Iowa City’s curious communities consistently earn national accolades for quality of life, including one of Livability’s Best Cities for Entrepreneurs and Top 100 Best Places to Live, alongside one of The Today Show's Best Places to Retire. Those who call this place home love the cultural amenities, restaurant options and family-friendliness. It’s a place where many have moved away, only to return again seeking the sense of belonging this area provides.
What does the icon mean? Locals Love Us starts with residents voting for their favorite places through an online survey. Locals want to share what they know and love about the community. Throughout our site and visitor guide you’ll see what our locals love distinguished by this icon.
For those planning to move here, we look forward to welcoming you! Explore our relocation and extended stay options, financial and health services and other community information to help make your transition as smooth as possible. If you’re considering a move, contact us for relocation information or click here for a digital version of our relocation publication.