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Neighborhood in Cedar Rapids

The southwest area of Cedar Rapids attracts residents with its under-three-mile proximity to downtown and easy access to major roadways like I-380 and Highway 30. Our apartments provide opportunities to live in exciting urban spaces, along the Cedar River and near the neighborhood's green spaces. Jones Memorial Park on Wilson Avenue SW provides numerous recreational opportunities, including a top-notch golf course, a swimming pool, a soccer field, a disc golf course, and tennis courts along with walking paths, picnic pavilions, and playgrounds.


Top 5 Things to Do in Cedar Rapids, IA


1. Westdale Town Center

shopping center in Cedar Rapids

Westdale Mall is a regional shopping center in Southwest Cedar Rapids. It opened as a mall in 1979 and was reborn in 2014 with a $90 million booster. It currently features JCPenney, Ross Dress for Less, Burlington, and Chick-fil-A.

2600 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 396-0740


2. Indian Creek Nature Center

Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids

Indian Creek Nature Center is a nature preserve in Cedar Rapids serving the community. Completed in 2016, the Indian Creek Nature Center is one of the most sustainable buildings in the world because of its design and solar panels.

The preserve has many trails for people to use, and dogs are allowed on the trails if they are leashed. The nature center is free and open to the public.

5300 Otis Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 362-0664


3. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Located in Downtown Cedar Rapids, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is a private art museum. The Cedar Rapids Art Association opened The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in 1905.

It holds an extensive collection of art from important Iowa artists including Grant Wood and Marvin Cone. The museum is located in the former Cedar Rapids Public Library building.

410 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 366-7503


4. Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery in Iowa

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery was the first Iowa distillery to open after the Prohibition. They produce whiskey, wine, and other spirits. Cedar Ridge was created in 2005 by Iowa native Jeff Quint.

Visit Cedar Ridge Winery for a nice drink and good company!

1441 Marak Rd NW, Swisher, IA 52338
(319) 857-4300

5. National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library showcases the culture of the Czech and Slovak people. The museum was created in 1974 by Czech immigrants. It was supported by people of Czech and Slovak descent in the community, and the name of the museum was changed to reflect both ethnicities.

It contains many artifacts and photographs related to the neighboring nations. The library portion holds material about the past of the Czech and Slovak people in Europe and America. Tickets to the museum are $10, and children five and under are free.

1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 362-8500


Top Places to Eat in Cedar Rapids, IA

Beyond all of the exciting destinations and attractions in our area, we also have an amazing selection of restaurants and eateries! Residents of the southwest area don't have to venture far into the city to find unique dining experiences. Check out some of the top favorites that our residents at The Retreat at 6th Apartments recommend:


White Star Ale House

American, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails

You can get classic American bar food at this local restaurant. White Star Ale House has some great appetizers such as the Wisconsin Wontons appetizer and Ale House sliders. They have a variety of American beer, wine, and spirits.



El Bajio Mexican Restaurant

Restaurant, Mexican, Margaritas

El Bajio Mexican Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant where you can get traditional Mexican food such as fajitas and asador. They mixed some tasty margaritas too! Check out the smoked pineapple margarita!



Pei's Mandarin Restaurant

Chinese, Japanese, Korean

Pei's Mandarin Restaurant serves Chinese, Japanese, and Korean food. They have hibachi grills and a sushi bar. The food is served family-style so bring your family or friends. You won’t be disappointed!



Los Compadres

Restaurant, Mexican, Bar

Los Compadres Mexican Bar and Grill is a warm eatery serving homestyle food. If you love guacamole, you’ll be excited to learn that they have tableside guac on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays! This authentic Mexican fare is located on 6th Street SW.



Jerseys Pub & Grub

Restaurant, Pub

Jerseys Pub & Grub is a great place to buy a drink and watch whatever is on TV. Jerseys Pub & Grub has domestic and craft beer and plenty of mixed drinks. They 20 high definition TVs so you can watch the game. They also have outdoor seating.



Schools in Cedar Rapids, IA

College Community School District
(319) 558-2000