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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.


College town - Eastern Iowa along I-80 See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Johnson County
Metro Area: Iowa City Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Schools: See Local Schools
City: Iowa City
Zip Codes: 52240, 52245, ... 4 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 708 ft above sea level

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. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Iowa City's cost of living is 1.30% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Iowa City's Cost of Living
    Iowa City's population is 74,220 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.24 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Iowa City is $189,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.67%. Check out the homes in the area.
    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. Learn more...

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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)



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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