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Old 01-22-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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I am seriously thinking of moving to rural West Central, IA, probably Elk Horn or Audubon. Can anyone tell me if the smell from the hog farms is a problem in either town? Does anyone know if the people in said towns are open to accepting new residents? What other towns in West Central, IA would you recommend?
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:46 AM
 
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I am seriously thinking of moving to rural West Central, IA, probably Elk Horn or Audubon. Can anyone tell me if the smell from the hog farms is a problem in either town? Does anyone know if the people in said towns are open to accepting new residents? What other towns in West Central, IA would you recommend?
I was there (elk horn)visiting this month, and being from NE PA I was wondering what it would be like, but it's all good. The town is nice, the people are all very friendly. If you don't mind that everything shuts down by 9pm, it's a nice place to be, and it doesn't smell.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Hi! Audubon is a friendly town. I'm sure you would enjoy living here. There is a hog confinement but it is quite a way south. I haven't ever noted any odors......So I doubt that that would be a problem.....
Would love to know when/if you move in and if we can help in any way.
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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I'm originally from Harlan, which is in the same county as Elk Horn (about 15 miles northwest). Harlan is a well-kept community that is doing pretty well economically and has one of the state's best school districts. It will be quite a bit larger than Elk Horn and Audubon (a little over 5000 people), but it's still a quiet community with a lot of civic pride and a neat historic downtown. I would check it out.
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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Hey Mustang! *tips hat* I'm from Harlan too.


Elk Horn is a very nice little town, but do keep in mind that it's mostly Danish Lutheran. If you ain't both, you might stick out like a sore thumb. My ex was both, and both her maternal and paternal grandparents lived in Elk Horn. I can't say I was ever treated badly there, but I didn't exactly fit in either.

I don't think you'd have that issue in Audubon, and I know you wouldn't have it in Harlan or Atlantic. Consider those two towns also. They're all in the same general area, but Harlan and Atlantic have a bit more to offer.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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Default Elk Horn

The hog confinements only smell when you are at one, but a mile away it doesn't smell at all. Elk Horn is very nice and you don't have to be danish or luthern, you can go to audubon, atlantic, or harlan for catholic church or other churches and many people do.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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An excorcisom was performed at Earling once. I don't know if it really matters, but if a person felt like they might need that service I suppose it would be nice to be close.
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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Hi Iowa,
I just bought a home in Audubon last Sept., Spent the last two years looking for a place to retire and I`m presently living in New Jersey only because of my career. Retire this May, thank god. I used to spend summers with a farm family in Audubon as a young boy growing up. this is a great community to live in very friendly and helpful people.
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