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419 West Zeller Street - 1
419 West Zeller Street
North Liberty, IA | Penn
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,050
1100 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:10 AM
***$300 of first month rent if moved in by Jan 1*** Beautiful views from this top floor condo in a great location in North Liberty. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath unit with an attached oversized garage. Near walking trails and restaurants.
1 Unit Available
115 Sugar Creek Lane
115 Sugar Creek Lane
North Liberty, IA | Wickham
2 Bedrooms
$750
Last updated December 3 at 02:03 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 115 Sugar Creek Lane in North Liberty. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
65 Golfview Ct
65 Golfview Drive
North Liberty, IA | Penn
2 Bedrooms
$949
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Brand New Homes Available for Purchase or Rent starting at $949/Month (Lot Rent Included in Rate!) Welcome to Golf View, where everyone is recognized with respect and warmth from our professionally managed and beautifully maintained community.
1 Unit Available
64 Golfview Ct
64 Golfview Drive
North Liberty, IA | Penn
2 Bedrooms
$949
960 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Available 12/31/20 Brand New Homes Available for Purchase or Rent starting at $949/Month (Lot Rent Included in Rate!) Welcome to Golf View, where everyone is recognized with respect and warmth from our professionally managed and beautifully
1 Unit Available
62 Golfview Ct
62 Golfview Drive
North Liberty, IA | Penn
2 Bedrooms
$949
960 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Welcome to Golf View, where everyone is recognized with respect and warmth from our professionally managed and beautifully maintained community.
1 Unit Available
480 Madison Avenue, #11
480 Madison Avenue
North Liberty, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
1020 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
AVAILABLE NOW!!! Beautiful 1,000+ square foot 2-Bedroom / 2-Bath Condo in North Liberty - Large 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condominium includes in unit laundry, gas fireplace, large deck, ceiling fans, central air/heat, stainless steel appliances, large
1 Unit Available
1147 Leann Cir
1147 Leann Circle
North Liberty, IA | Penn
4 Bedrooms
$1,850
2190 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Newer 4 Bedroom 3 bath Unit - Large and efficient ranch plan with full finished walk-out basement. The main level has two bedrooms, the master has a private bath and walk-in closet.
1 Unit Available
300 Sunset Place
300 Sunset Place
North Liberty, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1732 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:35 AM
3 Bed/2.5 Bath available in December - Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in North Liberty tucked away from the hustle and bustle yet located in one of the fastest growing areas.
1 Unit Available
505 Penn Court, #8
505 Penn Ct
North Liberty, IA
2 Bedrooms
$925
842 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
505 Penn Court, #8 Available 08/01/20 2 bedroom condo in North Liberty - Clean 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 2nd-floor condo conveniently located close to I-380 Corridor, walking trails, shops, and restaurants.
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The Hampton at Coral Ridge
2260 10th St
Coralville, IA | Kirkwood
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,277
1215 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:46 AM
Two- and three-bedroom homes with walk-in closets, central air-conditioning and plush carpeting. The pet-friendly community has a well-equipped fitness center, a dog park and on-site laundry. Coral Ridge Mall is just seven minutes away.
1 Unit Available
1300 Melrose Ave - 308
1300 Melrose Ave
Iowa City, IA | Northwest
1 Bedroom
$1,500
980 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 03:10 AM
Close to Kinnick Stadium, West Campus and Hospital. Beautiful and filled with light. Upgraded appliances, quartz counter tops and includes 1 secured indoor parking space. One University Place features a mix of commercial and residential units.
1 Unit Available
1303 5th Street - 608, Unit 608
1303 5th Street
Coralville, IA | Downtown Coralville
Studio
$1,200
1 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 03:10 AM
Top floor luxurious Unfurnished studio available for lease. Wall to wall windows, high end finishes, Washer and Dryer in unit. Luxury vinyl plank flooring, updated appliances in kitchenette.
1 Unit Available
1587 McCleary Lane
1587 Mccleary Lane
Iowa City, IA | Peninsula Area
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1550 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:10 AM
**One month free with a 13 month lease** **We allow short term leases** Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the Peninsula Neighborhood. Private balcony overlooking the Peninsula Neighborhood.
1 Unit Available
