What makes Coralville a great relocation destination? I’ve written lots of posts about the advantages of Relocating to Iowa City. How about Coralville? Many people who relocate to the Iowa City area end up buying a home in Coralville, myself included. How does that happen?
There are many advantages to living in Coralville. The first is the easy access to the Interstate. This is a huge advantage if your daily commute requires a trip to Cedar Rapids or North Liberty as ours did. Coralville is also just 20 minutes away from The Eastern Iowa Airport. Both the Airport and the Interstate played a roll in our decision to buy a home in Coralville in 2000. Easy access to the University of Iowa was the last piece of the puzzle. My young sons were set to go to the University of Iowa and Coralville put us in the perfect location to fit in with everyone’s day to day routine.
Coralville is a smaller community with around 20,000 residents. It’s considered part of the greater Iowa City area – So close that the boundary lines meet in several places. This was very appealing to us when we relocated here too. My sons had a 10 – 15 minute commute to the UIOWA. The commute to the UI Hospitals is about the same, making Coralville popular with many of the Fellows and Residents that come to the UI Hospitals for their Residencies every year.
Location isn’t the only thing Coralville has got going for it! The rolling hills and the pretty tree lined neighborhoods are things clients have commented on when they first visit the area. I’ve had several clients looking at the west side of Iowa City when they arrived, but buying a home in Coralville, because they’re so impressed with the nice small town feel of this little town.
There are some very nice, newer neighborhoods in Coralville. The popular styles include ranch homes, two story and multi-level homes. There are an abundance of condos and zero lots in Coralville too.
There are four Elementary Schools in Coralville, (the 4th one being the new Borlaug Elementary School, right on the edge of Coralville and Iowa City). Northwest Junior High is also located in Coralville. Schools draw a lot of home buyers to Coralville. The small town atmosphere with the library and the aquatic center in the heart of town along with many parks and walking and biking trails make it a very family friendly place to live.
What Coralville has in Common with Iowa City is that it has something for everyone. I’ve already mentioned the Residents who like the location and the proximity to the UI Hospitals. Families like the green and rural feel of Coralville.
To top it off Coralville also offers the perfect solution for home buyers looking for somewhere to settle down ready for retirement. Living close to a college town gives Coralville residents the best of both worlds. In Coralville you get the many benefits of living close to Iowa City and the many cultural benefits of living close to a college town, while enjoying the space and freedom of living in a less populated area with all the amenities you need close by…. And if the Iowa Winters are not to your liking, the Airport is handily close by for Snow Birds to take off for warmer climates when the going gets tough…..
Relocating to the Iowa City and Coralville area? Helping relocating buyers and sellers is my specialty. I understand first hand the challenges and can help with insights and advice on all aspects of your move. You can reach me 7 days a week at 319-400-0268 or of course email works too!