Uptown Cedar Rapids skyline.

Courtesy of City of Cedar Rapids

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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 62
Demographics 44
Economy 60
Education 54
Health 64
Housing 74
Infrastructure 46

#88. Cedar Rapids, IA

Straddling the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids is divided into 12 distinct neighborhoods. Near the city’s center is a vibrant arts and cultural district that includes the Paramount Theatre, restaurants and museums that provide plenty of things to do. Tech giant Rockwell Collins anchors the economy, while the high-rated hospitals of Mercy Medical Center and St. Luke’s are among the top employers in Cedar Rapids. See where Cedar Rapids ranked on the 2015 Top 100 Best Places to Live.

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