West Des Moines

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West Des Moines

  • West Des Moines is ranked #23 in Iowa
  • West Des Moines is ranked #1,111 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • High Income per Capita
  • High Graduation Rates
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around West Des Moines, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
East Village, Des Moines865.4957
Ingersoll Park, Des Moines831.9743
Westwood, Des Moines831.11,282
Salisbury Oaks, Des Moines8221,037
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Greenwood, Des Moines822.5937
Waterbury, Des Moines811.12,581
Linden Heights, Des Moines811.8406
Waveland Woods, Des Moines791.5737

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Urbandale, IA863.441,157
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Waukee, IA868.215,944
Clive, IA855.116,246
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Johnston, IA857.218,874
Ames, IA8431.361,276
Norwalk, IA845.99,444
Grimes, IA848.59,037
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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.