1644 Foster Road
1644 Foster Rd
Iowa City, IA | Manville Heights
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1260 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:10 AM
**Reduced rent from $1650 down to $1350 for 6 month leases** Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the Peninsula Neighborhood with a large balcony to enjoy the beauty of the neighborhood! -Pet Friendly for no additional rent! (only a $500 pet
1 Unit Available
2179 Willenbrock Circle
2179 Willenbrock Circle
Iowa City, IA | Peninsula Area
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1420 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:10 AM
**Reduced rent from $1650 down to $1250 for 6 month leases** Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the Peninsula Neighborhood with a large balcony to enjoy the beauty of the neighborhood! -Pet Friendly for no additional rent! (only a $500 pet
1 Unit Available
1515 McCleary Lane
1515 Mccleary Lane
Iowa City, IA | Peninsula Area
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1260 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:10 AM
**Reduced rent from $1650 down to $1250 for 6 month leases** Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the Peninsula Neighborhood with a large balcony to enjoy the beauty of the neighborhood! -Pet Friendly for no additional rent! (only a $500 pet
1 Unit Available
1300 Melrose Ave - 207
1300 Melrose Ave
University Heights, IA | University Heights
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
1170 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:10 AM
Disireable 2 bedroom 2 bathroom luxurious condo at One University Place on Melrose Ave. Blocks away from UIHC, law school, Kinnick Stadium, and University of Iowa. All units feature high end finishes, washer/dryer, underground park, and more.
1 Unit Available
1477 McCleary Lane
1477 Mccleary Lane
Iowa City, IA | Peninsula Area
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1490 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:10 AM
**One month free with a 13 month lease** **We allow short term leases** Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the Peninsula Neighborhood. Private balcony overlooking the Peninsula Neighborhood.
1 Unit Available
1834 North Dubuque Street
1834 North Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA | Shimek
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
2016 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:52 AM
This multi floor TOWN HOME is available for 8/1/21 move in! Occupancy [Limited to 4 non-related adults] [VIDEO TOUR - ACTUAL UNIT - 1834 NDS] ---COMING SOON--- 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom townhome located in Iowa City.
1 Unit Available
2867 Spring Rose Circle
2867 Spring Rose Cir
Coralville, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1175 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:52 AM
This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom 3rd Floor Condo is available for 12/1/20 Move In! [VIDEO TOUR - ACTUAL UNIT - 2867 #309] ---COMING SOON--- 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom luxury condo located in Coralville! This stylish 3rd floor [TOP] unit is in a secured
1 Unit Available
1035 River Street
1035 River St
Iowa City, IA | Manville Heights
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
2208 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:52 AM
This Multi Floor House is Available for IMMEDIATE Move In! Occupancy [Limited to 4 non-related adults] [VIDEO TOUR - ACTUAL UNIT - 1035] https://youtu.be/mzx5cJCDZlM 3 Bedroom + Bonus Room, 3.
1 Unit Available
258 Black Springs Circle
258 Black Springs Circle
Iowa City, IA | Manville Heights
2 Bedrooms
$1,499
1060 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:52 AM
This HOUSE is available for IMMEDIATE move in! Occupancy [Limited to 3 non-related adults] [VIDEO TOUR - ACTUAL UNIT] https://youtu.
1 Unit Available
604 Calla Lily Way
604 Calla Lily Way
Tiffin, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
Last updated December 3 at 02:03 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 604 Calla Lily Way in Tiffin. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
601 Lilac Street
601 Lilac Street
Tiffin, IA
2 Bedrooms
$995
Last updated December 3 at 02:03 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 601 Lilac Street in Tiffin. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Apartment Rentals in North Liberty start at $750/month.
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Apartment Rentals in North Liberty start at $750/month.
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While some North Liberty properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some North Liberty properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around North Liberty. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Mount Mercy University, and Coe College.

