University Heights in Iowa City may only be 10 square blocks, but it has its own city government and police department. This community is west of the University of Iowa campus and across the railroad tracks from Kinnick Stadium.
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The city protects the quaint feel of the neighborhood with zoning laws and regulations. Residents organize several events including the Family Fall Festival, trick or treating and other holiday gatherings.
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Iowa City, IA 52246
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University Heights was once known as West Lucas Township before the University and the hospital system started to expand west of the city. Two brothers, Lee and George Koser, predicted the expansion and started to purchase parcels of land. This land would later become University Heights.
By 1929, Kinnick Stadium and the General Hospital were built bringing the expansion right by the neighborhood. By 1935, the City of University Heights was incorporated.
Maggie’s Farm Wood Pizza: This is Maggie’s first brick-and-mortar location after selling pizza at local farmers markets. They are on a quest to bring the neighborhood, and all of Iowa, the best wood-fired pizza ever.
Farmers Market: Every Tuesday 5-7 pm from June to the end of September, you can drop by the local farmers market to buy fresh produce or grab a quick bite to eat.
Stella: A local hangout, Stella’s is known for their great burgers. Whether you’re headed to game day or Friday night dinner, Stella’s is a must-visit.