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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.

Highlights


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


    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. Learn more...
    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. Learn more... or Compare Iowa City's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Iowa City's population is 74,220 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.24 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    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.
    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. Learn more...

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Iowa City Housing Market


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  8/9/2017
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)

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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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  1/1/2014
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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