Location, Location, Location

Cedar Rapids is a vibrant community of arts and culture in eastern Iowa. Known as the City of Five Seasons, Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring and a time to enjoy the other four, reflecting your leisurely pace of life. In Cedar Rapids there is an extra time, a fifth season.

Cottage Grove Place is situated in a lovely residential neighborhood, close to parks, country clubs, shopping, professional services, cultural activities, great dining and entertainment.

We are located just 25 minutes north of Iowa City and the University of Iowa, Cedar Rapids offers the very best of city living all within a close-knit, small-town environment. See just how close we are to popular area attractions:

Newbo City Market – 7 minute drive, 2.8 miles

Built after the flood of 2008, the market is home to vendors, crafts, outdoor markets, concerts and more. The market is a great place to find unique gifts or handmade products for yourself.

The Amana Colonies – 30 minute drive, 24.6 miles

7 historic German villages spread across 26,000 acres with a unique Germanic look. No matter the season, the Amanas always have fun events going on. Check out their website to see if there are any upcoming festivals!

Paramount Theatre – 7 minute drive, 2.3 miles

Downtown theatre featuring live events including Broadway musicals, bands and comedians.

Theatre Cedar Rapids – 5 minute drive, 2.1 miles

This historic house is within walking distance from Cottage Grove Place. Concerts, theatre, programs and tours enliven the property.

Brucemore – 2 minute drive, .8 miles

This historic house is within walking distance from Cottage Grove Place. Concerts, theatre, programs and tours enliven the property.

Grant Wood’s Studio– 5 minute drive, 1.8 miles

Grant Wood’s home and studio are located minutes from Cottage Grove Place. Grant Wood’s home from 1924-1935 was right next to the studio.

National Czech & Slovak Museum – 9 minute drive, 3.4 miles

Historical Czech & Slovak artifacts and art exhibits. The museum is also home to many seasonal events.

Cedar Rapids Library – 7 minute drive, 2.2 miles

The Cedar Rapids Library is a great resource for the community with a wide array of programs offered.

Usher’s Ferry – 17 minute drive, 7.5 miles

Features 9 historic houses and depicts what it was like to live in small town Iowa between 1890 and 1910.

Cedar Rapids Farmers’ Markets – 6 minute drive, 2.2 miles

Cedar Rapids has a wide range of vendors at the bi-weekly farmers’ markets. From produce and food trucks to clothing and crafts, our farmers’ markets have it all.

We know you'll feel right at home at our Cottage Grove Place campus.