Marion has homes for rent in an area that offers sports, culture and community-based activities. Right near Cedar Rapids, renters will find that the region has endless opportunities for entertainment.
Facts for Renters About Marion
Marion was plotted and elected as the seat for Linn County before anyone lived there. It was surveyed in November 1839, but land wasn't sold until December.
The city has 41 parks and green spaces that encompass over 600 acres that residents have access to.
Railroads first came to Marion in 1864. The city eventually became an important railway junction, serving the Milwaukee Road railway. The railway division was in the city, and helped contribute to its growth over the years.
Renters who are interested in the area's history can check out the Marion Historical Society's website to learn about the local historic landmarks and the hours and prices of tours.
Farmers markets like the Uptown Marion Market and the Marion Farmers Market are a great way for renters to meet their neighbors, support the area's economy and get fresh local produce, plants and artisan items. There are also community events like the Marion Big Band "Swingin' At Sunset" Concerts that let renters meet new friends and enjoy a good time in the city. Individuals who enjoy running will like the various races in the city, including the Swamp Fox Festival 5K Run/Walk, the Marion Arts Festival 5K Run/Walk & Half Marathon and the Uptown Marion Race to the Altar.