North Liberty is connected to what matters.
This thriving, family-friendly small town with easy access to big-city amenities sits in the heart of the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids region. It’s a place to play, as home to sweeping sunsets over backyards and open fields, ice cream on the way home from baseball after school and acres of parks. It’s a place to grow, with new schools and new residents, with rain gardens and heart and from toddlers to teenagers. And it’s a place with great schools, recreation and library programs, where the community supports each other at work, school and on the patio at the local restaurant. North Liberty is home to neighbors you know and people you love, and a place near Hawkeye sports, world-class healthcare, performing arts and shopping in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.
Strong Growth in a Full-Service City
Founded in 1913 as a small town on the CRANDIC interurban railway, North Liberty’s population has grown quickly over the past two decades, reaching 20,479 in 2020. Our community’s desirable location has driven residential and commercial growth, and North Liberty’s homegrown businesses including local media, regional financial, national transportation, emerging and cutting-edge biotechnology; and solar power entrepreneurs getting their big ideas off the ground. And soon, North Liberty will add the University of Iowa Health Care’s new $400 million healthcare and teaching facility to the community.
A Year Full of Fun
North Liberty offers year-round recreational opportunities with miles of trails, stocked ponds and more. Our community is close to Coralville Lake and its many attractions, adjacent to the 13,500-acre Hawkeye Wildlife Area and a few miles from MacBride State Park.
North Liberty is served by its Community Center, a resource for many activities for all ages. The center offers two full-sized gymnasiums; meeting rooms; and an indoor track, indoor pool and outdoor aquatic center. The Community Center is also home to the North Liberty Community Library, containing more than 88,233 pieces of material, include printed volumes and downloadable. Both the library and Community Center offer year-round programming, rental options and more.
Our calendar is full of community events. Each winter, we host a Beat the Bitter, an invitation to embrace winter like a Norseman and join the community for winter games and good cheer. Every July, Centennial Park plays hosts to Blues & BBQ, headlined by Grammy-award winners and full of mouthwatering smoky barbecue and craft beer. And there’s lots going on in between.
Schools to Count On
Students in North Liberty are served by two school districts, rigorous curricula and innovative public schools. North Liberty’s growth means we’re home to a state-of-the-art high school and numerous elementary buildings opened or updated during the past decade. There are other small, private schools throughout the county. Learn more about local schools.
Meanwhile, the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College offer innovative and highly regarded programs no matter your goals. Whether you’re a first-generation college student, life-long learner, non-traditional student, interested in the arts, science or technical pursuits.
Easy Connections to What Matters
North Liberty is located within two miles of Interstate 80 and is located on Interstate 380, known as the Avenue of the Saints, within minutes of the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids metro areas.
The CRANDIC Railway runs through town and provides access to the national railway system.
The Eastern Iowa Airport, located just south of Cedar Rapids, is a convenient 15-minute drive from North Liberty.