Cedar Rapids is the perfect blend of the best parts of big cities and small towns, the cultural center of Eastern Iowa, and home to the ideal apartment for you. With a population around 125,000 people this is a great place for people who want to live in a mid-size city.
Downtown is walkable (and beautiful with the adjacent Cedar Lake and Cedar River!) but most parts of the city are not as walkable. We recommend that you plan on having a car. Cedar Rapids Transit is the local bus system and is comprised of around 15 routes. These routes only touch parts of the city - if you plan on taking the bus, be sure that there is a stop near your new apartment.