City Guide

North Liberty
Ever lived in a town that's won an award? North Liberty, Iowa, can make this claim to fame. Money Magazine named it one of the best small towns in the entire country.
Ever lived in a town that's won an award? North Liberty, Iowa, can make this claim to fame. Money Magazine named it one of the best small towns in the entire country.

Located near Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Iowa, is a nice slice of suburbia. This smallish Midwest town spans a little more than 7 square miles and is called home by about 13,374 people. The town was called North Bend way back when, thanks to its location near the spot where the Iowa River bends. Now, though, people just stick to North Liberty, and the town is one of the fastest growing in the entire state. Who can really say why so many people end up here? Its great location close to Iowa City and Cedar Rapids probably has something to do with it. Its host of outdoor attractions, recreational amenities and flat-out options for fun probably don't hurt either.

Moving to North Liberty

It's far from sunny Florida, but it does get hot and humid here. In the summer, you can expect temperatures well into the 80s and even some days that clear 100. Winters have bite, with average winter temperatures in the 20s, so load up the van for a spring or fall move. You won't enjoy unloading your couch when temperatures drop to a frosty 25 degrees below zero in town.

Besides choosing the mildest time of the year to move, you'll also want to head into town prepared. Make sure you have proof of income and references to give to landlords. Have your checkbook on hand, as well. Landlords typically want a deposit to hold an apartment or house rental. Showing up prepared to put money down can go a long way toward impressing those in a position to say yes or no.

If you're moving to North Liberty with pets in tow, here's what you need to know: You'll need a license for your dog, but cats get away scot-free. Who said life was fair? Fortunately, it's fairly easy to find a pet-friendly apartment to rent. Be prepared for it to cost you extra, though. Some landlords require a pet deposit while others charge extra rent if you have an animal as a roomie. If you find a rental property that will accept your critter without charging more, jump on it. It won't stay vacant for long.

Moving to North Liberty
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It's far from sunny Florida, but it does get hot and humid here. In the summer, you can expect temperatures well into the 80s and even some days that clear 100. Winters have bite, with average winter temperatures in the 20s, so load up the van for a spring or fall move. You won't enjoy unloading your couch when temperatures drop to a frosty 25 degrees below zero in town.

Besides choosing the mildest time of the year to move, you'll also want to head into town prepared. Make sure you have proof of income and references to give to landlords. Have your checkbook on hand, as well. Landlords typically want a deposit to hold an apartment or house rental. Showing up prepared to put money down can go a long way toward impressing those in a position to say yes or no.

If you're moving to North Liberty with pets in tow, here's what you need to know: You'll need a license for your dog, but cats get away scot-free. Who said life was fair? Fortunately, it's fairly easy to find a pet-friendly apartment to rent. Be prepared for it to cost you extra, though. Some landlords require a pet deposit while others charge extra rent if you have an animal as a roomie. If you find a rental property that will accept your critter without charging more, jump on it. It won't stay vacant for long.

Neighborhoods in North Liberty

Neighborhoods in this town tend to have that suburban flair. There are plenty of parks here, and you can have your fill of grass and trees even if you never set foot in one. There are also plenty of grocery stores and restaurants. You might even find a bar or two. Get ready for lots of driving, though. North Liberty folks aren't big on walking. Some parts of town can be a little pricey. In fact, rents in the three listed below are a bit higher than average for the state. Still, they're a lot lower than rental rates in many cities across America. Look at the rents in the Big Apple, and you'll never complain again.

