade offers many unique antique and giftware shops around town. Throw in a bit of culture with great venues for theater including the Ellen Kennedy Fine Arts Center and the beautiful amphitheater downtown.

Other points of interest include:

Tri-County Historical Society
628 2nd Ave.,SW
Cascade, IA 52033

Cascade Historic Limestone Silo & Agriculture Interpretive Center
215 Pierce St.,SW
Cascade, IA 52033

Crimson Sunset Vineyards and Winery
24765 Hwy 151 West
Cascade, IA 52033

Fillmore Fairways
21655 Hwy 151
Cascade, IA 52033

Riverview Ridge Campground
24224 Riverview Rd
Cascade,  IA 52033


Additional Cascade Community Services

Aquin Little Angel’s Daycare,
411 4th Avenue Northwest
(New $1.5 Million daycare currently being constructed)
Cascade Public Library, 301 1st Ave.
Cascade Volunteer Fire Department, 708 1st Ave. East
Aquin Elementary
Cascade City Hall, 320 1st Ave. 
Cascade Elementary, 322 1st Ave. West
Cascade High School
Cascade Area Chamber of Commerce, 300 1st Ave. West

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Riverview Ridge Campground


Riverview Park Amphitheater
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Cascade Historic Limestone Silo & Agriculture Interpretive Center


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Riverview Park
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Coohey Memorial Trail Walk


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St. Matthias Catholic Church
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