Marion, Iowa 

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Good For Families, Bad For Entertainment - 5/22/2019
I've lived in Marion for ~22 years now, and it has its pros (+) and cons (-):
+ Marion is one of the safest places to live in the country.
+ The cost of living vs salary balance is pretty good; not a lot of poverty here.
+ The above two points make it a pretty good place to raise a family or retire.
+ It's a 30 - 45 minute drive to some other major cities (Iowa City, Amana Colonies, etc.), which have more things to do.
- There isn't a whole lot to do in Marion itself, and though Cedar Rapids is right next door, it doesn't come anywhere close to what larger cities have in terms of activities and night life. Most things require a bit of a drive.
- It's not a very beautiful place to live. There are some nice parks, trails, and Indian Creek, but overall not a lot of scenery.
- The weather is a major downer for me personally. Winters are very cold with a lot of snow, spring is rainy with flooding, summer is very hot/humid.
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A good place to live - 12/16/2010
Marion is clean, affordable and has one of the lowest crime rates in the state. The people here are friendly and helpful.

Marion shares a border with Cedar Rapids and is only a 30 minute drive to Iowa City. This allows residents to enjoy the best things offered by those two cities without the higher cost and higher crime they suffer.  Read More

Marion Iowa: The place for now and the future - 4/15/2010
Marion is one of the fastest growing communities in Iowa. We have a highly educated workforce, affordable housing, low crime and excellent education. Plus, there is much to do socially and culturally. With over 400 acres of shovel-ready industrial/commercial ground and great transporation connections, we are a community prime for continued and expanding Read More

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