Whether you’re raising a family, starting a business or building a home — you’ll want to get to know Newton. The community has many great amenities — excellent schools, unique entertainment, beautiful art displays, and parks. Established in 1846 and incorporated as a city in 1857, Newton is the county seat of Jasper County and the largest city in the county
Newton focuses on providing a safe community with a high quality of life, engaged residents, and a strong business community. Our community vision statement is “Newton Shines Bright: Newton is a progressive, family-friendly community, a shining star of Central Iowa, and a place to call home.” We’ve received a variety of awards from the Iowa City Manager’s Association for the implementation of Newton’s Future: A Comprehensive Plan and the Get to Know Newton community outreach program. Newton was also named one of the “Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where You Actually Want to Live”; by Realtor.com.
Located 30 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, our central Iowa location makes us the perfect city for raising a family, starting a business or building a home. Newton is located on Interstate 80 and near Interstate 35 in the “Crossroads of the Midwest.” It’s easy for Newton residents to travel throughout the region for work, entertainment, cultural events, shopping, and nightlife. Newton is also home to MercyOne Newton Medical Center — so staying healthy in our community is easy and convenient
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