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Culture, History, Sports

The rich cultural attractions, historic charm, and convenient central location all make Iowa City, IA a great place to live.  There is an array of cultural and historic attractions, as well as fantastic performing arts and sporting event opportunities.  If you are relocating to the Iowa City area, you will find a wealth of things to do, see, explore and experience.  This treasured community is surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, forests, lakes and the rivers in Eastern Iowa.  Owning real estate in Iowa City, IA is a smart decision:  our values are stable, and so is our economy.  Sure, we do not experience the real highs of the real estate cycle, but we are also insulated from the real lows!

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Why Relocation to Iowa City, IA is a Smart Decision

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If you choose to relocate to Iowa City, IA, then you are moving to a city full of wonderful rankings.  Iowa City was just ranked Healthiest U.S. City to live in by Mens Health Magazine in 2010. In 2008, Forbes Magazine and Fortune Small Business named it one of the Best Places to Live and Launch, Top 10 Up-and-Coming Cities and the No. 2 Best Places for Businesses and Careers.  And just a year before, in 2007, it was voted one of the Best Towns 2007 by Outside Magazine and ranked #5 Great Places to Live, Work by MSN.  This town truly has it all, including some of the nation’s best healthcare facilities, research programs and an internationally renowned writers’ workshop.

What Iowa City Residents Can Enjoy!

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Whether you live in Iowa City or just visit, the area offers an abundance of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities.   You can enjoy a play, golf 18-holes, going camping, exploring a museum, shopping in a variety of stores, dining on fabulous cuisine and so much more.  If you want to plan a day of cultural entertainment, Iowa City has plenty to do, including:

* Iowa City Community Theatre
* Iowa Children’s Museum
* African American Museum of Iowa
* Antique Car Museum of Iowa
* Iowa Firefighters Memorial
* Englert Theatre
* Riverside Theatre
* And so much more…

If recreational activities are on your list of things to look for, then rest assured there are plenty.  A few of the options you may enjoy include:

* Brown Deer Golf Course
* Finkbine Golf Course
* Pleasant Valley Golf Course
* Amana Colonies Golf Course
* Colony Country Campground
* Iowa City Parks and Recreation
* Sleepy Hollow Campground and RV Park
* And more…

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There are a wealth of shopping venues to provide you with all you will need or want, which include:

*Coral Ridge Mall (over 120 retail stores, an ice rink, movie theatre and the Iowa Children’s Museum)
* Pedestrian Mall (with one-of-a-kind unique boutiques)
* Sycamore Mall (over 30 stores)
* Tanger Outlet Center (plenty of bargains to be discovered)
* Just a few miles west, there are 55 name brand outlets
* And plenty of grocery, convenience and discount department stores.

Iowa City neighborhoods are situated close to many unique dining options and locally owned restaurants. There is a large ethnic diversity of dining establishments, allowing you to find anything from Sushi or Italian to Vegetarian or Indian fare. There is truly something for every taste bud.  Check out our Entertainment Page for a complete list including pictures and menus!

Iowa City, IA Has a Wealth of Great Educational Institutions

Before students living in Iowa City can experience the school ranked a “top outdoor college” by Outside Magazine (University of Iowa), they will attend some fantastic primary and secondary schools.  Anyone choosing to purchase real estate in Iowa City, IA with children, will be served by the Iowa City Community School District.   It is the 5th largest school district in the state of Iowa, employs over 1,600 people and serves Iowa City, Coralville, Hills, North Liberty and University Heights.  There are several preschools, 18 Elementary Schools, 3 Middle Schools, 2 High Schools and 1 alternative school.  When students complete their secondary education, the University of Iowa is a fantastic option for higher education.  There are nearly 30,000 students at the college and it employs educators with world-renowned accomplishments in writing, medicine and engineering, as well as space physicists, which have designed and built instruments for 50 successful U.S. space projects.

Iowa City, IA, A Truly Great Place to Call Home

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No matter what you are looking for in a new place to live, rest assured you will absolutely find it all in Iowa City, IA.  There are so many things to do, see, explore and experience, that you will feel right at home in no time.  There is a wealth of real estate for sale in Iowa City to suit any style or budget.  In order to make your real estate search in Iowa City less stressful, the help of an experience real estate agent is invaluable.  You can contact me, Toni Rubin, an expert in Iowa City properties for sale, to help you sort through all the listings and find exactly what you are looking for.  I am just a click or call away.