Dubuque, Iowa 

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Great town to live in! - 3/2/2018
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Sad town - 7/14/2016
This town is not for ANYONE that is not from a different ethnicity. THEY ACT THE ROLE BUT THEY ARE NOT SINCERE TGEY DO NOT LISTEN AND THEY DON'T WANT TO HELP ANYONE FROM A DIFFERET ETHNICITY UNLESS YOU FIT IN THERE WORLD ...WORK ETHNICITY HERE IS SHAMEFUL ...LEFT MY BELONGINGS (YES I TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LEAVING MY THINGS) DIDN'T GET MY THINGS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON AND I KNEW AFTER I CHECKED ONE OTHER PLACE I WOULD HAVE LEFT IT AT I KNEW WHERE IT WAS BUT I WAS TOLD SOMEBODY FOUND IT
..NO THEY DID NOT ONCE I REALIZED WHERE I LEFT IT I WAITED TO SEE WHEN IT WOULD TURN UP NO EMAIL SENT OUT INFORMING EMPOLYEES THAT A PURSE WAS FOUND AND TO BRING ID OR INFORMATION VERIFYING IT WAS YOURS INSTEAD MGMT WALKED UP AND GAVE IT TO ME.HOW DID YOU KNOW IT WAS MINE? THAT MEANS YOU WENT THROUGH MY THINGS DISRESPECTFUL NOT AN ENVIRONMENT I WOULD EVEN CONSIDER TO RAISE MY CHILD EVENIF I DIDNT HAVE A CHILD NOT AN ENVIRONMENT I WOULD LIVE IN....IF YOU INVADE MY PRIVACY THAT IS WRONG IM A VERY Read More

Mixed Bag - 11/4/2015
DBQ is like most places where it can be good or bad depending on your perspective. My biggest problem, by far, is that I struggle to appreciate the vast majority of working class people that make up DBQ. I've had a lot of runs-ins with people for nonsensical reasons -- like parking on the street in front of someone's house. My neighbor is one of these people and I'm considering selling my house, so I don't have to deal with this kind of thing. Some people are more tolerant. I'm not. This also makes it difficult to date if you are an educated, single person. The dating pool is small.

However, the city is doing a lot to make improvements. They say the downtown area has developed over the years from what it was. The general area is beautiful and hilly. It's not far from Madison, which is a great city. It's pretty liberal for Iowa, which can be good or bad depending. There are several new yoga studios in town. And there are meat packing factories on the west side of town and Read More

Above Reasonable - 7/6/2015
Food/Groceries still higher than most states. Rent is not as reasonable. Crime is there but mostly hidden or shrugged under the rug to avoid attention. It still needs to be integrated. Its still is a bit unfriendly. People who have been here and grew up here call themselves Dubuquers. That's another way they identify themselves so in essence outsiders are not quite welcome especially if you are non-white. Though I have met some really nice Caucasians who were welcoming. But the majority are a little cold.

Good place to raise a family but with those characteristics...it will take a lifetime to make friends and new generation may not be that way. However, I know I would not want to waste to much of my adult life tying to prove myself because of not being white. It's a lot of wasted energy.
If majority of the people could be nicer and welcoming and not so cold it is a nice place I'd say.
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DBQ is for conservative families! - 4/28/2011
Dubuque is a town for families and religious folks. If you are young this is the wrong place to be at, there is no nightlife and activities are limited, you have to drive 2 hours to Iowa City to go to a concert or exciting bar. There are churches in every corner, and the town is culturally dead! Liberal folks should stay away because you will not fit Read More

Masterpiece on the Mississippi - a City of History - 11/28/2009
Dubuque, Iowa is built into the limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in the heart of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, ranked the third most beautiful place to live in the United States by USA Today Magazine. In 2009 IBM chose Dubuque to locate a 1,300 employee Information Technology Service Center in a downtown office building that is on the National Historic Register.

In a 5 year study Dubuque was selected as the #1 mid-sized city in the country for high tech output. Dubuque was also selected as the #1 city for housing affordablity. From 2006 to 2007 Dubuque was ranked #22 in the country for the rate of job growth. In 2007 and 20008 Dubuque was ranked in the top 100 communities for young people. In 2008 it was selected as the most livable city in the United States with a population under 100,000. In 2007 Dubuque was named an All-America City by the National Civic League.

With 18,000 college students in 7 colleges in the tri-states and the Read More

Housing - 11/1/2009
I am trying to find a place to rent here in Dubuque, but it has been difficult to find one to rent. My problem is made worse by the fact that none of the apartments allow pets, and few people renting out apartments/homes allow Read More

Nothing to do - 10/6/2009
Many people say there is not a lot of things to do in this community, but that could not be further from the truth. There are many art/music festivals throughout the year as well as a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, snow shoeing, fishing, hunting, etc. The scenery here is absolutely breathtaking! I have lived all around the US and I find it wonderfully refreshing living in the Read More

Positive recent changes for DBQ!!! - 6/3/2009
If you are looking for a place to move, but don't think Iowa is appealing, you might want to consider Dubuque. DBQ is far from the flat farm land that you might think of when you think of Iowa. The Mississippi and the river bluffs provide outstanding natural beauty. I was born & raised in DBQ. I now live in a different city, but my family is still in DBQ and I regularly visit. I am very happy for the changes in the city since I left. I have read other reviews about the ugly warehouses and deteriorating homes... much of that is changing.

The city has taken many steps to revitilize the riverfront. They have removed many of the old warehouses and the old packing house in order to create a new park and walking place along the river. They also opened up the downtown plaza to traffic in order to spur economic development. It really is very pretty.

DBQ has also had some recent economic growth. IBM has taken a new residence in what had previously been a Read More

Dubuque - Pros/Cons - 2/17/2008
Pros:
1. Low crime rate
2. Low cost of living and housing
3. Affordable place to live
4. Good school system
5. Historic downtown featured regularly in the movies
6. A lot of amenities for a town its size
7. Recent job growth
8. Diverse, stable economy
9. An overall good place to live and raise a family

Cons:
1. Not much to do, unless you're into arts and culture
2. The job growth may cause high population growth, which has good and bad consequences
3. Crime, while still low, rises gradually each Read More


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