Overview of Cedar Falls
Nestled in northeastern Iowa, Cedar Falls embodies the comfortable nature of a Midwestern small town. With a nationally recognized historic downtown district and the excitement generated by the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls is a bustling community with many unique attractions. Search for Cedar Falls apartments for rent and join 39,000 residents who enjoy the natural beauty of America's heartland.
Living in Cedar Falls, IA
The first settlers came to Iowa in 1845 to take advantage of the area's timber, farmland and the power potential brought by the Cedar River. The University of Northern Iowa was founded soon after in 1863, bringing new development and opportunities to the sleepy town. Today, Cedar Falls is a thriving community with officials who work to maintain a local sense of identity. As a member of the Cedar Valley area, the city has many business and cultural opportunities in a charming, small-town setting. With more than 100 miles of winding trails throughout the city, residents here enjoy numerous opportunities for outdoor exploration, fishing, boating and cross-country skiing in northeastern Iowa's gentle rolling terrain. Cedar Falls apartments are located all around town, making them the perfect home for both UNI students looking to live near campus and families wishing to live in more residential areas.
Cedar Falls Attractions and Special Events
Antique Acres is one of Cedar Falls' largest attractions. The museum is dedicated to preserving and operating antique machinery, including farming equipment, wood stoves, steam engines and butter churning equipment, and culminates this vision with an annual Old Time Power Show. The Iowa Band Museum is also here and displays the rich history of the Iowa band scene. The museum features an antique instruments exhibit, music library and a traditional rehearsal room. Cedar Falls hosts a number of events throughout the year, including Halloween on Main, Holiday Hoopla, the Maple Syrup Festival and ARTapalooza.
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