Avg. Home Price: $372K
Just north of Davenport, Iowa you’ll find Eldridge, a growing community with numerous parks, restaurants, and shops to explore. Eldridge has the lowest property taxes of any large city in Scott County, Iowa, and the quality of life is among the best in the area, too!
Not only does this make Eldridge one of the most desirable places to buy a home, it is full of opportunities for business and industry, educational achievement, young professionals looking to branch out, couples who want to raise a family, or for those who just want to get involved in a kind and welcoming community that will feel like home as soon as you step foot in it.
Continue browsing this page to discover more about Eldridge, IA, including homes for sale, its history, and what it is like to live here.
Eldridge is the perfect mix of small-town living with big city life just a couple of blocks down the way. Located minutes from Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island— and adjacent to Highway 61—you can be anywhere in the Quad Cities in no time.
Numerous parks, recreation trails, fitness centers, and excellent schools are scattered throughout Eldridge and the region is the perfect choice for both families and singles alike. Whether you’re growing your business or growing your family, Eldridge is growing in popularity as one of the best places to call home. In Eldridge, the city’s motto is, “We’re growing the future,” and we couldn’t agree more with that!
Starting with the formation of the Scott County Library System (a countywide network of libraries serving smaller communities in the area) in 1950—Eldridge began to grow—and fast. By 1956, the North Scott Community School District was established and by the late 1960s, the population had grown to more than 1,000 residents! With the creation of several industrial parks to encourage new business development, the city continued its upward trajectory, and today remains a still-thriving community with over 6,000 residents and businesses living, working, expanding, and exploring together.
Because of its proximity to both Davenport, Moline, and East Moline, Eldridge is basically a part of the Quad Cities. Younger residents and new houses and businesses continue to pop up all throughout the region, giving the city of Eldridge a diverse mix of things to do for both residents and visitors alike.
Eldridge is loved for its safety and the way it celebrates its residents. Close-knit and welcoming, residents rave about the cost of living, housing opportunities, and exciting nightlife. Due to its size, the commute time is very short—you can get anywhere in the city within 15 minutes or less—and although it has a small-town vibe (everyone knows your name, even if you’ve just landed in the area!), there are a multitude of ways to get your fill of “big city living” across the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.
There’s nothing better than heading down to Eldridge’s main street. From exciting restaurants to shops, bars, live music, and community events like The Moonlight Chase, one of Eastern Iowa’s most unique road races which is a 4-mile course lined with luminaries, there’s no denying that this city is full of excitement.
If you’re looking for outdoor recreation, some of Eldridge’s most popular attractions include:
When it comes to shopping, food, and nightlife, Eldridge delivers, too. Some of the area’s favorite shopping spots include Living Vintage, where you can find unusual, one-of-a-kind treasures, outlandish decorations, and more. Donahue Trading Post & Antiques, Uniquely Made Gifts Boutique, and Red Barn Boutique are also other great places to shop for fun clothing, antiques, and more. For nightlife, Maloney’s Pub has great food and fun. The Clubhouse is a great place to relax, play games, lounge, or catch your favorite sports team for a quick beer after work, too.
More entertainment, food, and fun to check out:
With tons to do with friends, family, and kids, Eldridge, Iowa, is one of the best places to enjoy life with the ones you love the most.
Compared to most places in Iowa, Eldridge actually employs more residents working in Business and Financial Operations than any other city in the region. The largest industries in the area typically include Manufacturing, Health Care & Social Assistance, Educational Services, Real Estate, Rental Leasing, and Public Administration.
The largest companies in Eldridge and the Quad Cities area are:
Of course, these aren’t the only companies in the area! Other lucrative industries include Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation, and Food Services. Scott County is full of opportunity—and with the help of Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors, we can help you uncover each and every one, starting with buying a new home!
It really won’t be hard to find your niche in an area full of opportunities. Find the perfect home with the help of the experts at Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors. Explore homes for sale in Eldridge, IA, featured listings, and sold properties to get a better feel and understanding of the city and its surrounding areas. If you need to do a little more research before buying, check out the pages below for additional real estate options:
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The first territory settlers, the majority of whom were Scotch and Irish Presbyterians, arrived in the Eldridge area. In 1846, Jacob M. Eldridge moved permanently to Davenport from Philadelphia and purchased land north of Davenport from the U.S. Government for $1.25 per acre. Known as the 48ers, immigrants from Schleswig and Holstein, Germany arrived and settled in the Scott County area.
Railroads were developed during the 1860s, bringing more settlers. Eldridge Junction, built on land donated by Jacob Eldridge, was incorporated on July 2, 1871. A post office and a Presbyterian church were soon built.
Eldridge faced several challenges during its early years. The railroad faltered financially during the 1880s and was relocated to Oxford Junction, while a smallpox epidemic several years later was said to have totally isolated the city. A fire heavily damaged the city’s business district in 1904, and in 1918 a tornado of unknown strength heavily damaged or destroyed several residences and the church, and killed one person.
Each time, the city recovered, and the farming community maintained its status as a grain and livestock shipping center.
The city began growing in population during the 1950s, starting with the formation of the Scott County Library System (a countywide network of libraries serving smaller communities in the area) in 1950, and the North Scott Community School District in 1956. By the late 1960s, the population had grown to more than 1,000 residents, and with the creation of several industrial parks to encourage new business development, the city continued to grow.
Eldridge is the perfect mix of small town living with big city adjacency. Just minutes away from Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, and Rock Island and located adjacent to Highway 61, you can be anywhere in the Quad Cities in no time. With numerous parks, a recreation trail, a fitness center, and excellent schools, Eldridge is the perfect choice for families and singles alike.
Eldridge houses entertainment venues from Iowa’s Largest Trampoline Park, Helium, to a Community Center/Skatepark. There are also several parks in the area with walking, hiking, camping, biking trails, swimming, and fishing available. In addition, the city has seven churches, a library and a fitness center.
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Links to City Resources & Attractions
City of Eldridge
North Scott Chamber of Commerce
Scott County Park
Clinton Showboat Theater
Helium Park QC
Community Center and Skate Park
North Scott Community School District