Adel (Ay-dell) is a town located along the Raccoon River approximately 13 miles west of West Des Moines with easy access to the city, major shopping, dining, arts and all levels of entertainment. Adel has a population of roughly 4,100 and is the County Seat of Dallas County where a stately and distinctive courthouse proudly stands. Originally called Penoach (Pen oak) Adel was incorporated in 1847, and has maintained a steady growth since its founding. A town where community matters, the crime rate is practically nonexistent and residents can shop, dine, and unwind on the town square with its unique brick streets.
Adel is well known for its "OUTSTANDING" school system. ACT scores average 24 which is two points higher than the Iowa average and four points higher than the national average. The town is served by the Adel-De Soto-Minburn School District, including ADM High School, Adel Middle School, De Soto Intermediate and Adel Elementary. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are also available.
Annual events include the Adel Sweet Corn Festival where seven tons of sweet corn is served to 12,000 to 15,000 people each August. Attendees enjoy music, a variety of craft and food vendors, a parade and lots of the world's best corn. Other events include summer concerts at the Community Stage and Pavilion and the Businesses Holiday Open House in December.
For you golfers, two golf courses provide beautiful scenic and relaxing views. Hillcrest Golf & Country Club is a nine-hole course and River Valley is an eighteen-hole course. Adel is also a primary part of the eighty-nine miles of paved bike trail that passes through sixteen communities.