West Des Moines

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West Des Moines

  • West Des Moines is ranked #29 in Iowa
  • West Des Moines is ranked #1,325 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Income per Capita
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Low Crime Rates
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around West Des Moines, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
East Village, Des Moines835.4957
Westwood, Des Moines821.11,282
Salisbury Oaks, Des Moines8121,037
Ingersoll Park, Des Moines801.9743
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Linden Heights, Des Moines791.8406
Greenwood, Des Moines792.5937
Waterbury, Des Moines791.12,581
Waveland Woods, Des Moines761.5737

Best Cities Near West Des Moines, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Johnston, IA837.218,874
Clive, IA835.116,246
Urbandale, IA833.441,157
Ankeny, IA8311.849,488
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waukee, IA838.215,944
Ames, IA8131.361,276
Norwalk, IA815.99,444
Grimes, IA808.59,037
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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 United States Census Bureau.