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125 Boyson Road
125 E Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA
2 Bedrooms
$765
875 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 03:49 PM
Must see these newer two bedroom, beautiful condo's at Cedar Trail Village in Hiawatha. Elementary school within walking distance. Close to I380 and shopping. Just $765 - 795.
1 Unit Available
305 C Avenue - 1
305 C Avenue
Hiawatha, IA
2 Bedrooms
$700
705 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 11:42 AM
Freshly painted unit with newer appliances and updates! A 2 bedroom and 1 bath upper unit apartment available just off Blairs Ferry Road in Hiawatha, Iowa! Enjoy this spacious home with over 700 square feet with a front and back entrance to your new
1 Unit Available
810 Terry Ave
810 Terry Avenue
Hiawatha, IA
2 Bedrooms
$740
720 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 10:23 AM
Available 01/29/21 2 BR 1 Bath Hiawatha Condo/Apt in 4 unit building - Property Id: 384919 Hello! I am a hands on landlord not a big property manager, so when there is a problem I actually respond! I have many positive past and current tenant
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1 Unit Available
2416 Towne House Dr NE
2416 Towne House Drive Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
1368 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 11:42 AM
**Pictures coming soon**Great location for this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home near Kennedy High School. New remodeled on the inside with new floors and paint through out. Brand new 2 stall oversized garage currently being built.
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2 Units Available
Granite Valley
6741 C Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,040
940 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 04:36 PM
This community offers residents a fitness center, dog park, picnic area and recycling. Apartments feature window coverings, washer/dryer hookups and patios/balconies. Chatham Park and Northland Square are both just minutes away.
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4 Units Available
The Roosevelt Apartments
200 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$646
519 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$751
873 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 03:03 PM
A historically resorted, 12-story apartment community. Onsite amenities include a community room, fitness center, and laundry facilities. River and downtown views from large windows. High ceilings, maple kitchen cabinets, and new appliances.
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8 Units Available
Valley View Apartments by Artisan
427 Ashton Place Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
1 Bedroom
$630
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$715
735 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 17 at 10:36 AM
Location, Spacious, Quality Living.
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3 Units Available
Country Hill
635 Ashton Place Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
1 Bedroom
$660
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$850
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$950
1080 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 10:36 AM
Location, Community, Quality Living.
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16 Units Available
Windsor on the River
2200 Buckingham Dr NW
Cedar Rapids, IA | Cedar Hills
1 Bedroom
$575
563 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$800
1097 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 17 at 10:36 AM
Windsor on the River – Where Tranquility Meets Convenience Find your serenity just minutes from downtown Cedar Rapids, IA, at Windsor on the River.
1 Unit Available
1352 H Avenue Northeast
1352 H Avenue Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
3 Bedrooms
$895
1100 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 03:49 PM
3 BR 1 Bath 1.5 Story House. 2 BR's on main floor and 1 large BR upper. New paint throughout. I am putting in new flooring throughout. 1100 sq. ft so spacious living room and good sized BR's. Updated electric. Large front porch.
1 Unit Available
405 1st Street Southwest
405 1st Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA | Taylor
2 Bedrooms
$1,581
1121 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 03:49 PM
Great location across the street from the McGrath Amphitheater! This luxury apartment is spacious with open floor plan, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and private balcony.
1 Unit Available
400 1st Street Southeast
400 1st Street Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA | Oakhill Jackson
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$775
