Wind Up in Traer

Just 25 miles south of Waterloo, Traer calls you home with its unique charm, aptly captured in its slogan, "Wind Up in Traer." Etched in history and wrapped in small-town allure, Traer's identity is intricately woven around its iconic iron spiral staircase, a historic relic that once guided visitors to the local newspaper office.

Meander along Main Street, where the charisma of Traer unfolds with a treasure trove of family-owned shops and eateries. Beyond a spiral staircase and a dose of nostalgia, downtown Traer offers more—a theater with shows priced at a mere $3, a journey through history at the Traer Historical Museum, and a quirky exploration at the Salt and Pepper Shaker Gallery, boasting the Midwest’s largest collection with over 15,000 captivating pieces.

Outdoors, Traer extends its embrace with a prairie nature preserve, a welcoming 9-hole golf course, and a sparkling new pool. The town's vibrant spirit thrives year-round, hosting the lively Winding Stairs Festival in August and the festive Holiday Happenings in December, ensuring endless fun for all.

Yet, Traer is far more than entertainment and recreational appeal; it's a haven for families. With an intimate classroom setting—an average of 12 students per teacher—Traer prioritizes quality education, preparing the younger generation for an ever-evolving future.

Wind up in Traer—where the essence of community living intertwines with a touch of nostalgia and a promise of enduring memories.

  • 2 Total Listings
  • $274,450 Average Price
  • $329,000 Highest Price
  • $219,900 Lowest Price
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School District: North Tama County Community Schools
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1901 Chop Haus’ pork tenderloin was rated #2 best tenderloin in the state
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3 city parks
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Wilson’s Nature Preserve draws visitors from around the nation
residential homes in Traer, Iowa.


Traer Homes For Sale

2 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1.
Photo of Listing #20240483

798 “b” Wilson Street B, Traer

4 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,914 SqFt $329,000
Julie Elliott Carl Luze Real Estate
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614 North Street, Traer

4 Beds | 2 Baths | 2,000 SqFt $219,900
Brian Goldsberry Berkshire Hathaway Home Services One Realty Centre


Traer Homes For Sale

Traer, with its limited yet highly coveted collection of single-family residential homes, welcomes you to explore a real estate landscape where every property tells a unique story. From historic colonial-style residences to Victorian gems and modern split-level homes, Traer offers a diverse range of options to cater to your preferences.

For those captivated by classic charm and spacious living, explore the allure of 5+ bedroom colonial-style homes. These residences stand as testaments to elegance and comfort, boasting beautiful fireplaces, expansive living areas, walk-in closets, 2-stall garages, vinyl decks, and meticulous landscaping on acres of picturesque land—the perfect retreat for families.

Uncover the timeless allure of Victorian-style homes, each exuding charm and character. Multiple stories, stunning fireplaces, and formal dining rooms with custom-built-ins offer a unique glimpse into Traer's architectural history. Updated kitchens, wrap-around porches, and proximity to schools enhance the appeal of these classic residences.

For those seeking a contemporary touch, consider the split-level homes strategically situated on cul-de-sacs, offering both privacy and convenience with a short drive to Waterloo/Cedar Falls. These homes are designed to complement modern lifestyles, providing comfortable living spaces and easy access to surrounding amenities.


Traer Community Features & Highlights

In the heart of Traer, a delightful array of experiences awaits, weaving together history, recreation, and cultural richness. Traverse the town, and you'll find unique landmarks, culinary delights, and vibrant spaces that define Traer's distinctive character.

Explore the Traer Golf Course & Country Club, a historic private course established in 1923 offering world-class golfing pleasures, and a charming restaurant. At the Traer Theatre, a cultural hub adorned with a Dolby Digital Sound System donated by Farmer’s Savings Bank and Trust, residents revel in immersive cinematic experiences.

Unwind in Traer's vibrant outdoor scene, epitomized by the Traer Municipal Pool. This summertime hotspot features a water slide, lap lanes, a zero-entry area, and a floating dinosaur mascot named Sparky. Nature lovers can immerse themselves in Traer's picturesque parks, including Dennis Field, Lions Park, Taylor Park, and T. F. Clark Park, each a tribute to the community's notable citizens.

Delve into Traer's rich history at the Traer Historical Museum, a repository of artifacts narrating the town's journey from its earliest settlement to the present. The Carnegie Public Library, funded by Andrew Carnegie in 1916, stands as a testament to Traer's enduring commitment to literacy and the pursuit of knowledge. Marvel at the Salt & Pepper Shaker Gallery, a unique and quirky attraction boasting over 15,000 sets, designated an "Iowa Great Place" and showcasing the Midwest's largest publicly displayed shaker collection!

No exploration of Traer is complete without a visit to the town's iconic Winding Stairs, a historic landmark since 1894, leading to the entrance of the Star Clipper news office. This unique iron staircase, listed in the "National Register of Historic Places" since 1978, draws visitors from far and wide—an enduring symbol of Traer's charm and a beloved spot for photographs.

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Listing information last updated on April 13th, 2024 at 11:23pm CDT.