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What a great place to be—serenity, beauty, convenience and small town friendliness—a great place to call home. Emerald Valley Estates awaits you!

George Leonard, Emerald Valley Estates Developer

George Leonard, Emerald Valley Estates Developer

Having lived his entire life farming in the beautiful hills of northeast Iowa, at the age of 71 and not ready to retire, George Leonard began developing his life-long dream of building a large lake in one of the valleys on his farm. Now George is sharing his dream and offers Emerald Valley Estates as an modern housing area.

Close to a highway, but far enough away for privacy and beauty to abound, his dream began to unfold. As George would stand on the top of the 600 foot dam, he could envision the type of beautiful homes that would surround the serene blue lake. Those lucky enough to live there would be able to fish, swim and boat on the calm spring-fed waters, walk the surrounding pathway watching goslings and ducklings hatching and swimming, sit in the dappled shadows of large old trees, and catch the silent gliding of an occasional eagle. The passing wildlife and singing of the birds would only add to the enjoyment of those living there.

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