Cedar Rapids Homes for Sale 

Cedar Rapids is Iowa’s second largest city, behind the state capital Des Moines, with a population of 126,396 according to the 2010 census, up 4.6% from the previous census. Cedar Rapids is about a 20 minute drive north of Iowa City, home to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. Cedar Rapids offers so much for their residents to do and the city keeps rapidly expanding.

History:

The first permanent European-American settler arrived in the area in 1838. Initially the town was given the name Columbus. It stood on the banks of the Cedar River (so named because of the many cedar trees that grew along the river) at a set of rapids. In 1841, the town was resurveyed and the name was changed to Rapids City. The name was changed again to Cedar Rapids in 1848.

A major influx of Czech and Slovak workers started in 1852. The gradual growth of the community was accelerated after the establishment of a meatpacking plant in 1871 by T.M. Sinclair. Following the famous flood of 2008 in which the Cedar River reached a record high of 31.12 feet surpassing the 500-year flood plain. 1,126 city blocks were flooded, or more than 10 square miles of city blocks were severely damaged, on both banks of the Cedar River, the city has been actively expanding and re-building the damaged property, the promise is to come back better than ever!  

Cedar Rapids Community:

Cedar Rapids is located along the Cedar River and is run through downtown Cedar Rapids. The city is an economic hub of Iowa and is rapidly expanding. Cedar Rapids supports the semi-pro teams around the city but the city goes crazy when the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team is in season as it’s a short drive down to Kinnick Stadium. Cedar Rapids is home to almost 300 manufacturing firms and two dozen Fortune 500 companies.  Cedar Rapids is also known as the city that claims to Five Seasons allowing the time to enjoy all other seasons, and to enjoy life

Attractions and Entertainment:

As the second largest city in Iowa, Cedar Rapids offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, historical, and recreational opportunities to the local area. The US Cellular center is host too many events for the city from big name concerts to sporting events such as the Harlem Globe Trotters have made an appearance in US Cellular stadium. Cedar Rapids also offers a Museum of Art, Science Station (a hands-on facility), and an IMAX theatre. When looking at Cedar Rapids real estate you can expect everything you would want from a big city with the hustle of non-stop weekend events to quiet relaxing areas for a walk or bike ride along the river.  

Nearest Office Location:

5805 Council Street North East, Suite A, Cedar Rapids, Iowa  52402. 

Phone Number: 319-373-7845

Website: www.RuhlHomes.com/Cedar Rapids

About  Cedar Rapids Iowa- Helpful Links:

http://www.cedar-rapids.com/

http://www.cedar-rapids.org/Pages/home.aspx