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-College-town amenities
-Diverse economy
-Educated population


-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

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Iowa City's cost of living is 1.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Iowa City's population is 74,220 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.24 percent.
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Iowa City is $189,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.67%.
    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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Not the worst place I've lived.

We lived in Iowa City for about 8 years. It has the benefits and pitfalls of most college towns. The University of Iowa brings with it great cultural events and a wide... (Read More)



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)



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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