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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 year has been 13.67 percent.
    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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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)
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)
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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