New home communities in Iowa, USA

NEW HOMES for sale in Iowa, USA

Featured NEW HOMES in Iowa, USA

mid $200's ... 1,229-1,470sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

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2303 Williams DriveFort DodgeIA 50501 
In the area of Fort Dodge
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Williams Bend

mid $200's ... 1,229-1,470sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

2303 Williams Drive, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

low $200's ... 1,470-2,075sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

712 NW Mallard Pointe DriveBondurantIA 50035 
In the area of Des Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Warrior Run Estates

low $200's ... 1,470-2,075sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

712 NW Mallard Pointe Drive, Bondurant, IA 50035 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

mid $200's ... 1,248-1,925sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

3 QUICK MOVE-IN

4224 NW Northwood DriveAnkenyIA 50023 
In the area of De Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Villas at Brinmore

mid $200's ... 1,248-1,925sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

4224 NW Northwood Drive, Ankeny, IA 50023 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

mid $200's ... 1,229-1,470sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

3024 Reinhart DriveAnkenyIA 50023 
In the area of De Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Trestle Ridge

mid $200's ... 1,229-1,470sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

3024 Reinhart Drive, Ankeny, IA 50023 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

low $200's ... 1,550-1,663sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

3024 NW Reinhart DriveAnkenyIA 50023 
In the area of De Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Trestle Ridge Estates

low $200's ... 1,550-1,663sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

3024 NW Reinhart Drive, Ankeny, IA 50023 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

low $200's ... 1,525-1,663sf ... 3 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

1820 NW Applewood StreetAnkenyIA 50023 
In the area of De Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Trestle Crossing

low $200's ... 1,525-1,663sf ... 3 Bedrooms

1820 NW Applewood Street, Ankeny, IA 50023 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

hi $100's ... 1,470-1,663sf ... 3 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

3304 13th Street SEAltoonaIA 50009 
In the area of Des Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Classic Builders is happy to be building our new development in Altoona! Located close to schools and the soccer complex this development is near everything you need!

Single Family

Spring Creek Ridge

hi $100's ... 1,470-1,663sf ... 3 Bedrooms

3304 13th Street SE, Altoona, IA 50009 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

$1 ... 1,470-2,291sf ... 1-3 Bedrooms

2 QUICK MOVE-IN

421 1st Street NWAnkenyIA 50023 
In the area of De Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Rock Creek Crossing

$1 ... 1,470-2,291sf ... 1-3 Bedrooms

421 1st Street NW, Ankeny, IA 50023 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

low $200's ... 1,550-2,291sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

1010 Lost Lake DrivePolk CityIA 50226 
In the area of Des Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Lost Lake Estates

low $200's ... 1,550-2,291sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

1010 Lost Lake Drive, Polk City, IA 50226 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

mid $100's ... 1,100sf ... 2 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

152 NE 22nd LaneAnkenyIA 50021 
In the area of De Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Multi Family

Northpointe Village Center

mid $100's ... 1,100sf ... 2 Bedrooms

152 NE 22nd Lane, Ankeny, IA 50021 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

mid $200's ... 1,248-1,578sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

2 QUICK MOVE-IN

1133 NE 19th StreetGrimesIA 50111 
In the area of Des Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Heritage Station

mid $200's ... 1,248-1,578sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

1133 NE 19th Street, Grimes, IA 50111 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

$1 ... 1-1,648sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

5319 Rowling DriveAmesIA 50014 
In the area of Des Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Classic Development along with Classic Builders is proud to introduce: Hillside! Classic Builders has quickly become the #1 Builder in Ames for single family homes. Come check out our new Hillside development with phase 1 and 2 in full swing! Phase 3 coming soon! Hillside Estates offers, flat, daylight, and walkout lots in West Ames!

Single Family

Hillside

$1 ... 1-1,648sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

5319 Rowling Drive, Ames, IA 50014 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

mid $200's ... 1,077-1,602sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

2 QUICK MOVE-IN

2710 SW Plaza PkwyAnkenyIA 50023 
In the area of De Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Estates at Prairie Trail

mid $200's ... 1,077-1,602sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

2710 SW Plaza Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

mid $200's ... 1,271-1,610sf ... 3 Bedrooms

4 QUICK MOVE-IN

8 Morningside DriveEagle GroveIA 50533 
In the area of Fort Dodge
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Eagle Grove

mid $200's ... 1,271-1,610sf ... 3 Bedrooms

8 Morningside Drive, Eagle Grove, IA 50533 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

mid $300's ... 1,610sf ... 3 Bedrooms

1602 NE Vista CtAnkenyIA 50021 
In the area of De Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Classic Builders is building in the Deer Creek Development on the North East side of Ankeny. Located on the East side of I-35 Deer Creek is a great location, close to interstate access, parks, and trails.

