Cedar Rapids Iowa Community Information

With a population of almost 130,000 citizens, Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in the state of Iowa. It is playfully known as “The City of Five Seasons,” which refers to a fictional fifth season set aside for enjoying the other four. Cedar Rapids real estate makes up a dynamic urban setting with the skyline of a big city, but the feel and pace of Anytown, USA. Due to its extremely low crime rate and successful school systems, Cedar Rapids was named “One of the Best Places to Grow Up” by Yahoo Real Estate and “The Safest Place to Live” by Outlook Magazine. Cedar Rapids homes are affordable and an ever-burgeoning culture and arts community boasting an array of theatres and museums which showcase both broad and specific subjects from the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art to the National Czech & Slovak Museum. From this city has emerged many famous authors, photographers, painters, and actors (both Ashton Kutcher and Elijah Wood are from Cedar Rapids). Since the city spans the Cedar River, it is no wonder Cedar Rapids is a major intersection of trade for the cities of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Kansas City. It is the largest grain processing city in the world and home to several Fortune 500 companies.

Cedar Rapids Iowa History

Cedar Rapids was originally inhabited by the Fox and Sac Native American tribes. It wasn’t until 1838 that Osgood Shepherd arrived in the area and became the first official settler. The town was established later the same year, only then was it given the handle “Columbus.” In 1841 the town was resurveyed and given the name “Cedar Rapids” because of the rapids in that portion of the Cedar River against which the town was placed. The first economic boom for Cedar Rapids came in 1871 with the establishment of the Sinclair Meatpacking Company. Soon thereafter, Quaker Oats was founded and became the world’s largest cereal mill. Following these industrial developments were culture and art expansions. These included the founding of Greene’s Opera House and the Cedar Rapids Business College. A much-lauded painter and native of Cedar Rapids, Grant Wood, expatriated to France for a short time and returned in 1930 whereupon his most famous painting, “American Gothic,” was well-received for its unrelenting realism. The telecommunications industry helped push the city through The Great Depression when Arthur Collins started the Collins Radio Company. With a modest staff of eight, this little company became a beacon of the industrial radio business. During World War II, Collins Radio supplied equipment to the armed services. In 1973, the company became part of Rockwell Collins.

Cedar Rapids Iowa Community and Business Links

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Cedar Rapids Iowa | Community Links

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African American Historical Museum & Cultural Center of Iowa
www.blackiowa.org

Amana Colonies
www.amanacolonies.com

Beaver Park Childrens Zoo
2700 Beaver Av SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
319.286.5761

Brucemore Mansion
www.brucemore.org

Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTOR®s
www.crrealtors.org

Cedar Rapids Assessor
www.cedarrapids.iowaassessors.com

Cedar Rapids Camber of Commerce
www.cedarrapids.org

Cedar Rapids Community School District
www.cr.k12.ia.us

Cedar Rapids Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.cedar-rapids.com

Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
www.cricearena.com

Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball Club
www.kernels.com

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
www.crma.org

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
www.cr-opera.org

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Professional Hockey Club
www.roughridershockey.com

Cedar Rapids Symphony
www.crsymphony.org

City of Cedar Rapids
www.cedar-rapids.org

City of Hiawatha
www.hiawatha-iowa.com

City of Marion
www.cityofmarion.org

City of Robins
www.cityofrobins.org

Coe College
www.coe.edu

College Community School District
www.prairiepride.org

Downtown Cedar Rapids
www.downtowncr.org

The Eastern Iowa Airport
www.crairport.org

Eastern Iowa Newspaper
www.gazetteonline.com

Freedom Festival
www.freedomfestival.com

Hawkeye Downs - All Agri Assoc.
www.hawkeyedownsspeedway.com

Indian Creek Nature Center
www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org

Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance
www.culturalcorridor.org

Iowa Hawkeye Site (Official)
www.hawkeyesports.cstv.com

Kaplan University
www.kaplanuniversity.edu/cedar-rapids-iowa.aspx

KCRG (ABC)
www.kcrg.com

KGAN (CBS)
www.kgan.com

Kirkwood Community College
www.kirkwood.cc.ia.us

KWWL (NBC)
www.kwwl.com

Legion Arts
www.legionarts.org

Linn County Assessor
linn.iowaassessors.com

Linn-Mar Community School District
www.linnmar.k12.ia.us

Marion Independent School District
www.marion.k12.ia.us

Mount Mercy University
www.mtmercy.edu

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
www.ncsml.org

New Covenant Bible Church
3090 N Center Point Rd
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52411
319.395.0021
www.newcovenantbible.org

Penguin's Comedy Club
208 2nd Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319.362.8133
www.penguinscomedyclub.com

The Science Station
www.sciencestation.org

Starlighters II Theatre
www.starlighters.org

Theatre Cedar Rapids
www.theatrecr.org

U.S. Cellular Center / The Paramount Theatre
www.uscellularcenter.com

Ushers Ferry Historic Village
www.cedar-rapids.org/resident-resources/parks-recreation/ushers-ferry/pages/default.aspx

Cedar Rapids Iowa | Business Links

Adam Stradt REALTOR® Cedar Rapids Iowa Business Links

Apple Kids Childcare & Preschool
600 10th Ave
Marion IA 52302
1525 Hollywood Blvd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.373.3808
www.applekidsmarion.com

The Ar-Jay Center
5515 Council St. NE
Cedar Rapids IA 52402
319.393.5885
www.ar-jay.com

