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-Cost of living
-Small town lifestyle
-Outdoor recreation


-Harsh winters
-Economic cycles

What Bert Has To Say About Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls area is a busy manufacturing and agricultural center dominated by such names as John Deere and IBP (meatpacking) among others. The downtown areas are typically Midwestern, functional and attractive mix of old and new. While entertainment and nightlife are minimal, there are waterfront parks and a well-used bike trail running 52 miles to Cedar Rapids on an old railroad grade. There are two noted science museums.


Quick Facts About Waterloo

    The unemployment rate in Waterloo is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Waterloo jobs have Increased by 0.93 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Waterloo's cost of living is 20.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Waterloo's population is 68,248 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.46 percent.
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Waterloo is $87,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.00 percent.
    Waterloo public schools spend $12,219 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Waterloo.

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the Cedar Valley is a great place to live
We've lived in the Cedar Valley region of northeast Iowa - centered on Waterloo/Cedar Falls - for about 4 years. People are friendly, there are great downtowns - ... (read more)
Waterloo - Pros/Cons
Pros: 1. Low crime rate 2. Extremely low cost of living and housing 3. Affordable place to live Cons: 1. Some economically depressed areas (there were a lot of... (read more)
Bike Racks on the MET Buses
The bike racks recently installed on the MET buses was a great idea for a community that has numerous bike riders and... (read more)
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