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    600 Westgate Street, Iowa City, IA 52246
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    535 Emerald Street, Iowa City, IA 52246
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    900 West Benton Street, Iowa City, IA 52246
    2 BEDS $915
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    2626 Bartelt Road, Iowa City, IA 52246
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    671 Nex Ave, Iowa City, IA 52245
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    1 BED $1,017
    2 BEDS $1,325
    3 BEDS $1,240+
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    210 6Th St. Apt #A4, Coralville, IA 52241
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    612 12Th Ave, Coralville, IA 52241
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    1526 5Th Street, Coralville, IA 52241
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    2260 10Th Street, Coralville, IA 52241
    2 BEDS $1,120+
    3 BEDS $1,410
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    2500 Holiday Court, Coralville, IA 52241
    1 BED $1,075
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    3 BEDS $1,375
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    3231 Redhawk St, Coralville, IA 52241
    1 BED $1,299+
    2 BEDS $1,635+
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    3231 Redhawk St, Coralville, IA 52241
    1 BED $1,290+
    2 BEDS $1,635+
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    10 Penn Oaks Dr., North Liberty, IA 52317
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    3 BEDS $695+

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Average rent in Iowa City, IA

$1,302/mo Iowa City, IA average rental price, July 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Iowa City, IA is $1,302.

Iowa City, IA apartment rent ranges

About 33% of apartment rents in Iowa City, IA range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 10% of apartments. Around 40% of Iowa City’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 3% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Iowa City, IA rent trends

Getting around in Iowa City, IA

80 /100
Very Walkable
37 /100
Some Transit
95 /100
Biker's Paradise
Walk Score®: 80, Transit Score®: 37, Bike Score®: 95

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Iowa City, IA last updated?

Prices and availability in Iowa City, IA were last updated on 26 Sep 2023.

What are the best apartments in Iowa City, IA?

The best apartments in Iowa City, IA are: Westgate Villa, Emerald Court, Seville Apartments, Pheasant Ridge and NEX Apartments.

What is the average rent in Iowa City, IA?

The average rent in Iowa City, IA is $1,302. Start your search for apartments in Iowa City, IA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA is between $915 and $1,325. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA is between $1,240 and $1,275. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Iowa City, IA.

What type of rental buildings are in Iowa City, IA?

In Iowa City 53% of the housing is rented out compared to 47% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of Iowa City’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 74% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 15% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Iowa City, IA?

The average age of rental buildings in Iowa City is 29 years old, with 49% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 4 stories, of which 82% are garden-style apartment communities, 20% are mid-sized buildings, and 9% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Iowa City, IA?

Studio apartments in Iowa City are around 3% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 26% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 55% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Living in Iowa City, IA

Iowa City, the seat of Johnson County, is a small city in the center of the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area and the fifth-largest city in the state of Iowa. Known for its creative community, growing economy, progressive mindset, love of the arts and world-class healthcare, Iowa City attracts renters from different backgrounds. Iowa City experiences a humid continental climate, with a four-season weather and average temperatures of 20°F to 73°F year-round. Wind chill and below zero temperatures aren’t uncommon in winter, but spring and summer come with warmer temperatures, though there may be occasional thunderstorm and tornado warnings. The Iowa River, which runs south, divides the east and west sides of the city. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is one of the top hospitals in the country, attracting researchers from all over the word.

Renting in Iowa City, IA

Iowa City’s west side offers more upscale rentals, with spacious homes boasting luxury amenities. Its’s close to the west side of the University of Iowa campus, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the VA hospital. The east side of Iowa City features various architectural styles including ranches, traditional two-story homes and split foyers. Recently built apartment communities with more affordable rents are found on the far-east end of Iowa City. Neighborhoods near the downtown area have mostly older homes on smaller lots and tree-lined streets. University Heights is the most popular neighborhood in the area, but rents tend to be higher here due to the proximity to the downtown area and the university campus. In Iowa City, landlords may require a security deposit before signing a lease. Renters usually pay an application fee and renter’s insurance. In addition, landlords cannot increase rent before the end of the lease contract and must give prior notice before increasing the rent or ending the lease.

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Shopping in Iowa City, IA

Iowa City Marketplace and Old Capitol Town Center are the largest and most popular shopping venues. For more upscale brands, Iowa City renters shop at Coral Ridge Mall, located in neighboring Coralville. Major grocery and home goods chains in the area include Walmart, Walgreens, Menards, Dollar Tree, Fareway Grocery, Target, Hy-Vee and Trader Joe’s. The downtown shopping area is known as “The Ped Mall,” a T-shaped pedestrian area running through several blocks that hosts locally owned shops and restaurants. This area is also home to the Iowa City Farmers Market from May to October, where renters can find a variety of home-grown foods and craft goods.

Transportation in Iowa City, IA

Iowa City is somewhat walkable, so renters mostly use their cars to get around. Interstate 80 runs along the north edge of the city, while U.S. Highway 6 and Iowa Highway 1 run through the city. U.S. Highway 218 and Iowa Highway 27 bypass Iowa City to the west. For renters who opt for public transit, Iowa City has an excellent public transportation system, with bus and light rail lines connecting its neighborhoods and other cities. Public transportation in the city, university campus and downtown area is provided by Iowa City Transit (ICT) Coralville Transit, and the University of Iowa's Campus system. The freight-only Iowa Interstate Railroad and the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (CRANDIC) are also in use for railway services. Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are also available in the area. The closest major airport is Iowa City Municipal Airport on the south side of the city.

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