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Iowa City, Iowa

I live in Iowa City, Iowa.
It is a college town. Home of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Go Hawks!
The town is very safe.
It has the University of Iowa Hospital here which is currently the largest hospital in the world and also big in research and cutting- edge medicine.
Most of the locals have college-level education and majority with more.
With the large hospital and 2 others and medical schools, it seems like almost everyone here is a nurse or doctor, it's nuts.
" Good place to get hurt " is our town joke!
There are over 30,000 college students and they appear to be having a great time partying with one another almost always.
I can never figure out how they ever graduate.
Oh well, they are having fun!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly town, educated, and more liberal and non-judgemental town in Iowa
  • Cons:If you dont like the Hawkeyes, you won't like Iowa City.
  • In a nutshell:Great place to raise family, not big city excitement though
  • Intro Updated Oct 26, 2004
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  • Bokhari76's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2006 at 4:52 AM

    Happy Birthday Jo. Have best of the day.

  • Feb 28, 2005 at 10:12 PM

    I loved Iowa a lot. I really did, very nice place with great weather. And VERY very friendly people. Even food there taste better then some other states I wonder why hehe. Thanks for the page. Majed

  • spgood301's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2005 at 10:57 AM

    Hi Jo, Iowa City looks great (of course, my dad's a Hawkeye-that helps). I also worked in Raleigh a few years ago-you'll enjoy it. By the way, nice dog!

  • abc_of_freedom's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2004 at 7:48 PM

    i like this city.. Very nice page. happy new year.

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2004 at 1:30 PM

    Great comments on Iowa City. I grew up in SW Oklahoma (Go Sooners!) and the normal wave there from the car is just lifting the index finger from the steering wheel. Tell your Mom I understand her. :-) Rex

  • SEALIFE's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 11:29 PM

    Hi friend, The earth is like a point .also We 'll want to see some beautiful places so much ,but our life is shortest than.What's a pitty. Greeting to you on VT.

  • american_tourister's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2004 at 10:23 PM

    Thanks for sharing info on life in Iowa. So many people don't know the simple pleasures that exist in the "flyover" states.

  • mapakettle's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2004 at 3:03 AM

    Jo wonderful page depicting every day life in Iowa City. This is the type of help people need if considering relocation. So true about winter driving. Good job... Pa

  • Vitalia's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2004 at 1:28 PM

    lovely place, keep up and good luck, Vitalia

  • radz's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2004 at 9:04 PM

    Thanks for dropping in my hompage.You live lovely place.


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