Often referred to as the City of Five Seasons, Cedar Rapids offers many job opportunities as a major economic hub. Even with a large metropolitan area, Cedar Rapids offers the conveniences of a large city with the personality of a small community. The Cedar Rapids area is divided into quadrants – NE, NW, SE, SW – each with their own schools, neighborhoods, restaurants and shopping. No matter what quadrant you’re looking in, you can find the perfect property with Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors. Continue browsing this page to find all listings in Cedar Rapids and if you want to find a specific type of property, browse the links below:
Nearest Ruhl&Ruhl Office
5805 Council St. NE, Suite A
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone Number: (319) 373-7845
Cedar Rapids was originally established in 1838 as the town Columbus by William Stone. In 1841 it was renamed by N.B. Brown and his associates. They named the town Cedar Rapids for the rapids in the Cedar River at the site, which was named for the large number of red cedar trees that grew along its banks. Cedar Rapids was incorporated on January 15, 1849. The economic growth of Cedar Rapids increased in 1871 upon the founding of the Sinclair meatpacking company.
Offering many activities for families and those of all lifestyles and backgrounds, Cedar Rapids is truly a unique place to live, work and grow. The average home price is approximately $165,000, with many different types of homes and neighborhoods to choose from – including existing homes and new construction.
Cedar Rapids is ranked #1 best city in US for kids by Smartasset.com; #3 in top 10 places where poverty is falling fastest; #5 best city in US for young adults to get rich by moneyunder30.com; strongest online business community in Iowa by google.com Google’s eCity Awards; 10 Best Affordable Places to Live by www.livability.com.
In 2008, Cedar Rapids, Iowa experienced a devastating flood of the Cedar River – reaching a record crest of 31.12 feet – 19 feet above flood stage. About 10 square miles, including most the downtown area, were inundated with flood waters, impacting more than 5,000 homes and over 1,000 businesses. Through the help of federal grants, a complete revitalization occurred, with a new main branch of the public library, a hotel and convention center and a new federal courthouse. In addition, the Newbo District, a neighborhood near downtown, has come back to life. The NewBo City Market features local restaurants and is in the heart of the neighborhood, which features performance spaces, shops, artists’ studios, and the Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors office in Cedar Rapids.