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Life in Iowa City

Recognized each year by national publications as one of the best places to live in America, Iowa City is a vibrant university community known for:

Iowa City and the adjoining community of Coralville have a combined population of approximately 100,000 residents. 

  • The area has three shopping malls, the largest of which is Coral Ridge Mall with:
    • Over 90 stores plus restaurants
    • A 10-screen movie theater
    • An NHL-sized indoor ice rink
  • The city bus systems link residential areas to:
    • Schools
    • Churches
    • Shopping malls
    • The University of Iowa campus 
  • The university also operates a free bus system to every area of campus
  • The Eastern Iowa Airport, located 20 miles from Iowa City, is serviced by seven major airlines with over 50 flight departures daily 
  • Iowa City is only a half-day drive away from:
    • Chicago
    • St. Louis
    • Kansas City
    • Minneapolis