Orange City boasts two school systems with growing enrollment (approximately 2,000 students K-12), plus a 1,300-population four-year liberal arts college that has been recently recognized as the second-best baccalaureate college in the nation.* A strong commitment to quality education results in over 30% of adults here holding a college or graduate degree.City Hall is in the center of downtown. It houses the City Offices, Orange City Communication office, Orange City Arts Council office, a community room, and gymnasium.
Orange City has a strong arts culture. From theatre to music, dance to fine art, this community enthusiastically embraces and supports the arts year-round. Weekly concerts and events in Windmill Park draw hundreds of people of all ages to main street throughout the summer months. A renowned theatre department at Northwestern College attracts people from throughout the area, while the Orange City Arts Council sponsors performances with a broad regional appeal.
Orange City is also very proud of its Dutch heritage. It’s part of what distinguishes our community as a “destination” in northwest Iowa. A charming, European “village” atmosphere serves as the backdrop for an annual three-day Tulip Festival that draws 100,000+ visitors each May … many of whom come back to further enjoy the quaint shopping, unique dining, outstanding recreation (including a nationally-recognized golf course), and year-long entertainment options.
MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District