A City Within a City

This quiet town of 1,070 is nestled within the west side of Iowa City, just blocks from the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium and Carver Hawkeye Arena, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and popular restaurants. The town regularly hosts ‘Coffee with a Cop’ events, where local community members join the University Heights police force to discuss town safety priorities.


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Despite the size of its population, University Heights has its own politics, mayor, and city council. Iowa City working professionals love University Heights for its proximity to the UI campus, and young families also enjoy the tight-knit community feel and convenient location. 

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Iowa City Community School District


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