Cedar Falls Real Estate

    Cedar Falls homes for sale are located in Black Hawk County, Iowa. This is a city of 39,260 people and part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area. Founded in 1845, the original name was Sturgis Falls after a family that settled in the area. However, the name was changed a few years later to Cedar Falls for the proximity to the Cedar River. The Sturgis Falls Festival is a three-day event held each year in honor of the founding family. Cedar Falls was a milling and industrial center before the Civil War due to the availability of water power. Cedar Falls real estate is today the choice of many who work in a variety of jobs within this city as well as surrounding cities such as Waterloo.

    The University of Northern Iowa is located here and residents are served by the public school system of Cedar Falls Community Schools. The schools are highly acclaimed within this area. Programs are also provided by the City’s Hearst Center for the Arts and Parks and Recreation Divisions. The downtown area of the city is one of the National Historic Trust’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations and has been nationally recognized as a Great American Main Street. Downtown Cedar Falls features old-fashioned lampposts, brick sidewalks and public artwork. A variety of entertainment, shopping and dining can be enjoyed in this area.

    Residents of Cedar Falls real estate as well as visitors to the area have sixteen city parks from which to choose. In addition, there is a county park, a nature center and 29 miles of trails and campgrounds located throughout Cedar Falls. There are two golf courses – an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole course.

    Cedar Falls has been named as one of the “100 Best Small Art Towns in America.” The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center provides world renowned acts and productions. The Hearst Center of the Arts features local artists and regional traveling artists. The Cedar Falls Community Theatre was built in 1910 and renovated in 1994 and is a local landmark.

    Additionally, the UNI School of Music provides choral, orchestra, band and solo recitals featuring students and visiting artists. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra is one of Northeast Iowa’s cultural assets providing many musical performances since 1929. As a choice for families, young professionals and retirees among others, Cedar Falls provides many advantages.  

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