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Homes for Sale in Menlo, IA

Menlo is a quaint rural town in western Iowa along the scenic West Nishnabotna River.

The town has a small population and prides itself on being “a town of few and friend to all.” This quiet and welcoming neighborhood in Guthrie County offers residents easy access to the bustling metropolitan area of Des Moines. The community is known for its affordable cost of living, bustling downtown shopping areas, beautiful natural scenery, and abundance of recreational opportunities. The relatively new school district boasts highly-rated schools with modern facilities, offering students excellent opportunities for education and recreation. And with local job opportunities available, Menlo balances rural charm with economic opportunities. Call us today if you want to set roots in this peaceful town.

HOUSING OPTIONS: Menlo boasts a remarkable selection of picturesque, budget-friendly single-family residences. These properties are well-suited to families, retirees, and investors. Homebuyers can choose from classic ranch homes to cozy cottages, including recently-remodeled residences boasting modern amenities and one-and-a-half-story farmhouses. There are properties with sizable yards, gated fields, and detached structures. Each house in this town boasts its own individual character and rustic charm.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: The West Central Valley Community School District serves the town of Menlo, along with the cities of Stuart, Dexter, and Redfield. The district comprises four schools offering educational opportunities for kindergarten to 12th-grade students in a secure and supportive atmosphere. Students are encouraged to reach their fullest potential in terms of academic achievement through various options for exploring more advanced courses, dual enrollment programs, and technical education. The district furthers its purpose by providing many extracurricular activities, ranging from sports to music and drama. With these additional resources, West Central Valley Community School District seeks to nurture the next generation of learners within and outside the classroom.

COMMUNITY SAFETY: Menlo Fire and Rescue is a volunteer department committed to ensure the town’s well-being by averting any potential destruction of life and property. They continually put tremendous effort into preserving safety, holding educational events and joining forces with the local school system to teach fire safety in the community. In addition to fire-related matters, they also attend to medical emergencies. The volunteers are certified by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services and can handle automobile accidents, rescues, and cases of hazardous substances. They also have the authority and qualifications to transport emergency medical technicians.

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Homes in Menlo, IA

5 Real Estate Facts About Homes for Sale in Menlo, Iowa

  • The price range for single-family homes in Menlo is between $71,400 and $330,000.
  • Square footage for Menlo properties ranges from 744 to 1,952 square feet.
  • Smaller lots measure around 0.16 to 0.43 acres.
  • Larger lots can go up to a range of 4.79 to 14.04 acres.
  • Residences typically have between two and five bedrooms.
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Multi-Family Homes for Sale in Menlo, Iowa

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Commercial Properties for Sale in Menlo, Iowa

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On the map

Menlo, IA Map

Menlo lies east of Country Road P20. It is sandwiched between 335th Street and State Highway 95. 

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Things to Do Around Menlo, IA

The Rusty Duck

A small food establishment delivering great home-cooked street cuisine. They're the proud winner of Iowa's Best Burger Award of 2011.

5 by 80 Golf & Country Club

The 5 by 80 Golf & Country Club is a 9-hole golf course featuring well-manicured fairways and greens.

Revel Salon

This salon is a one-stop destination for beauty treatments. Clients can avail of services like haircuts, hair color, styling, facials, massages, and waxing.

Menlo City Campground

This small park features 7 RV sites, a playground, electric outlets, and picnic tables. They also have security cameras and lighting to keep everyone safe.


Schools near Menlo, IA

School NameGradesAdmission
Stuart Elementary SchoolPK - 5Public
West Central Valley Middle School6 - 8Public
West Central Valley High School9 - 12Public