Single Family

Deer Creek

mid $300's ... 1,610sf ... 3 Bedrooms

1602 NE Vista Ct, Ankeny, IA 50021 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

hi $100's ... 1,426-1,663sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

2 QUICK MOVE-IN

712 Mallard Pointe Dr NWBondurantIA 50035 
In the area of Des Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Bluejay Landing

hi $100's ... 1,426-1,663sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

712 Mallard Pointe Dr NW, Bondurant, IA 50035 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

low $200's ... 1,470-2,075sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

2012 NW Reinhart DRAnkenyIA 50023 
In the area of De Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Centennial Pointe

low $200's ... 1,470-2,075sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

2012 NW Reinhart DR, Ankeny, IA 50023 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

low $200's ... 1,460-1,695sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

4108 NW AbileneAnkenyIA 50023 
In the area of De Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Brinmore Estates

low $200's ... 1,460-1,695sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

4108 NW Abilene, Ankeny, IA 50023 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

mid $200's ... 1,385-1,608sf ... 2 Bedrooms

2 QUICK MOVE-IN

Overlook LaneSioux CityIA 51106 
In the area of Sioux City
(712) 229-8585
Overlook Developers

Are you ready to relax and enjoy life? The Overlook at Sunnybrook is Sioux City's new premier HOA community, located in the Morningside neighborhood. We are pleased to offer modern, turn-key living overlooking The Sunnybrook Village. We take the stress out of everyday living by providing lawn maintenance, snow removal and common road/utility maintenance. Just minutes away from over 300 restaurants, retailers, golf courses, sporting events, recreational activities and healthcare facilities, The Overlook provides a 'city' feel with great views, all while living in a quiet close knit community.

Multi Family

The Overlook at Sunnybrook

mid $200's ... 1,385-1,608sf ... 2 Bedrooms

Overlook Lane, Sioux City, IA 51106 
(712) 229-8585
Overlook Developers

hi $200's ... 2,109-2,606sf ... 3-4 Bedrooms

1st St SEWaverlyIA 50677 
In the area of Waterloo
(319) 768-7235
Panther Builders

Panther Builders will remove the barriers that prevent you from building the home of your dreams. We have, by design, developed a home building framework that consists of a home transition program, price guarantee, transparent building commitment, and warranty coverage. Whether you have questions about hidden costs, living arrangements, or coverage, Panther Builders will alleviate your concerns.

Single Family

Field Points

hi $200's ... 2,109-2,606sf ... 3-4 Bedrooms

1st St SE, Waverly, IA 50677 
(319) 768-7235
Panther Builders

hi $200's ... 1,398-3,431sf ... 3-5 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

2208 Ashworth RoadCedar FallsIA 50613 
In the area of Waterloo
(319) 768-7235
Panther Builders

The Prairie West neighborhood is conveniently located near the intersection of Greenhill Road and Hudson Road in Cedar Falls, IA. This location is ideal, just far enough away from major roads to remain quiet and peaceful, but close enough to get where you need to go quickly. This intersection puts you in close proximity and offers easy access to shopping, dining, highways, etc. Interested in new home construction in Cedar Falls, IA? You?ve come to the right place. Prairie West is an under-construction residential neighborhood currently open for new home construction. We?ve got multiple new home lots for sale and they are selling fast! Phasing is well underway and more lots are available for sale every week, but space is limited. Don?t miss an opportunity to build your dream home in the perfectly located, picturesque setting that is Prairie West development. In April of 2016 a bond issue was passed that approved construction of a new elementary school just blocks from the Prairie West neighborhood.

Single Family

Prairie West

hi $200's ... 1,398-3,431sf ... 3-5 Bedrooms

2208 Ashworth Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 
(319) 768-7235
Panther Builders

low $200's ... 1,385-1,600sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

Coffie Farm Rd.Sergeant BluffIA 51054 
In the area of Sioux City
(712) 203-1013
Coffie Field Developers

Located in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, CoffieField Developers has townhomes and single family homes for sale. These new construction homes boast an open-concept living space with high end finishes. With two to three bedrooms, these homes are great for families and empty-nesters.

