Few neighborhoods preserve Iowa City's origins better than the Historic Northside neighborhoods of Iowa City. From Original Town to Goosetown and the brick-paved streets such as Brown Street, its heritage is authentic vintage architecture and its community pride in preservation. Homes in close proximity to one another and with front porches and mature trees are within ideal walking distances from hardware stores, restaurants, schools, parks, and downtown Iowa City. In recent decades, a number of historic movements began to preserve many of the homes, preferring single-family use over rentals, and returning older homes to their original charm.
Location: South of I-80, east of the Iowa River, and north of Market Street
Origin: In the winter of 1839 the city had been selected as the territorial capital. By June of 1839, the town had been platted and surveyed from Brown St. in the north to Burlington St. in the south, and from the Iowa River eastward to Governor St.
Schools: Mann & Shimek Elementary, Southeast Junior High, City High School