Iowa City and its surrounding communities offer a variety of living choices in established neighborhoods where schools and city services are exceptional.

Iowa City is a singular community with big-city amenities wrapped in the convenience a right-sized place.

Iowa City Will Delight You

Mark Wilson, MD, MPH, associate dean for Graduate Medical Education, has called Iowa City home for more than 15 years and here’s why.


Surrounding Communities

Right next door or a short drive away, Iowa City’s neighbors offer a variety of settings for a lifestyle that suits you.


Quality housing exists within walking distance of UI Hospitals and Clinics and radiates from there. All types of accommodations are available and in plentiful supply.


You have several parking/bus options for making the daily commute to UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Schools and Families

Public Schools

Iowa City’s public schools are ranked among the best in the state.

Private Schools

Iowa City has a tradition of fine academic choices from preschool through high school.


Several possibilities await you for childcare services, including services on or near the health science campus.

Jobs for Spouses

The Iowa City area boasts several employment options with businesses large and small, including the University of Iowa, one of the state’s largest employers.

Cultural Connections


University of Iowa defines diversity in the broadest sense to mean inclusion of all persons, contributing to a welcoming, inclusive culture across the enterprise.

Spiritual and Ethnic Communities

Individuals from many faiths and backgrounds make Iowa City their home and provide welcome invitations to their activities.