Iowa City is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the U.S. by everyone from Outside Magazine to the American Institute for Economic Research–and with good reason. It’s a community that takes pride in openness, inclusion, and safety. It’s a place where everyone’s welcome.
But it’s also a cultural hub, a gathering place for artists of every medium, the home of some of America’s most inventive minds, and so much more. Iowa City is one of just 28 UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world, and one of two in the U.S, establishing it as an international destination for creative thinkers. That energy fills the streets, creating a vibrant place that we love to call home.