Best Places to Live

Iowa City, IA

Population: 71,832
LIV
SCORE
642
Photo by Alan Light

Highly ranked schools and a strong health-care system have helped Iowa City make multiple appearances on our Best Places to Live list. But to get the full story on why Iowa City is a Top 100 Best Place to Live, look at this town’s college, the University of Iowa, which helps set the cultural tone. The city’s large assortment of arts and entertainment options draw in new residents, while affordable home prices keep them here.

Iowa City, IA Ranking Data

Civic
60
Demographics
37
Economy
59
Education
82
Health
83
Housing
67
Infrastructure
60