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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Waterloo

There's nothing really unique about it. But it's easy to find. It's not far away from certain schools and parks. But mainly it's not far from my job.

It's very quiet and small town. There's nothing really here restaurant store wise there is a nice park that's about all ise.

I like nearby stores, very advanced from the community, it can be available in 5 minutes by cycling, and the types of goods in the store are very complete.

Restaurants many available a wide choice more shops available in the area that was just tore down. It should be made into a mini mall. Shops for clothing.

I like going to the movies, walking, hangout, sleepovers, be trouble makers, have fun overall with them.

convenient off street parking so I can see my car from my apartment. when I am taking care of young grandchild, there is a play area on site for her to go to. It is quiet

Who Lives Here

Waterloo Demographics

Education

High School

30%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

11%

Master's

3%

Doctorate

35%

Family Size

2 people

45%

3 people

27%

4 people

15%

5 people

7%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

52%

50-100k

31%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

3%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

34%

45-65

24%

65+

16%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Waterloo?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Nov '23$1075$695$880$900
Oct '23$1075$1145$854$900
Sep '23$1075$1300$827$900
Aug '23$1075$1145$800$900
Jul '23$1075$825$825$950
Jun '23$1075$850$850$950
May '23$1075$1300$850$950
Apr '23$1075$1300$750$950
Mar '23$1075$1375$750$850
Feb '23$1075$1375$750$850
Jan '23$1075$695$800$850
Dec '22$1075$675$800$850
Nov '22$1075$800$895$850

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Waterloo

Waterloo Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

52%

15-30 Mins

39%

30-40 Mins

4%

40-60 Mins

2%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4747

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 11 of 20 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 14 of 20 renters

Percentage: 5858

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 16 of 20 renters

Top Scores: Medicine, Grocery, Nightlife

Things To Do In Waterloo

Top Score

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Waterloo doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 47% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 17% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Waterloo is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 49% more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 75% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 58% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 77% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 63% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 82% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 69% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Room for improvement. More parks please.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 62% fewer parks than average
  3. 58% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? Waterloo is weak on fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 75% fewer gyms than average
  3. 63% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Waterloo.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 75% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 73% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Waterloo Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 20 of 20 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 19 of 20 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 18 of 20 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 18 of 20 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 17 of 20 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 17 of 20 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 17 of 20 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 16 of 20 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 15 of 20 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 15 of 20 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 15 of 20 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 14 of 20 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 13 of 20 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 12 of 20 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 11 of 20 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 11 of 20 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 11 of 20 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 11 of 20 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 16 of 20 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 16 of 20 renters

Waterloo Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Waterloo

6/10

Lou Henry Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

6/10

Kingsley Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

6/10

Kittrell Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

5/10

Orange Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

5/10

Highland Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

4/10

Poyner Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

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