990 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 03:49 PM
Great Down Town Location! Large 2 bedroom 2 bath. Beautiful Down Town views from the Roof Top Patio! Free Cable and WIFI! Elevator and secure entry. Bus stop right outside the door! No Pets Please.
1 Unit Available
300 31st Street Northeast
300 31st Street Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
1 Bedroom
$495
600 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 03:49 PM
NE 1 bedroom conveniently located. Stove and Refrigerator provided. Onsite coin operated laundry. Off street parking. Renters Insurance Required.
1 Unit Available
529 10th Street Southwest - 1
529 10th Street Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA | Taylor
2 Bedrooms
$700
815 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 11:42 AM
Lower unit with extra amenities that you normally wouldn't find in a multi-family unit, like secured entrances, security cameras, digital key-less entry locks on all doors, and off street parking.
1 Unit Available
1207 1st Street SW
1207 1st Street Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA | Taylor
2 Bedrooms
$750
900 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 11:42 AM
Cozy one to two bedroom home. Small yard, off street parking. Includes all appliances, with hookups available for washer/dryer. You'll love this bungalow. Fenced yard. Tenants pay all utilities.
1 Unit Available
2927 D Ave NE
2927 D Avenue Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
1000 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 11:42 AM
3 bedroom, 1 bath house available September 1st. Partially finished basement could be used as an extra bedroom or living space. Detached garage with nice backyard.
1 Unit Available
5433 Cedar Drive Northwest
5433 Cedar Drive Northwest
Cedar Rapids, IA | Cedar Hills
4 Bedrooms
$1,150
1700 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 11:42 AM
PROPERTY IS UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS AND/OR REPAIRS. SHOWINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. PHOTOS ARE OLDER AND ONLY INCLUDED TO SHOW LAYOUT. PHOTOS WILL BE UPDATED UPON COMPLETION.
1 Unit Available
201 26th St. NW - 01
201 26th Street Northwest
Cedar Rapids, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1545 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 11:42 AM
UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS! UNIT NOT AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PHOTOS WILL BE UPDATED PROGRESSIVELY.
1 Unit Available
516 Dunreath Drive Northeast
516 Dunreath Drive Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA | Mound View
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1550 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 11:42 AM
IMMACULATE, well-cared-for property available for rent on the NE side! BEAUTIFUL hardwood floors, hand-placed custom tile in both bathrooms, 3-seasons porch, washer/dryer, and a 2-stall garage all amenities of this incredible rental! 3 beds/2 full
1 Unit Available
621 A Avenue NW
621 A Avenue Northwest
Cedar Rapids, IA | Northwest Area
2 Bedrooms
$595
720 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 11:42 AM
UNIT UNDERGOING REPAIRS. VIEWINGS NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PHOTOS TO BE UPDATED UPON COMPLETION.
1 Unit Available
1011 18th St SW
1011 18th Street Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA
3 Bedrooms
$900
864 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 11:42 AM
Zero-step entry, slab house available for rent! Located just off Williams Blvd SW/1st Ave NW, this property just came on the market! Brand NEW carpet throughout, updated cabinetry, big yard, and single stall detached garage! Must see!! Apply
1 Unit Available
2160 Edgewood Road NW, Unit 9
2160 Edgewood Road Northwest
Cedar Rapids, IA
2 Bedrooms
$750
1200 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 11:42 AM
Just renovated. New kitchen, bathroom and floor coverings Please go to: www.shadowoodcr.com to fill out application. There is no application fee. Text me at: 319-230-0173 to schedule viewing. Thank you!
1 Unit Available
457 2nd Ave SW
457 2nd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA | Taylor
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1850 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 10:22 AM
New Construction Townhome Blocks Away From Downtown - This zero lot townhouse is part of Kingston Quarters and is located at 409 2nd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids..
1 Unit Available
Grand View Apartments
1241 Grand Avenue
Marion, IA
1 Bedroom
$430
534 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 10:22 AM
Grand View Apartments is located in the Marion Independent School District. We have a washer and dryers inside our office building.
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City Guide

