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Old 07-16-2007, 10:35 AM
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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This shouldnt turn into a Waterloo "crime" discussion.

Personally, I would recommend Denver, Jesup, Waverly, Independence, and Dunkerton. It really depends on what you want. If you want a small town; 500-1500, with not many conveniences: Denver, Dunkerton, Jesup. If you want a medium sized town; 1500-15000 with a few major conveniences I'd recommend Independence and Waverly.

Cedar Falls is very nice as well. If you want small town feel with big town conveniences, I'd highly recommend it. Good schools, Low home prices, Low /or no crime, and major chain stores.

It all depends on what you want.

And "anniniowa" Waterloo is certainly not going anywhere pleasant. Yeah, most Iowa cities are very small, but you've forgotten a few; Dubuque, Council Bluffs, and Ames... Waterloo is not really SO MUCH BIGGER. Waterloo has lost population from it's 2000 census. It went from 67 to 64 (thousand)

Waterloo crime is not higher because it is so much bigger. Cedar Rapids does better and it is twice as big. Des Moines probably even does better and it is
4X as big.

The rest of Iowa towns are not just small, with a few thousand.

A large number of cities have 10,000+
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:11 AM
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Default Small towns surrounding Waterloo

Originally Posted by Oliver99 View Post
Around Waterloo, there are many great little towns with lower prices and a short commute. Waverly has a college, and a nice atmosphere, and is a short drive. ..... Cedar Falls is obviously closer, but housing is much higher than in the smaller communities around Waterloo.
I agree! I currently live in Suburban Chicago, but have lived in both Waverly and Janesville //www.city-data.com/city/Janesville-Iowa.html while working in Downtown Waterloo. Just had a chance to visit there and would return in a heartbeat!
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