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Old 04-03-2006, 07:48 PM
 
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So I am moving soon from somewhere else to Tipton, Iowa----what can I expect there? I hear they have a Hardees at least....and only 5 full time police officers. And no crime, and clean air and plenty of space....but, how good is their football team? Whats the city like? Thanks for any responses.
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Old 07-04-2006, 08:54 PM
 
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my grandma and granndpa live in tipton. i live in waterloo cedar falls.. hmmm what to say, well i guess it depends how old you are if you will like it. almost everyone there is old annnddd theres really nothing to do. its clean tho. i'd say youll like it if your in your 60's and are a farmer.
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Tipton, Iowa
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Default Tipton is great

Actually, my wife and I moved to Tipton about 6 months ago and we love it (and we're in our late 20's with a new baby). We moved from the Iowa City area and haven't looked back. We love the small town feel, the beautiful victorian homes, and the convenience of the downtown business district - everything we need is right here but larger metro areas (Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities) are all a short drive (45 min or less) away. The football team is pretty decent (I hear - haven't seen a game yet) and the school district is top-notch...one of the reasons we moved here (new baby and all). I recommend Tipton to all my friends and I think you'll love it here.
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:13 PM
 
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Wink Grew Up In Tipon

I grew up in tipton, I swore that when I gradutated I'd be out of here. Everyone knows everything about you, You sneeze and the neighbor is on the phone. Or so I though, I now have kids of my own. I STILL live in Tipton, Its not that I didn't try to leave, I couldn't. My Roots, grow deep here. Its not such a bad that that we all know each other. Your neighbors watch out for you. They don't mean to get into your business, they just want to help you.
Its a great community. I wouldn't dream of raising my children elsewhere. The support of the community is awesome.
Your coming to a great place. Welcome to Tipton.
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:51 PM
 
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I drive through Tipton all the time. I grew up in one of Tipton's rival school districts in terms of sports and we played Tipton all the time (for those of you from Tipton, think "boy's basketball" and you might know where I'm from ) Lots of people live in Tipton and drive to Iowa City for work. It's an easy commute, four lane all the way, and I think Tipton is very pretty. Great Victorian houses that people can actually afford to buy! Low cost of living, clean air, slow pace, nice people, no crime. Short drive to Iowa City for culture. What else would you want?
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Victor, IA
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I love Tipton. They have a Wal-Mart and lots of rednecks. What else could a person ask for?
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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Default Living and Working in Tipton, Iowa

I've lived and worked in Tipton, pop. about 3,200, since 1994. Previously I lived and worked in Cedar Rapids (were I was born and raised, Iowa City (where I received my Engineering degree from the University of Iowa), Quad Cities, and Fort Dodge. I like living in Tipton the most, compared to the larger cities. There is virtually no crime and 98% of the population is very friendly and wave or greet each other passing on the street.

This winter has been difficult with all the snow. During the largest of these snow storms, I could barely get out of my drive, getting stuck several times. When I came home for lunch, a plow had made its first pass and I left my truck in the street as the driveway was drifted over and plowed in about 4 feet deep. Returning home that evening, I knew I would spend the rest of the evening trying to dig it out - I only have a small snow thrower that will handle about 8" of snow and I am over 60. As I came around the curve, I gazed in amazement - my neighbor who is younger and has a more powerful snow thrower had it all cleaned out for me! That's what its like to live in Tipton! People helping each other out. Talking to each other in the coffee shops. People looking out for each other. If some one passing through town on the highway clipped your parked car and kept going, chances are that by the time you get back to your car and discover the damage, City Hall has received three or four calls from people who saw it and reported a discription and plate number.

Just a sample of what its like to live in Tipton where the term "neighbor" still means something and human values still exist.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Tipton will be an over night stop for Ragbrai this July. Our team from the Cedar Falls area is looking for a gracious Tipton resident to host a team.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I go to Tipton regularly to see my sister and brother-in-law. She got married young, they moved from Illinois to Iowa some 47 yrs. ago and they love the state. I like Iowa, too and think Tipton is a great little town. It has alot to offer and you are not that far from Davenport or Iowa City for that matter if you need bigger stuff (malls, etc.).

I think there's a Pizza Hut as well as Hardee's and I remember going to a sports bar like place that had great sandwiches. Small town but they have a nice grocery store, too.
I love walking around town looking at all the great houses and there's never alot for sale so that says something, too!

Good luck!
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Grew Up In Tipton View Post
I grew up in tipton, I swore that when I gradutated I'd be out of here. Everyone knows everything about you, You sneeze and the neighbor is on the phone. Or so I though, I now have kids of my own. I STILL live in Tipton, Its not that I didn't try to leave, I couldn't. My Roots, grow deep here. Its not such a bad that that we all know each other. Your neighbors watch out for you. They don't mean to get into your business, they just want to help you.
Its a great community. I wouldn't dream of raising my children elsewhere. The support of the community is awesome.
Your coming to a great place. Welcome to Tipton.
Weird question here for any long time tipton folk. I bought a Hoosier cabinet about 20 yrs ago in San Jose,Ca. I have moved that cabinet from SJ to SAC to SF bay and now to CHI IL and today after all those yrs and moves, a grocery receipt fell out from behind the flour grinder. The receipt is dated Nov,1943 it is from a store called the Tipton food store and it even has the customer name on it; Chas Ochethec. Anyone have any info to share with me.
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