New Sharon is located in Mahaska County and is home to North Mahasaka Community School District, which serves nearly 600 students. It has a public library and community newspaper, The New Sharon Sun. For recreational opportunities, New Sharon’s Prairie Knolls Country Club is a 9-hole public golf course. The Ever-Tru Wilderness Natural Area is just 3 miles north of New Sharon and is a 74-acre area with rolling hills, forest and a small pond. Every spring, the community holds a spring festival with a fun run, an outdoor movie, music and more!