Avg. Home Price: $409K
Planning on moving to the area? Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors is here to help. Ruhl&Ruhl has plenty of homes for sale in Blue Grass, IA for you to choose from. Blue Grass, Iowa is a quaint town with a lot of charm and even more history! Located on the edge of both the Scott and Muscatine counties, this small (but thriving!) farming community has so much to offer.
Located on Highway 61 about 10 miles from Davenport just outside the Quad Cities, this beautiful town stead is a wonderful place to call home. Continue browsing this page to see the houses for sale in the Blue Grass area while you learn more about Iowa and the region as a whole.
Founded in 1853, Blue Grass was originally on an Indian trail between the Mississippi River and the Cedar River and a favored choice among the region’s first settlers for its prime camping spots.
Over the years, those that frequented the trail began to notice something strange—after a while, their horses had trampled most of the taller grass—and the newer grass that came to sprout and replace what once was had a bluish tint—which is what we now know as Kentucky bluegrass, and is one of many reasons why the city has the name it does today. The area became known as Blue Grass Point and as settlers began arriving in the area around 1836 (soon after building log cabins and farming the rich soil which sold for about $1.25 an acre) the community began to grow and establish itself.
In 1853, the village of Blue Grass (minus the “Point” part) was platted out by J.E. Burnside, John Perrin, and James Reynolds (and the streets were believed to be named after the wives of the founding fathers of Blue Grass). For example, some of the street names have unusual spellings (intentional or originally misspelled) like Mayne (Main) Street and Juniata (Juanita) Street. The township originated, as did the town, and was given the name “Blue Grass” when the post office was established in 1840.
The community as it stands today is kind, welcoming, and full of life. The cost of living in Blue Grass, Iowa is low, while the median household income is the highest in Iowa and the United States! Most people own their homes here and Ruhl&Ruhl is here to help you do the same! Not only can we help you find the perfect listing, but we can also help you get situated in your new community.
With so much to see and do, residents in the area enjoy a diverse population in both age and demographics. Traffic on highways and roads is minimal, the nearest airport is about 10 miles away, and if you want to see the coastline to catch some sun, it’s only about 2 hours away! The temperature and climate in the region are moderate and comfortable for most people, no matter where they’re moving from as well.
Just because Blue Grass is small, doesn’t mean it can’t pack a punch! There is so much to enjoy in the area—from the Blue Grass Drive-In Theater to visiting Buffalo Shores or the Clark’s Ferry Recreation Area. Burlington by the Book is the perfect place to stop before heading out on Historic U.S. Route 6 to take in the views and breathtaking rock formations that are featured throughout the region, and planning your move around the Great Mississippi Valley Fair is definitely recommended.
The Pine Creek Grist Mill and Bridge is a favorite spot among both residents and tourists alike where you can tour this historic building (which is located in Wildcat Den State Park in Muscatine County) and learn more about the picturesque wagon bridge and Iowa’s storied past.
Make sure to stop by Front Street Brewery in Davenport and if you can, take part in RiverAction’s annual Floatzilla event here, too! (Picture thousands of kayaks and canoes launching from five different cities trying to break the world record for getting that many boats on the Mississippi River all at once).
The largest industries in Blue Grass, IA are manufacturing, Healthcare, Social Assistance, and Retail Trade. Other industries include public administration, utilities, and financial services. Because Blue Grass is so close to Davenport, many residents choose to make the commute to work there, too.
If you’re looking for the perfect home in Blue Grass, IA—let the experts at Ruhl&Ruhl Realtor’s help. Explore homes for sale in Blue Grass, IA, featured listings, and sold properties to get a better feel and understanding for the area.
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Blue Grass was originally on an Indian trail between the Mississippi River and the Cedar River. Grass in the area had a bluish tint and it became known as Blue Grass Point. The township originated, as did the town, being given the name “Blue Grass” when the post office was established in 1840.
Events in Blue Grass include the whole community and range from bags (Corn Hole) tournament, city-wide garage sale, euchre tournament, golf outing and trivia night.
The city celebrates Blue Grass Homecoming Days, formerly known as Blue Grass Days, a fun-filled weekend fundraiser for the community, which features carnival rides, royalty contests, live music and entertainment, parade, crafts, area fire department water fights, and an evening firework display.