I found the following information about Iowa City (a city a have a soft spot for).
In 2008 Forbes ranked Iowa City #10 America's Smartest City. In 2007 Sperling's ranked Iowa City #5 Best Places to Live in the nation, and Outdoor Magazine ranked Iowa City the #1 Best Midwestern Town. In 2006 Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine ranked Iowa City the #10 Smartest Places to Live in the nation. Iowa City is located within 300 miles of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis. The regional airport isserved by 5 airlines. For more information on Iowa City, please visit: http://www.icgov.org/.