Westgate is a tiny rural town in Fayette County, Iowa, in the far northeastern corner of the state. Westgate has only 211 residents and 88 households; despite its tiny size it boasts a restaurant, a fire department, a public library, and one church, St. Peter’s Lutheran. This tranquil town contains primarily single family homes; most of these are in good condition and display tremendous character and charm. The surrounding area is predominantly agricultural, and consists of vast fields of wheat, corn, sorghum, and alfalfa. The closest towns and cities are Oelwein, IA and Independence, IA to the south; Waterloo, IA and Cedar Falls, IA to the southwest; and Sumner, IA and West Union, IA to the north. The Volga River State Recreation Area lies a short distance away to the northeast; just beyond, about 40 miles, is the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.