Atech Beam Team
5741 C Street SW Suite A
Cedar Rapids IA 52404
319.848.7171

Bob's Heating & Cooling
3925 Heather Ct. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
319.981.7333

Bouslog Insurance - Melissa Snapp
360 7th Ave.
Marion IA 52302
319.310.3015
melissa@bouslog.com
www.Bouslog Insurance - Melissa Snapp.com

Brecht's Construction
Ron Brecht
PO Box 287
Marengo, IA 52301
319.981.7502

Cedar Rapids Millwork
1950 Progress Drive
Hiawatha, IA 52233
319.294.5475

CenturyLink
www.CenturyLink-CedarRapids.com

Clean Cut Property Service, Inc.
PO Box 342
Marion, IA 52302
319.377.3106
www.cleancutproperty.com

Collins Community Credit Union
1150 42nd St. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319.393.9000
www.collinscu.org

Credit Ability - Credit Repair Services
266 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE #200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.373.2822
www.creditability.org

Cutting Edge Lawn and Landscapes Inc.
1480 Hawkeye Dr
Hiawatha, IA 52233
319.826.6150
www.cuttingedge-lawns.com

D & B Tree Service
3355 Midway Road
Marion, IA 52302
319.393.1617

Dance New York
1154 7th Ave
Marion, IA 52302
319.376.3025
www.dancenewyorkiowa.com

Dan Sherman Custom Concrete
319.929.2742
danshermanconcrete.com

Dostal Catering Service
77 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
www.dostalcatering.com

Fosters Heating & Air Conditioning
1040 E. Post Rd.
Marion, IA 52302
319.377.6325
www.fostersheatingandair.com

Garage Doors By George
910 Robins Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233
319.899.2335
www.doorsbygeorge.com

Gentle Dental
1515 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.393.7000
www.gentledentalcr.com

Gleason Electric
P.O. Box 11453
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410
319.832.1508

Grady's Graphics
Scott Grady
719 10th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
319.361.4753

Hall Lending Group Inc.
Hope Hall
Cedar Rapids, IA 52409
319.365.2339
www.halllendinggroup.com

Hawkeye Termite and Pest Control
4231 Midway Dr NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
319.396.9413

Hills Bank and Trust Company
800 11th Street
Marion, IA 52302
319.377.6061
www.hillsbank.com

Hinz Plumbing
319.462.6756

Ilten's Inc.
919 14th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
319.363.8277

Iowa Eye Care
1065 E. Post Rd.
Marion, IA 52302
319.377.2222

510 10th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
319.365.2868

915 Robins Square Dr.
Robins, IA 52328
319.294.8888
www.iowaeyecare.com

I Wireless
375 Edgewood Rd. NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
319.390.7239
www.iwireless.com

Jones Plumbing
1666 7th Avenue
Marion, IA 52302
319.377.2582

James P. Moriarty, PC
222 3rd Ave SE, Ste 299
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
319.366.2307

Jules Bakery
3201 Armar Dr.
Marion, IA 52302
319.447.0943
www.julesbakery.com

Klinger's Paint & Interiors
333 5th Av SE
Cedar Rapids,IA52406-1945
319.366.7165
www.klingerpaint.com

Kliks Photography
808 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
319.866.9122
www.kliks.biz

Kulish Electric
3360 North Center Point Rd
Toddville, IA 52341
319.393.4581

L & E Basement Waterproofing
Marion, IA 52302
319.377.2551

Lederer Weston Craig PLC
118 Third Ave SE, Ste 700
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
319.365.1184
www.lwclawyers.com

Merci's Tailoring
206 Collins Rd. NE Ste 109
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.377.0751

OnSite Photography
PO Box 9313
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.721.6434
www.onsite-photos.com

Paul Drywall
319.329.3004

Premier Developers
319.447.6200
www.mypremierehomes.com

Push Pedal Pull
155 Collins Road NE Suite B
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.393.8818
www.pushpedalpull.com

Rapid Refill Ink
1388 Twixt Town Road
Marion, IA 52302
319.377.5304
www.rapidrefillink.com

Sherwin-Williams (Floorcoverings/Carpet)
Tom Cutlip
3548 State Street, Highway67
Bettendorf, IA 52722
309.945.3470
www.sherwin.com

Unity Point Health System
Marion Family Medicine
1100 35th St
Marion, IA 52302
319.377.4844

Cedar Rapids Pediatrics
855 A Ave NE Ste 300
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.368.9300
www.unitypoint.org

Squaw Creek Millwork
1199 44th St
Marion, IA 52320
319.373.1067

The Weeping Willow and Castle Ironworks
1060 7th Ave
Marion, IA 52302
319.377.2736
www.weepingwillowgifts.com

TJ Industries
1121 Central Avenue
Center Point, IA 52213
319.849.2866

Touch Of Class Banquet & Convention Center
5977 Mt. Vernon Rd. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
www.atouchofclassbanquets.com

Toyota Iowa City
Matt Bulle
1445 Hwy 1 West
Iowa City, IA 52244
319.351.1501
www.toyotaiowacity.com

Travel Advisors
1241 Park Place NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.395.9920
www.traveladvisorscr.com

Tri-County Seamless Gutter and Roofing
827 Shaver Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.364.2220

Tuffy Auto Service Centers
2160 Edgewood Road
Suite #200
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
319.654.8405

3535 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.286.1111
www.tuffy.com

U of I Credit Union
800.397.3790
www.uiccu.org

Weinstein Insurance
1420 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.362.1674

Window Depot
1920 51st St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319.294.7000