Iowa City homes are some of the most coveted in the state and are nationally recognized in esteemed magazines. Schools in Iowa City were ranked #4/334 by Expansion Management Magazine in 2004. That same issue also said Iowa City was the third most livable metro. In 2007, Outdoor Magazine declared Iowa City one of the best Midwestern towns. Forbes rated Iowa City homes the #2 “metro for business and careers,” the 8th best “up and coming tech city” and the 10th “smartest city” in 2008. Of course these titles are just quick snapshots of all that Iowa City homes for sale have to offer.
University Heights is home to students, young professionals, distinguished professors and business owners. University Heights Iowa City homes are for people who don’t mind traffic and occasional noise in exchange for world class bars, restaurants and nonstop activities.
Just around the corner, the quieter neighborhood of Longfellow is built on the spirit of environmentalism, heritage and community. You can find a lot of historic Iowa City homes here in the Queen Anne Victorian, Moffit stone cottage, Prairie four-square or Craftsman bungalow styles.
In the southwest quadrant, Weber is a newer development of single family residences built during the housing boom of the eighties and nineties, going for around $337,931. Named after Irving B. Weber, the state’s first and most notable historian, you’ll enjoy many of the sights he wrote about in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
The Grant-Wood neighborhood of Iowa City homes for sale is also named after a notable Iowa City citizen. Grant DeVolson Wood is best known for “American Gothic” (1930), his world-famous depiction of a Midwest farm couple standing in front of a church, the husband holding a pitchfork, the wife staring off. This neighborhood has excellent elementary schools, as well as community activities like the Harvest Party and Home Maintenance Training workshops.
Coralville Iowa City homes, situated near the Coralville Reservoir, are convenient for outdoor lovers who want to boat, fish, swim, waterski, hike, bike and collect fossils dating back 350 million years. From museums and golf clubs to spas and shopping malls, Coralville has it all.
Hoover and Lincoln Iowa City homes for sale are popular nesting grounds for prospective home buyers. With housing values commanding top dollar, between $352,086 – $312,653 and always appreciating in value, these residents know they have it good. The schools, the neighbors, the area amenities are all rich in these two Iowa City residential neighborhoods.
The neighborhoods all have their own charm, although no matter which Iowa City homes you choose, you’ll be located 20 minutes from all the central University of Iowa, Ped Mall and Coral Ridge Mall amenities. Additionally, you’ll be privy to a multitude of excellent weekend road trips, as you’re just 2 hours from Des Moines; just over 3 hours from Chicago; 4 ? hours from Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Omaha; and 5 hours from St. Louis and Kansas City.
Source by Ada Morien