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Retirement Living In Webster City - Iowa

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Area Description

Located in North Central Iowa, Webster City, the county seat of Hamilton County, has many surprises for both the visitor and the local. The Boone River meanders right through town and walking/running/biking trails will take you from downtown out to Briggs Woods County Conservation area two miles out of town. You can golf at 2 golf courses, eat at one of many restaurants, shop at unique specialty stores and live in a safe environment.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   In addition to the activities listed above there are also great classes at varying levels to teach you new interesting hobbies & crafts all through the year.
Also, the library is a great place for crafts, free movies, great area speakers, author talks, and books, DVD's and so much more.
There are shopping events like Farmers Market, Craft Fairs, Vintage Junquefest events, Sip n Stroll, Ladies Night Out, Car Shows, Taste of Home Cooking Show, Show Your Spirit-Game Night, and Light Displays in parks & downtown.
The high school has a new performance gym that can hold district and regional sporting events, along with performance concerts.
There are many seasonal golf tournaments at our two golf courses, along with walking/running events. Fuller Recreation Hall and SNAP Fitness are available for fitness training.

Cultural Activities

Our Heritage Museum is located in a park like setting with authentic cabins, one room schoolhouse, country church [used for real weddings], original 1956 courthouse, and Webster City's original railroad depot. Each building is filled with interesting furniture that matches the period of the structure.
Webster City has a downtown movie theater with current movies and a performing arts center theater that performs five plays a year.
Local churches and schools provide musical concerts throughout the year, along with two school play productions.

Public transportation

HayRide Bus is a handy way to get around Webster City. During weekends and evenings we now have a taxi. Fort Dodge has an airport that connects to major cities and is only 20 miles away. Webster City has its own airport, too.

Medical Facilities

Health Clinics, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Dental Offices, Vision Centers, My Med Mart for medical equipment, Massage Therapists, Hearing Centers, Pharmacies, A Wellness Day Spa, along with Alternative Choices provided by Independent Distributors.

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

For those of you that retire in Webster City, 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 a few days of rain. Assume a few days of snow 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 Webster City 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 Webster City is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, 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 low 60'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 Webster City, 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  7  17  27
 Feb  12  22  32
 Mar  24  35  45
 Apr  36  48  60
 May  48  60  71
 Jun  58  69  81
 Jul  62  73  84
 Aug  60  71  82
 Sep  50  62  75
 Oct  38  50  62
 Nov  25  35  45
 Dec  12  21  30

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  31  9
 Feb  0  27  6
 Mar  0  24  1
 Apr  0  11  0
 May  1  1  0
 Jun  3  0  0
 Jul  5  0  0
 Aug  3  0  0
 Sep  1  1  0
 Oct  0  9  0
 Nov  0  23  1
 Dec  0  30  6

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  1 "  5  13 %
 Feb  1 "  4  17 %
 Mar  2 "  7  27 %
 Apr  4 "  9  36 %
 May  5 "  11  47 %
 Jun  6 "  11  58 %
 Jul  5 "  9  64 %
 Aug  5 "  8  62 %
 Sep  3 "  8  52 %
 Oct  3 "  7  39 %
 Nov  2 "  6  28 %
 Dec  1 "  5  18 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  7 "  20  4
 Feb  6 "  17  3
 Mar  4 "  6  2
 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 "  3  2
 Dec  9 "  17  4

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Cost of Living for Webster City, IA

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

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Senior Housing Options

Some options for senior living include the above along with three excellent nursing and rehabilitation centers. Some provide assisted living apartments as a transition.

Senior Assistance in Webster City, IA

Webster City, Iowa offers the following assistance for seniors:

Life and Health Care provides care for seniors in the home. Meals on Wheels provides excellent meals delivered to the home. The local Senior Center is right downtown and there are three nursing homes as well.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Webster City Offer For Retirees?

Retired Senior Volunteer Program RSVP helps organize the various places and events to volunteer!

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