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Cedar Valley, Iowa

The Cedar Valley is what you might call a Midwest oasis. Comprising six counties in northwest Iowa, this gem of a region is home to Waterloo, Cedar Falls and a collection of standout communities. Together, these communities provide residents with a thriving arts scene, fun family-friendly activities, an exciting nightlife, exquisite eateries and a list of must-attend concerts and festivals, among other things.

Residents of the Cedar Valley enjoy an excellent quality of life, and that includes plenty of recreational opportunities. More than 100 miles of trails exist, including the popular Cedar Valley Nature Trail that offers beautiful views of the Cedar River and rolling prairie land. Also available to residents are state and county parks, several public golf courses and a hockey rink that schedules many open skating opportunities.

The economy here is also strong, with multiple sectors experiencing success. That includes advanced manufacturing led by companies like John Deere, TriMark Corp. and Bertch Cabinet, and insurance and financial services led by CUNA Mutual Group. Other sectors are fintech, IT, app development, aerospace, logistics and higher education.

And when the weekend rolls around, you’ll find plenty of exciting things to do, from fine dining to fun festivals. Great events to attend include the Sturgis Falls Celebration, Fredericksburg Dairy Days, New Hampton Heartland Days and the Waterloo Open pro-am golf tournament. Also, on the Fourth of July, Celebrate Indee in the city of Independence is a nationally recognized event, known as one of the best places in the region to catch fireworks.

Livability Cedar Valley, Iowa is sponsored by Grow Cedar Valley and the Cedar Valley Regional Partnership.

In This Issue

Where to Live Now

5 Reasons to Call Cedar Valley, IA Home 

Love Where You Live

Why Cedar Valley, IA is a Great Place to Live 

Where to Live Now

13 Communities in the Cedar Valley, IA, to Consider 

Love Where You Live

Living the Dream: We Opened a Themepark

Experiences & Adventures

Hit the Trails in Cedar Valley, IA 

Love Where You Live

Inside the Creative Community of Cedar Valley 

Affordable Places to Live

This Iowa Community Has Plenty of Places to Call Home 

Affordable Places to Live

The Cost of Living Diaries: Cedar Valley, IA

Love Where You Live

Cedar Valley Cultivates an Inclusive Community 

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Why You Should Build Your Business in Cedar Valley, IA 

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Game On: Cedar Valley Excels in Social Gaming 

Healthy Places

Cedar Valley, IA Residents Are in Good Health 

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Tyson Foods Raising Expectations in Waterloo, Iowa

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