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Apartments for rent in Iowa City, IA

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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Iowa City

There is a local restaurant. There is a coffee place. There is a private fitness place. I love walking the trails nearby.

It is an international community. There are lots of interesting things to see, do and eat. My favorite store is Crowded Closet. My favorite bank is Hills Bank. My favorite local convenience store is Kwik Star.

VERY WELL TAKEN CARE OF HOMES.WALK TO PATH TO PARK FRIENDLY NEIGHBERS.S AND STORES.NEW PARE EQUIPMENT.

Quiet, good people, grocery store nearby, a couple eateries. Our neighbors are great, the park is close, the streets are well-lit.

My neighborhood is isolated from the business of the city, while still being near all the amenities of a large college town. There is a young, well-educated population with lots of access to outdoor trails and activities. Also free public transport via the university bus system.

Free, abundant parking. Having the bus stop right at the community center. Pet friendly. Centrally locates.

Who Lives Here

Iowa City Demographics

Education

High School

20%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

30%

Master's

18%

Doctorate

8%

Family Size

2 people

52%

3 people

20%

4 people

17%

5 people

8%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

51%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

6%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

16%

20-45

48%

45-65

17%

65+

10%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Iowa City?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Feb '24$1175$1199$851$1125
Jan '24$1300$1199$955$1125
Dec '23$1300$1332$1025$1125
Nov '23$1300$1200$1150$1100
Oct '23$1275$1199$851$1075
Sep '23$1250$1199$1036$1075
Aug '23$1225$1199$1221$1075
Jul '23$1125$1150$1406$1600
Jun '23$1150$925$1050$1855
May '23$1150$950$1033$2000
Apr '23$1150$1000$1013$1300
Mar '23$1150$900$915$1375

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Iowa City

Iowa City Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

44%

15-30 Mins

42%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4343

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 10 of 19 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 18 of 19 renters

Percentage: 6464

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 15 of 19 renters

Top Scores: Art, Gas, Restaurant

Things To Do In Iowa City

Top Score

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Iowa City draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 36% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Iowa City are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 39% more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 14% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Iowa City.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 53% more gyms than average
  3. 24% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Iowa City.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 97% more pet facilities than average
  3. 38% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 41% more coffee shops than average
  3. 38% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. 43% more parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Iowa City doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 30% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 20% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 65% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Iowa City.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Iowa City Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 18 of 19 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 18 of 19 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 18 of 19 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 17 of 19 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 17 of 19 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 17 of 19 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 16 of 19 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 15 of 19 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 15 of 19 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 15 of 19 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 13 of 19 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 13 of 19 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 13 of 19 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 12 of 19 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 12 of 19 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 10 of 19 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 11 of 19 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 11 of 19 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 12 of 19 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 14 of 19 renters

Iowa City Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Iowa City

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All About

Living in Iowa City, IA

Living in Iowa City, Iowa, offers the perfect blend of urban convenience and a welcoming community feel. This vibrant city, known for being a hub of education and culture, is an attractive choice for those searching for apartments for rent in Iowa City. The city is home to the prestigious University of Iowa and its Hawkeyes sports teams. It is also dubbed as a UNESCO City of Literature, with a rich tradition of writing and literature with numerous bookshops, libraries, and literary events. When considering apartment rentals, you will find several popular neighborhoods that cater to various lifestyles. The downtown area is bustling with university students and professionals. Downtown apartments provide easy access to a variety of cafes, boutiques, restaurants, and a lively nightlife, along with proximity to the university. For a more family-oriented community, the Northside neighborhood offers quiet, tree-lined streets while still being within walking distance of downtown and the university. Westside, on the other hand, is a blend of residential and commercial areas featuring a range of apartment styles suitable for families, young professionals, and retirees. Renters won't be short of recreational opportunities in Iowa City. The city boasts an array of parks, hiking trails, and biking paths, such as the Hickory Hill Park and the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. Additionally, the city frequently hosts renowned festivals like the Iowa City Jazz Festival and the Iowa City Arts Festival which bring the community together in celebration of music, art, and culture. In summary, the diversity of apartments for rent in Iowa City, Iowa, combined with the abundance of cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities, make it an attractive location for a wide range of renters. So whether you're a student, a professional, or a retiree, Iowa City has an array of apartment rental options to fit your lifestyle and budget.