Looking at homes for sale in Ely is a smart move. That’s because this is a thriving and growing corridor community located in between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Despite the growth, the historical roots are still very present throughout the community.

Homes for sale in Ely, Iowa

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(Statistical data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Area MLS from January-December 2022)


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Fun Facts about Ely, Iowa

  • The town is named after John F. Ely, who was one of the pioneers of Linn county
  • Ely is a popular stopping point along the Cedar Valley trail
  • Ely’s downtown is home to “a budding collection of cool, small businesses.” Learn more on the Ely website.

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