Homes in University Heights – A Sought After West Side Location
The City of University Heights is a small, exclusive cluster of neighborhoods on the west side of Iowa City. University Heights is completely surrounded by Iowa City and being a curious soul I wondered how that came about. It seems that George and Lee Koser were Entrepreneurs in their time and had the foresight to recognize that Iowa City would be expanding to the west. If you’re researching neighborhoods and have seen my posts about Goosetown and the Longfellow neighborhoods you’ll know that they are east of the river, and that’s the historic part of town. In the 1920’s the Koser Brothers bought up land in anticipation of growth to the west. They were right, and when that happened they were sitting on some prime real estate in University Heights!
Homes in The Horn Elementary School District
Homes in University Heights are in the Horn Elementary School District. The location is perfect for easy access to the UI Hospitals and Kinnick Stadium. The UI Hospitals is a teaching hospital and that means there’s a big turnover of homes every year when the new Residents and Fellow Physicians come to Iowa City. This constant “changing of the guard” makes for a very active real estate market on the west side of Iowa City. The University Heights neighborhoods are very popular with anyone coming to Iowa City for the UI Hospitals as many of the homes are within walking or biking distance, and if they’re not close enough for that there is a very good bus service in place for a real short and easy commute.
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The west side has developed way past University Heights since the 1930’s with all the amenities you could possibly need east or west of University Heights. There’s also access to I-380 exit 91 via Mormon Trek / Hwy 1. Coralville and all it has to offer is just a couple of miles away. The list goes on… If you’re relocating to Iowa City to be at the UI Hospitals, University Heights has probably already hit your radar. As is typical for Iowa City, the closer you are to the UI Hospitals or the University of Iowa, the more the location will impact the price.
Are you looking for the right Realtor to help you you navigate the complexities of the Iowa City real estate market, all the while looking out for you and your money? There’s lots to know when buying a home in Iowa City and I’m all about sharing information. When you’re ready to move forward with the purchase of a home, sound advice and guidance is just a phone call, text or email away. Call Denise now at 319-400-0268.