New to Cedar Rapids?

Welcome to Cedar Rapids!

Cedar Rapids is a vibrant city, encompassing unique attractions, exciting events, specialty shopping, quaint neighborhoods, a dynamic art scene, and a large variety of restaurant and nightlife options. You’ll find that our city offers one of the best places to live, work, and play in the Midwest—offering a balance of big city amenities without the hassles and headaches.

  • Forbes Magazine ranked Cedar Rapids #34 in the Nation for Best Places for Business and Careers
  • Second largest city in Iowa; population of 130,000
  • Home to many Fortune 500 companies including Rockwell Collins, General Mills, Quaker Oats, and hundreds of manufacturing firms and businesses
  • A hub for culture—including Broadway and national music tours, home to professional theatre, symphony, and opera companies, Cedar Rapids Art Gallery, Czech Village, and more!
  • Professional sports—baseball, arena football, hockey and soccer
  • Tons of shopping, restaurants, parks and recreation

Need help finding resources? Below is a list that will help smooth your transition.

Area Schools | Churches | Credit Unions & Banks | Day Care | Hospitals | House Hunting | Job Seeking | News | Things to Do | Transportation | Where to Stay

Cedar Rapids — General Info

City of Cedar Rapids
Map of Cedar Rapids

Surrounding Area

City of Hiawatha
City of Marion

Area Schools

Cedar Rapids Community School District
College Community School District
Linn-Mar Community School District
Marion Independent School District
All Saints Elementary School
Holy Family Elementary & Middle School
St. Joseph Elementary & Middle School
St. Matthew Elementary School
St. Pius X Elementary School
Regis Middle School
Xavier High School


Cedar Rapids Church Finder

Credit Unions & Banks

Cedar Rapids Credit Union & Bank Finder

Day Care

Cedar Rapids Day Care Finder


Mercy Cedar Rapids
UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids

House Hunting
Apartment List

Job Seeking

Corridor Careers
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium Jobs


The Gazette

Things to Do

Creative Corridor Events
Cedar Rapids Tourism Office
Hoopla Now Events
Iowa’s Creative Corridor

Transportation in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Tourism Office
Iowa Ride Share

Where to Stay

Cedar Rapids Tourism Office