City Center: If the words City Center make you think of high-rises and lightning-fast subways, take some time to think again. Did you forget this was the suburbs? Instead, think single-family houses and townhouses for rent at rates a bit higher than the rest of the state. After you check out rentals here, head to the park with a fattening treat you picked up at the local Dairy Queen. The neighborhood only has a WalkScore of 26, but at least you can get there on foot.

** Oxford / Tiffin:** This is still the heart of suburbia. One of the best things about this area is you'll have the Augusta Restaurant and Seven Villages Restaurant to keep you well-fed. Hope you can afford a car, though. This neighborhood has a WalkScore of 0.

Penn: So there's good news and bad news about almost any place to live. First the good news: It's not hard to find an apartment in North Liberty here. You'll find plenty of apartment complexes and single-family property rentals here, and prices aren't too shabby. Also good -- you'll get to check out Penn Meadows Park, Rookies Fine Foods and Spirits and Capanna Coffee and Gelato. The bad news? Penn's WalkScore is only 8. You'll need wheels to get around to almost anywhere worth going.

Neighborhoods in North Liberty
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Neighborhoods in this town tend to have that suburban flair. There are plenty of parks here, and you can have your fill of grass and trees even if you never set foot in one. There are also plenty of grocery stores and restaurants. You might even find a bar or two. Get ready for lots of driving, though. North Liberty folks aren't big on walking. Some parts of town can be a little pricey. In fact, rents in the three listed below are a bit higher than average for the state. Still, they're a lot lower than rental rates in many cities across America. Look at the rents in the Big Apple, and you'll never complain again.

City Center: If the words City Center make you think of high-rises and lightning-fast subways, take some time to think again. Did you forget this was the suburbs? Instead, think single-family houses and townhouses for rent at rates a bit higher than the rest of the state. After you check out rentals here, head to the park with a fattening treat you picked up at the local Dairy Queen. The neighborhood only has a WalkScore of 26, but at least you can get there on foot.

** Oxford / Tiffin:** This is still the heart of suburbia. One of the best things about this area is you'll have the Augusta Restaurant and Seven Villages Restaurant to keep you well-fed. Hope you can afford a car, though. This neighborhood has a WalkScore of 0.

Penn: So there's good news and bad news about almost any place to live. First the good news: It's not hard to find an apartment in North Liberty here. You'll find plenty of apartment complexes and single-family property rentals here, and prices aren't too shabby. Also good -- you'll get to check out Penn Meadows Park, Rookies Fine Foods and Spirits and Capanna Coffee and Gelato. The bad news? Penn's WalkScore is only 8. You'll need wheels to get around to almost anywhere worth going.

Living in North Liberty

There are rules here for such things as how long you can allow your grass to grow, when you have to shovel and which types of home improvement projects you can do without a permit. If you're cool with that, you'll get to enjoy acres of green space, hiking trails, and places to walk man's best friend. The North Liberty Community Center offers a ton of recreational activities, and the town puts on lots of special events. There are enough fairs to keep you in cotton candy for months. Arts and entertainment are definitely not lacking here, and you can even find places to let loose and down a few after dark.

If you like to get out to shows, and you're really not happy unless you're taking in world-class performances, you'll be over the moon to learn of two nearby venues. The US Cellular Center, located in Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City's Hancher Auditorium serve up shows you won't want to miss. Who says you can't get a serving of small town living with a side of big city appeal?

Living in North Liberty
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There are rules here for such things as how long you can allow your grass to grow, when you have to shovel and which types of home improvement projects you can do without a permit. If you're cool with that, you'll get to enjoy acres of green space, hiking trails, and places to walk man's best friend. The North Liberty Community Center offers a ton of recreational activities, and the town puts on lots of special events. There are enough fairs to keep you in cotton candy for months. Arts and entertainment are definitely not lacking here, and you can even find places to let loose and down a few after dark.

