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Area Description

With more than $1.5 billion spent for downtown revitalization, there's an exciting energy in Cedar Rapids. We’re watching as historic cultural venues are renovated, unique restaurants and modern spaces emerge, and neighborhoods are renewed.

Cedar Rapids has been named a Top 10 Most Livable City on AARP's Livability Index. Cedar Rapids is No. 7 on the Most Livable list for medium cities due to its innovative programs, such as the program that transforms empty lots into vegetable gardens. Cedar Rapids also ranked No. 4 as one of the Best Cities For Making New Friends because research indicates it's a city where residents look out for family and neighbors, join civic groups and vote often.

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   As the true heart of Eastern Iowa, our 2014 All-America City has world-class arts and culture, family-friendly festivals throughout the year, an ever-growing shopping scene, fabulous restaurants, award-winning wineries and breweries, and endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

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From the renovated historical Paramount Theatre; to new fine dining at Cobble Hill, Popoli Ristorante and White Star Ale House; and Cedar Rapids was voted one of America's Best Cities on the Rise.

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Located just 70 miles from the Mississippi River in Eastern Iowa, Cedar Rapids is positioned conveniently and centrally between six of the Midwest's major metropolitan areas: Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Omaha, and St. Louis.

The Cedar Rapids area - considered to be Eastern Iowa's hub - is located on Interstate 380 and U.S. Highways 30, 151 and 218.

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Cedar Rapids' major medical providers— Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Hospital and Physicians Clinic of Iowa—are committed to developing Cedar Rapids as a medical destination, where many health care needs are met in one area of the downtown. Cedar Rapids was recently recognized as a top ten city in the nation that delivers high-quality, low-cost healthcare by the Institute for Health Care Improvement.

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Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  10.7  19.3  27.8  1.1 "
 Feb  17.0  25.6  34.3  1.1 "
 Mar  27.6  37.2  46.9  2.1 "
 Apr  38.5  49.9  61.2  3.4 "
 May  50.2  61.5  72.8  4.3 "
 Jun  59.7  70.7  81.8  4.7 "
 Jul  63.9  74.6  85.3  4.3 "
 Aug  61.8  72.4  83.0  4.5 "
 Sep  53.0  64.3  75.5  3.6 "
 Oct  41.7  52.7  63.7  2.4 "
 Nov  28.9  37.5  46.1  2.4 "
 Dec  16.5  24.4  32.3  1.5 "


Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 20's and highs in the low 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 10's.

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