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Cedar Valley cost of living

Cost of Living that stands out from the rest

We’re proud of our cost of living because we still have countless activities and great opportunities in the Cedar Valley, without making you dip too far into your wallet.

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Cities & Communities

Interested in the communities within the Cedar Valley? Take a virtual tour of Cedar Falls or Waterloo. Get to know the unique characteristics of Cedar Valley communities.

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Higher Education

A variety of higher education opportunities: state university, community college, nursing college, selective liberal arts college, and or online university.

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K-12 Education

Education is a top priority in the Cedar Valley: state-of-the-art buildings, access to technology, and Leader in MeĀ®.

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Recreation & Activities

Quality of life shines through in an extensive recreational trails systems, state and county parks, professional and collegiate sports teams, an indoor hockey rink, not to mention our many festivals.

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Health Care

Superior and accessible healthcare options in the Cedar Valley: several health care providers, their satellite hospitals and clinics.

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Conventions & Tourism

Our convention and visitors bureaus showcase things to do. Our convention venues offer banquet and meeting space.

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Making a home

With many great affordable housing options, you’ll be proud of where you live.

Low Cost of Living

The cost of housing is 16% less than the national average.


With 100s of miles of trails and countless other opportunities.

Unique Communities

From city living to the country, there is every lifestyle imaginable.

Shorter Commute

Average commute of 16 minutes. What will you do with your extra time?

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