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Old 01-05-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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what is a more desirable home area, Hunters Run area South of 218 or Coralville Highland Park area on a golf course? I will be visiting in Jan. I can't wait to see the area.
Personal preference, really. I think the Highland Park area is more wooded and a little prettier, but Hunter's run is a nice little space as well. Like I mentioned before, Hunter's Run (I didn't know the name of the neighborhood at the time) feels a little isolated, but that could be viewed as a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your preference. My gut reaction would be that Highland Park would be more expensive. You might also check into the bus coverage out there, if that is something you are interested in.

If you come to the point of needing a realtor, mine was awesome and I'd be happy to pass on her name.

ETA: Fleur is also correct...while I keep saying Hunter's run feels isolated, it is actually closer to UIHC and probably groceries stores and coffee shops than Highland Park is.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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Except for a Fareway(smallish grocery stores, not open on Sunday), I don't think Hunter's Run is that close to any grocery store. I'd agree that is might seem a little isolated.

One more thing...be sure to get any information on school attendance area from the Iowa City Community School District, do not rely on information provided by realtors, especially any speculation about new high schools being built in an effort to get you to look at certain Coralville/NL locations.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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I grew up right around Highland Park. It's a very nice area, expensive houses, wooded, large lots. I'd say it's probably about as isolated from downtown as Hunters Point for the most part. Hunter's Point you just deal with more stoplights and slower traffic. Highland Park you come down 1st ave, jump on the interstate, get right off at Dubuque and that dumps you into downtown. The hospital is going to be a little further.

Honestly, it's going to be a difference of a few minutes. They both have pretty easy access to the big mall, restaurants, etc.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I had a great visit and saw many nice homes in different areas of town. We really liked a home in North Liberty and another one in Coralville. Now, one more interview and we will have to make a decision. Thanks again!
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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It sounds like you like newer homes, but I have heard very good things about Lincoln elementary. We live just a few blocks away from Lincoln in the manville heights neighborhood, which is mostly older homes. And it's an easy drive to the Montessori for preschool. You can walk to the hospital or downtown if you like a more urban lifestyle. Cherry heights or something like that is slightly north and the children also go to Lincoln - that might fit the bill for you as it is still an easy drive to the university, and the houses are new construction.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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PandoraSF,

Can you tell me a little more about Manville Heights? I really like homes I have seen online in that area. Are there a lot of families? Is it quiet? Is it walkable to downtown and other areas? Can you tell me anything else about the feel of it? Is it "old money" or mostly faculty members or something else? Has it been easy to get settled in town? Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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I'd like some help. my husband got a job at UIHC and we are looking for a nice place to live.
we have a son, he is 3. Can somebody recommend me a good preschool program or elementary school.
thanks
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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Is it Horn elementary school a good school? their test rating is 9/10
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