Living in Iowa’s Corridor

What do you look for in a place to live? The safety and well-being of your family is certainly important. The Corridor has been called one of the nation’s most “kid-friendly” metro areas, based on population, health, education, public safety, economics, environment and community.

Our area excels in studies ranking quality of life and livability when considering cost of living, income, home ownership and crime. Plus, Corridor residents exemplify the idea of neighborliness. We’re big enough to offer engaging opportunities, yet small enough to encourage everyone to participate and get involved.

Short commutes, averaging 15 to 20 minutes, add to the Corridor’s quality living.  Because our citizens can pick their pace, they have more time to enjoy their neighborhoods and community.

What does community mean in Iowa’s Corridor?

Iowa’s Creative Corridor connects, celebrates and supports all those who dream big, push boundaries and create here.  We support one region, creating, living, building together and being a globally known magnet for creative people, families and commerce.

Welcoming International Residents

In 2014, the City of Iowa City was named an International Welcoming City (part of Welcoming America).

This  nationwide program supports locally driven efforts to create more welcoming, globally friendly environments that maximize  opportunities for economic growth and cultural vitality and position communities as globally competitive, 21st century leaders.

Iowa City’s cultural diversity enriches our community and following the designation, an International Welcoming Consortium was formed to coordinate welcoming efforts throughout the entire Iowa City area.  Partners include the University of Iowa, the Downtown District, ICAD Group, the Iowa City/Coralville/North Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, Pearson,  the City of Iowa City and members of our international community.