Location Profile

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Trauma Center
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Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. An award-winning facility for its high standard of excellence, the provider is one of the most established medical facilities in the state. In addition to providing service in Iowa, the provider has connections outside the state, making it one of the crucial facilities in the region. Services include pulmonary care, cancer care, cardiology, and women's health, among others.

Community Overview

Known as the "City of Five Seasons," Cedar Rapids is a beautiful city that maintains a hometown feel. It's friendly, well-noted for its excellent education, and has an exciting cultural scene. It's a vibrant part of the Midwest that's growing thanks to its diversity, affordable living, and great schools. In addition to all of this, Cedar Rapids is flourishing in diversity and features an annual AsianFest to celebrate the food and culture. The Asianfest features Filipino participants as well as activities and food from Laos, India, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries. Cedar Rapids also features a Filipino American Association chapter, which offers regular events and shares Filipino culture. Pinoy Cafe, located in Cedar Rapids' Czech Village area, is a restaurant serving Filipino cuisine like soup, snacks, and lumpia. Other cultures are also celebrated at the annual Cedar Rapids' Community Cultural Celebration. This is just the beginning of everything that makes Cedar Rapids such a great place to live.

Learn more about Cedar Rapids at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

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Cedar Rapids Community School District is one of the largest school districts in the state and has 21 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, and 4 high schools. The district is known for its excellence and continuing innovative academic methods, with 67% of the student population proficient in both math and reading. As the recipient of 24 Iowa F.I.N.E (First in the Nation in Education) awards and 10 U.S. Department of Education awards, the district provides a full range of academic opportunities. Magnet schools, specialized learning programs, and alternative schools are also available within the district. Several magnet programs place an emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) learning so students can explore theme-based curriculums. Niche.com readers have recognized the district's quality teaching and ranked the district among the top 50 in Iowa.

All but one of the district's high schools have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report's Best U.S. High Schools for their academics and student achievements. Both George Washington High School and John F. Kennedy High School are among the top 2,500 high schools in the country, and the top 20 in Iowa. Cedar Rapids also has 20 private schools.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

No matter what you want to buy, you'll find it in Cedar Rapids. The city has a series of delightful shopping districts with handmade and one-of-a-kind gifts. These boutiques and shops carry all matters of merchandise including children's items, books, jewelry, clothing, and shoes. Shopping for home decor is easy too, thanks to the art and furniture stores in the city. Big-box retailers like Target, Walmart, and Kohl's are also located in Cedar Rapids, so shopping for affordable deals is easy. For one-stop shopping, there's also a mall and shopping plaza within the city. Lindale Mall is an enclosed shopping mall with more than 30 stores, plus a good assortment of service providers and dining. Westdale has several stores and dining options as well. Bargain hunters can drive just 36 minutes to nearby Williamsburg, Iowa, to visit the Tanger Outlet Mall which offers nearly 50 name-brand stores with closeout deals.

Cedar Rapids is considered one of the most flourishing cultural cities in Iowa. One of the main institutions in the arts and culture area is the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, home of more than 7,000 works that span centuries.  A great collection of American artists is on display, but the museum is also home to international art and rotates its exhibits on world artists. It's best-known for its Grant Wood collection, hundreds of pieces by the painter of American Gothic, and even has the artist's original studio. African American Museum of Iowa has thousands of historical objects related to African American history including their connection to the area. The National Czech & Slovak Museum invites you to explore and learn about the Czech and Slovakian heritage of Cedar Rapids.

Entertainment comes in all forms in Cedar Rapids. The Orchestra Iowa is located in Cedar Rapids and features a series of family-friendly concerts each year, while Theatre Cedar Rapids presents captivating Broadway shows and theatrical performances. More theatre can be found at the historic Paramount Theater, one of the remaining 1920's movie palaces left in America. The Paramount hosts the city Broadway series and other live shows. Iowa Cultural Connection, the regional arts organization, even organizes events for the young, with concerts, children's theatre, and storytimes throughout the area. There are also several movie theatres in Cedar Rapids that screen all of the latest films.

Experiencing every season is a joy in Cedar Rapids, thanks to almost 5,000 acres of city-owned property. Among these are 4 public golf courses, 6 swimming pools, splash pads, a historic village, trails, and other recreation options. Located in Bever Park, the Old MacDonald's Farm is a family-friendly place where you meet and pet some barnyard friends. Bever Park also includes tennis courts, picnic areas, and a playground for all-day fun. The Noelridge Aquatic Center has several slides, water play features, sand play features, and eight lap lanes. Indian Creek Nature is a great destination to learn about the local waters and see various forms of agriculture up close. With 4 miles of trails wind through 210 acres of wetlands and varied terrain, it offers a great place to walk or hike or even cross-country ski.

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Crime Rate

You'll be plenty safe in Cedar Rapids. The city has had nearly a 5% decrease in crime and is still safer than almost 30% of the country. Cedar Rapids Police Department has over 200 sworn officers and offers a variety of community-based policing initiatives. Neighborhood watch, community outreach, and other methods are part of their crime prevention efforts. Wallethub has named Cedar Rapids #18 on its list of the top 200 safest cities in America.

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