Review of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Best Place to live
Star Rating - 12/9/2013
I've read some terrible reviews about this city and wanted to set it straight. I've lived here all my life and every time I think about relocating, the city always brings me back. Pros: low housing costs, lower gas prices, lower housing/car insurance, best schools in the country, nature trails. Cons: not the best concert scene, sometimes can be boring. We are not hillbillies or farm people, sure they exist here, but I never see them since we live in the city. Our city is expanding the culture scene, we already have an Art Museum, but we are gaining a couple of organic/natural food markets and expanding one of our malls. The best part about living in this city is that we are a 20 minute drive from Coralville/Iowa City which is a cultural hub at half the cost of living.
shayna | Cedar Rapids, IA
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- 11/2/2021
Racist and cursed
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- 4/27/2021
Great place to live, average place to visit. :)
I grew up here, moved away, came back to raise my family and have been back since 1993. I...
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- 5/30/2019
Hehe, I'm in 6th grade.
I want the people who live here to be happy, 5 STARS!!!...
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- 5/24/2017
Avoid if possible
The streets here are TERRIBLE. Speed Scameras everywhere! People are rude! One way streets...
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- 7/13/2015
About transportation
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- 5/18/2015
Unfriendly folks
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