New Madrid wrote:Thanks for the info, ISPVG!
For those of us who will likely be choosing Iowa and looking for housing...it seems best to avoid Apartments Downtown, right? Any leasing companies, landlords, or areas you'd recommend? I, for one, will need an affordable 3BR apartment or house for me, the wife, and two small kids. My first Iowa City visit will be on ASD, so we know nothing about the area.
I have a decent 3 BR apartment for $900/mo from Heritage Property Management; they have an on-site manager at this one (Van Buren Village) who is awesome, and will handle any problem you have at any time of day or night. This is in campus town area though, which might not be great for kids/family. Stupid drunk college kids abound.
Houser Rentals has some nice properties in Coralville, slightly more expensive, usually between 1000-1500/mo. Still close enough to the law school to make it a worthwhile choice (~2 miles), and probably more conducive to family life.
Avoid Lakeside/Dolphin Lake Point Enclave; mostly Section 8 renters, lots of crime (or at least more than average). Same goes for Broadway/Arthur St area. There are probably decent rental houses south of Highway 1, but I'd be choosy and check out the neighbors if you rent down there.