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The Perfect House for Rent Could be Yours in Waterloo, IA

Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County, situated near Cedar Falls and Evansdale. A growing community with plenty of agricultural development, engineering opportunities and cultural diversity, Waterloo is a fantastic city to settle down in. Homes for rent offer access to an exciting economic atmosphere with family-friendly ideals that make it perfect for growing families.

Interesting Facts About Waterloo

  • Waterloo was originally known as Prairie Rapids Crossing. According to local legend, Charles Mullan sparked the name change when he petitioned for a post office in town. Supposedly, he looked through a list of other post offices in the U.S. and came across "Waterloo." In 1851, a post office was established under that name, and the city eventually took it on.
  • The city was first settled in 1845 by George and Mary Melrose Hanna and their children.
  • The Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company, Rath Packing Company, Illinois Central Railroad and the Maytag-Mason Motor Company were some of the first major employers in the city in the 20th century.

Helpful Resources for New Renters

  • The city of Waterloo has a lovely website with everything a new resident needs to get acquainted with the community. With city news, arts and entertainment information, education links, parks and recreation programs, and more, the site is a must-visit for those new to Waterloo.
  • Check out the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier for local news relevant to Waterloo renters. It has stories on everything from upcoming events to sports, animal control and lifestyle topics.
  • The Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau is a great resource for renters who are looking for things to keep themselves busy with in their new community. It outlines local attractions, arts and culture opportunities, nightlife venues, outdoor recreation, dining, and more - there's always something going on!

Common questions asked in Waterloo, Iowa

Where can I find cheap rental houses in Waterloo, Iowa?

Check out's cheap rental houses in Waterloo. You can use our price filters to find rental houses under $700, under $900, under $1100, under $1300

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Find Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom, 4 Bedroom rental houses within your budget in Waterloo, Iowa. Or you can search for houses over 600 sq.ft, 800 sq.ft, 1000 sq.ft, 1200 sq.ft, 1400 sq.ft, 1600 sq.ft.

How can I tour properties in Waterloo, Iowa during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Waterloo, Iowa are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

How can I find a rental house in a specific school district? was built with parents in mind. Within Waterloo we have 155 rental houses spread across multiple school districts. To help narrow your search, simply enter the school name within the search bar to find rental homes in that school district.