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Average Rent in Cedar Rapids, IA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Cedar Rapids Studio - $650-35%
Cedar Rapids 1 Bed - $776-29%
Cedar Rapids 2 Beds - $927+2%
Last updated 5/18/2024

Local Guide

See what Cedar Rapids, IA has to offer.

Local Reviews

We have our own private neighborhood pool that draws us all together. We have frequent neighborhood parties there.

The houses are unique and not cookie cutter. The neighbors are friendly. It feels safe to live here. I love my house.

I like that it's close to both a Walmart and a Target. I have everything I need within a very short driving distance.

Everything is close by like restaurants, grocery stores, sports bars, and family. diCalo's pizza is our favorite local restaurant.

It is geared towards an older group of the population i.e. 55+ years old mostly retired. The isolation of the rural location but close enough to urban areas for groceries and entertainment.

There are multiple places to eat at. I love to eat at Mexican restaurants and Italian restaurants. We are within a few minutes of restaurants

Demographics

Education

High School

34%

Associate's

35%

Bachelor's

23%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

24%

4 people

18%

5 people

7%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

41%

50-100k

34%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

5%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

13%

20-45

35%

45-65

24%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 5/18/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Cedar Rapids, IA

In Cedar Rapids, IA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $650 to $927. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Cedar Rapids, IA is $650. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $776. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $927.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-35%

Changed from $1,000 to $650
1 Bed

-29%

Changed from $1,093 to $776
2 Beds

+2%

Changed from $909 to $927
Last updated 5/18/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
17%
26%
34%
12%
12%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Coralville$1,379+20%
Waterloo$1,125+5%
Iowa City$1,025-11%
Marion$790-28%
Tama$700--
Toledo$525+5%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Waterloo$1,400+8%
Iowa City$1,199+20%
Marion$995+42%
Coralville$820-41%
Hiawatha$710-11%
Toledo$700--
Tama$600--
North Liberty$500--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Independence$1,3000%
Solon$1,015--
Iowa City$950-6%
Waterloo$900+20%
Evansdale$895--
Coralville$880-3%
Marion$875-4%
West Liberty$825+3%
North Liberty$795-32%
Hiawatha$787-1%
Tama$725--
Toledo$650-7%

Compare Neighborhoods

Upper Northwest

$725

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Southwest Area

$727

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Cedar Hills

$802

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Cedar Rapids, IA?

For renters in Cedar Rapids seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Upper Northwest, Southwest Area, and Cedar Hills, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $725, $727, and $802 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Downtown and Kingston District, where the rents are $950 and $1,200, a favorable comparison to Cedar Rapids's overall 1-bedroom average of $776.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Cedar Rapids, IA?

In Cedar Rapids, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Taylor, Kingston District, and Downtown. A 1-bedroom apartment in Taylor averages at $1,300, in Kingston District it averages $1,200, and in Downtown, the average is $950. For additional high-end living options, Cedar Hills offers 1-bedroom apartments at $802, and Southwest Area at $727. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $776 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cedar Rapids, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Cedar Rapids, IA?

In Cedar Rapids, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Downtown, Kingston District, and Upper Northwest. In Downtown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $950. Kingston District sees average rents of $1,200 for a 1-bedroom unit. Upper Northwest offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $725. For those seeking other popular areas, Taylor presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,300, and Southwest Area at $727. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $776 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cedar Rapids, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$1,150+115%
Kingston District$1,150--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Taylor$1,300--
Kingston District$1,200--
Downtown$950-21%
Cedar Hills$802+8%
Southwest Area$727+2%
Upper Northwest$725--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$1,700+99%
Kingston District$1,700--
Cedar Hills$927+3%
Southwest Area$842+4%
Upper Northwest$775--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

43%

15-30 Mins

42%

30-40 Mins

8%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4444

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 19 of 27 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 18 of 27 renters

Percentage: 4545

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 14 of 27 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cedar Rapids draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 96% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Cedar Rapids gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 76% more coffee shops than average
  3. 25% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 83% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Cedar Rapids.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 65% more gyms than average
  3. 33% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Cedar Rapids is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 89% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 14% more gas stations than average
  3. 48% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Cedar Rapids gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 60% more grocery stores than average
  3. 12% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 39% more restaurants than average
  3. 9% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. 13% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 20% more shops than average
  3. 22% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Cedar Rapids doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 48% more pet facilities than average
  3. 20% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 24 of 27 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 23 of 27 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 23 of 27 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 22 of 27 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 21 of 27 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 21 of 27 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 20 of 27 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 19 of 27 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 18 of 27 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 18 of 27 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 18 of 27 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 16 of 27 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 15 of 27 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 14 of 27 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 14 of 27 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 15 of 27 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 15 of 27 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 18 of 27 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 21 of 27 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 21 of 27 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Cedar Rapids

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About

Cedar Rapids, IA

Overview of Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids apartments for rent provide access to all of the amenities that Iowa's second largest city has to offer. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 126,000 people reside in Cedar rapids today. In 1968, a local advertising agency dubbed Cedar Rapids as the City of Five Seasons. The slogan was adopted by the Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in 1975 and the city has been recognized by this slogan ever since.

Living in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids apartments for rent are located close to some of the city's most interesting historical centers and museums. Learn about the different heritages that built the city at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. The Ushers Ferry Historic Village offers family friendly activities to teach residents of all ages about the Cedar Rapids community and how the historically small town has grown into one of the biggest cities in Iowa. Cedar Rapids is comprised of several park and recreation centers. Enjoy the four miles of trails at Indian Creek Nature Center, or head indoors at the nature center to learn about honeybees, backyard bugs and traveling nature art exhibits. Residents of apartments in Cedar Rapids also enjoy spending time outdoors at popular sites such as the Cedar Greenbelt National Recreation Trail, Bever Pool and the Cedar River Trail.

Most Cedar Rapid apartments are served by the city's transit system. Public transportation includes fixed bus routes that run throughout the city Monday through Friday and on Saturdays. The city transit also offers a Neighborhood Transportation Service, which is designed to offer residents curbside pickup and drop-off services after regular bus hours have commenced for the day.

Cedar Rapids Apartments and the Cost of Living

Some of the Cedar Rapids apartments for rent throughout the city are funded by the city's Housing Services Division. The Cedar Rapids housing program is dedicated to providing residents of all financial and ethnic backgrounds with sustainable housing in order to better expand the Cedar Rapids community and economic opportunities for residents.

According to AreaVibes, the cost of living in Cedar Rapids apartments is 1.3 percent less than the state average and 6.3 percent less than the national average. Community members pay on average $3.63 for a gallon of gas, $4.69 for a cup of coffee and $8.00 for pizza.

Apartments in Cedar Rapids Work and Study

Apartments for rent in Cedar Rapids are located in the largest corn processing city in the world. The city is one of the top manufacturing regions throughout the nation and one of the top locations for bioprocessing and food ingredient centers in North America. The top five employers of Cedar Rapids include Rockwell Collins, Inc., the Cedar Rapids Community School District, AEGON USA, Inc., St. Luke's Hospital and Maytag Appliances.

Students living in apartments in Cedar Rapids have the opportunity to study at local college and universities. A minimal commute time makes Kirkwood Community College, Capri College, Cedar Rapids, Coe College, Mount Mercy University and Saint Luke's Hospital Medical Technology Program some of the most sought out post secondary institutions in the area.

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