Des Moines

Ranked in the 58th percentile

Des Moines

  • Des Moines is ranked #573 in Iowa
  • Des Moines is ranked #12,040 in the USA
  • Low Cost of Living
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Des Moines, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Greenwood, Des Moines812.81,009
Waterbury, Des Moines804.52,740
East Village, Des Moines781.21,545
Waveland Woods, Des Moines764.9741
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waveland Park, Des Moines764.33,214
Meredith, Des Moines756.14,605
Westwood, Des Moines744.11,262
Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines741.12,576

Best Cities Near Des Moines, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Urbandale, IA856.541,578
Pella, IA8337.610,280
Clive, IA8210.117,022
West Des Moines, IA825.261,624
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ames, IA8231.364,073
Ankeny, IA8210.753,413
Pleasantville, IA8021.71,762
Waukee, IA7913.516,955
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Des Moines a Great Place to See

I have lived in Des Moines for quite a few many years, it is one of the few places in the USA that has not been hit as hard by the recession as some of the other larger cities. Des Moines like anywhere has some crime and gang activity, though it has gone down in recent years. Some of the neighborhoods in the east and northeast of the city are …
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AreaVibes ContributorPosted on Jan 13, 2015
Great place to raise your family!!

I have lived in Des Moines for 40 years, when my family moved here in 1973. I know people in other places like to make jokes about Des Moines, but that is because they don't know anything about Des Moines! If you are visiting in the summer, there is a lot to do. We have Art Festivals, WineFest, Latinofest, Asianfest, the 80/35 concert, Lazerfest, ( and frankly all kinds …
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IowagirlPosted on Jun 25, 2013
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Source: The Des Moines, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).