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Average Rent in Iowa City, IA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Iowa City Studio - $1,125-2%
Iowa City 1 Bed - $1,199+30%
Iowa City 2 Beds - $890-15%

Local Guide

See what Iowa City, IA has to offer.

Local Reviews

There is a local restaurant. There is a coffee place. There is a private fitness place. I love walking the trails nearby.

It is an international community. There are lots of interesting things to see, do and eat. My favorite store is Crowded Closet. My favorite bank is Hills Bank. My favorite local convenience store is Kwik Star.

VERY WELL TAKEN CARE OF HOMES.WALK TO PATH TO PARK FRIENDLY NEIGHBERS.S AND STORES.NEW PARE EQUIPMENT.

Quiet, good people, grocery store nearby, a couple eateries. Our neighbors are great, the park is close, the streets are well-lit.

My neighborhood is isolated from the business of the city, while still being near all the amenities of a large college town. There is a young, well-educated population with lots of access to outdoor trails and activities. Also free public transport via the university bus system.

Free, abundant parking. Having the bus stop right at the community center. Pet friendly. Centrally locates.

Demographics

Education

High School

20%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

30%

Master's

18%

Doctorate

8%

Family Size

2 people

52%

3 people

20%

4 people

17%

5 people

8%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

51%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

6%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

16%

20-45

48%

45-65

17%

65+

10%

Affordability

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Iowa City, IA

In Iowa City, IA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $890 to $1,199. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Iowa City, IA is $1,125. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,199. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $890.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-2%

Changed from $1,148 to $1,125
1 Bed

+30%

Changed from $922 to $1,199
2 Beds

-15%

Changed from $1,047 to $890

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
22%
38%
28%
11%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Coralville$1,200+4%
Marion$810--
Cedar Rapids$650-43%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
North Liberty$1,515+95%
Coralville$820+4%
Cedar Rapids$780+2%
Marion$765+9%
Hiawatha$650-6%
Tipton$650+4%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Marion$1,025+29%
Solon$1,015--
Muscatine$935+13%
Cedar Rapids$931+7%
Coralville$912+4%
West Liberty$825+3%
Hiawatha$775-3%
Eldridge$725-9%
Tipton$700+1%

Compare Neighborhoods

Longfellow

$600

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Creekside

$740

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Northwest Iowa City

$775

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Iowa City, IA?

For renters in Iowa City seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Longfellow, Creekside, and Northwest Iowa City, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $600, $740, and $775 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Oakcrest and Downtown Iowa City, where the rents are $865 and $887, a favorable comparison to Iowa City's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,199.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Iowa City, IA?

In Iowa City, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are College Green, Manville Heights, and Downtown Iowa City. A 1-bedroom apartment in College Green averages at $1,440, in Manville Heights it averages $1,015, and in Downtown Iowa City, the average is $887. For additional high-end living options, Riverfront Crossing offers 1-bedroom apartments at $887, and Oakcrest at $865. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,199 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Iowa City, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Iowa City, IA?

In Iowa City, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Manville Heights, Northwest Iowa City, and Oakcrest. In Manville Heights, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,015. Northwest Iowa City sees average rents of $775 for a 1-bedroom unit. Oakcrest offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $865. For those seeking other popular areas, Downtown Iowa City presents 1-bedroom apartments at $887, and Riverfront Crossing at $887. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,199 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Iowa City, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Manville Heights$900--
Downtown Iowa City$780+3%
Riverfront Crossing$780+3%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Manville Heights$1,015+10%
Downtown Iowa City$887+6%
Riverfront Crossing$887+6%
Oakcrest$865+5%
Northwest Iowa City$775-7%
Creekside$740--
Longfellow$600--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
College Green$1,750--
Downtown Iowa City$1,450+82%
Riverfront Crossing$1,450--
Northside$1,150+10%
Manville Heights$1,100-2%
Broadway$1,025--
Washington Hills$1,025--
Oakcrest$955-9%
Northwest Iowa City$9500%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

44%

15-30 Mins

42%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4343

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 10 of 19 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 18 of 19 renters

Percentage: 6464

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 15 of 19 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Iowa City draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 36% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Iowa City are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 39% more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 14% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Iowa City.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 53% more gyms than average
  3. 24% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Iowa City.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 97% more pet facilities than average
  3. 38% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 41% more coffee shops than average
  3. 38% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. 43% more parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Iowa City doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 30% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 20% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 65% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Iowa City.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 18 of 19 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 18 of 19 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 18 of 19 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 17 of 19 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 17 of 19 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 17 of 19 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 16 of 19 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 15 of 19 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 15 of 19 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 15 of 19 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 13 of 19 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 13 of 19 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 13 of 19 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 12 of 19 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 12 of 19 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 10 of 19 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 11 of 19 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 11 of 19 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 12 of 19 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 14 of 19 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Iowa City

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About

Iowa City, IA

Overview of Iowa City

Contrary to certain pop culture stereotypes, the state of Iowa contains far more than cornfields, and Iowa City is proof of that. Home to the rigorous academics and competitive athletic teams at the University of Iowa, the world-famous Iowa Writers' Workshop, and well as an abundance of parks and festivals, Iowa City is both an affordable and culturally thriving place to rent an apartment and call your home.

Living in Iowa City

Iowa City was officially incorporated in 1841. Today, the city's population surpasses 70,000, and a diverse array of students, families, singles and couples live here.

Outdoor enthusiasts renting apartments in Iowa City will be pleased by all of the recreational parks and activities . You'll want to be sure to visit Hickory Hill Park and families will want to take a day trip to the Iowa Children's Museum, which has many exciting and interactive exhibits for kids of all ages.

Sports fans will enjoy home games for the Iowa Hawkeyes, the University of Iowa's athletic sports teams, while literature and music enthusiasts will also find Iowa City a haven for their interests. The city, praised for its writing program, hosts a number of literary events, including the Iowa City Book Festival, while music connoisseurs will want to check out the acclaimed jazz festival.

In terms of public transportation, Iowa City Transit provides bus service that serves the community.

Apartments in Iowa City-Study

The largest educational institution in the city is The University of Iowa, which has both undergraduate and graduate programs and is known as a Public Ivy university. The university offers more than 100 programs of study and has a total of more than 30,000 students. Another college located in the city is Kirkwood Community College, a two-year institution whose graduates often transfer to the University of Iowa. Students and faculty who don't live on campus can find a wide selection of places to rent in the downtown area and other nearby neighborhoods.

Apartments in Iowa City-Work

The city offers residents many jobs, especially in the educational and medical fields. The city's top employers are the University of Iowa, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and the Iowa City Community School District. They provide many employment opportunities for teachers, doctors, nurses and administrators.

Iowa City Neighborhood Guides

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