Manly Iowa is located about 10 miles north of Mason City at the junction of highway 65 and highway 9. This city of approximately 1,300 people was founded in the late 1800s thanks in part to the railroad that goes through town.
The railroad still plays an important function in Manly as one of the main employers is the Manly Terminal that is just north of town. While this terminal manages a bunch of different items, you will usually see it full of wind turbine blades, heads and towers as it is a main shipping location for all the wind farms in the region.
About The Town
Manly has a local gas station/convenience store along with a dollar store allowing you to get most of your day to day needs locally. In addition there is a local bank that one can use for all your banking needs.
If you are looking to unwind, you can check out the local library, go for a dip at the Aquatic Center, hang out at the Bosworth Park or hit a few balls at the local Pioneer Town & Country Club.
Cost of living in a rural town like Manly is lower than in other parts of the state. Median home values sit around $82,000.
Manly’s schools are consolidated with Nora Springs, Plymouth and Rock Falls. The district is called Central Springs. According to GreatSchools.com, the Central Springs schools are generally testing above the average for the state of Iowa.
The elementary schools are located both on the Manly campus and Nora Springs. The middle school is located on the Nora Springs campus with the High School being at the Manly location.
There are multiple scholarship opportunities for students. One is the scholarship offered by the Worth County Development Authority. This is a scholarship that is from the Casino to help students pay for some college expenses. Another scholarship is one for students that are within the boundaries of the original Nora Springs - Rock Falls school district. This is named the John R Adams Academic Scholarship and the Adams Family Foundation Scholarship.
Water, Sewer, Garbage and Recycling - can be started by contacting the City of Manly at (641) 454-3090.
Internet - There are multiple options available depending on where you are in the City. CenturyLink, Mediacom, Omnitel and WCTA offer high speed Internet connections.
Television - Direct TV, Dish Network, Mediacom and Omnitel give you television to keep up with your favorite shows.
Phone Service - CenturyLink, Mediacom Omnitel and WCTA have options for traditional landline telephone service.