Multi Family Single Family

Coffie Field Developers

low $200's ... 1,385-1,600sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

Coffie Farm Rd., Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054 
(712) 203-1013
Coffie Field Developers

mid $200's ... 1,229-1,610sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

2306 E 50th StreetWest Des MoinesIA 50317 
In the area of Des Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Woods of Copper Creek

mid $200's ... 1,229-1,610sf ... 2-3 Bedrooms

2306 E 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50317 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

mid $200's ... 1,610-1,868sf ... 1-3 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

1541 S 100th StWest Des MoinesIA 50265 
In the area of Des Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

Kings Landing

mid $200's ... 1,610-1,868sf ... 1-3 Bedrooms

1541 S 100th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

mid $400's ... 2,645sf ... 4 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

Ryan CourtIowa CityIA 52245 
In the area of Cedar Rapids
(319) 853-1437
Advantage Custom Builders

Located on the West side of Iowa City off Camp Cardinal Boulevard, Cardinal Pointe offers luxury homes featuring wooded lots and walk-out basements.Conveniently located within 5 miles of downtown Iowa City, UIHC, and the University of Iowa.Homes starting at $279,900

Single Family

Cardinal Pointe

mid $400's ... 2,645sf ... 4 Bedrooms

Ryan Court, Iowa City, IA 52245 
(319) 853-1437
Advantage Custom Builders

low $300's ... 1,559-2,695sf ... 4-5 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

Lillian StreetIowa CityIA 52245 
In the area of Cedar Rapids
(319) 853-1437
Advantage Custom Builders

Lindemann Part 6 is located in a quiet side of town, far enough away from the university to avoid the game day traffic, but close enough to hop on one of the city bus lines to get downtown for work or play. The proximity to i-80 via Herbert Hoover Highway is just another plus, especially if you are a commuter. Like the outdoors? Frauenholtz-Miller Park is just a hop, skip, and jump away. Mercer Park has newer playground equipment AND an indoor pool. If swings and slides aren't your thing, check out the walking trails at Hickory Hill or biking trails in Scott Park. Have some four legged roommates? Stop by Rita's Ranch Dog Park in Scott Park. If you are a foodie, you won't be disappointed. Enjoy Sushi, BBQ, hand-dipped ice cream, burgers, wings, pizza, soft-serve, fresh baked donuts, and more - all within a 10 mile radius! If you indulged on the all-you-can-eat fries, don't fret. Anytime Fitness and Grit's Gym are nearby. Full-size grocery stores and a drug store offering dry-cleaning, fresh produce and flowers, and a pharmacy ensure you will never be far from something you need. If you prefer organic foods, Lucky's Grocery is a mere 3 miles away. If you are looking for a neighborhood full of amenities, walkability, convenience, and charm - Linemann Part 6 is a great place to call home.

Single Family

Lindemann Part 6

low $300's ... 1,559-2,695sf ... 4-5 Bedrooms

Lillian Street, Iowa City, IA 52245 
(319) 853-1437
Advantage Custom Builders

hi $200's ... 1,288-4,096sf ... 2-5 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

Melendy/ Spruce HillsCedar FallsIA 50613 
In the area of Waterloo
(319) 553-1457
Fairbanks Builders

Heritage Hills started with a vision for a unique mixed-use neighborhood, with great attention to planning that shows in the details. We began with the end in mind, knowing that the Heritage Hills 3rd addition would be the gem of the neighborhood. Located at the intersection of Greenhill Road and the newly completed Prairie Parkway in Cedar Falls, IA, the neighborhood is centrally-located and close to hospitals, doctors, dentists, churches, and major shopping. Via the Prairie Parkway, you can access shopping areas more easily, instead of having to travel down Highway 58. Being within walking distance of the highly sought after Southdale Elementary School (and not far from the junior high and proposed new High School west of Hudson Road)near UNI, it was a natural to see families locating in the area, building beautiful custom single family homes that are distinct, and not carbon copies of the neighbor's home.

Single Family

Heritage Hills III

hi $200's ... 1,288-4,096sf ... 2-5 Bedrooms

Melendy/ Spruce Hills, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 
(319) 553-1457
Fairbanks Builders

mid $200's ... 1,228-2,832sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

Wild Horse Dr & Rocky RidgeCedar FallsIA 50613 
In the area of Waterloo
(319) 240-2777
Skogman Homes Cedar Falls

Wild Horse Ridge is in Cedar Falls, located on a beautiful 140-acre site with a 9-acre pond. Located near the intersection of Union Road and West 12th Street, homeowners in this area are within walking distance of Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex and Roger Birdsall Memorial Park. The lots are large with rolling terrain and many will have daylight windows or walk-out lower levels. Children will attend the highly-rated Hansen Elementary school, Holmes Middle School and Cedar Falls High School.

