Iowa City, the home of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, is a community of around 70,000 people that love their city, their community and the Hawks. Iowa City is the fifth largest city in Iowa and offers a lot for young adults, married couples, families with young children and the senior population.
Iowa City has been voted “Best Place to Live” and has been recognized by many national publications. Iowa City has been recognized on more than 40 different lists. Several of the top highlights include:
- #10 “10 Best Cities for Singles,” – Kiplinger, April 2012
- “Top City for Starting Over in 2012,” – The Street.com, January 2012
- #5 “Top 10 Cities for Book Lovers,” Livability.com, September 2011
- #2 “Best Places for Business and Careers” list (smaller metros) – Forbes, April 2010
- “Healthiest Town in the United States” – Men’s Journal, February 2010
Iowa City was established in January of 1839 as a small Iowa settlement. There was a meeting between the two commissioners of a small settlement just south of Iowa City to select a new capital city for Iowa. They decided that the land would be perfect for the capital city and it was deemed the territorial capital city in June of 1839. It became the official capital city in 1841 after construction had begun on the capital building. Iowa City remained the capital of Iowa until 1857 when the capital was moved to Des Moines.
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