Housing Trends & Amenities in the Shimek Elementary School District
Where are the best neighborhoods in Iowa City? I get asked this a lot and yet my opinion is subjective and wouldn’t help you pick a neighborhood to live.
Information is power and the best way to give you a feel for Iowa City neighborhoods is to introduce you to neighborhoods in Iowa City. Today I’m looking at homes and neighborhoods in the Shimek Elementary School District. Schools affect the desirability of an area and ultimately that will impact where buyers what to buy a home. (Regardless of whtheir place of employment will top that list. These are factors that also impact the price of real estate.
Amenities in the Shimek Neighborhood
A big plus of living in the north of Iowa City is that I-80 Exits 244 and 246 are close by. (Access to the Interstate is missing on the east side and something you should factor in if it’s important to you). Downtown Iowa City is less than 10 minutes away via N Dodge St. And as is the case with all neighborhoods in Iowa City, there’s a park close by. (Iowa City has 41 parks at the last count so regardless of where you live there will always be a park close by). In this case it’s Hickory Hill Park. Iowa City is very “Green.” And I’m not just talking about parks, the City also has a strong focus on taking care of the environment with a high focus on sustainable choices.
Housing Trends in the Shimek Neighborhood
Shimek neighborhoods have the lowest turnover of homes in the Iowa City area. In other words there are generally fewer homes for sale in the Shimek neighborhoods than in other neighborhoods in Iowa City. Home Buyers stay put when they buy homes in the Shimek neighborhood. In the Weber or Horn school district on the west side for instance they have a much higher turn over rate of homes with folks moving much more frequently. The takeaway from that is if you see a house in the Shimek neighborhood you like you should jump on it. No waiting for something better to come on the market – You might be in for a long wait!
Listings on this site are provided courtesy of the Iowa City Area MLS. Below are current active listings in the Shimek Elementary School District. The navigation link will provide you links to other Iowa City neighborhoods. Also included is information on Open Houses and auto generated market reports. My goal is always to provide as much information as possible to buyers and sellers. If you need help navigating the Iowa City real estate market, sound advice and guidance are literally a Call or Email away. Call Denise now @ 319-400-0268 or email works too.