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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 2.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Iowa City jobs have Increased by 3.21 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Iowa City's cost of living is 5.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Iowa City's population is 68,364 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.05 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Iowa City is $193,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Iowa City public schools spend $11,413 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16 students per teacher in Iowa City.

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Do not move here.
Unless you need to come here for graduate school or are already from Iowa, please do yourself a favor and avoid this place. I grew up in IN and thought it was awful... (read more)
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Do not move here!
Unless you need to come here for graduate school or are already from Iowa, please do yourself a favor and avoid this place. I grew up in IN and thought it was awful... (read more)
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Do not move here!
Unless you need to come here for graduate school or are already from Iowa, please do yourself a favor and avoid this place. I grew up in IN and thought it was awful... (read more)
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