In 2015, Outside Magazine ranked Iowa City the third best American city to live in. We don’t want to brag, but this isn’t the first time we’ve been recognized as a great place to be. In 2008, Forbes named Iowa City the second-best small U.S. metropolitan area for doing business. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance rated us No. 10 on the Top 50 Smart Places to Live.
A college town, we’re home to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes
. Our 10 men’s and 12 women’s athletic teams are part of the Big Ten Conference. Iowa City’s population increases by 31,000 when school is in session, so we get to experience the excitement and vibrancy of culturally diverse students coming from around the world to learn. The 1,900-acre campus reaches into downtown, which offers a unique mix of restaurants; pubs; shopping; jazz, art, film and music festivals; and other entertainment (open-air summer movies or free outdoor concerts
Cultural and educational experiences aren’t all there is to do here. With 42 public parks (several overlooking the Iowa River), walking and biking trails, camping, boating, fishing and bird-watching opportunities, nature lovers are at home in Iowa City.
Part of the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology and Creative Corridor, we’re also known for our healthcare services. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) is the state’s only comprehensive tertiary care medical center. ACT testing services is headquartered here, too.
If small-town living is more your style, several bedroom communities like Solon, Hills and Tiffin are just a short commute away. Our offices are on the outskirts of Iowa City off Interstate 80, which runs from California to New Jersey.