Fairfield is a progressive, small town in southeast Iowa with a remarkably lively community life for a town with a population of approximately 10,000. The community that has grown around Maharishi University and Maharishi School over the past thirty years gives the township a varied population with many interests and occupations. As a result, this town has a range of attractions and services normally only found in larger cities.

Sustainable Community

Maharishi School is an active participant in the Fairfield Go-Green Sustainability Commission that is developing a community-wide plan to incorporate sustainable practices throughout the city. More

Creative Arts & Culture

Fairfield has become Iowa's foremost arts center, with over 25 galleries and art venues. The town also has an exceptionally lively theater and music scene. More

Entrepreneurial Center

Over 400 start-up companies - including many by MUM alumni - have created 3,000 jobs in Fairfield. More

Recreation & Health

Fairfield's 22-mile Recreational Trail System passes through forests, prairies, woodlands, wetlands, over bridges, and more. It's popular for walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing in the winter. More

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