When choosing a new home, location is everything. It’s why most condos talk up their proximity to nightlife, venues, and so on. At Elevate, though, it’s not just talk—our premier location in the Corridor is truly unbeatable. It’s what sets us apart and makes life here so convenient—and so unique.
Located near both Interstate 80 and 380, Elevate sits at the heart of the action in the Corridor. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Coralville, you’d never guess that Elevate is only minutes away from some of the best shopping and entertainment in the area. Whether you’re a professional who commutes, a remote worker, a frequent traveler, or just someone who likes to be in the thick of it all, Elevate is the perfect place for you to call home. By bike, by car, or on foot: you’ll have easy access to it all. Here’s just how close we are to all the essentials—and the non-essentials, too!
Shopping and Nightlife
1 mile from Iowa River Landing
Just across I-80 from Elevate sits Iowa River Landing, which is home to some of Coralville’s best dining and shopping. Retail stores include Von Maur, Lululemon, and plenty of boutiques. A good meal is never far away, either: 30 Hop, Tribute, Backpocket Brewing, Vesta—the list goes on. If you feel like making a home-cooked meal and need to stock up on groceries, we’re also just blocks away from the Corridor’s only Trader Joe’s.
2 miles from the Coralville Strip
A few miles down 1st Avenue lies another retail hub: the Coralville Strip, a 3-mile-long stretch of Highway 6 lined with dozens of retail shops and restaurants, from local go-tos like Monica’s and Reunion Brewery to your national favorites, such as Starbucks and LongHorn Steakhouse.
4 miles from the Coral Ridge Mall
Eastern Iowa’s largest mall is located just a few miles west of Elevate. Coral Ridge Mall is home to nearly 100 stores, including Target, H&M, and Scheels, to name a few.
4 miles from Downtown Iowa City
Also situated only 4 miles from Elevate is the Iowa City Ped Mall, a brick-cobblestone pedestrian mall that serves as the epicenter of Iowa City’s downtown scene. Visit the many gorgeous murals that brighten the streets, shop the thriving locally owned stores and boutiques, or grab brunch or dinner at one of the many family-owned restaurants.
23 miles from Newbo City Market
Newbo City Market is located in the heart of the NewBo (short for New Bohemia) District. Much like the Ped Mall is the hub of Iowa City, NewBo is at the center of Cedar Rapids, both literally and figuratively. Here you’ll find local vendors selling handmade and homemade goods, concerts, events, and more good food than you could possibly sample in one visit.
23 miles from Downtown Cedar Rapids
Next door to the NewBo District lies the Downtown District. Nestled along the edge of the Cedar River, the streets are lined with theatres, shops, restaurants, and bars—overall, filled with some of the best entertainment the area has to offer.
0.4 miles from the I-80 On-Ramp
This one would be more appropriate to measure in blocks instead of miles! The easy access to I-80 means a quick and easy commute—not to mention convenient access to the entirety of the Corridor and beyond, from West Branch to Tiffin or from Davenport to Des Moines.
4 miles from 380-Interchange
Though we’re located in Coralville, our proximity to the I-380 interchange makes traveling to Cedar Rapids a breeze. Whether you’re commuting to work or want to take advantage of the many things to see and do in Cedar Rapids, you couldn’t ask for a more direct route or better access to the entirety of the Corridor.
21 miles from Eastern Iowa Airport
Travel frequently for work? Love to get away on vacation? When you live at Elevate, the world is at your fingertips with Eastern Iowa’s international airport, CID, just a 25-minute drive away.
Though Elevate is situated in a peaceful residential neighborhood, we’re still conveniently located within a 10-minute drive of many of the major employers in Iowa City and a 30-minute drive of many major employers in Cedar Rapids. It’s why so many professionals choose to call Elevate home.
4 miles from the University of Iowa
Professors, administrators, and staff alike will appreciate the short commute to the University of Iowa, the oldest public university in the state and one of the top public universities in the nation.
3 miles from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC)
The University of Iowa is also home to one of the most-awarded academic medical facilities in the country: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Stead Family Children’s Hospital. If you’re a physician, nurse, administrator, or other health professional looking for an upscale place to call home with an easy commute, Elevate is the place for you. If you’re based out of the Iowa River Landing UIHC location, your commute will be even shorter!
4.5 miles from ACT and Pearson
Rooted in Iowa City, ACT is one of the nation’s leading college admission tests, administered to millions of students every year, as well as a pioneer in education and workplace success.
Across the interstate from ACT is another front runner in the field of education: Pearson, who delivers learning products—from virtual learning to textbooks—to millions of people around the world. Both are located just a few miles east of Elevate!
21 miles from Transamerica
Transamerica provides investment, retirement, and life insurance solutions to more than 11 million customers across the nation and employs more than 1,000 people out of their Cedar Rapids branch, which lies just up I-380 from Elevate.
