Council Bluffs, Iowa, is located at the crossroads of America. Council Bluffs has the advantage of a prime location in the heart of the country. Residents of Council Bluffs enjoy the best of both worlds: A bustling river city with a small town flavor – in the heart of a major metropolitan area. With strong population growth, companies are enlarging and new enterprises are forming — each adding to the overall economic vitality of the community. The greatest job growth has been in the service industry, but manufacturing is on the rise and telecommunications companies are developing rapidly to further fuel the economy. The community serves as a vital regional business center of finance, health care, retail, transportation and tourism industries. The Council Bluffs real estate market offers something for any taste. Access to downtown Omaha and the business and commercial centers of Council Bluffs is just five to ten minutes away from most residential areas. The educational community in Council Bluffs is one to be admired. The people of Council Bluffs realize the importance of education and are committed to maintaining outstanding schools in both the public and private sector. Secondary schools have teacher-to-student ratios that are among the lowest in the nation. Council Bluffs' history and location on the river next to Omaha, NE allows for a wide variety of entertainment. From opera to ballet, soccer to professional baseball, museums to zoos, and specialty stores to quaint boutiques, Council Bluffs offers the best of it all. Concerts at the Mid America Center or plays at the Iowa Western Performing Arts Center compliment other concerts and entertainment venues in the Metro area.