Introducing our City Series: Iowa City

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Iowa City located in the heart of Johnson County and serves as the county seat


Iowa City is a vibrant and diverse community. It is evident in the downtown scene, where you will find the infamous Ped Mall, iconic Old Capitol, and everything in between – local boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, and yoga studios. Whether you’re a sports fan, a nature lover, or a fine arts enthusiast, you will feel right at home.

Divided by the river, you have the Eastside and Westside of Iowa City. Both sides of town have great schools, wonderful neighborhoods, and picturesque parks. Even though Iowa City makes up a small metropolitan area, it has a small-town feel, with every resident feeling like they somehow know the other.

In Iowa City, you can’t escape the black and gold. It is the home of the University of Iowa (go Hawks)! With a student population of over 33,000 (according to enrollment in 2016), there are people coming and going frequently in this everchanging community. The University and its thousands of students and employees, including the renowned University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, is a major player in the city’s economy. With a portion of the population being so transient, it helps make the housing market in this area as strong as it is.

Ultimately, Iowa City isn’t just the Home of the Hawkeyes; it is home to tens of thousands of people, from young to old. With so much to offer, you can see why so many decide to make themselves at home here in Iowa City.


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