When you are looking to relocate, picking the right house for you and your family is only half the battle. You also need to decide which city to live in – a neighborhood, a school district and other factors like the importance of sports, entertainment and shopping all play into your decision. Below I have provided information to give home buyers in the Coralville, North Liberty and Iowa City area real estate market insight into which of the three major neighborhoods would be right for them.
If you like the feel of a bigger city without the hassle of major traffic and noise, Iowa City is the place for you. With major attractions nearby, plenty of shopping, outdoor space and restaurants, Iowa City has all the entertainment of a larger metropolis like Des Moines while managing to maintain a small town feel.
Iowa City is also home to the state’s second largest public university, the University of Iowa. Not only do you get a small town feel with more amenities, you also get a cultural vibrancy that comes from living in a college town. Events including Broadway shows and live music festivals come to Iowa City on a regular basis. Sports fans will also enjoy living here; with 22 Big Ten sports teams to choose from and the University of Northern Iowa nearby, there are always college sporting events to attend.
Iowa City also has plenty of outdoor space to enjoy with scenic trails and a diverse landscape running through and around the city. In addition to the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City is also home to several wonderful school districts to choose from.
Coralville and Iowa City have essentially become sister cities as they have grown over the years. With close borders on Coralville’s east side, residents of Coralville and Iowa City can enjoy each other’s amenities and attractions without having to drive too far.
North Liberty has a small-town feel with all the amenities of a much larger city. When you live here you will have access to great food, entertainment, Big Ten athletics and world-class healthcare, all the while being close to plenty of parks and outdoor trails.