Moving? Is Cedar Falls a Good Fit for You?


July 17th, 2023

JULY 17, 2023Part 1 – Living & Learning in Cedar FallsMoving to a new community conjures many questions—and offers new opportunities. You’ll want to consider the job market, housing, education, health services, cultural activities, entertainment, and recreation. Let’s look at what Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and surrounding communities have to offer. Collectively this area is referred to as the Cedar Valley. Affordable, Safe LivingThe Cedar Valley is 13.3% more affordable than the national average. In Cedar Falls, you’ll find a diverse selection of housing from grand old Victorian homes to contemporary dream homes—and everything in between. The average home is valued at $203,313. Not ready to purchase a home? You’ll find an array of options if you prefer to rent. Apartments range from $795 to $1,550, which is a good draw for college students.
According to Sterling’s Best Places to Live, Cedar Falls is a reasonably safe place for residents and visitors. The crime rate is significantly lower than the national average. Violent crime 10.4 (national 22.7) and property crime 26.7 (national 35.4).With a population of 40,000, Cedar Falls holds onto its small-town charm while enjoying a growing, thriving community.Education for All AgesFrom preschool to graduate school, the Cedar Valley takes education seriously. Would you like your preschooler to experience hands-on nature experiences, or perhaps a faith-based education? You’ll find the Cedar Valley offers a variety of public and private educational opportunities for preschool, elementary, junior high, high school, and beyond.From street flags to flowerpots to license plates, you’ll, no doubt, notice gold and purple dominate the landscape in Cedar Falls, which is home to the University Northern Iowa (UNI). One of Iowa’s Regent universities. Start or continue your studies in one of UNI’s 160 majors, minors, or certificates. And cheer on our UNI Panthers!Upper Iowa University is the perfect option if want to earn a degree but can only attend evening classes. Also, check out Hawkeye Community College (HCC) to earn an associate degree or learn a trade.Just want to take classes to feed your hobbies and interests? UNI, Wartburg College in Waverly, and HCC offer classes for the casual learner. Whether you decide to call Cedar Falls, Waterloo, or Waverly your home, you’ll find top-notch educational opportunities for all ages and interests.The combination of small-town living and excellent education opportunities make Cedar Falls a great choice for families and students. Prairie Life Storage is ready to help with your moving needs. Contact Jocee at 319-260-2275 or visit the website at more about the Cedar Valley at

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