“A Place to Put Down Roots”

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The City of Solon was platted in 1840, and named for the classical Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and lyric poet Solon. Today, Solon is a bedroom community for Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, home to about 2,000 people and an excellent school district. Learn more about the city on their website.

Solon Main Street is local destination where some Iowa’s best cuisine can be found.  Food lovers will be delighted to experience farm-fresh menus and authentic recipes wrapped up in small town charm.  
A neighbor to Lake MacBride State Park and Coralville Reservoir, Solon bring many friends together to enjoy scenic bike trails, beaches, camping, fishing, boating and snowmobiling.   
Solon Beef Days is known for its famous hay bale toss, Saturday parade, carnival, and free music venues the third weekend in July each year.  
Solon is a golf cart community with over 75 permits issued last year.  
Solon is home to Iowa Magazine’s Burma-Shave Sign campaign to bring back the nostalgic signs to all 99 Iowa counties that once sprinkled highways from the 1930’s to the 1960’s.  The signs can be seen entering Solon on Hwy 382 from the west . 
Solon is also the home of Johnson County’s Freedom Rock,  a painted rock tour began by Ray “Bubba” Sorernsen II in 1999 to honor and recognize Iowa’s Veterans. The Freedom Rock is appropriately nestled next to the American Legion Stichocher Post #460 Veteran’s Memorial at Solon’s iconic Solon Legion Ball Field.
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