Cherokee County is an excellent place to live and work. The environment offers the security and peace of classic rural Midwestern communities.  Traffic jams are non-existent.  Our communities truly are places in which “everyone knows your name!”

The communities of Cherokee County offer a wide choice of housing types and architecture styles. Homes and lots in new sub-divisions and traditional neighborhoods are available in a variety of price levels. From a Victorian to modern, you’ll find it here.  Apartments and rental homes are available in all communities. Low-income housing and subsidized rent programs are also available.


The Doherty Addition is a recently developed housing addition on the southeast part of town. There are 21 lots left to build your dream home on. The development is complete with streets and utilities installed. The lots range in size from 1/4 acre to 1 acre.  (Photo on the right shows houses currently being built in the Doherty Addition)

Click here for information on Tax Abatement in the Doherty Addition.

Click here for an application for Tax Abatement.

The City Of Meriden

Meriden has six very large lots for sale.  Please contact the city clerk at 712-443-8841 for information.

The City Of Aurelia

Aurelia has four lots for sale, in two different locations.  Please contact the city clerk at 712-434-2025 for more information.

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