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Living & Renting in Iowa City
Iowa City, IA Apartments for Rent
Iowa City is a growing city on the banks of the Iowa River. The University of Iowa creates a college-town vibe with a strong school spirit that runs deep both on and off campus — expect to see black and gold everywhere, especially on game days. Iowa City’s historic downtown is right across the river from the university and hosts an assortment of shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and entertainment venues. Named as one of the best cities for business by Forbes, Iowa City’s thriving economy is a result of the major companies located in the city, including Pearson, ACT, and more. Although Iowa City is the most expensive place to live in the state, the city is one of the most affordable places to live in the country. Iowa City has a low cost of living with the average one-bedroom apartment is $920. For high end options, search Downtown. For lower cost options, look for apartments that are closer to campus.
Why Iowa City?
- The Devonian Fossil Gorge is an amazing location, ranked as one of Iowa City’s most popular attractions
- The University of Iowa is a Public Ivy and a top-rated research university located on 1,700 acres
- During the summer, downtown Iowa City hosts the Iowa City Jazz Festival, the Iowa City Arts Festival, and Saturday Night Free Movies
- Throughout Downtown and the Northside Marketplace, over 130 trees are “dressed” by about 120 local knitters which are later donated to local charities
- The city has a lively arts and nightlife scene
Getting Around in Iowa City
With a Transit Score of 31, Iowa City has a few nearby public transportation options.
Iowa City is somewhat walkable, some errands can be accomplished on foot, but you may need access to a car to get all places.
Iowa City is bikeable with a 66 BikeScore, there is some bike infrastructure but not all areas are bikeable.
Education in Iowa City
Iowa City has 3 colleges nearby, including The University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College and Kirkwood Community College Iowa City Campus.
Renting in Iowa City
Average size and rates
- Studio 515 Sq Ft $1,038 / mo
- 1 Bed 704 Sq Ft $966 / mo
- 2 Beds 898 Sq Ft $1,060 / mo
- 3 Beds 1,295 Sq Ft $1,571 / mo
- 4 Beds 1,204 Sq Ft $2,433 / mo
- 5 Beds 1,400 Sq Ft $2,925 / mo
Nearby Cities Average Rentsfor a 1 bedroom apartment
- Iowa City $999 / mo
- Cedar Rapids $681 / mo
- Marion $445 / mo
Frequently asked questions about renting in Iowa City, IA
How transit friendly is Iowa City, IA?
Iowa City, IA has a transit score of 31.
What middle schools are near Iowa City, IA?
The top middle schools in Iowa City, IA are
- Southeast Junior High School
What high schools are near Iowa City, IA?
The top high schools in Iowa City, IA are
- West Senior High School
- Iowa City High School
What colleges and universities are near Iowa City, IA?
The top colleges and universities in Iowa City, IA are
- The University of Iowa
- Kirkwood Community College
- Kirkwood Community College Iowa City Campus
What are the average rent costs in Iowa City, IA?
The average rent in Iowa City, IA is $966.
What are the average rent costs of a studio apartment in Iowa City, IA?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Iowa City, IA is $1038.
What are the average rent costs of a one bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA?
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA is $966.
What are the average rent costs of a two bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA?
The average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA is $1060.
What are the average rent costs of a three bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA?
The average rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA is $1571.
What are the average rent costs of a four bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA?
The average rent for a 4 bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA is $2433.
1,382 Apartments for Rent near Iowa City, IA
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