North Liberty Iowa

Liz Erb Firmstone, Realtor®
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Iowa City - Coralville - North Liberty Real Estate

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North Liberty
North Liberty Iowa Realtor Liz Firmstone

Living in North Liberty

Quick Facts
    Population: 18,520
    Schools: 5 preschools, 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school
    Crime rate: 76% lower than national average
    Avg. Home Selling Price: $215,382
    Recognition: North Liberty received the Tree City USA award from the National Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program for a 19th straight year
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)
    Attractions - North Liberty is home to many outstanding attractions, and serves as a gateway to the many recreational opportunities afforded by parks, trails, Coralville Lake and the adjacent 14,000-acre Hawkeye Wildlife Preserve. The North Liberty Community Center offers many activities for all ages with two full-sized gymnasiums, meeting rooms, an indoor track, Kid's Campsite play area, an indoor pool and outdoor aquatic center.

Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City of North Liberty is $252,774, which is more expensive than 91.9% of the neighborhoods in Iowa and 62.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in North Liberty is currently $1,014, based on an exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 84.2% of the neighborhoods in Iowa.

North Liberty is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in North Liberty, Iowa.

Real estate in North Liberty is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the city neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In North Liberty, the current vacancy rate is 1.5%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 94.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in North Liberty is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in North Liberty, the city center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

A majority of the adults in the North Liberty neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Iowa by demographic analysis, which indicates it is better for executive lifestyles than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in Iowa. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students and urban sophisticates.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that North Liberty has more Swiss and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 4.4% have Dutch ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the North Liberty neighborhood's real estate landscape than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 47.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. Demographic analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhoods in North Liberty are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 78.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In North Liberty, 46.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.5%), and 12.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture - our learned behavior - comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In North Liberty, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (38.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report English roots (10.2%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.8%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the North Liberty is English, spoken by 91.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.6%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work - car, bus, train or other means ‐ and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in North Liberty spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (55.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (84.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

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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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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