Hiawatha
"Then the joyous Hiawatha / Cried aloud and spake in this wise: / Beautiful is the sun, O strangers / When you come so far to see us! / All our town in peace awaits you / All our doors stand open for you;" H. Longfellow
"Then the joyous Hiawatha / Cried aloud and spake in this wise: / Beautiful is the sun, O strangers / When you come so far to see us! / All our town in peace awaits you / All our doors stand open for you;" H. Longfellow

Situated in Linn County, Iowa, the city of Hiawatha houses just over 7,000 people. It has however also become a suburb of the second largest city in Iowa, Cedar Rapids, along with several other towns that were incorporated as the city's borders expanded. Hiawatha may bear the name of the proud Mohawk Indian chief from the well-known Longfellow poem, but the city was actually named after the trailer company of Fay Clark. When this entrepreneur looked out over the farm fields in this area in 1945, he had a vision of a new city with a highway running through it and decided that he was going make it happen. The result we see today is a beautiful suburb-city that, just like its namesake, welcomes strangers with open arms.

Moving to Hiawatha

Before plunging neck-deep into an online search for apartments, it is important to know what you are getting yourself in to. Knowing a bit more about the rental market of the area will allow you to discern between good deals and no-gos, and prevent you from making possible blunders that can cost you your dream apartment.

What to Expect

No need to live extra frugal in Hiawatha as the cost of living is really not that bad. Although rental rates might be slightly higher than the rest of Iowa, life in Hiawatha is on average 10 percent cheaper than for the rest of the state. You will also be paying less for groceries, transportation and rent than most other Americans.

Finding a Place

If your name was Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, or Ron Livingston you might have been able to hop on the Internet, schedule a viewing and rent an apartment in Hiawatha right away, but the rest of us mortals can expect a more extensive process. Obviously, Frodo and the others are all originally from Cedar Rapids, so don't act too surprised if you happen across one of them in the streets of Hiawatha. If this gets you all excited, don't start packing yet. Instead of just rocking up on Ashton Kutcher's doorstep, you will have to start your apartment search early, which means at least two months before the date you plan to move. Remember that most tenants need to give at least a month's notice (in some cases two months) before moving out, so house rentals are often advertised two months before they become vacant. Be prepared to apply a lot of patience: in a city where only 30 percent of the units are rented, availability of condos for rent may become an issue. If you really struggle to find the perfect place and you can't wait any longer, you can always try to negotiate a month to month contract.

What to Look For

Hiawatha does offer a menu with a wide variety of housing units, but 2 bedroom apartments are most abundant. If you were planning on snuggling into a cozy 1 bedroom apartment or wanted to browse the studio apartments for rent - well, you have a 3 to 10 percent chance to succeed according to census data. If you can't afford bigger, it may be time to call up some old friends to see who is willing to make the move with you, so you can split the rent.

Doing the Deal

As soon as you have narrowed your online search down to a list of possible options, it is time to go speed-dating. Nah, not really, but the process does share some similarities to dating: as soon as you have developed a fancy for a certain cheeky apartment, you still need to impress the landlord and convince him that it is wise to get into a business-relationship with you. He knows that there are plenty of other fish out there, so you need to convince him with an impeccable credit history and adequate income that you can make it work. Be sure to have a fat security deposit check ready to do the final coaxing.

Moving to Hiawatha
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Before plunging neck-deep into an online search for apartments, it is important to know what you are getting yourself in to. Knowing a bit more about the rental market of the area will allow you to discern between good deals and no-gos, and prevent you from making possible blunders that can cost you your dream apartment.

What to Expect

No need to live extra frugal in Hiawatha as the cost of living is really not that bad. Although rental rates might be slightly higher than the rest of Iowa, life in Hiawatha is on average 10 percent cheaper than for the rest of the state. You will also be paying less for groceries, transportation and rent than most other Americans.

Finding a Place

If your name was Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, or Ron Livingston you might have been able to hop on the Internet, schedule a viewing and rent an apartment in Hiawatha right away, but the rest of us mortals can expect a more extensive process. Obviously, Frodo and the others are all originally from Cedar Rapids, so don't act too surprised if you happen across one of them in the streets of Hiawatha. If this gets you all excited, don't start packing yet. Instead of just rocking up on Ashton Kutcher's doorstep, you will have to start your apartment search early, which means at least two months before the date you plan to move. Remember that most tenants need to give at least a month's notice (in some cases two months) before moving out, so house rentals are often advertised two months before they become vacant. Be prepared to apply a lot of patience: in a city where only 30 percent of the units are rented, availability of condos for rent may become an issue. If you really struggle to find the perfect place and you can't wait any longer, you can always try to negotiate a month to month contract.

What to Look For

Hiawatha does offer a menu with a wide variety of housing units, but 2 bedroom apartments are most abundant. If you were planning on snuggling into a cozy 1 bedroom apartment or wanted to browse the studio apartments for rent - well, you have a 3 to 10 percent chance to succeed according to census data. If you can't afford bigger, it may be time to call up some old friends to see who is willing to make the move with you, so you can split the rent.

