Ely Real Estate Listings and Information


A beautiful suburb just east of Cedar Rapids, Ely is an attractive home for newcomers of all backgrounds. Seamlessly blending country and city lifestyles, Ely offers living styles from upscale acreages and new and custom building to condominiums. Ely’s welcoming atmosphere and convenient location is a perfect place to begin a new life.

This up-and-coming community is an attractive option for new beginnings as it is a hub of new development. With options ranging from a modest condo to upscale custom building, a fresh start is available for everyone.

With so much new development, it’s hard to believe this town has not lost its historic beginnings. Ely has been appearing on maps since before 1897 as an attractive place for elegant country living with a main railroad running nearby. With the Dows Street Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s clear Ely has remained close to its roots. Only within the last fifteen years has the population of this booming town tripled.

With close proximity to University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College, education in Ely is heavily emphasized. Incorporated into the College Community School district with nearby Cedar Rapids, academic options in Ely are of the highest caliber available.

Ely offers numerous recreational outlets including the inter-city paved trail and bike path the Hoover Nature Trail. It is a great trail connecting Ely to Cedar Rapids, which winds through North Liberty, Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Center Point. Ely is located close to Palisades Kepler State Park, which offers a variety of activities including kayaking and hiking, as well as Macbride State park, home to a beautiful lake, which offer kayak, and pontoon rentals as well as a great beach to enjoy! Youth recreation in Ely includes sports leagues for children of all ages and skill levels.

Seamlessly blending city and country living, Ely is a warm new place to call home, and it’s no wonder Ely is such a fast growing community! 

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Active Market Stats
  • 61 Listings For Sale
  • $215,836 Average Listing Price
  • $127 Average Listing Price per Square Foot
Sold Market Stats
  • 1 Properties Sold

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