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I have had a phenomenal experience in Iowa City over the past 4 years. Raised in Chicago, standards were high, and leaving the big city prepared me to expect nothing but corn fields and campus. Arriving in "the I.C.", I saw much more than just a campus. Its absolutely beautiful, with many shops, restaurants, and a lovely surrounding neighborhood. Not only upon arrival did it already have these attributes, but since then it has not stopped it's exponential rate of development! Its constant, and spectacular work is being done to the city and buildings. Renovation and construction have made Iowa City even more substantial. Apart from it's structural aspects, the neighborly vibe motivates a student on campus, like myself, to reflect the positivity back on a daily basis. I've never felt so welcomed by strangers in my entire life, and am not surprised by Iowa being credited for having the 'nicest' population. I've fallen in love with Iowa City, and will miss it when I return to Chicago.
Iowa City is a great college town with a nice, friendly and diverse population of people. It definitely feels like a community. There are a growing number of restaurants in the area, including local dining options, and it is continuously expanding. The culture of the area is one of my favorite things about Iowa City. It's also only 3.5 hours from Chicago, which can make an exciting weekend trip! If you have a lot of free time on your hands, you may start finding that there is not enough variety of activities to do in Iowa City, but if you are working a full time job or are a full-time student and have hobbies, you'll be just fine! It's a great place to raise a family as well.
Iowa City is a great college town with a lot of culture, especially for being in the heart of Iowa. The local people are extremely tolerant and welcoming. There are a lot of cool restaurants and shops downtown as well as quieter neighborhoods surrounding downtown and campus. Furthermore, Iowa City is surrounded by many great recreation areas! You can always find something to do regardless of your interests.