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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
  • My biggest issue is that way too many of the police here are out to get their citizens for traffic violations. They will ticket you as many times as they want for the same violation in one day. They…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score90
  • Lisbon, IA
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.6km away
  • Population: 1,908
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  • Middle Amana, IA
  • City: 21.4mi / 34.4km away
  • Population: 423
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  • North Liberty, IA
  • City: 7.5mi / 12.0km away
  • Population: 16,984
  • I love living in North Liberty, part of America's Heartland, and I cannot even begin to fathom living anywhere else! This place truly gives the small town feeling with the big city accommodations and…[read more]
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  • Mount Vernon, IA
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.0km away
  • Population: 4,487
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  • West Branch, IA
  • City: 9.8mi / 15.8km away
  • Population: 2,581
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  • Solon, IA
  • City: 10.5mi / 16.9km away
  • Population: 2,399
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  • University Heights, IA
  • City: 1.5mi / 2.4km away
  • Population: 1,255
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  • Walford, IA
  • City: 21.9mi / 35.2km away
  • Population: 1,428
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  • Mechanicsville, IA
  • City: 22.4mi / 36.0km away
  • Population: 1,052
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  • Frytown, IA
  • City: 15.0mi / 24.1km away
  • Population: 84
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  • Oxford, IA
  • City: 14.2mi / 22.9km away
  • Population: 874
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  • Coralville, IA
  • City: 4.5mi / 7.3km away
  • Population: 20,078
  • I had a quiet, enjoyable time while living in Coralville Iowa. The town is located in Johnson County and is a suburb of Iowa City. It houses the historical Edgewater Park Campsite which is more than…[read more]
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  • Kalona, IA
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • Population: 2,479
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  • Lone Tree, IA
  • City: 12.9mi / 20.7km away
  • Population: 1,482
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  • Swisher, IA
  • City: 15.5mi / 24.9km away
  • Population: 846
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  • Ely, IA
  • City: 15.8mi / 25.4km away
  • Population: 2,133
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  • Fairfax, IA
  • City: 22.3mi / 35.9km away
  • Population: 2,418
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  • Shueyville, IA
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • Population: 570
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  • Wellman, IA
  • City: 20.4mi / 32.8km away
  • Population: 1,365
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  • Stanwood, IA
  • City: 25.6mi / 41.2km away
  • Population: 562
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  • Amana, IA
  • City: 20.4mi / 32.8km away
  • Population: 367
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  • West Liberty, IA
  • City: 15.0mi / 24.1km away
  • Population: 3,737
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  • Hills, IA
  • City: 6.9mi / 11.1km away
  • Population: 730
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  • Riverside, IA
  • City: 12.1mi / 19.5km away
  • Population: 1,054
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  • Tiffin, IA
  • City: 7.6mi / 12.3km away
  • Population: 2,530
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  • East Amana, IA
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • Population: 40
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  • Nichols, IA
  • City: 16.8mi / 27.0km away
  • Population: 360
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  • Homestead, IA
  • City: 19.1mi / 30.8km away
  • Population: 178
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  • Atalissa, IA
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.7km away
  • Population: 339
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  • Conesville, IA
  • City: 21.3mi / 34.3km away
  • Population: 617

Listed above are the best places to live in Iowa City, IA for 2021. 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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