Doing the Deal

As soon as you have narrowed your online search down to a list of possible options, it is time to go speed-dating. Nah, not really, but the process does share some similarities to dating: as soon as you have developed a fancy for a certain cheeky apartment, you still need to impress the landlord and convince him that it is wise to get into a business-relationship with you. He knows that there are plenty of other fish out there, so you need to convince him with an impeccable credit history and adequate income that you can make it work. Be sure to have a fat security deposit check ready to do the final coaxing.

Neighborhoods of Hiawatha

City Center: The City Center is where everything that is hip and happening takes place. The city center is mostly made up of smaller housing units and this is also where you are most likely to find an apartment in complexes such as Cambridge Townhouses or St. Andrews Apartments. There are plenty of interesting shops in this neighborhood, but for grocery shopping residents head to the Farmer's Daughter's Market and the Walmart Supercenter. Golf lovers will vote this as the best part of town with two golf courses, the Twin Pines Golf Course and St. Andrews Golf Club, to try out.

Buffalo Road / Tower Terrace: This suburban neighborhood mostly consists of medium to large family homes and mobile homes. Rent here is very affordable, if you are lucky to find a place, as most units are occupied by the owners. Residents can do business along N. Center Point Rd, where you will also find the Longfellow business park. The neighborhood borders with two beautiful parks, so those in the mood for greenery can sniff the fresh air to their heart's content at the Chain Lakes County Park or Rock Island Botanical State Preserve.

Neighborhoods of Hiawatha
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City Center: The City Center is where everything that is hip and happening takes place. The city center is mostly made up of smaller housing units and this is also where you are most likely to find an apartment in complexes such as Cambridge Townhouses or St. Andrews Apartments. There are plenty of interesting shops in this neighborhood, but for grocery shopping residents head to the Farmer's Daughter's Market and the Walmart Supercenter. Golf lovers will vote this as the best part of town with two golf courses, the Twin Pines Golf Course and St. Andrews Golf Club, to try out.

Buffalo Road / Tower Terrace: This suburban neighborhood mostly consists of medium to large family homes and mobile homes. Rent here is very affordable, if you are lucky to find a place, as most units are occupied by the owners. Residents can do business along N. Center Point Rd, where you will also find the Longfellow business park. The neighborhood borders with two beautiful parks, so those in the mood for greenery can sniff the fresh air to their heart's content at the Chain Lakes County Park or Rock Island Botanical State Preserve.

Living in Hiawatha

Getting around

Although Hiawatha is very walkable, most locals believe that the invention of the wheel was not for nothing, so virtually everyone around here drives their own car. Many would also commute into town, but the average commute for most residents is only about 15 minutes, so no need to get out of bed too early in the mornings.

Things to Do

Thanks to Hiawatha's location close to the city and other towns, you will never run out of things to do. Outdoor lovers and those who want to shape their calves outside of gym can try out the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Cedar River trail or explore one of the myriad of other parks in the area.

If you get all excited about fresh produce, want to mingle with the locals or sell your own ware, the Hiawatha farmers market is a must-do in the summer months. You may also want to try the Noelridge Farmers Market and the Downtown Farmers' Market in Cedar Rapids.

History buffs and culture lovers will have a field day at the many interesting museums and historical places such as the Cedar Rapids Museum of Arts, African American Museum of Iowa, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and Ushers Ferry Historic Village.

If going to the movies gets old quickly for you, there is a wide variety of more distinguished, live performance theaters in Cedar Rapids. The city doesn't only have one or two of them, but six, each with its own interesting repertoire. And if you are more in the mood for another type of live performance, you can always go watch the Cedar Rapids Kernels play baseball at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Hiawatha is an unique place: a city, a suburb and a place where people still care. Throughout the city, you will come across a design that looks a bit like a stylized tree, which symbolizes five seasons. In this "City of Five Seasons" you will experience the beauty of the Midwestern landscape in spring, summer, fall and winter... and if you enjoy every season for what it brings, you will find beauty in the fifth season, life itself.

