Orange City

Thanks to its Dutch heritage, Orange City has been called one of the cleanest towns in America. With around 6,000 residents, it’s also one of the safest, so students are free to walk to the movie theatre, golf course, coffeehouses, and fast food and fine dining restaurants.

An attractive community

For Northwestern’s faculty and staff, Orange City is a great place to live and raise a family. The community offers residents:

  • Excellent public and private elementary and high schools
  • The Orange City Area Health System, with a new hospital built in 2006
  • The Orange City Area Daycare and Preschool, in a new facility opened in 2008
  • The Orange City Area Fitness Center
  • A swimming pool with waterslide
  • The Prairie Winds Event Center

City trip

An hour’s drive will take you to Sioux City, Iowa, or Sioux Falls, S.D., where you’ll find shopping malls, museums, professional sports, and many more restaurants and theaters. Also within a half-day’s drive: Omaha, Neb.; Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; and Kansas City, Mo.