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Pros

-College-town amenities
-Diverse economy
-Educated population

Cons

-Harsh winters
-Cost of housing
-Outdoor recreation


What Bert Has To Say About Iowa City Metro Area


Once the capital of the state, Iowa City is both home to the University of Iowa and a livable city boasting a diverse cultural environment, attractive downtown, and historic campus buildings. True to college-town form, the area has the highest housing costs in the state and one of the highest levels of educational attainment in the country. The city is well-educated, progressive, active, and has a strong community feel. An assortment of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues in a lively downtown and Iowa River riverfront setting anchored by a large pedestrian mall.


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Quick Facts About Iowa City


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Iowa City is 3.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Iowa City jobs have Increased by 0.33 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Iowa City's cost of living is 1.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Iowa City's population is 74,220 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.24 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Iowa City is $189,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.67%.
    SCHOOLS
    Iowa City public schools spend $11,892 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Iowa City.

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It's a good time to buy in Iowa City. Home Appreciation is up 3.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Iowa City Real Estate.
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  1/22/2017
I don't know why people love Iowa City. It's awful

I am thankfully just finishing grad school and I can't get out of this place fast enough. Parking is a racket, the police are paid to waste the time of citizens, and the... (Read More)

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  1/24/2014
We're really not so bad!

Whether or not there's anything to do in Iowa City has more to do with one's own initiative and preferences rather than the city. With the summer Jazz Festival,... (Read More)

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  1/1/2014
Pricey is Right

As another reviewer mentioned, Iowa City is "pretty pricey". I don't have the figures to back up my claim, just experience as I have lived here and other towns around... (Read More)

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