The City of Five Seasons
Cedar Rapids is a city that evokes a small town atmosphere. In this peaceful, friendly environment, you will find the stimulation and diversity of a larger city. Cultural, recreational, and personal amenities are offered throughout the area.
Metropolitan Cedar Rapids has a population exceeding 150,000. Iowa City is within 30 miles, and the two communities provide great opportunities for single or family lifestyles. The Cedar Rapids airport is serviced by most major airlines. The city is close to major highways and interstate systems and is located within a 4-5 hour drive to Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, and Minneapolis.
Public and private recreational facilities are plentiful in Cedar Rapids. Fitness centers, wellness programs, golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, playground/recreation areas, and beautiful parks are available throughout the region. If you enjoy the great outdoors, the Cedar Rapids area has many lakes, rivers, and streams that allow water sports, camping, hiking, and hunting.
Cedar Rapids public school districts are recognized for their achievements and educational leadership. In addition, there are many excellent private elementary and secondary schools. Three private colleges and a public community college are located in or near Cedar Rapids. The University of Iowa located in Iowa City has a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.
Cedar Rapids has a highly respected regional art museum, an active community theater, and the first professional symphony west of the Mississippi River. Our Czech and Slovak Museum was dedicated by a visit from the presidents of the United States, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. The new Cedar Rapids Public Library has an extensive book collection and is equipped with the latest computer search technology.
The Cedar Rapids economy is strong and experiences relatively low unemployment. There are a variety of practice opportunities for physicians and employment options for spouses.