About the Iowa City Area

The Iowa City Area Development Group serves the communities of Iowa City, Coralville, Kalona, North Liberty, Solon, Tiffin, Tipton, the Amana Colonies, and Johnson County.

Combined, this region has been recognized annually as one of the most livable areas in the nation.

Area Rankings 2015

Iowa City, #4, "Best College Towns," American Institute for Economic Research, February 2015

Iowa City #5, "Best-Performing Cities (Small Cities)," Milken Institute, January 2015

Iowa City #6, "Easiest Cities to Find a Job," ZipRecruiter.com, January 2015

Four cities (Marengo, North Liberty, Tipton and Hiawatha) in Iowa's Creative Corridor among "30 Safest Cities in Iowa," SafeWise.com, January 2015

Iowa City #6, "The 10 Smartest Cities in America," MarketWatch, January 2015

Area Rankings 2014

Iowa City #2, "Best Cities for Successful Aging (Small Cities)," Milken Institute, November 2014

Iowa City #4, "20 Best College Towns," Business Insider, October 2014

Iowa City "Winner - Best Place for an Encore Career" on "Best Places to Retire," Money, October 2014

Iowa City #10 on "Top Places to Live 2014: Best Places to Walk and Bike," Money, September 2014

Iowa City #12 on "Top Places to Live 2014: Youngest Places," Money, September 2014

Iowa City #10 on "Top 100 Places to Live 2015," Livability.com, September 2014

Nine UI Health Care specialties at the hospital ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" edition for 2014-15, July 2014

Iowa City listed among "15 Cities for Creative 20-Somethings That Aren't New York or Los Angeles," .Mic, July 2014

Iowa City MSA ranked #37 overall and #12 among "Small Cities" as a Leading Location for Economic Growth, Area Development Magazine, June 2014