If you like to get out to shows, and you're really not happy unless you're taking in world-class performances, you'll be over the moon to learn of two nearby venues. The US Cellular Center, located in Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City's Hancher Auditorium serve up shows you won't want to miss. Who says you can't get a serving of small town living with a side of big city appeal?

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North Liberty
Ever lived in a town that's won an award? North Liberty, Iowa, can make this claim to fame. Money Magazine named it one of the best small towns in the entire country.
Ever lived in a town that's won an award? North Liberty, Iowa, can make this claim to fame. Money Magazine named it one of the best small towns in the entire country.

Located near Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Iowa, is a nice slice of suburbia. This smallish Midwest town spans a little more than 7 square miles and is called home by about 13,374 people. The town was called North Bend way back when, thanks to its location near the spot where the Iowa River bends. Now, though, people just stick to North Liberty, and the town is one of the fastest growing in the entire state. Who can really say why so many people end up here? Its great location close to Iowa City and Cedar Rapids probably has something to do with it. Its host of outdoor attractions, recreational amenities and flat-out options for fun probably don't hurt either.

Moving to North Liberty

It's far from sunny Florida, but it does get hot and humid here. In the summer, you can expect temperatures well into the 80s and even some days that clear 100. Winters have bite, with average winter temperatures in the 20s, so load up the van for a spring or fall move. You won't enjoy unloading your couch when temperatures drop to a frosty 25 degrees below zero in town.

Besides choosing the mildest time of the year to move, you'll also want to head into town prepared. Make sure you have proof of income and references to give to landlords. Have your checkbook on hand, as well. Landlords typically want a deposit to hold an apartment or house rental. Showing up prepared to put money down can go a long way toward impressing those in a position to say yes or no.

If you're moving to North Liberty with pets in tow, here's what you need to know: You'll need a license for your dog, but cats get away scot-free. Who said life was fair? Fortunately, it's fairly easy to find a pet-friendly apartment to rent. Be prepared for it to cost you extra, though. Some landlords require a pet deposit while others charge extra rent if you have an animal as a roomie. If you find a rental property that will accept your critter without charging more, jump on it. It won't stay vacant for long.

Moving to North Liberty
+

It's far from sunny Florida, but it does get hot and humid here. In the summer, you can expect temperatures well into the 80s and even some days that clear 100. Winters have bite, with average winter temperatures in the 20s, so load up the van for a spring or fall move. You won't enjoy unloading your couch when temperatures drop to a frosty 25 degrees below zero in town.

Besides choosing the mildest time of the year to move, you'll also want to head into town prepared. Make sure you have proof of income and references to give to landlords. Have your checkbook on hand, as well. Landlords typically want a deposit to hold an apartment or house rental. Showing up prepared to put money down can go a long way toward impressing those in a position to say yes or no.

If you're moving to North Liberty with pets in tow, here's what you need to know: You'll need a license for your dog, but cats get away scot-free. Who said life was fair? Fortunately, it's fairly easy to find a pet-friendly apartment to rent. Be prepared for it to cost you extra, though. Some landlords require a pet deposit while others charge extra rent if you have an animal as a roomie. If you find a rental property that will accept your critter without charging more, jump on it. It won't stay vacant for long.

Neighborhoods in North Liberty

Neighborhoods in this town tend to have that suburban flair. There are plenty of parks here, and you can have your fill of grass and trees even if you never set foot in one. There are also plenty of grocery stores and restaurants. You might even find a bar or two. Get ready for lots of driving, though. North Liberty folks aren't big on walking. Some parts of town can be a little pricey. In fact, rents in the three listed below are a bit higher than average for the state. Still, they're a lot lower than rental rates in many cities across America. Look at the rents in the Big Apple, and you'll never complain again.

City Center: If the words City Center make you think of high-rises and lightning-fast subways, take some time to think again. Did you forget this was the suburbs? Instead, think single-family houses and townhouses for rent at rates a bit higher than the rest of the state. After you check out rentals here, head to the park with a fattening treat you picked up at the local Dairy Queen. The neighborhood only has a WalkScore of 26, but at least you can get there on foot.

