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Best Places To Live In Iowa City, IA

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  • Iowa City, IA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 72,385
  • Iowa City is the worst city I've ever lived in. I've lived in 4 different states and oversees, and the level of incompetence of the leadership is among the worst I've seen. Taxes are high, cost of living
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score82
  • Mount Vernon, IA
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,487
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  • University Heights, IA
  • 1.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,255
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  • Solon, IA
  • 10.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,399
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  • North Liberty, IA
  • 7.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,984
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  • Lisbon, IA
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,908
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  • Kalona, IA
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,479
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  • Lone Tree, IA
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,482
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  • Coralville, IA
  • 4.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,078
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  • Walford, IA
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,428
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  • Mechanicsville, IA
  • 22.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,052
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  • Wellman, IA
  • 20.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,365
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  • West Liberty, IA
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,737
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  • Ely, IA
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,133
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  • Shueyville, IA
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 570
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  • Fairfax, IA
  • 22.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,418
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  • West Branch, IA
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,581
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  • Tiffin, IA
  • 7.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,530
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  • Oxford, IA
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 874
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  • Middle Amana, IA
  • 21.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 423
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  • Riverside, IA
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,054
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  • Swisher, IA
  • 15.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 846
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  • Hills, IA
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 730
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  • Frytown, IA
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 84
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  • Stanwood, IA
  • 25.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 562
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  • Nichols, IA
  • 16.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 360
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  • Homestead, IA
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 178
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  • Amana, IA
  • 20.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 367
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  • Atalissa, IA
  • 19.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 339
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  • East Amana, IA
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 40
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  • Conesville, IA
  • 21.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 617

Listed above are the best places to live in Iowa City, IA for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Iowa City, IA, followed by the best places to live near Iowa City, IA, sorted by Livability Score.

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