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Average Rent in Iowa City, IA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Iowa City Studio - $900-22%
Iowa City 1 Bed - $1,200+26%
Iowa City 2 Beds - $955-8%
Last updated 6/15/2024

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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

Last updated 6/15/2024

*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 $900 to $1,200. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Iowa City, IA is $900. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,200. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $955.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-22%

Changed from $1,154 to $900
1 Bed

+26%

Changed from $952 to $1,200
2 Beds

-8%

Changed from $1,038 to $955
Last updated 6/15/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
2%
24%
39%
26%
9%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Coralville$1,429+24%
Marion$797--
Cedar Rapids$650-35%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
North Liberty$1,410+82%
Coralville$820-37%
Cedar Rapids$771-36%
Marion$765+9%
Tipton$650+4%
Hiawatha$650-12%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Solon$1,015--
Marion$1,010+27%
Muscatine$935+13%
Cedar Rapids$931+4%
Coralville$875-2%
West Liberty$825+3%
Hills$795+1%
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 Downtown Iowa City and Riverfront Crossing, where the rents are $1,400 and $1,400, a favorable comparison to Iowa City's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,200.

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

In Iowa City, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are College Green, Downtown Iowa City, and Riverfront Crossing. A 1-bedroom apartment in College Green averages at $1,440, in Downtown Iowa City it averages $1,400, and in Riverfront Crossing, the average is $1,400. For additional high-end living options, Northwest Iowa City offers 1-bedroom apartments at $775, and Creekside at $740. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,200 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 Northwest Iowa City, Downtown Iowa City, and College Green. In Northwest Iowa City, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $775. Downtown Iowa City sees average rents of $1,400 for a 1-bedroom unit. College Green offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,440. For those seeking other popular areas, Riverfront Crossing presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,400, and Longfellow at $600. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,200 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Iowa City, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
College Green$1,440+66%
Downtown Iowa City$1,400+67%
Riverfront Crossing$1,400+67%
Northwest Iowa City$775-7%
Creekside$740--
Longfellow$600--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
College Green$1,750--
Downtown Iowa City$1,700--
Riverfront Crossing$1,700--
Northside$1,150+10%
Melrose$1,100-8%
Northwest Iowa City$9500%
Harlocke Weeber$925--

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

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