Category Archives: Iowa City

Won’t you be my neighbor?

Hey, who feels like buying a house in one of the sweetest little neighborhoods in Iowa City? There are a crapload of houses for sale in our neighborhood, and I while we’re really going to miss some of the wonderful neighbors we’ve found, it wouldn’t be such a bad thing to rejuvenate our little patch of the city and get some new blood. We’re a couple of the youngest people on the street, after all, and while there were tons of neighborhood kids around when Kevin was growing up in the house, there aren’t so many nowadays. We need a youth injection on the street. Here’s a few of the options:

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1100 square feet, $120k


3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1500 square feet, $225k
3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1500 square feet, $225k

And here are a few more on neighboring streets:

3 bedroom, 2 baths, 1200 square feet, $205k


2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1000 square feet, $207k
2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1500 square feet, $189k

And if you’re looking for something a little more fancy, there’s a Summit Street mansion for sale!

4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3100 square feet, $465k and on its way down

So, who’s ready to move in?

Rosie’s Best

Did I ever tell you about the girl who lives around the corner, who has a food blog and has a burgeoning-yet-already-successful business selling homemade granola? Or about the time that I made a stray comment about a beautiful teacup making an appearance in one of her posts, and then I went away for the weekend, and when I came home that same teacup was sitting on my front stoop with a gracious handwritten note? No, I never did? Better late than never, right?



You can try some of Alicia’s scrumptious granola by ordering some from her Etsy shop, Rosie’s Best, or stopping by the Iowa City New Pioneer Co-op. Check out her food blog, Culinary Bliss, to keep up with the beautiful local and nutritious food she’s whipping up. Congrats on your success, Alicia!

ECO Iowa City

Apparently, an organization has been started in Iowa City very recently that will help promote and improve environmental sustainability here in town. I just found out about it on Facebook, and I’m already extremely excited about it! It’s being managed by the Iowa City Public Library & the City of Iowa City Public Works Division and funded by the International City /County Management Association, and they’ll be focusing on urban composting & local food, energy conservation, urban stormwater management, and smart waste disposal. Some of the services they’ll be offering here in town will be:

  • seed and start give-a-ways
  • coupons for free Iowa City Community Compost
  • free compact fluorescent bulbs and winterizing kits
  • mini-grants for compost bins and rain barrels (apparently, they’ll be selling these at the Iowa City Habitat for Humanity ReStore)
  • free smart waste disposal events

If you want more information, please visit the website here, or the Facebook group here.

Hooray, sustainability!