On the Move in Coralville
A Growing Community!
Coralville sits cheek to cheek with Iowa City in Johnson County, and is a major economic hub in the area with many headquarters, businesses, shops, restaurants and service providers. Its location next to both Interstate 80, which runs east to west, and Interstate 380, which runs north to south, makes it strategically located and appealing to people who commute for work. It’s home to a large regional mall, as well as several large retailers like Target, Wal-Mart, Lowes and Costco, so chances are that even if you don’t live in Coralville, you’ll be in town frequently for shopping. Coralville and Iowa City go hand-in-hand and are intrinsically tied to each other, and most people view them as a metro area with much cross over in living, working and playing.
Coralville’s downtown area has gone through a period of development and renewal in the past several years, and now houses an exciting blend of businesses, retail, condos and community venues. One such venue, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is a modern theater which showcases concerts, films and a variety of performances. View their line up here.
Coralville is a vibrant and growing community. One area of exceptional growth is the Iowa River Landing area. The IRL is a destination style mixed use development which is anchored by the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, a large University of Iowa Health Care medical clinic, Von Maur, and soon-to-be ice arena! There are many other speciality businesses to cater to your eating, drinking, and shopping needs in the IRL. In the mood for some wine? Try Louie’s Wine Dive. Have a sweet tooth? Try an out-of-this-world cupcake from Scratch Cupcakery. How about a hip grill with craft beer and rooftop patio? Get yourself over to 30Hop.
If urban condo living is your jam, and you didn’t know it was possible outside of the big city, be sure to request a showing of one of the chic Coralville condos in the IRL or the Coralville downtown area. If you lean more towards newer single family homes, Coralville has a lot to offer in terms of new construction with its strong housing market. Even with all that’s new in town, there are still tree-lined “old town” neighborhoods where old-fashioned charm takes the front seat. Get in touch, I’d be happy to show you around and help you find the right place to call home!
Coralville by the Numbers
How does Coralville stack up?
The estimated population of Coralville is 20,400 people. The median age in Coralville is 31.6 years.
According to the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors, the average single family home price (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018) was $320,360, while the median was $299,900 (Need a reminder about the difference between average and median? Brush up on your math terms here.) In terms of condos, the average price was $207,727, and the median sale price was $179,125. The average days on market was 62.
Keep Busy in Coralville
Things to see and do!
Coralville keeps people busy with a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. From the chilly days of winter to those easy-to-love summer evenings, there’s always something to do. For a schedule of events, look here. Hawkeye football is a big deal around here, so be sure to plan on attending a game, or at least experiencing our famous Hawkeye tailgating scene. To make dealing with the traffic and parking easier, you can ride the Hawkeye Express train on game days, which boards near I-80 and the Coral Ridge Mall at 2435 James Street. The trail will drop you off near Kinnick Stadium and in the middle of the tailgating action. For information about train tickets and schedules, click here.