One key piece of info we should clue you in on is that the university is the backbone of the city (many residents either work or study there) and for that reason the apartment scene in Cedar Falls tends to cater to UNI students. If you’re moving here for the college experience, keep in mind that leases on college apartment rentals typically run from May to May, so get a jump start early.
Though it may seem like UNI students run the show in Cedar Falls, there are a ton of non-student/basic apartment communities in town that offer cheap apartments in a great setting. Thunder Ridge, for example, is more family friendly and features great resident perks like a fitness center, swimming pool, cable, a guest house AND furnished apartments for rent that are move-in ready with a flat screen TV!
For those who fancy themselves “city folk,” there are some lofts/apartments for rent above businesses in the downtown area known as Cedar Falls Community Main Street. The apartments are one of the hottest commodities in town and as soon as they open up they are rented out. The cost of rent also tends to fluctuate. Some one-bedroom lofts can cost about $1k/month while other apartments are far cheaper ($750 for three bedrooms). If you’re interested in living down here, shop around and haggle a bit.
If you’re moving to Cedar Falls with a pet or are interested in getting one, be sure to check with the rental office. Many college communities don’t allow pets of any kind while other apartment rentals throughout town welcome them with open arms, er, so long as you pay the $200 deposit, of course.
Now that you know what makes Cedar Falls tick, what are you waiting for? Click on the listings and find your new apartment today.