Discover Mason City / Clear Lake

A dynamic duo

is created by Mason City and Clear Lake’s strong connections. Here, you get two communities for the price of one – Mason City is known for its shopping, dining, arts and entertainment, and Clear Lake is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with its boating and fishing opportunities and expansive trails. Both communities are also a hotspot for art and music, with stunning Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and Meredith Willson’s music legacy in Mason City and the renowned Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake.

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Our Community Advantage

People gather on anchored boats and floating rafts in Clear Lake

With Mason City and Clear Lake serving as North Iowa’s regional hub for shopping, entertainment, recreation and careers, residents get to be a part of two communities that go above and beyond. And new and creative investments are ushering in an even bigger quality of life.

Blue vintage car parked outside of Surf Ballroom marquee in Clear Lake

In the North Iowa communities, award-winning attractions, one-of-a-kind shops, eateries, fabulous shopping and unique adventures are blended with the rich history of Prairie School Architecture, Music Man Square and the iconic Surf Ballroom.

Overhead shot of golf course and lake in Clear Lake Iowa
People gather on anchored boats and floating rafts in Clear Lake
SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITIES

With Mason City and Clear Lake serving as North Iowa’s regional hub for shopping, entertainment, recreation and careers, residents get to be a part of two communities that go above and beyond. And new and creative investments are ushering in an even bigger quality of life.

Blue vintage car parked outside of Surf Ballroom marquee in Clear Lake
CULTURE & FUN

In the North Iowa communities, award-winning attractions, one-of-a-kind shops, eateries, fabulous shopping and unique adventures are blended with the rich history of Prairie School Architecture, Music Man Square and the iconic Surf Ballroom.

Overhead shot of golf course and lake in Clear Lake Iowa
COST OF LIVING
Mason City / Clear Lake’s cost of living is 11% lower than the national average. The median home price is $145,200.
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Mason City / Clear Lake Cost of Living

Mason City / Clear Lake’s cost of living is 11% lower than the national average. The median home price is $145,200.
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