West Des Moines

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West Des Moines

  • West Des Moines is ranked #5 in Iowa
  • West Des Moines is ranked #190 in the USA
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Income per Capita
  • Low Crime Rates
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around West Des Moines, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Greenwood, Des Moines812.51,009
Waterbury, Des Moines801.12,740
East Village, Des Moines785.41,545
Waveland Woods, Des Moines761.5741
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waveland Park, Des Moines762.23,214
Meredith, Des Moines754.44,605
Westwood, Des Moines741.11,262
Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines744.32,576

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Pleasantville, IA8026.31,762
Waukee, IA798.216,955
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Easy Living in West Des Moines, IA

I was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. The thing I love most about Des Moines is that even though it's one of the largest cities in Iowa and has all the amenities of a city, it still has the homey, small town Midwestern charm that I miss so much. Since I moved from West Des Moines twelve years ago, I have made a great effort to go …
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AreaVibes ContributorPosted on Aug 22, 2012
West Des Moines, IA - Expesive, High End City

Not much but shopping and a few other things to do. If you don't have extra cash to spend this area can be pretty depressing/ Everything costs a lot. (Meaning if you're an average person, you probably can't afford to do much of anything out here but watch everyone else spend their money.) Area is also set up for having a car so if you don't have …
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mia2821Posted on Aug 01, 2011
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Source: The West Des Moines, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).