Living in Hiawatha
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Getting around

Although Hiawatha is very walkable, most locals believe that the invention of the wheel was not for nothing, so virtually everyone around here drives their own car. Many would also commute into town, but the average commute for most residents is only about 15 minutes, so no need to get out of bed too early in the mornings.

Things to Do

Thanks to Hiawatha's location close to the city and other towns, you will never run out of things to do. Outdoor lovers and those who want to shape their calves outside of gym can try out the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Cedar River trail or explore one of the myriad of other parks in the area.

If you get all excited about fresh produce, want to mingle with the locals or sell your own ware, the Hiawatha farmers market is a must-do in the summer months. You may also want to try the Noelridge Farmers Market and the Downtown Farmers' Market in Cedar Rapids.

History buffs and culture lovers will have a field day at the many interesting museums and historical places such as the Cedar Rapids Museum of Arts, African American Museum of Iowa, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and Ushers Ferry Historic Village.

If going to the movies gets old quickly for you, there is a wide variety of more distinguished, live performance theaters in Cedar Rapids. The city doesn't only have one or two of them, but six, each with its own interesting repertoire. And if you are more in the mood for another type of live performance, you can always go watch the Cedar Rapids Kernels play baseball at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Hiawatha is an unique place: a city, a suburb and a place where people still care. Throughout the city, you will come across a design that looks a bit like a stylized tree, which symbolizes five seasons. In this "City of Five Seasons" you will experience the beauty of the Midwestern landscape in spring, summer, fall and winter... and if you enjoy every season for what it brings, you will find beauty in the fifth season, life itself.

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Hiawatha
"Then the joyous Hiawatha / Cried aloud and spake in this wise: / Beautiful is the sun, O strangers / When you come so far to see us! / All our town in peace awaits you / All our doors stand open for you;" H. Longfellow
"Then the joyous Hiawatha / Cried aloud and spake in this wise: / Beautiful is the sun, O strangers / When you come so far to see us! / All our town in peace awaits you / All our doors stand open for you;" H. Longfellow

Situated in Linn County, Iowa, the city of Hiawatha houses just over 7,000 people. It has however also become a suburb of the second largest city in Iowa, Cedar Rapids, along with several other towns that were incorporated as the city's borders expanded. Hiawatha may bear the name of the proud Mohawk Indian chief from the well-known Longfellow poem, but the city was actually named after the trailer company of Fay Clark. When this entrepreneur looked out over the farm fields in this area in 1945, he had a vision of a new city with a highway running through it and decided that he was going make it happen. The result we see today is a beautiful suburb-city that, just like its namesake, welcomes strangers with open arms.

Moving to Hiawatha

Before plunging neck-deep into an online search for apartments, it is important to know what you are getting yourself in to. Knowing a bit more about the rental market of the area will allow you to discern between good deals and no-gos, and prevent you from making possible blunders that can cost you your dream apartment.

What to Expect

No need to live extra frugal in Hiawatha as the cost of living is really not that bad. Although rental rates might be slightly higher than the rest of Iowa, life in Hiawatha is on average 10 percent cheaper than for the rest of the state. You will also be paying less for groceries, transportation and rent than most other Americans.

Finding a Place

If your name was Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, or Ron Livingston you might have been able to hop on the Internet, schedule a viewing and rent an apartment in Hiawatha right away, but the rest of us mortals can expect a more extensive process. Obviously, Frodo and the others are all originally from Cedar Rapids, so don't act too surprised if you happen across one of them in the streets of Hiawatha. If this gets you all excited, don't start packing yet. Instead of just rocking up on Ashton Kutcher's doorstep, you will have to start your apartment search early, which means at least two months before the date you plan to move. Remember that most tenants need to give at least a month's notice (in some cases two months) before moving out, so house rentals are often advertised two months before they become vacant. Be prepared to apply a lot of patience: in a city where only 30 percent of the units are rented, availability of condos for rent may become an issue. If you really struggle to find the perfect place and you can't wait any longer, you can always try to negotiate a month to month contract.

