2016 Rankings

  • Iowa City Best of the Midwest and one of 12 Best Places to Retire, Money Magazine
  • The University of Iowa #25 of top 50 Best College Towns in America, The College Rank, August 2016
  • Iowa City ranked the #3 best place to live in America, Outside Magazine, August 2016
  • Iowa City on Livability's list of Best Cities for Entrepreneurs, August 2016
  • Iowa City High School 13th of the "14 Most Picturesque High School Campuses in the U.S.," LawnStarter Lawn Care & Landscaping of Austin, August 2016
  • Iowa City one of the "Best communities to Grow Old In," The New York Times, July 2016
  • North Liberty #6 of 10 most successful Iowa cities, Zippia, July 2016
  • Iowa City #5 for America's top 25 healthiest cities, 24/7 Wall Street, July 2016
  • Iowa City ranked #2 “Least-Stressed City in U.S.,”, June 2016
  • Iowa City a contender for 10Best Readers' Choice Best Small College Town, USA Today, April 2016
  • Prairie Lights Bookstore on Top 10 Bookstore list, National Geographic, March 2016
  • UICH #7 overall in best places to work in the U.S. and the #1 employer in the health care industry,, March 2016
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Mercy Iowa City rated two of nation's 100 Top Hospitals, Truven Health Analytics, March 2016