Apartments for Rent in Iowa City, IA(show city information)
Iowa City is located in Johnson County in the eastern part of Iowa. It is home to the University of Iowa, the largest public university in the state. Iowa City is more than just a college town. It has a diverse population, a love of the arts, and small-town heart. The downtown Iowa City area houses the Pentacrest (the main buildings of the University of Iowa) as well as the Pedestrian Mall (“Ped Mall”), an area full of restaurants, quaint shops and boutiques, and many unique Iowa City apartments and condos.
Several bars, such as The Union, Vito’s, Third Base, and Donelly’s are hotspots in the Ped Mall. Also in the downtown area is the Iowa City Public Library, recently renovated and boasting a wonderful children’s section.
During the summer, downtown Iowa City hosts the Iowa City Jazz Festival, the Iowa City Arts Festival, and Saturday Night Free Movies. The Englert Theater and Hancher Theater both hold theater, orchestral, and dance performances throughout the year.
Of course, the University of Iowa’s Hawkeye sports teams are a huge part of the city. Proudly part of the Big 10, Hawkeye football, basketball, baseball, and soccer boast some of the finest players in the nation. Kirk Ferentz, Hawkeye football coach, has been named “Big 10 Coach of the Year” three times since coming to the University of Iowa in 1998.
Other notable Iowa City natives include Olympic gold medalist Dan Gable, presidential candidate Bob Barr, actress Nia Long, NFL player Tim Dwight, and world-renowned physicist James Van Allen.
In 2008, Forbes Magazine named Iowa City as the second best small metropolitan area to conduct business. From Fortune 500 firms such as Oral B Laboratories/Gillette, Proctor and Gamble and ACT, to smaller industries, the area has a solid economic base.