Don't say we didn't warn you. If you're the kind of person that can't handle living in a friendly city with plenty of things to do, you may want to steer clear of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Real Estate website Zillow rates Cedar Rapids home market as "Very Hot". Cedar Rapids home values have gone up 2.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year. Good news for buyers and sellers. Unless of course, you don't like making money.

There are dozens of bars in Cedar Rapids. Bars of all shapes and styles for you to get your drink on.

And there are dozens of Churches in Cedar Rapids, too. So you get the best of both worlds.

There's a lot of good in Cedar Rapids, like Groundswell, the Pay It Forward Cafe that takes donations to help those in need. CBS 2 News breaks the news in a follow up story about a new grant Groundswell just received that helps secure the cafe's mission to serve their community.

Plus there's great sports teams like Kernels Baseball in the summer, and RoughRiders Hockey in the fall and winter. The city has several public golf courses and terrific movie theaters. Oh, and shopping...lots of retail shopping.

All good reasons to stay away from Cedar Rapids.

Unless you love smell of Crunchberries in the morning.



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