65 Apartments for rent in Cedar Rapids, IA

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Last updated September 21 at 7:03PM
2524 Ellis View Ct NW
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 20 at 9:24AM
2 Bedrooms
$695
1115 Prairie Rose Dr SW
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 5:55PM
3 Bedrooms
$995
420 Greenfield St NE
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 12:05PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
3507 Queen Dr SW
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 5:59PM
2 Bedrooms
$650
2438 11th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 5:59PM
2 Bedrooms
$550
2420 11th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 5:57PM
1 Bedroom
$475
140 21st Ave SW
Southwest Area
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 5:59PM
1 Bedroom
$450
909 28th St SE
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 6:00PM
1 Bedroom
$450
730 Wellington St SE
Wellington Heights
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 1:30AM
3 Bedrooms
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330 36th St NE
Kenwood Park
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 1 at 9:21AM
3 Bedrooms
$950
1700 Bever Ave SE
Wellington Heights
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 1:41AM
3 Bedrooms
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412 16th St SE
Wellington Heights
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 19 at 10:10AM
4 Bedrooms
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2005 Rockford Rd SW
Southwest Area
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated August 17 at 10:50AM
2 Bedrooms
$750
5812 Wheatland Dr SW
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 6:14PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,025
1600 3rd Ave SE
Wellington Heights
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 6:10PM
1 Bedroom
$450
804 Ashford Dr NE
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Updated September 21 at 6:13PM
4 Bedrooms
$1,495
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City Guide
Cedar Rapids
Apartment Hunting Tips

Weather. Seasonal differences go from summer heat to cold winters

Getting Around. Want to walk around downtown, despite the frosty weather? Well, many of downtown's towering buildings are connected by skywalks, allowing you to be out and about without having to face the cold. As for transportation, it's nice to have a car when temperatures are extreme, but getting around town is completely doable without your own wheels. Cedar Rapids Transit has an extensive bus system, and plenty of taxis.

Wide Open Spaces. Around here gazing at these wide open spaces is the thing to do. Whether it's from your back porch, the local winery, a hilltop picnic, or a simple restaurant. These great views, as well as long country walks, dirt biking, Frisbee golf, and lots of fresh water for canoeing and fishing. If you still feel that angst creeping up, there are a few bars downtown, and a small, neighborhood bar on nearly every block. Most of these places feel like Cheers, where everybody knows your name.

Cityscape

Cedar Rapids is split down the middle by the Cedar River. On the west bank, you have easy-going suburban living. Or, look to the east bank of the river, where there is a burgeoning downtown area.

East Bank

Oak Hill Jackson. This neighborhood includes downtown, as well as the residential areas immediately surrounding it. There's a good night life scene, lots of river side parks, and some historic homes and railroad tracks.

Wellington Heights. Just east of downtown. It does have an urban feel. You can find Old McDonald's Farm in Bever Park, where you can be entertained for free, petting the animals and learning about farm life.

Cedar Valley. Located southeast along the river. There are plenty of parks, including the Prairie Park Fishery, a great fishing spot close to home.

Moundview. Located north of downtown, next to Cedar Lake, there is always something to do around here. There are a few parks, a lake, the river, and a beautiful hiking trail along historic railroad tracks.

City Center. This neighborhood is farther northeast. It is very walkable.

Linn Junction. Most secluded area, this expansive neighborhood is far, far north along the eastern bank of the Cedar River. There are some really nice big parks, including the Rock Island Botanical State Preserve. There are golf courses and country clubs, as well as lots of secret fishing spots and hiking trails.

West Bank

Taylor. Located right across the river from downtown, this neighborhood is very walkable. Plus, you get awesome views of the river and the Cedar Rapids skyline, whether it's in a small apartment building, or in a trendy high-rise.

Northwest Area. Just north of Taylor, this area has only one apartment complex.

Cedar Hills. This neighborhood is bordered on the west side by miles of land. Plenty of neighborhood parks and some country-cookin' restaurants.

Southwest Area. Right on the banks of the Cedar River, and packed-full of nice sized parks, this area has got to be one of the coolest spots to live. It's walkable, and spotted with tons of historic homes.

Lincolnway Village. Suburban scenery and lots of creeks meandering from the Cedar River create a beautiful atmosphere in this area.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Moving in will be your final step. Expect friendly, country-style hospitality, complete with some fresh baked goods and charming neighbors to welcome you home.

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report
Cedar Rapids

September 2017 Cedar Rapids Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Cedar Rapids Rent Report. Cedar Rapids rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Cedar Rapids rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Cedar Rapids rent trends were flat over the past month

Cedar Rapids rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.4% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Cedar Rapids stand at $660 for a one-bedroom apartment and $870 for a two-bedroom. Cedar Rapids' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Cedar Rapids rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Cedar Rapids has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Cedar Rapids is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Cedar Rapids' median two-bedroom rent of $870 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 1.4% increase in Cedar Rapids.
  • While rents in Cedar Rapids remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Phoenix (+4.9%), and Denver (+3.0%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,020, and $1,350 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Cedar Rapids than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Cedar Rapids.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

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Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

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