An attractive neighborhood modeled after the historic neighborhoods of America’’s late 19th and early 20th century towns, the Peninsula Neighborhood was planned by the city of Iowa City with cooperation and input into its design by local residents. Based on planning principles of the spreading New Urbanism movement first popular on the East and West Coasts in such notable neighborhoods as "Celebration" and "Seaside," it is a pedestrian-friendly community with parks and common areas. Its location near a dog park has also made it a favorite for dog owners. The neighborhood features parks, playgrounds, trails, upcoming shops/eateries, and a community setting. Being on the Downtown/Manville Heights bus route as well as having convenient access to interstate highways have made the neighborhood popular with commuting families, graduate students, faculty, health and legal professionals and university staff. Low maintenance options including snow removal and lawn care have made the neighborhood ideal for busy families.
Location: South on Dubuque off I-80, right on Foster Road, follow to the Peninsula Neighborhood
Origin: The Peninsula Neighborhood began with a courageous vision of a neighborhood modeled after the historic neighborhoods of the upper MidWest. Officials from the City of Iowa City wanted to create an alternative to the typical, sprawling or cookie-cutter development so common throughout the country. They wanted a different kind of neighborhood, one that would be a destination, cherished by its owners for generations.
Schools: Lincoln Elementary, Southeast Junior High, City High School