Single Family

Wild Horse Ridge

mid $200's ... 1,228-2,832sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

Wild Horse Dr & Rocky Ridge, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 
(319) 240-2777
Skogman Homes Cedar Falls

low $300's ... 2,223-3,431sf ... 3-5 Bedrooms

Ranchero Road and Butterfield RoadCedar FallsIA 50613 
In the area of Waterloo
(319) 768-7235
Panther Builders

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Single Family

Twin Oaks

low $300's ... 2,223-3,431sf ... 3-5 Bedrooms

Ranchero Road and Butterfield Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 
(319) 768-7235
Panther Builders

low $300's ... 2,223-3,431sf ... 3-5 Bedrooms

Dalton StreetJesupIA 50648 
In the area of Waterloo
(319) 768-7235
Panther Builders

Interested in new home construction in Jesup, IA? You?ve come to the right place. West Echo is an under-construction residential development currently open for new home construction. We?ve got multiple new home lots for sale and they are selling fast! Phasing is well underway and more lots are available for sale every week, but space is limited. Don?t miss an opportunity to build your dream home in the perfectly located, picturesque setting that is West Echo development.

Single Family

West Echo

low $300's ... 2,223-3,431sf ... 3-5 Bedrooms

Dalton Street, Jesup, IA 50648 
(319) 768-7235
Panther Builders

mid $200's ... 1,228-2,832sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

2922 Arbors DrCedar FallsIA 50613 
In the area of Waterloo
(319) 240-2777
Skogman Homes Cedar Falls

The Arbors is Skogman Homes' newest Cedar Falls subdivision. Located on the southwest side of town off of Viking Road, The Arbors is walking distance to Prairie Lakes Park, Cedar Valley walking trails, Crossfit Kilo, Key West Fitness and shopping and dining conveniences. Target, Walmart, and Scheels are a few of the many nearby retail stores, with Cedar Falls Industrial Park and Target encompassing many different employment opportunities within walking or biking distance. Highway 20 provides quick access for those with a longer commute. Current residents will attend Southdale Elementary, Peet Junior High, and Cedar Falls High School. In the fall of 2018 this neighborhood will attend the new elementary, Bess Streeter Aldrich.

Single Family

The Arbors

mid $200's ... 1,228-2,832sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

2922 Arbors Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 
(319) 240-2777
Skogman Homes Cedar Falls

hi $100's ... 1,267-2,832sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

1407 Falcon RidgeWaterlooIA 50701 
In the area of Waterloo
(319) 560-8743
Skogman Homes Cedar Falls

Audubon Heights is the most exciting new home community to hit Waterloo in decades. Skogman Homes has expanded on the desirability of Audubon Park in south Waterloo, intentionally developing this land to take advantage of the gently rolling hills and tranquil views. Oversized home sites create privacy and breathing room. Winding streets with sidewalks throughout invite a solid sense of community. Audubon Heights’ residents have direct access to miles and miles of uninterrupted walking, jogging and cycling via the Cedar Valley Trail System. Prairie Grove Park is less than ½-mile away. Offering easy access to both Highway-63 and Highway-20, homeowners will quickly get to work in Waterloo, Cedar Falls and all surrounding areas. This location is also convenient to the region’s most popular dining, shopping, recreation, entertainment and key medical facilities. We are also proud to be located within the Orange Elementary and Hoover Middle School districts, both offering the highly acclaimed ‘The Leader in Me’ program. Waterloo West is our High School, which offers the distinguished International Baccalaureate program. With the current 3-Year Property Tax Abatement from the City of Waterloo, the incomparable location and setting, and a newly expanded library of over a dozen unique Skogman home plans to choose from, you’re certain to feel right at home here.

