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Retirement Living In Dyersville - Iowa

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Area Description

Dyersville is known as the Farm Toy Capital of the World. It is also home to the famous "Field of Dreams" movie site. It is mostly a farming community with several manufacturing/distributing companies located here as well. There are several dining options here, including family style home cooking, Mexican, sandwich shops, coffee shops, locally owned restaurants and several pizza and fast food establishments. There are several parks that are available for pleasure and sporting use.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Dyersville offers many activities. There is a new walking/running trail in town. We are on the west end of the Heritage Trail, which runs 25 miles to Dubuque. A municipal swimming pool, baseball diamonds and soccer fields are available. There are two fitness centers in town as well as two bowling alleys. Two casinos are 25 miles away in Dubuque. Northeast Iowa Community College is 20 miles away in Peosta. There is a public as well as a private golf course in town. One of the local hotels has an indoor swimming pool that is available to the public. The town hosts two major farm toy shows throughout the year as well as outdoor music events.

Cultural Activities

The James Kennedy Public Library is a award winning library. It offers programs and events for all ages at any given time of the year. The National Farm Toy Museum is a nationally known museum which tells the history of agriculture as well as offers displays and interactive exhibits. The Dyer-Botsford Historical House is home to a collection of over 100 dolls and is decorated in the time period of James Dyer, the founder of Dyersville.

Public transportation

Dyersville is 25 miles from Dubuque Regional Airport.

Medical Facilities

Mercy Medical Center-Dyersville is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Dyersville, Iowa?

For those of you that retire in Dyersville, you will enjoy warm summers, a cool fall, a cold winter and a temperate spring!

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 20's and highs in the low 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 10's. You may have some days below 0°. Expect some rainy days in the winter. Assume some snowy days in the Winter with a lot of days with snow remaining on the ground so you can enjoy some winter skiing!

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Dyersville such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Dyersville is a great time to enjoy your retirement with an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Expect a few days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Dyersville, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  9  18  27
 Feb  14  23  32
 Mar  25  35  44
 Apr  36  48  59
 May  47  59  70
 Jun  57  68  79
 Jul  61  72  83
 Aug  59  70  81
 Sep  50  62  73
 Oct  38  50  61
 Nov  27  36  45
 Dec  14  22  31

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  30  8
 Feb  0  26  5
 Mar  0  24  0
 Apr  0  9  0
 May  0  1  0
 Jun  2  0  0
 Jul  4  0  0
 Aug  2  0  0
 Sep  1  1  0
 Oct  0  9  0
 Nov  0  21  0
 Dec  0  29  5

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  1 "  8  13 %
 Feb  1 "  7  17 %
 Mar  2 "  9  26 %
 Apr  4 "  10  35 %
 May  4 "  12  46 %
 Jun  5 "  11  57 %
 Jul  4 "  10  63 %
 Aug  5 "  9  62 %
 Sep  3 "  9  53 %
 Oct  3 "  9  40 %
 Nov  2 "  9  29 %
 Dec  2 "  9  18 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  9 "  22  6
 Feb  8 "  20  5
 Mar  5 "  7  3
 Apr  1 "  1  1
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  3 "  2  2
 Dec  10 "  18  6

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Cost of Living for Dyersville, IA

Dyersville, Iowa cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Dyersville offers single family homes, apartment complexes, assisted and independent living centers, condos, a nursing home, and affordable living arrangements.

Senior Assistance in Dyersville, IA

Dyersville, Iowa offers the following assistance for seniors:

Services for seniors include Home Health Aides, a very attractive and active senior center, transportation for seniors and a Visiting Nurses program.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Dyersville Offer For Retirees?

Volunteer opportunities are plentiful in this area. The hospital, schools, churches, and other service organizations use volunteers on a regular basis.

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