Iowa City

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Offering big-city amenities along with small-town hospitality, Iowa City, Iowa has it all. Nestled in the heart of the Midwest in east central Iowa, it has long served as a focus for culture, education, variety and fun. In Iowa City, you will find a real sense of community and friendly commerce.

From music and art festivals to Broadway performances, Iowa City has an event to suit anyone's taste. During the summer months, live music becomes a part of downtown's irresistible ambiance. Each July, the city hosts a jazz festival that attracts music enthusiasts from both near and far. The annual Iowa Arts Festival features the state's best visual art, music, and food. Iowa City is also home to several community theaters, including Riverside Theater's Shakespearean stage. Located in City Park, this open-air theater presents shows under the stars. Iowa City is also home to the recently restored historic Englert Theatre downtown and also has a vibrant Iowa City Community Theatre.

If Broadway productions are more your style, the University of Iowa's Hancher Auditorium showcases the best in entertainment. Over the years, Hancher has been host to productions such as Rent, Cats, Les Misérables, and Stomp. The Hancher stage is frequented by the likes of Yo Yo Ma, Jerry Seinfeld, and Wynton Marsalis.

If you’re looking for a more scenic view, in Iowa City area alone there are 41 public parks, several of which overlook the scenic Iowa River. Many of these parks are equipped with networks of walking and biking trails, and quaint picnic sites and prairie reserves.

In the Downtown District you can check out the nationally-recognized Iowa City Public Library, blow off some steam at the community's favorite playground in the heart of the Ped Mall, roam our art galleries, catch a live performance at our historic venues, or just enjoy one of the many festivals that bring the streets to life.  If you're looking for a gourmet dinner prepared by an award-winning chef or a quick bite to eat between classes, the Downtown District is your stomach’s best friend. From the freshest local produce and meats that support the slow food movement to ethnic foods that provide an authentic culinary experience, there is something for every palate!

Interested in finding out more about what it’s like to live, work and play in this diverse city?  Then check out the City of Iowa City’s website for information about events happening around town, business developments and residential information.  For information about what’s happening downtown and what you need to see and do, visit the Iowa City Downtown District website!

Are you looking for a new place to call home?  Then you will definitely want to check out the latest list of Iowa City homes for sale and come see for yourself why Iowa City is where you can have it all in a nationally ranked city.

Iowa City Homes for Sale:

Beds/Baths: 4/3
MLS # 1707539
Welcome to this amazing, gently used ranch home! Situated in an established neighborhood, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath, walk out basement home backs up to a green space. No neighbors behind! Check out the rich, dark wood floors. With the muted earth tone colors, decorating here is a breeze. This home features an expansive master suite with walk-in closets and plenty of storage. There are 2 more bedrooms and a bath to round out the main floor. You will be proud to entertain friends & family here, either around the massive granite island, enjoying the weather ‘bug free’ on the screened-in porch, or catching the big game in the fully finished lower level. Peek down the hall at the large guest bedroom with bath, also with an abundance of closet space & storage. All appliances are included and are nearly brand new; this home is truly a turn-key option. The kitchen features amazing stainless steel around the tuxedo granite island. Homes in this neighborhood sell quickly, so schedule your personal
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 1702774
Nestled on the eastside of Iowa City and surrounded by trees, trails, and parks, this is the perfect location to build your dream home! Silver Slope Subdivision and its 19 larger single family lots is where old meets new - tucked right into the surrounding established neighborhoods. This lot has walkout potential and backs to open space, providing privacy. With all utilities in place (including fiber optics) and limited covenants, it is ready to go for your custom-built home!
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 1700313
Sycamore Trails - Convenient access to shopping, new elementary school, recreation, and just minutes from downtown Iowa City and the University of Iowa. This development has a true sense of neighborhood! Many different floor plans available. All builders are welcome. It’s where neighbors will talk in the streets and kids will play outside with friends. Downtown Excitement. Neighborhood Charm. Check out more at or find us on Facebook - Sycamore Developments
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 1708098
Prime retail/office opportunity in new mixed-use project in Iowa City. Located at the entrance to the Riverfront District at the prominent corner of Hwy 6 & Gilbert St. Adjacent to Big Grove Iowa City and accessible from the new Riverfront Park and bike trail. Owner is a licensed REALTOR in the state of Iowa.
Beds/Baths: 5/3
MLS # 1708613
Barely lived in ranch home in the coveted west IC neighborhood close to Weber school HOA is optional and for pool & outdoor rec area. Living room w/ lg windows & corner gas fireplace, large eat in kitchen w/ granite counter tops, SS applcs. HW floors, breakfast bar. Spacious master suite has large tile shower with frame-less glass doors, dbl sinks and walk-in closet. LL family room. Plumbed for central vac. Large yard makes this home a must see!

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