Solon is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa. Part of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area, Solon is located a few miles from Lake MacBride State Park and the larger cities of Coralville and Iowa City. The population was 2,037 at the 2010 census. Continue browsing this page to see all houses for sale in Solon, IA and if you need to do a little more research before buying, check out the rest of this page.
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1100 Fifth Street, Suite 201
Coralville, IA 52241
Phone Number: (319) 351-7845
Solon was platted in 1840. It is named for the classical Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and lyric poet Solon. Ironically, the local high school’s mascot is the Spartans; Sparta was famously an enemy of Athens, Solon’s home. The National Register of Historic Places-listed Stone Academy is just north of town.
Solon is in close proximity to three larger communities – Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids. The town provides a good location for residents to live in a smaller community and easily commute to work in the nearby larger cities. The University of Iowa is also located in Iowa City, offering excellent employment and education opportunities to residents in Solon. There are several other communities in the vicinity that each offer their unique flare for people in Solon to enjoy. Solon’s economy is now composed of a few service industries, but still functions primarily as a bedroom community for the larger cities of Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Iowa City. Since 1990, construction has increased on the east, west and south periphery of the town. With the close proximity to Lake Macbride State Park and the Coralville Reservoir, as well as the excellent local school district, Solon has become a desirable community to live in.