City Series – Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids – known as the “City of Five Seasons” and is the second largest city in Iowa.
Cedar Rapids is one of Iowa’s largest cities and located just 30 minutes from Iowa City. According to the 2019 census, Cedar Rapids has a population estimate of 131,127, coming in just below Des Moines. Many people commute between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, because they are so close. With the sheer size of Cedar Rapids, there are generally more housing options available and at a more affordable price point than the Iowa City area.
Being a larger city, this means there is no shortage of places to go and things to do during any season! If you’re a sports fan, Cedar Rapids is home to the Kernels, a minor league baseball team and the Rough Riders, a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team. Other staples of the city include a variety of unique restaurant options, multiple concert venues that bring in big names in entertainment, cultural and art museums, as well as historical venues, such as Brucemore Mansion. In recent years an area known as the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District has become extremely popular as well, with its many bars, restaurants, and shops. It’s also home to NewBo City Market, which houses many small, local businesses and start-ups.
We could go on and on sharing all that there is to do in this wonderful city! It’s no surprise that this is the second largest city in Iowa with all that it has to offer. Our favorite part is that it feels like a small, tightknit community while still providing plenty of things to do for all ages.
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