Single Family

Audubon Heights

hi $100's ... 1,267-2,832sf ... 2-4 Bedrooms

1407 Falcon Ridge, Waterloo, IA 50701 
(319) 560-8743
Skogman Homes Cedar Falls

low $200's ... 1,610sf ... 3 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

1221 S Cape PointWest Des MoinesIA 50265 
In the area of Des Moines
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

Single Family

The Preserve on Grand

low $200's ... 1,610sf ... 3 Bedrooms

1221 S Cape Point, West Des Moines, IA 50265 
(833) 824-8473
DR Horton

mid $300's ... 1,400-22,000sf ... 3-5 Bedrooms

Forest Grove DriveBettendorfIA 52722 
In the area of Davenport
(563) 275-3592
Silverthorne Homebuilders

Starting at an approachable price with plans as low as $300,000, you can design your own custom home in this community. The Silverthorne standards include premier white-painted trim and doors, 42-inch cabinets, granite countertops, and sturdier construction with 2×6 exterior walls, which makes customizing your home affordable since many features other builders consider upgrades, we consider standard. We focus on energy efficiency with an exclusive sealing and insulation package to ensure a comfortable home and low utility bills. Ranch and two-story homes are available; contact us for more information. Bettendorf, IA, is the fourth largest city in the "Quad Cities" and with its public amenities such as the public library, family museum, and many community parks, was named America's 95th Best Town by CNNMoney in 2011. Pleasant Valley (PV) Schools are nationally ranked by USA Today, with the award winning Hopewell Elementary just a stone's throw away from this new community.

Single Family

Forest Grove Crossing

mid $300's ... 1,400-22,000sf ... 3-5 Bedrooms

Forest Grove Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722 
(563) 275-3592
Silverthorne Homebuilders

mid $300's ... 1,415-3,172sf ... 3-5 Bedrooms

1 QUICK MOVE-IN

Rolling Hills DriveTiffinIA 52340 
In the area of Cedar Rapids
(319) 774-6387
Advantage Custom Builders

Welcome to Prairie Village! Nestled in the heart of the corridor, Tiffin is minutes from so much of what Johnson county has to offer. With rolling hills, neighborhood ponds and various lot options, Prairie Village is ideal. Whether we build your new home, or you bring a builder with you, we welcome you to the neighborhood.

Single Family

Prairie Village

mid $300's ... 1,415-3,172sf ... 3-5 Bedrooms

Rolling Hills Drive, Tiffin, IA 52340 
(319) 774-6387
Advantage Custom Builders

low $300's ... 1,522-1,594sf ... 2 Bedrooms

Addyson AveBettendorfIA 52722 
In the area of Davenport
(563) 275-3592
Silverthorne Homebuilders

Haley Heights Villas, like its sister community, is surrounded by gorgeous hills on the west-south bend of the Mississippi River, in the fourth-largest of the Quad Cities; Bettendorf, Iowa. Bettendorf offers various local amenities, activities, low crime rates and exceptional public services, which are just a few of the reasons Haley Heights Villas is the perfect location for any single-family or empty-nesters looking to downsize. With a selection of different open floor plans available and the option to finish a full basement, these villas make for a great entertaining space, with thought to your personal privacy as well. Included Features: Just as with any Silverthorne Home, these villas will include the standard features; 2-car garage, nest thermostat, optional rounded corners, 42" cabinets, hardwood floors, granite counters, 9ft basement ceilings (perfect for the optional finished basement) and the Zip System. Community Features: For those who love to golf there are a handful of golf courses within 5-10 minutes from your door step including; Hidden Hills, Palmer Hills, Sunrise and a few others. For the dog lovers, Crow Creek dog park just minutes away! Jump on 53rd Ave and a quick 10-minute drive down to the many local healthcare facilities, attractions, shopping and restaurants near the Shoppes at 53rd & Elmore.

Single Family

Haley Heights Villas

low $300's ... 1,522-1,594sf ... 2 Bedrooms

Addyson Ave, Bettendorf, IA 52722 
(563) 275-3592
Silverthorne Homebuilders

 Few tips about Iowa
Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, a region sometimes called the "American Heartland". Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west; it is the only U.S. state whose eastern and western borders are formed entirely by rivers. Iowa is bordered by Wisconsin and Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska and South Dakota to the west, and Minnesota to the north. In colonial times, Iowa was a part of French Louisiana; its current state flag is patterned after the flag of France. After the Louisiana Purchase, settlers laid the foundation for an agriculture-based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt. In the latter half of the 20th century, Iowa's agricultural economy made the transition to a diversified economy of advanced manufacturing, processing, financial services, information technology, biotechnology, and green energy production. Iowa is the 26th most extensive in land area and the 30th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live.