A City Within a City

This quiet enclave town of 1,159 is nestled within the west side of Iowa City, just blocks from the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium, Carver Hawkeye Arena, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and popular restaurants like Stella. New businesses in recent years include Barre3, Sidekick Coffee & Books, Maggie’s Farm Wood-Fired Pizza, and more.

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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. 

Schools at a Glance

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Iowa City Community School District

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