For questions about financial assistance for housing or to apply, visit the City of Dubuque’s Housing & Community Development website here: https://www.cityofdubuque.org/618/Housing-Community-Development


Finding a new home

One of the more pressing concerns for anyone moving to a new area is where to live. In Greater Dubuque, finding a home to fit your family's needs and personality is fun and exciting. Greater Dubuque's housing market is stable and offers a wide variety of options. Whether you are looking for a starter home, new construction, apartment complex, downtown loft apartment, town home/condo, or a stately historic home with a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River, your options are plentiful.

Dubuque HousingBuying

The Greater Dubuque area offers an exciting mix of housing options. Depending on your personal needs for space and type of housing, proximity to work or recreation, and neighborhood ambience, you can find something that fits your lifestyle. According to the US Census Bureau, the 2019 estimated median value of a owner-occupied housing unit in the Greater Dubuque area was $166,800, compared to the national average of $217,500.

With more than 200 real estate professionals in the Dubuque area, you can rest assured that your search for a house, apartment, condominium or piece of property can be accommodated by the experts in this market. Click on the links below for information on homes in the Greater Dubuque area.

Click here to learn more about the City of Dubuque Home Ownership Programs.



Residential rental units are available in traditional apartment complexes, Victorian homes renovated into multi-dwelling units, single-family homes of all sizes, or modern loft-style apartments located in the Millwork District. According to the US Census Bureau, the 2019 estimated median gross rent in the Greater Dubuque area was $783, compared to the national average of $1,062. For more information on available rental units, contact Greater Dubuque at 563.557.9049, or download the Rental Resources guide. 


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Neighboring Communities

Interesting, fun and friendly communities varying in size and style can be found in the Greater Dubuque area. Whether you want to live in the center of urban action or prefer the natural serenity of the countryside, the Greater Dubuque area has communities to meet your every expectation.

Have questions about the community? Need assistance with your relocation? Planning a relocation visit to Dubuque? Contact Mandi Dolson, Director of Workforce Solutions, at 563.557.9049 or by email.

Map of neighboring communities