The Ultimate Guide to Iowa City Neighborhoods and Suburbs

Moving to the Iowa City Area?

Check out our “Moving to Iowa City Guide” and learn everything you need to know, from buying and selling your house, to schools, grocery stores, neighborhoods, and more! Brought to you by The Bails Team at Urban Acres Real Estate. 

Iowa City Neighborhoods and Suburbs

Update April 12, 2023

Iowa City is a wonderful place to live; currently ranks Iowa City as #4 out of the top 100 best places to live for 2019. This City of Literature, with a population of roughly 70,000, is a small but bustling college town packed to the brim with arts and culture. The University of Iowa and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics draw people from all over the world to this pretty city on the Iowa river, and thousands more flock to the area every summer for festivals such as the Iowa Arts Festival and Iowa City Jazz Fest. We Iowa Citians pride ourselves on our education, our culture, and our Hawkeyes, and we welcome outsiders with open arms to come and see why we love this town so much.

If you’re moving to the Iowa City area, choosing where to live can be a big decision. With many suburbs, small towns, and neighborhoods to choose from, it can be hard to decide which area is right for you. Luckily, we enlisted the help of moms from all over the area to share what they love about their neighborhoods or towns and why. Then we asked The Bails Team at Urban Acres Real Estate to share their expertise. We compiled everything into one guide to help you compare the benefits and amenities of each location. Now all you have to do is shop around, and see which one feels like home.

Welcome to Iowa City, happy house hunting, and Go Hawkeyes!

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Hiring The Bails Team at Urban Acres Real Estate means you’ll have access to the real estate expertise you need anytime, anywhere. This real estate team includes Mike Bails, Phil O’Brien, Marcy Willier, Chelsey Riggan, Briley Desmet, and Matt VandeBerg. Together, they have over 50 years of combined experience and a deep understanding of the entire residential and commercial real estate picture in the Iowa City area – it’s what they like to call a panoramic view of real estate.
If you are ready to buy or sell, give them a call today and tell them Iowa City Moms sent you!
Mike Bails | 319.321.5500
Phil O’Brien | 319.331.1701
Marcy Willier | 319.936.5899
Chelsey Riggan-Kuepker | 319.631.1434
Briley Desmet | 319.330.5078
Matt VandeBerg | 605.321.1700
Lianna is a homesteading mama of three: a sparkly seven-year-old daughter, a joyful five-year-old boy, and a confident three-year-old boy. After graduating from the University of Iowa’s college of education, she started Wondergarten Early Enrichment Home, a multi-age, play-based early childhood program. A self-proclaimed Queen Dabbler, she has a long list of hobbies (from gardening and canning to sewing and painting), and doesn’t mind being only mediocre at all of them. She lives with her husband, mother, three kiddos, dog, cat, rabbits, dwarf goats, and chickens on an acreage in the country. The Cornally family spends their time talking about education, learning how to grow and preserve their own food, and romping around in their woods.


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