** Oxford / Tiffin:** This is still the heart of suburbia. One of the best things about this area is you'll have the Augusta Restaurant and Seven Villages Restaurant to keep you well-fed. Hope you can afford a car, though. This neighborhood has a WalkScore of 0.

Penn: So there's good news and bad news about almost any place to live. First the good news: It's not hard to find an apartment in North Liberty here. You'll find plenty of apartment complexes and single-family property rentals here, and prices aren't too shabby. Also good -- you'll get to check out Penn Meadows Park, Rookies Fine Foods and Spirits and Capanna Coffee and Gelato. The bad news? Penn's WalkScore is only 8. You'll need wheels to get around to almost anywhere worth going.

Neighborhoods in North Liberty
+

Neighborhoods in this town tend to have that suburban flair. There are plenty of parks here, and you can have your fill of grass and trees even if you never set foot in one. There are also plenty of grocery stores and restaurants. You might even find a bar or two. Get ready for lots of driving, though. North Liberty folks aren't big on walking. Some parts of town can be a little pricey. In fact, rents in the three listed below are a bit higher than average for the state. Still, they're a lot lower than rental rates in many cities across America. Look at the rents in the Big Apple, and you'll never complain again.

City Center: If the words City Center make you think of high-rises and lightning-fast subways, take some time to think again. Did you forget this was the suburbs? Instead, think single-family houses and townhouses for rent at rates a bit higher than the rest of the state. After you check out rentals here, head to the park with a fattening treat you picked up at the local Dairy Queen. The neighborhood only has a WalkScore of 26, but at least you can get there on foot.

** Oxford / Tiffin:** This is still the heart of suburbia. One of the best things about this area is you'll have the Augusta Restaurant and Seven Villages Restaurant to keep you well-fed. Hope you can afford a car, though. This neighborhood has a WalkScore of 0.

Penn: So there's good news and bad news about almost any place to live. First the good news: It's not hard to find an apartment in North Liberty here. You'll find plenty of apartment complexes and single-family property rentals here, and prices aren't too shabby. Also good -- you'll get to check out Penn Meadows Park, Rookies Fine Foods and Spirits and Capanna Coffee and Gelato. The bad news? Penn's WalkScore is only 8. You'll need wheels to get around to almost anywhere worth going.

Living in North Liberty

There are rules here for such things as how long you can allow your grass to grow, when you have to shovel and which types of home improvement projects you can do without a permit. If you're cool with that, you'll get to enjoy acres of green space, hiking trails, and places to walk man's best friend. The North Liberty Community Center offers a ton of recreational activities, and the town puts on lots of special events. There are enough fairs to keep you in cotton candy for months. Arts and entertainment are definitely not lacking here, and you can even find places to let loose and down a few after dark.

If you like to get out to shows, and you're really not happy unless you're taking in world-class performances, you'll be over the moon to learn of two nearby venues. The US Cellular Center, located in Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City's Hancher Auditorium serve up shows you won't want to miss. Who says you can't get a serving of small town living with a side of big city appeal?

Living in North Liberty
+

There are rules here for such things as how long you can allow your grass to grow, when you have to shovel and which types of home improvement projects you can do without a permit. If you're cool with that, you'll get to enjoy acres of green space, hiking trails, and places to walk man's best friend. The North Liberty Community Center offers a ton of recreational activities, and the town puts on lots of special events. There are enough fairs to keep you in cotton candy for months. Arts and entertainment are definitely not lacking here, and you can even find places to let loose and down a few after dark.

If you like to get out to shows, and you're really not happy unless you're taking in world-class performances, you'll be over the moon to learn of two nearby venues. The US Cellular Center, located in Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City's Hancher Auditorium serve up shows you won't want to miss. Who says you can't get a serving of small town living with a side of big city appeal?