Cedar Rapids , Iowa's second largest city, is home to almost 300 manufacturing firms and two dozen Fortune 500 companies. Often referred to as the City of Five Seasons, Cedar Rapids offers many job opportunities as a major economic hub. Even with a large metropolitan area, Cedar Rapids offers the conveniences of a large city with the personality of a small community.
History Cedar Rapids was originally established in 1838 as the town Columbus by William Stone. In 1841 it was renamed by N.B. Brown and his associates. They named the town Cedar Rapids for the rapids in the Cedar River at the site, which was named for the large number of red cedar trees that grew along its banks. Cedar Rapids was incorporated on January 15, 1849. The economic growth of Cedar Rapids increased in 1871 upon the founding of the Sinclair meatpacking company.
Cedar Rapids Community Offering many activities for families and those of all lifestyles and backgrounds, Cedar Rapids is truly a unique place to live, work and grow. The average home price is approximately $165,000, with many different types of homes and neighborhoods to choose from - from existing homes to new construction. Click here to start your search of Cedar Rapids real estate and see all Cedar Rapids homes for sale. Cedar Rapids is ranked #1 best city in US for kids by Smartasset.com; #3 in top 10 places where poverty is falling fastest; #5 best city in US for young adults to get rich by moneyunder30.com; strongest online business community in Iowa by google.com Google's eCity Awards; 10 Best Affordable Places to Live by www.livability.com. The Cedar Rapids area is divided into quadrants - NE, NW, SE, SW - each with their own schools, neighborhoods, restaurants and shopping.
Attractions and Entertainment In 2008, Cedar Rapids, Iowa experienced a devastating flood of the Cedar River - reaching a record crest of 31.12 feet - 19 feet above flood stage. About 10 square miles, including most the downtown area, were inundated with flood waters, impacting more than 5,000 homes and over 1,000 businesses. Through the help of federal grants, a complete revitalization occurred, with a new main branch of the public library , a hotel and convention center and a new federal courthouse. In addition, the Newbo District , a neighborhood near downtown, has come back to life. The NewBo City Market features local restaurants and is in the heart of the neighborhood, which features performance spaces, shops, artists' studios and the newest Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors office in Cedar Rapids.
Nearest Ruhl&Ruhl Office Main Office 5805 Council St, Suite A Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 Phone Number: (319) 373-7845 Website Newbo Office 1117 3rd Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Phone Number: (319) 373-7845 Website
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