Cedar Rapids: A Thriving Midwest City
Lying on the banks of the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa, boasting a thriving economy as well as a solid artistic community. This charming city champions its leisurely pace of life, embodied in its nickname, “The City of Five Seasons” with the fifth season added for “time to enjoy the other four.” There are more than 3,000-acres of dedicated green space in Cedar Rapids, with 74 recreational parks, trails, and facilities available for residents and visitors to enjoy. The city’s focus on nature is complimented by its vibrant educational institutions including Coe College and Mount Mercy University. Additionally, the city houses many museums and cultural centers such as the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the National Czech & Slovak Museum, and the Paramount Theater– home of Orchestra Iowa. There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy in Cedar Rapids, a city that welcomes those from all walks of life.