Russell , IA , 50238
Albia, Iowa...Where History Lives
Are you looking for a laid-back lifestyle in a lovely setting? We invite you to find your freedom in historic Albia. Admire the Victorian-style buildings lining the square. Enjoy an array of special events and celebrations throughout the year. Spend a day of relaxation at Rathbun Lake, one of southern Iowas largest lakes. With great schools and a family-friendly atmosphere, theres no better place to settle down than Albia.
Our beautiful city is on full display during the Victorian Stroll. The first Saturday of every December the people of our community assemble on the square to celebrate Albias Victorian heritage. Tour historic homes, browse period clothing and antiques, take a carriage ride and enjoy live entertainment. The summer brings Albia Restoration Days, another highly anticipated event in town. The celebration pays tribute to Robert Bates, the father of the restoration movement that helped to shape Albia as we know it today. Festivities include a parade, art show, vintage car displays, class reunions and more.
For a snapshot of Iowa life in the old days, visit the Monroe County Historical Museum in Albia. Check out a reconstructed coal mine shaft complete with authentic equipment and real coal. Tour period rooms affixed with antique appointments.
The outdoor enthusiast will also feel right at home in south-central Iowa. Honey Creek Resort State Park, situated on the banks of Rathbun Lake, offers a truly unique experience. Features include an indoor water park, world-class golf course, a 105-room lodge, cottages and lakeside campsites. Additionally, Rathbun Lake is a tremendous spot for sailing and fishing. The reservoir, positioned at the northwestern edge of town, is another popular destination for hiking, picnicking and water sports.
Are you searching for Iowa farmland, a Monroe County hunting tract, seasonal getaway or year-round home? Contact the knowledgeable pros at United Country Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate in Albia, where we embrace the future while cherishing the past.
|Alan Ammons, Broker/Owner|
|Alan is a lifetime rural resident of southern Iowa farm county. He spent four years earning an Ag degree at Iowa State University and four years traveling the world as active duty in the US Navy, Viet Nam era; returning to own and operate a grain and livestock farm near Albia. Later, he spent 24 years in active Navy Reserve, retiring 2007 as Operations Specialist Master Chief Petty Officer. In 1980, Alan earned his real estate license and began managing and selling ag land throughout Iowa, Nebraska and later for one year in central California. Alan and wife Susan moved their young family of five children back to the home farm in Albia in 1989 where he opened a branch office for Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate. Alan learned the joy of hunting from his father who was a passionate outdoorsman. Developing his own farms into top quality whitetail and turkey habitat has become an important pursuit in recent years. He is proud to have his sons Nate & Ryan join in developing and enjoying the farms and in building their ag real estate business. One of Alan's greatest enjoyments is introducing families to the beauty of Southern Iowa and Northern Missouri. Alan states: "We are truly blessed to work in this business and in this area!"|