Located 30 minutes from the metropolitan areas of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Marengo offers a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the "big city." Marengo is a town of large two-story homes, diverse groups of faith, and a school district that prides itself making education a community partnership - and golf carts and ORVs are an approved form of transportation.
With an enrollment of approximately 580 students, the Iowa Valley Community School District is strongly supported by the parents and the community. The district provides quality education for students in grades pre-k through high school. With a successful athletic program, Iowa Valley offers sports for both boys and girls, including: baseball and softball, football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, golf and track. Their fine arts program includes: band, choir, drama and speech. Student organization include: FCS, FFA, Silver Cord, National Honor Society, Nerd Herd, Student Council and Yearbook.
Even though some would say Marengo is a small rural town, the residents enjoy the amenities of a larger community. Hardware, farm, convenience and grocery stores more than adequately accommodate the day-to-day needs of the local residents. Proud of its "small town" atmosphere, Marengo offers a variety of shopping, dining and recreational activities.
Healthcare services include a full-service hospital and a family medical clinic that supports inpatient and outpatient procedures, internal medicine, pediatrics and women's health.
In addition to medical services, Marengo offers chiropractic, hearing services, massage therapy, pharmacy, optometric, and dental care. Seniors have several options that support their needs including assisted living, nursing home facilities, senior housing, senior dining and meals on wheels.
Recreational activities include: golf, bowling, walking/bike trail, fitness centers, horse shoe/rolle bolle court, tennis/basketball court, kayaking, hunting and fishing. The Marengo Public Library is a Carnegie library, and Marengo is believed to be the smallest town in the United States to have a received a donation from Andrew Carnegie for the construction of a library.