Iowa City, population just over 63,000, is situated in eastern Iowa overlooking the scenic Iowa River.
Iowa City is the home of the University of Iowa which is the center of education, cultural and sports activities for the region.
Iowa City was the first state capital of Iowa and the Old Capitol Building still stands on university grounds.
Lake Coralville is north of the city and offers 5,000 acres of water fun for residents and visitors.
Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Iowa City ranks high in crime, water quality, taxes and natural hazards risk. Iowa City ranks low in home energy use and recreation.
For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:
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