Iowa City...Your Lifestyle Community!

Liz Erb Firmstone, Realtor®
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Finding Your Place...
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Iowa City Real Estate

The lifestyle you want to live is connected to the community you want to live in, and the home you want to buy. That's why I'm committed to helping you make the right choice in finding your place.

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Quick Facts
    Population: 74,398
    Schools: 15 preschools, 12 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 4 high schools
    Crime rate: 15% lower than the national average
    Avg. Home Selling Price: $244,837
    Recognition: Ranked Second Best Places to Live by Livability.com, Named the only UNESCO City of Literature in the United States by the United Nations, 2nd Best Place for Doing Buisness by Forbes Magazine, 3rd Best place to live in America by Outside Magazine, 6th Easiest city to find a job by Zip Recruiter, Awarded the Silver Bicyclists Designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as an official "Blue Zone" community in 2016
Lifestyle Amenities
    Higher Education - University of Iowa (Ranked 31st by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Public Universities)
    Health Care - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Ranked within the top 50 of Best Hospitals for Cancer Treatment by U.S. News & World Report)
    Blue Zone Community - Iowa City has achieved an official certification as a "Blue Zone" community, a designation awarded to cities that offer healthy alternatives in food, transportation and other areas of living a healthy lifestyle.
    Biking Community - The city has adopted a Bicycle Master Plan which provides 100 miles of bikeways in the plan, including 72 miles of on-street facilities - like bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, bike boulevards - and 28 miles of off-street facilities, such as trails and side-paths.
    Walking & Running Paths - Iowa City residents and visitors enjoy an abundance of walking and running paths that inner connect throuhout the community, providing access to several parks, the University of Iowa campus, downtown Iowa City, the Iowa River, and connects to many intersecting streets and sidewalks.
    Cultural Events - Iowa City is always on "go" with events that appeal to many interests - you'll find events ranging from author readings and workshops to musical performances and athletic competitions...and so much more.
    Parks & Natural Areas - Iowa City is home to 42 parks and natural areas. Almost 100 percent (99.4 percent) of Iowa City residents live within 1/2 of a mile of open space areas, including the City's parks, schoolyards or natural areas.
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Iowa City Your Lifestyle Community!

Iowa City Real Estate Liz Firmstone Realtor

Iowa City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 74,398 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Iowa City is the sixth largest community in Iowa.

Iowa City real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Iowa City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Iowa City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Iowa City is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Iowa City who work in teaching (13.07%), office and administrative support (12.28%), and food service (10.20%).

Also of interest is that Iowa City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Iowa City is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Iowa City culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Iowa City really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Iowa City every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Iowa City. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Iowa City benefits directly from this.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Iowa City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.37 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Iowa City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Iowa City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Iowa City, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Iowa City is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 58.80% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Iowa City in 2010 was $27,336, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,344 for a family of four.

Iowa City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Iowa City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Iowa City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Iowa City include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Iowa City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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Liz Firmstone, Your Lifestyle Realtor
Liz Erb Firmstone, Realtor®
Broker / Owner | Firmstone Real Estate
BS Industrial Engineering | MBA Marketing
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
ABR, SRS, CNE, GRI Graduate

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Iowa City, Iowa 52245
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Whether you are looking for recreation, fine dining, cultural events, arts and entertainment or quality schools, health care and healthy living, the communities of Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty offer an abundance of choices for living the lifestyle you desire and in the home you deserve.


Wellness and healthy living goes far beyond just exercising and eating right, wellness and healthy living also includes whether residents have access to the amenities that support the lifestyle they want to live.

Availability and access to quality lifestyle amenities are key when looking for the home and community you desire. Each community within the Iowa City Metro area has its own distinct wellness and lifestyle amenities that offer residents and visitors unique features and interests that draw Millennials, Boomers, and the Golden generations to live, work, and play in these charming communities.

It's All About Lifestyle

The lifestyle you want to live is connected to the community you want to live in, and the home you want to buy.

That's why I'm committed to helping you make the right choice in finding your place. ~ Liz