Community Information

Lake Panorama Realty would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to visit Panora. We're proud of our community. In addition to offering a favorable business environment, we feel there is no better community in which to raise a family.

Our school system has a varied curriculum for those wishing to continue their education, yet also reaches the full potential of our students entering the work world. Extra-curricular activities range from instramental and vocal music, to cross-country, track, baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball, and football, to speech, drama and much more. With the recent merger of Panora-Linden schools with Yale-Jamaica-Bagley schools, we're optimistic your child will be fulfilled in his or her area of interest.

Family recreation abounds in Panora and surrounding areas. We urge you to take a drive, bike ride, or hike to any one of the many parks in our area and we guarantee you'll be making plans to return. And mark your calendar for the annual Panorama Days held in August. This fun-filled event features entertainment for kids of all ages! It's a great way for the community to get together and just have fun!

As active organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and PRIDE encourages your decision to locate in Panora. Their assistance will be available in all phases, whether it be business, housing, education or recreation - they're here to help make Panora your home!

Facts About Lake Panorama and the Surrounding Area

  • Lake Panorama is only 45 minutes west of Des Moines, Iowa and 14 miles north of Interstate 80.
  • There are currently about 997 private homes and condominiums and over 1700 members in the Lake Panorama Association. You don't have to spend a million dollars to be part of this private lake community. Waterfront homes and condominiums range from $275,000 to $975,000 and waterfront building sites range from $87,500 to $400,000.
  • The shoreline of the waterfront properties is individually owned, allowing each owner to develop and landscape their shoreline, which enhances the beauty of the entire lake development.
  • There are 3 private beaches, two on the west side and one on the east side of the lake. 
  • For the avid golfer, we have an 18-hole Championship Golf Course and a 9-hole par three golf course. A good selection of building sites is available on the golf course.
  • The Conference Center with restaurant, meeting/banquet rooms and overnight accommodations is located next to the Lake Panorama national Golf Course.  The Port Restaurant and Lakeside Inn provide dining and lodging overlooking the Main Basin of the lake.  A recent addition to this area includes the new Lakeside Village, "a Panorama of Senior Living" with indepent and assisted living units.
  • For more facts & photos of Lake Panorama, visit the Lake Panorama Community web site, in conjunction with Lake Panorama Realty!
  • To view photos of Lake Panorama, click here.

If you have ever dreamed of living in a private lake community with spectacular views, great boating, and golfing on a National golf course, you should take the time to see Lake Panorama, Iowa's largest private lake development. Lake Panorama must be seen to be appreciated. Kick back and enjoy the good life.

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