Emerson is located in eastern Mills County just south of the Highway 34/Highway 59 intersection, approximately 35 miles southeast of the Council Bluffs/Omaha Metropolitan area and approximately 20 miles east of I-29 on Highway 34.
Emerson provides a small town atmosphere for individuals who work in the Omaha/Council Bluffs and Red Oak area. Chat Mobility and several other local businesses provide the majority of the employment in Emerson. Shirley’s Cafe is a famous draw to Emerson.
Glenwood is located 15 miles south of the nation’s crossroads at I-29 & I-80 in Omaha/Council Bluffs area. At Exit 35, a 4 mile drive east on Hwy 34 takes you through the beautiful Loess Hills into Glenwood. The Glenwood Lake Park, Davies Amphitheater, the beautiful Glenwood Town Square, an the county seat for Mills County are a few of its amenitities. Glenwood has the “Best of Both Worlds…”, a friendly, small town close to major metropolitan area. Glenwood offers midwest living at its best!
The beautiful, historic town square of Glenwood defines the pride of this unique community. The downtown center remains the focus of civic and commercial life in the community. Long standing businesses mix with new enterprises, centered around a historic courthouse square. Glenwood is a service and human service community. The business community also extends to Locust St., Glenwood Plaza and other locations. Our largest employer is the Glenwood Resource Center. Housing continues to be our largest industry with our proximity to the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area.
Hastings is located at the junction of M16 (360th Street) and Highway 34 east in Mills County, IA. The city of Hastings is 6 miles east of the city of Malvern.
Hastings is a bedroom community for those seeking a quiet rural setting. Most of it’s population find employment in nearby cities.
The City of Henderson lies in the northeastern corner of Mills County. Henderson is located 23 miles east and north of Glenwood, the county seat of Mills County. (Highway 34 east and 59 north.
Henderson’s infrastructure and public services are in good condition for the size and needs of the community. A new community center and library are the most recent additions to this town.
The City of Malvern is located in South Central Mills County. Malvern is 30 miles S.E. of Council Bluffs: South on I-29 to Highway 34. East on 34 to Malvern.
The City of Malvern is a small town with vision! The aggressive business community includes many service and human service oriented shops and businesses. The Classic Cafe, Mulholland Grocery, and Moreau’s Backerei pull patrons and visitors to Malvern. The Wabash Trace goes through Malvern bringing thousands of riders through town each year. Other recreational opportunities include the Fairview Hills Golf Course and the Malvern Municipal Swimming Pool. Malvern is the home to the Mills County Fair held annually each year.
Mineola is located at the junction of old Highway 275 and East Barrus Road, 4 miles from Glenwood in Mills County, Iowa.
Mineola is an unincorporated town in the beautiful Loess Hills of Mills County. Nationally renowned (featured on a Tyson commercial) as the “Taco Ride” destination from the Wabash Trace Nature Trail that runs from Council Bluffs, through Mills County, to south of Shenandoah, Iowa. Tobey Jack’s Steak House is the local “hot spots” attracting hundreds of patrons on Thursday Night Taco Night.
Pacific Junction is located in west central Mills County, directly to the east of Interstate 29. The community is located approximately 17 miles south of the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. The city is located approximately 2 miles south of Highway 34.
Pacific Junction is a small, residential community, with an agriculture and industrial economy. It is the crossroads of rail in Mills County. Pacific Junction address also encompasses the businesses at the Glenwood Exit such as Loess Hills Harley-Davidson, AgriVision Group, Siouxland Trailer Sales, Bluff View Motel and a BP Station and Cafe.
Silver City is located in north central Mills County on County Road L55. The city is approximately 25 miles southeast of the Council Bluffs/Omaha Metropolitan area. Silver City can be reached from Highway 92, eight miles to the north on County L55 or US Highway 34, six miles to the south of L55.
The Wabash Trace Nature Trail goes through, attracting many bicycle riders. An aronia berry processing business is new to the area, located in Silver City.