College Hill Neighborhood

Living in the College Hill Area

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In addition to being an exciting place to work and play, the College Hill neighborhood is also an extraordinary place to live.

Located adjacent to the picturesque University of Northern Iowa campus, the College Hill neighborhood offers a unique blend of residents that includes families, students, university personnel and alumni, retirees, and other members of the community. The neighborhood features both historic and contemporary architectural housing styles, and is highly walkable with tree-lined streets and many bike lanes. Residents appreciate the close proximity to the university, the vibrant College Hill Arts and Entertainment district, the College Hill Farmers Market, the Hearst Center for the Arts, UNI’s biological preserve, and the city’s award-winning trail system.

Residents and landlords in the area also have the advantage of the College Hill Urban Revitalization Plan (CHURP), which offers partial property tax abatement and exemptions on residential property improvements within the College Hill Overlay District that result in at least a 10% increase to the value of the property, and can also be applied to commercial property if the commercial property consists of 3 or more separate living quarters with at least 75% of the space used for residential purposes (buildings only). Applications are available through the City of Cedar Falls’ Community Development Department and on

Between the easy access to numerous dining and entertainment options, the thriving art scene, and the prime location in the beautiful city of Cedar Falls, the College Hill Neighborhood is an area with something for everyone. Of all of the roles College Hill holds the one perhaps most treasured by those who live here is its role as a place to call home.

Map of College Hill District