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Downtown Iowa City

An Iowa City Neighborhood


Iowa City is a great city with lots of great neighborhoods to live in and fun places to hang out. And the heart of the city is downtown. Enjoy living in a beautiful, diverse community just minutes away from outstanding art galleries, entertainment venues, restaurants, bars, and shops. But when you're searching for Downtown Iowa City Apartments it can difficult to sift through all of the listings on the web or walk the streets to find places in the area that you're looking for.

That's exactly why ABODO exists. We gather listings from all over the web and we add new properties every day. And we do all this just so we can make sure that you've got the freshest list of apartments in downtown Iowa City to choose from!


If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.

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Iowa City:
August Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Iowa City Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the August 2020 key findings and figures for the Iowa City rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Iowa City and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Iowa City rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Iowa City Rent Prices Decrease From July to August

Iowa City rent prices decreased over the last month. From July to August, the city experienced a -0.27% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Iowa City one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $734.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from July to August, Iowa City experienced a 0.0% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Iowa City two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $932.0.

August Prices: Iowa City vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Iowa City and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have decreased in Iowa City over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 1 of the Iowa City suburb increased last month. On the other hand, 1 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Coralville, IA .

  • Rent decreased in North Liberty, IA.

  • 1 suburb is currently priced higher than the city of Iowa City.

  • 1 suburb is currently priced lower than the city of Iowa City.

August 2020 Pricing Trends: Iowa City vs. National Comparisons

Iowa City Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Iowa City over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Iowa City rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Iowa City one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's August 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Iowa City and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Iowa City and suburbs

1 BR August 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR August 2 BR M/M % Change
Iowa City, IA $736.0 -1.47% $932.0 -0.32%
Coralville, IA $936.0 7.83% $798.0 1.27%
North Liberty, IA $733.0 -0.68% $953.0 0.21%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.