29 miles from Collins Aerospace in CR
Collins Aerospace, a leader in technology solutions for the global aerospace and defense industries, is one of the largest employers in the Corridor. Dozens of engineers, developers, and technicians commute the 30 minutes from Iowa City to Collins Aerospace every day. When you live at Elevate, that commute is easy; just hop on I-380 and head north.
24 miles from Alliant Energy
Rising in downtown Cedar Rapids, it’s almost impossible to miss Alliant Energy’s Cedar Rapids office. Overall, this Midwest energy company brings power to almost 1 million people and has more than 500 employees based out of their Cedar Rapids branch.
24 miles from CRST
Headquartered in the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids along the Cedar River, CRST is one of the nation’s largest private, family-owned transportation companies, employing more than 500+ drivers, technicians, and corporate employees out of Iowa.
24 miles from St. Luke's Hospital and Mercy Hospitals
Both located in Cedar Rapids’ MedQuarter (short for Medical Quarter), St. Luke’s and Mercy Medical Center are Cedar Rapids’ largest hospitals, with a total of almost 800 beds and 6,000 employees.
Arts, Culture, and Events
1 mile from Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse
At Elevate, you’re never far from the best entertainment the Corridor has to offer. Across the Interstate in Iowa River Landing sits Xtream Arena, a new, 5,100-seat venue built in 2020. Catch a concert, attend a University of Iowa sporting event, or watch Coralville’s new minor league hockey team, the Iowa Heartlanders, battle it out on the ice. The best part? It’s all within walking distance!
3 miles from Kinnick Stadium
If you follow Hawkeye football religiously, you’re in luck! At Elevate, you’re only ever a few miles from the action on game day. Head over to Kinnick and watch the Hawkeyes fight for victory on the gridiron and take part in the best tradition in college sports, The Wave.
2.5 miles from Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Want to cheer on the Hawkeyes in other sports, too? Elevate is only a few miles north of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, home to Hawkeye basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and gymnastics. This 15,000-seat arena hosts the occasional concert, too!
3 miles from Hancher Auditorium
If the performing arts are more your scene, the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium lies three miles east of Elevate and hosts everything from classical music concerts to plays, musicals, and dance performances.
22 miles from the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and the Czech and Slovack Museum and Library
Cedar Rapids is home to some of the Corridor’s best displays of art and culture. Immerse yourself in Cedar Rapids’ rich history at the Czech and Slovack Museum, where generations of Czech heritage and culture is preserved, or stroll through the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and see works by renowned artists, including the famed Cedar Rapids-based painter Grant Wood.
24 miles from Alliant Energy PowerHouse
Formerly known as the Five Seasons Center, the Alliant Energy PowerHouse arena is the go-to venue for live entertainment in Cedar Rapids—sporting events, nationally-touring concerts, musicals, and more.
24 miles from Paramount Theatre
Enjoy the finer things in life? Symphony, opera, and community productions are what you’ll find in this beautiful, 1,690-seat historical theater in the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids.
0.9 miles from Brown Deer Golf Course
Love hitting the links? Just down the road from Elevate is Brown Deer Golf Club, one of the Corridor’s premier public golf courses and country clubs. Perfect your swing at their driving range or spend an afternoon challenging your friends on the beautiful 18-hole golf course.
17.5 miles to Lake Macbride State Park
Twenty minutes north of Elevate lies Lake Macbride State Park; its namesake, Lake Macbride; and the neighboring lake, Coralville Lake. Together, they provide hundreds of acres of outdoor activities. Hike the trails that encircle the park and the lakes (also great for cross country skiing in the winter!); go for a boat ride; canoe, kayak, or paddleboard; or fish the lakes.
11 miles to Sugar Bottom Recreation Area
While Sugar Bottom offers a large lakeside campground, hiking trails, and a disc golf course, it’s best known for its 13 miles of mountain biking trails, ranging from beginner to expert.
25 miles to Palisades-Kepler State Park
Situated alongside the Cedar River, this 840-acre park features camping, six miles of trails, and beautiful views of the river bluffs and ravines.
Of course, you don’t have to travel to Lake Macbride, Sugar Bottom, or Palisades-Kepler for some fresh air. When you live at Elevate, nature is right outside your front door with our 20 acres of green space, including walking and biking trails, a pond, and a dock.
A Unique Blend of Privacy and Proximity
Even though you’re in the middle of all the vibrant nightlife, shopping, and events that the Iowa City-Coralville area has to offer, Elevate’s 20-acre “backyard” makes the hustle and bustle seem far away. It’s the perfect combination of being in the center of all the action, while being secluded enough for Elevate to still feel like home. After a long day of work, shopping, or having fun, retreat to your private oasis—your condo at Elevate. Life here is as fast-paced or as relaxed as you want it to be!