Ely, Iowa

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Avg. Home Price: $447K

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With a growing population and a great location between two of Iowa’s biggest cities, Ely shows a lot of great promise. No matter your reason for moving, Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors has real estate options and homes for sale in Ely, IA. Continue browsing this page to see all houses for sale in Ely, IA. If you need to do a little more research before buying, check out the pages below for additional options.


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5805 Council St. NE, Suite A
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone Number: (563) 441-1776

Ely History

Ely was founded on June 5th 1872, but the first settlers came in 1838 near where the town is today.  These settlers had deep roots from the Czech Republic that still carry on to this day.  On May 16th 1871 the Ely Post Office was established.  The town was then laid out in 1872 because of an outgrowth from the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway.  Through the pioneers’ hard work Ely has become a prosperous community and continues to grow.

Ely Community

Ely is in an excellent location, near Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, North Liberty and many more wonderful towns and cities.  

Ely offers a wonderful library, beautiful parks throughout the town, several great restaurants, a supportive community/government and the perfect bike trail to get around to surrounding areas. 

The bike trail allows lots of people to come and go from Ely allowing for great business opportunities and fun community events throughout the year.  

The business side of things in Ely is booming, there is a fantastic local creamery, a new bar & grill, little shops and businesses dotting the main street downtown, just to name a few.

Ely is constantly expanding, with new beautiful houses being constructed throughout the year.  You’re sure to find what you’re looking for in Ely and even the surrounding communities.  It has become a great destination for people looking to move because of the charm and convenience Ely offers to its wonderful community.

Ely really is a desirable place to be with future expansion and success stories to come.  The commitment and success the community has seen is amazing and that will continue for years to come.

Attractions and Entertainment

Dan and Debbie’s Creamery– 2 local Iowa Dairy farmers Dan and Debbie Takes opened their creamery on July 20th 2016.  Ever since they’ve been expanding and providing excellent products to the community from delicious ice cream to squeaky cheese curds and even beef sticks from the Edgewood Meat Locker.  You definitely need to stop by.

House Divided Brewery– This fairly new bar/brewery opened October 26th 2019 and the community loves it.  The owners reside in Ely and it is open 7 days a week.  It has a large front patio with plenty of seating, has 12 taps with local and house divided beer(s) and plenty of other drinks including sodas, seltzers etc.  It is a prime location for bikers, since the bike trail goes right by it and provides a great spot for bikers and really anyone.

Odies Grill & Bar– Established in 2005, Odies has been a staple in Ely for years.  They provide great food for lunch, dinner and deserts.  Along with weekly specials.  It’s a good place to go if you want a bite to eat, conveniently located near House Divided Brewery, where they allow outside food.

The Downtown DachshundThe Downtown Dachshund is a little boutique on main street in Ely established in 2015. It has various different items from fashion items to various kinds of gifts. It’s a neat little boutique to visit and offer plenty of things to choose from.

Ely Public Library– The library is the heart of Ely. It has such wonderful staff and volunteers, with countless resources to utilize.  The library constantly holds events for the community and plans on expanding in the near future. It is a great place to be, it’s a safe and supportive environment with lots to offer.

Ely City Park– This is just one of several parks in Ely.  This park is updated and fairly new with countless possibilities.  It offers several acres of open space to use, two baseball diamonds, concession stand, quick access to the bike trail, a fishing pond, a big pavilion and a great updated playset for the little ones.

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