The Atlantic community is home to 7,500 residents and we have big plans for our future. In Atlantic, you’ll find signs of a thriving community, continually seeking to better serve its residents and visitors. We boast a modern high school, a state-of-the-art YMCA, a healthy economy, a strong downtown and caring residents. You’ll find everything you need here – our diversity of businesses makes us a regional hub for shopping, health care, history, outdoor adventure and other services.
Take some time to walk along our historic main street, Chestnut Street, which is a bustling center for businesses, and a beautiful centerpiece to our community. Daylilies, Spirias and Petunias cover each corner with vibrant color during the summer. In the winter, Chestnut Street is aglow with thousands of white lights strung in the trees and along the rooftops. Throughout Atlantic, you’ll find that feeling of a traditional Iowa hometown.
Atlantic is the county seat of Cass County, Iowa. The community is an hour outside of both Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska. We’re six quick miles south of Interstate 80 and Highway 83/Highway 6 is our major East-West street through town. From I-80, you can take exits 54, 57 and 60 South and be in Atlantic in a quick 10 minutes. Highway 71 also borders Atlantic on the eastern edge of the community. Anita, Cumberland, Griswold, Lewis, Marne and Massena are located within Cass County, a quick drive from Atlantic.
Living in Atlantic allows residents the suitability and well-being of living in a small town with quick easy access to metropolitan areas. Your neighbors in Atlantic look forward to meeting you, whether in your front yard or through one of the many community volunteer opportunities available. Atlantic is a very low crime community with a local Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department. Atlantic offers its residents a state-of-the-art YMCA, two 18-hole Golf Courses, several parks, a dog park and recreation opportunities.
Iowa and Atlantic both share the same low cost of living. From attorneys to veterinarians, you’ll find the professionals you rely on to keep your household and business running. Atlantic also offers residents and visitors unique retail stores with friendly customer services. Concerts, festivals, disk golf, golf tournaments and more fun activities fill our community calendar the entire year.
Atlantic, Iowa is a wonderful community to call home!