Ely is a progressive community located in the thriving Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor.

Ely has a diverse cultural and ethnic background. The city has been welcoming new citizens to its neighborhoods in record numbers and has undergone tremendous growth over the last ten years. Even with the influx of new residents, the community has not forgotten its past. Many of the historical buildings from Ely’s past are still standing in the historic Dows Street business district.

Browse this website for information about the Mayor and City Council, local businesses, living in Ely, and much more. You are invited to visit Ely and experience this historic community.

Ely is the gateway to a progressive yet historic community, your gateway to Lake MacBride and other recreational outlets in the corridor, and your gateway to prosperity. The gate is always open for you!