What to Look For

Hiawatha does offer a menu with a wide variety of housing units, but 2 bedroom apartments are most abundant. If you were planning on snuggling into a cozy 1 bedroom apartment or wanted to browse the studio apartments for rent - well, you have a 3 to 10 percent chance to succeed according to census data. If you can't afford bigger, it may be time to call up some old friends to see who is willing to make the move with you, so you can split the rent.

Doing the Deal

As soon as you have narrowed your online search down to a list of possible options, it is time to go speed-dating. Nah, not really, but the process does share some similarities to dating: as soon as you have developed a fancy for a certain cheeky apartment, you still need to impress the landlord and convince him that it is wise to get into a business-relationship with you. He knows that there are plenty of other fish out there, so you need to convince him with an impeccable credit history and adequate income that you can make it work. Be sure to have a fat security deposit check ready to do the final coaxing.

Moving to Hiawatha
+

Before plunging neck-deep into an online search for apartments, it is important to know what you are getting yourself in to. Knowing a bit more about the rental market of the area will allow you to discern between good deals and no-gos, and prevent you from making possible blunders that can cost you your dream apartment.

What to Expect

No need to live extra frugal in Hiawatha as the cost of living is really not that bad. Although rental rates might be slightly higher than the rest of Iowa, life in Hiawatha is on average 10 percent cheaper than for the rest of the state. You will also be paying less for groceries, transportation and rent than most other Americans.

Finding a Place

If your name was Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, or Ron Livingston you might have been able to hop on the Internet, schedule a viewing and rent an apartment in Hiawatha right away, but the rest of us mortals can expect a more extensive process. Obviously, Frodo and the others are all originally from Cedar Rapids, so don't act too surprised if you happen across one of them in the streets of Hiawatha. If this gets you all excited, don't start packing yet. Instead of just rocking up on Ashton Kutcher's doorstep, you will have to start your apartment search early, which means at least two months before the date you plan to move. Remember that most tenants need to give at least a month's notice (in some cases two months) before moving out, so house rentals are often advertised two months before they become vacant. Be prepared to apply a lot of patience: in a city where only 30 percent of the units are rented, availability of condos for rent may become an issue. If you really struggle to find the perfect place and you can't wait any longer, you can always try to negotiate a month to month contract.

What to Look For

Hiawatha does offer a menu with a wide variety of housing units, but 2 bedroom apartments are most abundant. If you were planning on snuggling into a cozy 1 bedroom apartment or wanted to browse the studio apartments for rent - well, you have a 3 to 10 percent chance to succeed according to census data. If you can't afford bigger, it may be time to call up some old friends to see who is willing to make the move with you, so you can split the rent.

Doing the Deal

As soon as you have narrowed your online search down to a list of possible options, it is time to go speed-dating. Nah, not really, but the process does share some similarities to dating: as soon as you have developed a fancy for a certain cheeky apartment, you still need to impress the landlord and convince him that it is wise to get into a business-relationship with you. He knows that there are plenty of other fish out there, so you need to convince him with an impeccable credit history and adequate income that you can make it work. Be sure to have a fat security deposit check ready to do the final coaxing.

Neighborhoods of Hiawatha

City Center: The City Center is where everything that is hip and happening takes place. The city center is mostly made up of smaller housing units and this is also where you are most likely to find an apartment in complexes such as Cambridge Townhouses or St. Andrews Apartments. There are plenty of interesting shops in this neighborhood, but for grocery shopping residents head to the Farmer's Daughter's Market and the Walmart Supercenter. Golf lovers will vote this as the best part of town with two golf courses, the Twin Pines Golf Course and St. Andrews Golf Club, to try out.

Buffalo Road / Tower Terrace: This suburban neighborhood mostly consists of medium to large family homes and mobile homes. Rent here is very affordable, if you are lucky to find a place, as most units are occupied by the owners. Residents can do business along N. Center Point Rd, where you will also find the Longfellow business park. The neighborhood borders with two beautiful parks, so those in the mood for greenery can sniff the fresh air to their heart's content at the Chain Lakes County Park or Rock Island Botanical State Preserve.

