Lone Tree, Iowa offers a more relaxed pace of life away from the major cities, but within commuting distance of Muscatine and Iowa City. Small town living isn’t just a slogan here, it is a way of life. Residents go out of their way to care for each other and to contribute to a warm, comforting and loving community. Continue browsing this page to see all houses for sale in Lone Tree, IA. Lone Tree is located outside of Iowa City. View homes for sale in the Iowa City area for more real estate options.
Today, Lone Tree, Iowa has a school that houses Kindergarteners through High School Seniors in the same building, and the entire town contributes to the success of the school. There are also many businesses in the town, including a grocery store, restaurants, a floral store and doctors’ offices. The town also just invested in a new fitness facility that offers everything someone needs to live a healthy lifestyle.
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1075 Highway 1 West
Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone Number: (563) 441-1776
Lone Tree was established in 1872 by John W. Jayne. The town was named after an actual elm tree that stood high on the prairie and was a point of navigation for travelers. This iconic tree was rumored to be so large that buffalo would graze below it.
The tree stood in the community until the 1960s when it got infected and couldn’t be saved. The wood from the original tree was used to construct a sign that commemorates the tree and is placed where it once stood.
Fall Festival: This festival is held at the end of August and features fun for everyone in the family. You can run the 5K, attend the car show, watch the wings eating contest or even participate in the three-on-three basketball tournament. Music is played throughout the day, and there are a parade and carnival rides for people of all ages.
Lone Tree Fitness Center: This newly opened facility has everything for someone wanted to get in shape or wanting to maintain an active lifestyle. It is over 55,000 square feet and features an aquatics center with three 25-yard lap lanes, a massive slide for kids, a hot tub and a leisure pool with a lazy river. There are pickleball, handball and volleyball courts, a fitness and dance studio and an indoor track. Of course, there is also a traditional gym in addition to the state-of-the-art equipment and weight room.
Lone Tree Museum: Visit this three-story home to see artifacts from the late 1800s and early 1900s, including farm equipment and cookware from a country kitchen. You can also view a miniature scene that was constructed to depict farm life in the 1930s.
Lone Tree: You can visit the site where Lone Tree stood on a hill at the edge of town. This tree was a marker for locals and travelers alike as they walked across the prairie.