500 on 1st

500 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

500 on 1st Amenities

  • Community Rooftop Overlooking McGrath Amphitheatre and Cedar River
  • Indoor Community Room with TV
  • Heated/Cooled Garage for Additional Fee
  • Indoor Storage for Additional Fee
  • Lawn Care & Snow Removal
  • Cats and Small Dogs Welcome with Additional Fees and Some Restrictions
  • Tenant Portal for Online Payment and Maintenance Requests
  • Discounted Mac Gym Membership
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Security Cameras in Common Areas
  • Front Door Controlled Access
  • Remote Mobile Entry for Food Deliveries or Pet Sitters
  • High Speed Internet
  • Non-Smoking Building
  • In Unit Heat/AC
  • Fire Alarms
  • Elevator
  • Pantry
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Stone Counters
  • Blinds
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Luxury Vinyl Floors in Entire Unit
  • Floor to Ceiling Windows

Cats Allowed

  • Yes

Dogs Allowed

  • Yes, small


  • Tenants Pay Electric
  • Tenants Pay Water
  • Tenants Pay Cable/Internet

Appliance Included

  • Stainless Steel
  • Fridge
  • Oven/Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & Dryer on First Floor, Pay Through App
  • Welcome to 500 on 1st: Experience the thrill of urban living from a whole new perspective. Your large rooftop balcony is not just a space—it’s a stage for memorable evenings, breathtaking sunsets, and a front-row seat to live music performances at the renowned McGrath Amphitheatre.

  • Located just minutes away from downtown’s finest restaurants, shopping districts, and cultural hotspots, 500 on 1st Apartments offers the perfect blend of city living and suburban tranquility. You’re never far from the action, yet you can retreat to your peaceful haven whenever you desire.

  • Get to know your city!

    • Get around easier with locally situated bus stops and easy access to major highways like I-380 and 1st Ave.

    • Primary and secondary education including Taylor Elementary, Wilson Middle School and Jefferson High School just a short commute away.

    • Restaurants and cafes are all within reach, making it easy to grab a quick bite or stock up on essentials without compromising your busy schedule. Stop into Dash Coffee, Quintons, LP Street Food, Big Grove Brewery, and Pickle Palace.

    • Pick your favorite grocery store with options like Hy-Vee, Newbo Market, or The Farmers Market on the weekends in the summer.

    • In your free time, check out local entertainment at McGrath Amphitheatre, Alliant Energy Powerhouse, Cedar Rapids Kernels, or Roughriders Hockey and Ice-Skating Rink.

    • Enjoy morning walks along the Cedar River or take a dip at Ellis Park, immersing yourself in nature’s beauty without sacrificing city amenities.

    • Learn about our city’s history at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, National Czech & Slovak Museum, and The Historic Center.

    • Need some self-care? Stop by Synergy Massage, House of Beauty LLC, and Fix Salon.

    • Situated within a short distance from leading hospitals and healthcare facilities like St. Lukes and Mercy.

  • Opportunities like this are rare and highly sought-after. Secure your spot in 500 on 1st before it’s too late. Contact us today to schedule a private tour and make your dream of living in the heart of the city a reality!

  • We are a smoke-free community.

  • Short and long-term leases available. Leases under 12 months carry an additional monthly charge.

  • We offer easy online application process, online payment options and electronic lease signings!

  • We are happy to offer a discounted rate through The MAC Fitness Center in Cedar Rapids/Marion – ask us about this today!

  • *Apartment advertised and toured may be slightly different based on current availability and schedule. Select units, restrictions apply.

  • Professionally Managed by Q4 Real Estate. 1950 Boyson Road, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

  • We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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