Neighborhoods of Hiawatha
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City Center: The City Center is where everything that is hip and happening takes place. The city center is mostly made up of smaller housing units and this is also where you are most likely to find an apartment in complexes such as Cambridge Townhouses or St. Andrews Apartments. There are plenty of interesting shops in this neighborhood, but for grocery shopping residents head to the Farmer's Daughter's Market and the Walmart Supercenter. Golf lovers will vote this as the best part of town with two golf courses, the Twin Pines Golf Course and St. Andrews Golf Club, to try out.

Buffalo Road / Tower Terrace: This suburban neighborhood mostly consists of medium to large family homes and mobile homes. Rent here is very affordable, if you are lucky to find a place, as most units are occupied by the owners. Residents can do business along N. Center Point Rd, where you will also find the Longfellow business park. The neighborhood borders with two beautiful parks, so those in the mood for greenery can sniff the fresh air to their heart's content at the Chain Lakes County Park or Rock Island Botanical State Preserve.

Living in Hiawatha

Getting around

Although Hiawatha is very walkable, most locals believe that the invention of the wheel was not for nothing, so virtually everyone around here drives their own car. Many would also commute into town, but the average commute for most residents is only about 15 minutes, so no need to get out of bed too early in the mornings.

Things to Do

Thanks to Hiawatha's location close to the city and other towns, you will never run out of things to do. Outdoor lovers and those who want to shape their calves outside of gym can try out the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Cedar River trail or explore one of the myriad of other parks in the area.

If you get all excited about fresh produce, want to mingle with the locals or sell your own ware, the Hiawatha farmers market is a must-do in the summer months. You may also want to try the Noelridge Farmers Market and the Downtown Farmers' Market in Cedar Rapids.

History buffs and culture lovers will have a field day at the many interesting museums and historical places such as the Cedar Rapids Museum of Arts, African American Museum of Iowa, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and Ushers Ferry Historic Village.

If going to the movies gets old quickly for you, there is a wide variety of more distinguished, live performance theaters in Cedar Rapids. The city doesn't only have one or two of them, but six, each with its own interesting repertoire. And if you are more in the mood for another type of live performance, you can always go watch the Cedar Rapids Kernels play baseball at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Hiawatha is an unique place: a city, a suburb and a place where people still care. Throughout the city, you will come across a design that looks a bit like a stylized tree, which symbolizes five seasons. In this "City of Five Seasons" you will experience the beauty of the Midwestern landscape in spring, summer, fall and winter... and if you enjoy every season for what it brings, you will find beauty in the fifth season, life itself.

Living in Hiawatha
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Getting around

Although Hiawatha is very walkable, most locals believe that the invention of the wheel was not for nothing, so virtually everyone around here drives their own car. Many would also commute into town, but the average commute for most residents is only about 15 minutes, so no need to get out of bed too early in the mornings.

Things to Do

Thanks to Hiawatha's location close to the city and other towns, you will never run out of things to do. Outdoor lovers and those who want to shape their calves outside of gym can try out the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Cedar River trail or explore one of the myriad of other parks in the area.

If you get all excited about fresh produce, want to mingle with the locals or sell your own ware, the Hiawatha farmers market is a must-do in the summer months. You may also want to try the Noelridge Farmers Market and the Downtown Farmers' Market in Cedar Rapids.

History buffs and culture lovers will have a field day at the many interesting museums and historical places such as the Cedar Rapids Museum of Arts, African American Museum of Iowa, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and Ushers Ferry Historic Village.

If going to the movies gets old quickly for you, there is a wide variety of more distinguished, live performance theaters in Cedar Rapids. The city doesn't only have one or two of them, but six, each with its own interesting repertoire. And if you are more in the mood for another type of live performance, you can always go watch the Cedar Rapids Kernels play baseball at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Hiawatha is an unique place: a city, a suburb and a place where people still care. Throughout the city, you will come across a design that looks a bit like a stylized tree, which symbolizes five seasons. In this "City of Five Seasons" you will experience the beauty of the Midwestern landscape in spring, summer, fall and winter... and if you enjoy every season for what it brings, you will find beauty in the fifth season, life itself.