Expanding Town with a Strong Community Vibe.

Welcome to Solon

Expanding Town with a Strong Community Vibe.

Solon combines the tranquility of rural living with the perks of a close-knit community, marked by its expanding residential areas and vibrant local scene. Known for its excellent dining options and proximity to natural attractions like Lake MacBride, Solon offers a unique living experience that balances small-town warmth with accessibility to outdoor activities.

What to Love

  • Foodie Destination: Renowned for local eateries like Big Grove Brewery.
  • Community Engagement: Strong local participation in events like Solon Beef Days.
  • Natural Attractions: Proximity to Lake MacBride State Park.
  • Family-Friendly Environment: Welcoming atmosphere ideal for family living.

Local Lifestyle

Solon's community is particularly welcoming, with a strong emphasis on local events and supporting local businesses. The town’s residents enjoy a lifestyle that revolves around community engagement and outdoor living, making it a desirable location for families and individuals who value a close-knit community environment.

Dining & Shopping

Dining in Solon is a treat, with local favorites like Big Grove Brewery and The Eat Shop offering a range of options from casual to fine dining. The town’s focus on local businesses ensures a thriving local economy and a supportive community atmosphere.

Entertainment & Things to Do

The annual Solon Beef Days is a highlight, bringing the community together for a celebration of local culture and cuisine. Additionally, the proximity to Lake MacBride State Park offers endless outdoor activities, from hiking to fishing, enhancing the recreational lifestyle available to residents.

RestaurantsEl Sol Mexican Cuisine, Frida Kahlo Mexican Restaurant, Buff's Gameday, The Eat Shop, Good Vibes Cafe, Bluebird Cafe Solon, Big Grove Brewpub, Uncle Sang Sushi & Kitchen, Thai Spice, Dairy Queen.
ShoppingBriar Ridge Bikes, Kate and Alivia Boutique, Ideal Decorating.
Night LifeBuff's Gameday, Eastwood's Sports Bar, Big Grove Brewpub Solon, American Legion & Patriot Grille.
BeautySolon Barber Shop, Craft Salon and Spa, Salon Rosemary, Renew Spa Boutique, Sashy Aesthetic Boutique.
ActivitiesLake MacBride State Park, Solon Bike Trails, Saddleback Golf Course, Solon Recreation and Nature Area, Lake MacBride Golf Course, Iowa Raptor Project.

Overview for Solon, IA

2,959 people live in Solon, where the median age is 36.6 and the average individual income is $36,776. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36.6 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Solon, IA

Solon has 1,016 households, with an average household size of 2.86. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Solon do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,959 people call Solon home. The population density is 2,233.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

42.62 / 57.38%

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Schools in Solon, IA

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The following schools are within or nearby Solon. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Solon Middle School
6th - 8th
9th - 12th
Solon Intermediate
4th - 5th
Lakeview Elementary
PreK - 3rd
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