|GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW TOURISM AREA!
If you are looking for a business opportunity you should consider scenic Elgin, Iowa. Elgin is poised to
become a new tourist destination, and we have many opportunities for congenial people to open bed and
breakfast accommodations, restaurant dining enterprises, and many other small retail businesses.
Elgin is located at the mid-point of a new developing recreational/tourist destination, designated as an
Iowa Great Place, The Turkey River Recreational Corridor (TRRC) is unique in its geographic size and
potential. The communities of Clermont, Elgin and Elkader in Fayette and Clayton Counties are linked by
the special, scenic beauty of the Turkey River. Visitors relish in the abundance of wooded hills and rich
rolling plains, streams and rivers, diverse wildlife and recreational opportunities. TRRC's mission is to
connect Clermont, Elgin and Elkader to develop and enhance the existing natural resource base through
the creation of land and water trails to serve as the catalyst for economic growth and development.
The “Corridor” follows the course of the meandering Turkey River for 40 miles from just upstream from
the historic Clermont, thru the scenic community of Elgin, through Elkader and on downstream to historic
The Turkey River Recreational Corridor organization will construct hard surface trails through the area
to accommodate bikers, hikers in the warm weather, and cross country skiers in the winter. The first
segment has been completed. This portion connects the communities of Elgin and Clermont.
The water trail being developed will provide launch areas for the many canoeists, kayakers, and tubers
that already use the river. The Turkey River is a popular bass and walleye fisherman’s destination, and
the area has numerous trails for four-wheelers in the warm seasons and snow mobilers in the winter.
The community of Elgin, population of approximately 700, currently has 19 houses available to purchase.
Starting as low as $30,000, they range in price, condition, and square footage. They provide a variety of
options from fixer-upers to ready-to-occupy homes for purchase or for rent. A fully equipped café is for
sale and available for a new owner.
In addition, there are several available store fronts on the New and Improved Center Street - the
downtown business thoroughfare.
Elgin has a vibrant business district which includes a family-owned grocery store, a Locally Owned Bank,
an Auto dealership (Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep), a Full-Service gas station, a modern Public Library, a Full-
Service Hardware Store, plumbing, an electrical business, a Watch-Clock-Jewelry Store, a laundromat, a
consignment store, a local weekly newspaper, and several off-main street service and retail businesses.
Elgin has a medical clinic staffed by a certified nurse practitioner, a large agricultural cooperative, a major
wholesale/retail petroleum business, and a convenience store/gas station.
The Valley Community School District serves three towns, Elgin, Clermont, and Wadena, and has Pre-K
through 12 programs. The Pleasant Valley Sports Club has a nine-hole golf course for those interested in
Elgin offers a unique opportunity for
a smart business entrepreneur!
Contact the Elgin Community Bettermnt Club for more information and
a local tour. Click here for email contact.
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