Goosetown - An Historic Iowa City Neighborhood

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Real Estate Agent with Cardinal Realty - Locally Owned Real Estate Company

Goosetown is in the north of Iowa City. The name Goosetown goes back a bit to when Bohemian immigrants settled there in the 1850's and kept geese in their yards. It's about a mile from downtown Iowa City, making it a very popular choice amongst  students and faculty relocating to Iowa City for the University of Iowa. Goosetown is on the east side of the Iowa River, which is where you will find the older period homes dating back to the 1800's.

What makes the Goosetown one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in Iowa City are the historic homes on larger lots and of course it's super location within walking distance to downtown Iowa City. Another good thing it's got going for it is easy access to I-80. Living in the north of Iowa City you have better access to the Interstate than anywhere else in Iowa City.  Elementary age children in the area attend Mann Elementary School. Iowa City has 41 parks so there are a few close by. The one that jumps out at me because of the happy name is Happy Hollow Park. The biggest parks close by are Hickory Hills Park and City Park.

Goosetown Neighborhood Iowa City Summer 2012

Click Here to view a list of homes for Sale in the Mann School District. Mann Elementary is within walking distance of homes in the Goosetown Neighborhood. At the time of writing this post there is only one house in the Goosetown Neighborhood on this list. As Goosetown is considered prime location homes typically sell quite quickly in the Goosetown neighborhood, especially if they're in a price range accessible for more buyers. It's worth noting that considering the dynamic nature of the MLS the number of homes listed may change depending on when you visit the link.

If you're looking for a buyer's agent who knows her Iowa City neighborhoods and is ready to help you find the right home to fit your lifestyle in Iowa City  give me a call at 319-400-0268 or drop me an email,  I'd love to hear from you!


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Sharon Lee
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Denise-This is a wonderful and detailed post about this historic area. I would enjoy the parks for sure. The larger lots are plus as well. Happy Summer to you

Jun 27, 2012 01:30 PM #1
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Patricia Kennedy
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Denise, this reminds me of watching The Music Man!  Like, maybe they could have filmed it there.

Jun 27, 2012 01:35 PM #2
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Denise Hamlin
Cardinal Realty - Locally Owned Real Estate Company - Iowa City, IA
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Hi Pat, that's an interesting thought. I wonder where the Music Man was filmed.

Hi Sharon, historic neighborhoods are really popular with relocating buyers and Goosetown is no exception. As you can imagine it's a more buyers than homes scenario, especially at this time of year.

Jun 27, 2012 01:46 PM #3
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Barbara Altieri
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Denise -- The historic information you posted can only be provided by an EXPERT in the Goosetown neighborhood. Buyers need to consult an expert for a home purchase and you are just that person for Goosetown homes.

Jun 29, 2012 06:11 PM #4
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