Iowa City’s curious communities consistently earn national accolades for quality of life, including one of Livability’s Best Cities for Entrepreneurs and Top 100 Best Places to Live, alongside one of The Today Show’s Best Places to Retire. Those who call this place home love the cultural amenities, restaurant options and family-friendliness. It’s a place where many have moved away, only to return again seeking the sense of belonging this area provides.

Locals Love UsWhat does the icon mean? Locals Love Us starts with residents voting for their favorite places through an online survey. Locals want to share what they know and love about the community. Throughout our site and visitor guide you’ll see what our locals love distinguished by this icon.

For those planning to move here, we look forward to welcoming you! Our partners at ICR Iowa can help connect you with extensive career opportunities via the Talent Hub. Plus, they can pair you with your own personal Wingman to help you navigate the area. Explore our relocation and extended stay options, financial and health services and other community information to help make your transition as smooth as possible. If you’re considering a move, view our digital relocation guide and check out Livability’s community publication below. You can also click here and view the publication below for digital relocation information.