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    Waterloo Real Estate

    Waterloo real estate is located in Black Hawk County, Iowa. The city is also the county seat and is part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. This includes Black Hawk, Grundy and Bremer Counties and the metropolitan statistical area has a population of approximately 164,220. Waterloo was originally known as Prairie Rapids Crossing until the first post office was established. At this time the name chosen was Waterloo. First established in 1845 and incorporated in 1868, the city of Waterloo has a population of 68,406. Waterloo homes for sale include many single-family homes as well as small to medium complexes.  

    The residents of Waterloo real estate are served by the Waterloo Community School District. It is an accessible city with the location at the north end of Interstate 380. U.S. Highways 20, 63 and 218 and Iowa Highway 21 also provide residents with access to other nearby towns and locations throughout the county and state. Delta Air Lines provides non-stop service to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area from Waterloo Regional Airport. Residents are also served by the MET bus system.

    There are numerous small suburban towns located near Waterloo including Evansdale, Raymond, Hudson, Elk Run Heights, Gilbertville and Washburn. Residents have many options for employment with the location of several companies in Waterloo as well as commuting to other cities. The largest employers in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area are John Deere, Covenant Medical Center, Tyson Fresh Meats, the University of Northern Iowa (located in Cedar Falls), Omega Cabinets and Bertch Cabinets.

    Recreation and entertainment within Waterloo include the Waterloo Center for the Arts, which is a regional center for visual and performing arts. The center is operated by the city and contains the largest collection of Haitian art in the country. Also included at the center are Mexican Folk Art, Midwest Regionalist Art, International Folk Art and American Decorative Arts. The Phelps Youth Pavilion opened in Waterloo in 2009 and features an interactive children’s museum with an outdoor riverfront plaza and an amphitheater.

    Museums are another opportunity for residents of Waterloo real estate to learn about the area in which they live. The Grout Museum District was started in 1932 and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Rensselaer Russell House Museum was built in 1858 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Snowden House in Waterloo is a two-story brick Victorian-era house, built in 1875 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well.

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