Like our overall cost of living - Pottawattmie County housing costs fall well below the national average (1) With a median home price in Council Bluffs 39% lower than the national average (2) - keeping home ownership within reach!
If you're a renter - we've got options for you too! Whether you're looking for a condo, a home, or a downtown loft in an historic building... our average monthly rents are over 17% below the national average. (3)
With the Council Bluffs-Omaha median household income above that of the median income for the United States (4)... why not live here
Council Bluffs and other communities in Pottawattamie County are participants in the Home Base Iowa Initiative. This initiative not only offers such Veteran benefits as 100% state income tax exemptions on military pensions, Permissive Veteran preference in employment, and automatic in-state tuition for qualified veterans, their spouses, and children; this initiative also provides great housing benefits for the most deserving - our Veterans.
These homeowner benefits include a $5,000 Grant to service members in the State of Iowa. There is also a substantial property tax exemption. This benefit reduces a veteran’s assessed home value for property tax purposes by $1,852