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Nestled in the picturesque rolling terrain, Winterset, Iowa is famous as the birthplace of actor John Wayne and the world-famous covered bridges that were popularized by Robert James Waller’s novel, “The Bridges of Madison County.”
Winterset is a fascinating and fun place to visit, explore and live, with a rich history, enticing shopping and dining, welcoming lodgings, a thriving business community and a responsive economic development group. During the summer, Winterset and Madison County host a whole calendar’s worth of great community events such as live music at the Madison County Winery, Two Saints Winery and Covered Bridge Winery. You can also catch a summer concert series featuring the Winterset Community Band and local artists in Winterset’s town square, a monthly classic car show, see a movie at the Art Matinee Theater, shop at the weekly farmers market and attend local bike nights for both bicycle and motorcycle lovers!
Winterset also hosts a multitude of events throughout the year that provide the community with fun, food and everything in between. The city celebrates local celebrity John Wayne during his annual birthday celebration in May and the United States’ birthday during the annual Independence Day celebration in July. The Madison County Fair brings together animals, food and competitions of all types at the end of July. In August, community members get active at the annual Cannonball Pump and Run, which combines weight lifting, running and a post-party in to one family fun event and come back together mere days later for delicious barbeque at the Madison County BBQ Shootout. In October, you can enjoy the literary side of the community at the annual Covered Bridges Festival which features food, entertainment, the famous covered bridges and beautiful fall colors.
When you want to get away for the weekend the Des Moines Metro area is just a 30 minute drive to popular events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment the Des Moines Metro area.
If you're interested in visiting and living in Winterset, visit the Madison County website which includes community information, as well as information about the above events and more!
Wanting to move to this picturesque community nestled in the heart of Madison County? Then check out the most current list of available Winterset homes for sale and find the home and community of your dreams.
Winterset Homes for Sale:
MLS # 446877
Beautiful premium 3 acre lot with pond and plenty of trees to build your next home. A walkout ranch is proposed by TS Construction, however, a 1.5 or 2 story will work too. Imagine living on 3 acres in a house that you designed. TS Construction is an award winning builder, and well respected by his fellow craftsman. Tom purchased 4 premium lots in Covered Bridge Estates (CBE), which include 7 Maple Court, 37 and 44 Millstream Court. CBE only has 47 lots total, so it is a perfect neighborhood size. Winterset is John Wayne's birthplace. The historic Wayne's family home is walking distance from the town square and open to tour. Covered Bridge Fall Festival in October is attended by thousands each year. Many new developments are springing up, in and near. Check out the Winterset School District. Hy-Vee is currently building and Fareway is built. CBE is north of intersection HWYS 169 & 92 by about 2 miles.
MLS # 419397
Covered Bridge Estates- One of Madison County's premiere Developments 3 ac. lots. Choose a variety of walk-outs, day lights and standard lots. Covered Bridge Estates offers the best of both worlds, country living and easy access to the Des Moines metro. Located on Hwy 169 and the roads in the development are paved. Stunning views all around! Bring your own builder. Contract Available
MLS # 550269
Looking for a Ranch on large lot close to schools??? Here it is. Newly updated 3 BR RANCH. All new flooring, paint, landscaping and hardware. Kitchen and bath have been updated. A new deck has been added off the kitchen to enjoy the over side yard. The attached garage has that extra space you want for all the extra toys and tools. In the LL you will find a 370 sq ft family room. Call your agent to see this home.
MLS # 451751
Beautiful 10 ac. building lot. Heavily timbered and located just off the Cumming Hwy. Less than 20 min. to West Des Moines, no covenants.
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MLS # 547943
Paradise…found. This truly unique property could be the home of your dreams. The site includes a fully updated 3,688 sf farmhouse with wraparound porch on three sides, an historic 1856 limestone guest home, a 30x45 insulated pole building with loft storage area, located on a paved road with easy access to the Des Moines metro. The main home features the original 1920’s handcrafted wood trim and a fully renovated kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinets and a walk-in pantry. The kitchen island surface and numerous other items in the home have been constructed from reclaimed barn wood from a barn that was located on the property. The den area has a wet bar that functions as a second kitchen. Both the first and second floors have bedroom suites. The home is heated by a dual zone geothermal system and an in floor radiant heating system. No restrictive covenants and additional land is available to be purchased. Call for details on the many other great amenities of this property!