Iowa City

Iowa City is Iowa’s fifth largest city, is home to the University of Iowa and has been listed as one of America’s “Best Places to Live.”

Grasshopper bench - Downtown Iowa City - Lepic-Kroeger, REALTORS®

The Community

Iowa City is a community of around 70,000 people that love their city, their community and the Hawkeyes, and is the fifth largest city in Iowa. The city offers a lot professional and recreational activities 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 and has been recognized on more than 40 different lists. Several of the top highlights include:

  • 2023 SBA Iowa Small Business Community of the Year Award – Iowa District Office, May 2023
  • #10 “10 Best Cities for Singles,” – Kiplinger, April 2012
  • “Top City for Starting Over in 2012,” – The, January 2012
  • #5 “Top 10 Cities for Book Lovers,”, 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 History

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 town 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. It remained the capital of Iowa until 1857 when the capital was moved to Des Moines.

Area Attractions

View some great things to do, places to see and food to eat!


  • 75 Agents
  • Established in 1972
  • Over 975 Years of Combined Experience
  • Average of Over 13 Years of Experience Per Agent
  • Iowa City Area Market Leader
  • 32% of all CRS Designated agents (Certified Residential Specialist) in the Greater Iowa City Area are LKR Agents
  • Our company culture supports the services our professional agents provide to their clients.

In 2023…

  • LKR had 17.18% market share of all MLS closed dollar volume
  • LKR had 16.8% market share of all MLS closed units
  • Average sales price of LKR single family properties was $337,310
  • Average of 58 days on the market
  • Average sales price to list price of LKR listings was 97.41%

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