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Built in 1842, the Old Capitol Building in downtown Iowa City is the most prominent landmark at the center of the University of Iowa campus.

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Located in eastern Iowa, Iowa City is the state’s fifth-largest city. Walk, jog, bike, or skate through more than 50 parks, many of which feature a variety of hard-surface trails perfect for outdoor recreation. Camp, fish, and swim at Coralville Lake or bird watch at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. Visit the Old Capitol Museum, posing for a photo in front of the iconic “Old Capitol Dome,” one of the city’s best-known landmarks. Inside, explore rotating arts and humanities... 

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Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Cedar Rapids Municipal Airport • 20 mi

Weather (High/Low)

85 / 15

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)


Iowa City: FUN FACT

Iowa City, well known for its literacy expertise, is one of seven cities designated a City of Literature by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Famous for its creative writing program, the University of Iowa also houses the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, which helped produce 13 Pulitzer Prize winners and includes graduates like John Irving, Flannery O’Connor, and T.C. Boyle.

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