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Old Cedar Rapids once resembled the Iowa depicted in "The Music Man," but today the city is more ethnically diverse and culturally vibrant. While holding true to its agricultural roots, the city also hosts museums and an important theater scene.
Floods in 2008 devastated the Cedar Rapids and 300 homes were lost. Despite that, the housing market has remained on an even keel. Prices are still affordable for families.
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