Many home buyers relocating to Iowa City end up in Coralville, myself included. Why do you suppose that is? I've written before about the many advantages of Relocating to Iowa City. Today I want to look at what makes Coralville such a great place to live.
Living in Coralville ~ Location, Location, Location!
There are a couple of very big 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. Coralville is also just 20 minutes away from The Eastern Iowa Airport, a 3 - 4 hour drive to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and about the same distance from Chicago. In other words it's strategically well positioned for a multitude of reasons for residents of all ages - students and seniors alike - who want or need to feel "connected."
Coralville is a smaller community with around 20,000 residents. It's considered part of the greater Iowa City area, which of course tips you off right away that Iowa City is very close by. This was very appealing to us when we relocated here too. My sons had a very short commute to the University of Iowa. (10 - 15 minutes at low traffic times). The commute to the UI Hospitals is equally short, depending on traffic. (Yes, believe it or not traffic does have an impact on travel times in Coralville and Iowa City, although this statement did earn me a funny look and a chuckle from buyers relocating from Rome). :)
Coralville ~ A Family Friendly Place to Live
As you can tell, Coralville offers a lot when it comes to location. It doesn't stop there though. Coralville has a lot more going for it! The rolling hills and the pretty tree lined neighborhoods are a hit with homebuyers relocating to the area who like the more open and spacious feel of this little town. Coralville is very "green" focused and there are many local projects, including the Brownfield Project that show Coralville's commitment to building a sustainable community for its residents. There are some very nice established and newer neighborhoods in Coralville, many of which are within walking distance of parks and/or walking and biking trails. The popular styles include ranch homes, two story and multi-level homes. There are an abundance of condos and zero lots in Coralville too.
Coralville ~ Not Just for the Young - Also for the Young at Heart
What Coralville has in Common with Iowa City is that it appeals to a wide demographic. Not only is Coralville popular with faculty at the UIOWA and UI Hospitals, it also offers the perfect solution for home buyers looking for somewhere to settle down ready for retirement. In Coralville you get the cultural benefits of living close to Iowa City, while enjoying the space and freedom of living in a less populated area with all the amenities you need close by. And along with all those cultural offerings, it's comforting to know there are two top class hospitals located minutes away with the UI Hospitals and Mercy Hospital. In fact three if you count the Veteran Affairs Facility. (The VA works closely with the UI College of Medicine). If you're relocating to the Iowa City area, Coralville is definitely worth a second look. I made the decision to relocate to Coralville 16 years ago and I'm glad I did!
Read more about neighborhoods in the Iowa City and Coralville area on my website.
Questions about relocation to the Iowa City and Coralville area? You can reach me 7 days a week at 319-400-0268