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Cedar Rapids Living

Cedar Rapids might just be the Midwest’s best-kept secret. Our beautiful city truly offers something for everyone: art, culture, world-class food and drink, and great schools—all in a place where every street offers something new to delight the senses.

A Perfect Place to Land

This City of Five Seasons™ packs in an extra season of enjoyment, which comes in handy when you consider all that you can find here. Cedar Rapids is safe, affordable, and very scenic, whether you prefer the bustle of city living or if residential suburbs are more your style. CNN, Fortune, and Money Magazine all named our city one of the Best Places for Affordable Homes. And when you add in our year-round sports and outdoor activities, excellent bars and restaurants, and vibrant performing arts scene, you have a city that’s brimming with happy surprises.

Family Friendly

With high-performing schools, short commute times, and lots of family-oriented activities, it’s no wonder that Cedar Rapids has once again been named America’s best place to raise a child by smartasset™. Just imagine family jaunts to the farmers markets and museums, as well as all the fun you can find at the trampoline center or on the mini-golf course. Or take in some live music and culture at one of our great festivals. (We’ve got several scheduled for every month of the year!)

Start Your Career on the Right Foot

Cedar Rapids is a great place for new grads to build a career. There’s lots to keep you busy, entertained, and happy, from year-round outdoor activities galore to local wines and craft brews. Located smack in the center of the Creative Corridor, the city boasts lots of music fests and fun neighborhoods like NewBo, an up-and-coming arts and entertainment area with a hopping nightlife. If you enjoy biking, yoga, coffee, and outdoor art, you’ll find lots to like in Cedar Rapids.

You can see our city through a local’s eyes by checking out our Instagram mentions (#goCR) above, or watch this little video below to get a sense of all the great things there are to discover here in Cedar Rapids. And interviewees, don’t forget to ask your hiring manager if you qualify for our relocation package!