Livability Score

81
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (1) A+
Mars Cafe
Coffee Shop
Smokey Row Coffee
Coffee Shop
Gateway Market Café
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Northern Vessel
Coffee Shop
Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure
Coffee Shop
Ritual Cafe
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Horizon Line Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Friedrich's World Coffees
Coffee Shop
Java Joe's
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
The Riverwalk Hub
Coffee Shop
St. Kilda
Coffee Shop
Scenic Route Bakery
Coffee Shop
NOSH Cafe and Eatery
Coffee Shop
Daisy Chain Coffee
Coffee Shop
Plain Talk Books & Coffee
Coffee Shop
Grounds For Celebration
Coffee Shop
Java Joe's
Coffee Shop
Grounds For Celebration
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (0) A+
The Varsity Cinema
Cinema
Sheslow Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Black Cultural Center
Theatre Arts
La Casa Cultural Center
Theatre Arts
Henry G. Harmon Fine Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Drake Stadium
Stadium
Hoyt Sherman Place
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Temple Theater
Theatre Arts
Iowa Events Center
Attraction
Iowa Hall of Pride
Museum
Kum & Go Theater
Theatre Arts
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Theatre Arts
PLATFORM
Nightclub
Vaudeville Mews
Theatre Arts
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Theatre Arts
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Simon Estes Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Science Center of Iowa
Museum
Salisbury House
Museum
Lauridsen Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
The Garden Nightclub
Nightclub
Principal Park
Stadium
Food and Drink (0) C+
Subway
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Carl's Place
Bar
Paul
Fast Food
Peggy's
Bar
Menchie's
Sweets
Qdoba
Fast Food
Whiskey River
Bar
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Sweets
Unknown Name
Bar
Big Tomato Pizza Company
Fast Food
Big Grove Brewery & Taproom
Bar
Des Moines Yacht Club
Bar
KFC/Taco Bell
Fast Food
Abelardo's Mexican Restaurant
Fast Food
Taco John's
Fast Food
Pita Pit
Fast Food
Firehouse Subs
Fast Food
Panchero's
Fast Food
Alpine Tap Room
Bar
Ingersoll Tap
Bar
Palmer's Deli
Fast Food
University Library Cafe
Bar
Chocolaterie Stam
Sweets
Fitness (1) A+
Harmony Yoga
Gym
Polk County Central Senior Center
Community Centre
Gregory and Suzie Glazer Burt Boys & Girls Club
Community Centre
Friendship Baptist Center
Community Centre
Robert Mickle Center
Community Centre
CrossFit 8035, at The Garage
Gym
Snap Fitness
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Capitol Row
Gym
Gigi's Pilates Studio
Gym
Polk County Northside Community Center
Community Centre
Fitness by Design
Gym
Farrell's
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Northwest Community Center
Community Centre
Robert D. Ray “Tai House” Welcome Center
Community Centre
Steven N. Blank Variety Club Youth Center
Community Centre
Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
Community Centre
CrossFit Flyover
Gym
CrossFit West Des Moines
Gym
Valley Junction Activity Center
Community Centre
Polk County Westside Community Center
Community Centre
CrossFit Merle Hay
Gym
Groceries (1) A+
Plaza Food Market
Grocery Store
Hilal Groceries
Grocery Store
Gateway Market
Grocery Store
Paul
Bakery
Crème Cupcake
Bakery
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
Campbell's Nutrition
Grocery Store
La Mie Bakery
Bakery
The Cheese Shop of Des Moines
Cheese
Insomnia Cookies
Bakery
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
Molly's Cupcakes
Bakery
New Oriental Food Store
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Jung's Oriental Food Store
Grocery Store
Graziano Brothers
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Fareway
Grocery Store
D&D Bakery
Bakery
El Palmino
Grocery Store
Cash Saver
Grocery Store
Old Home Bakery Outlet
Bakery
Fareway
Grocery Store
The Bake Shoppe
Bakery
Parks (4) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Drake Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Carpenter Square
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Good Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Opperman Commons
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Pester Plaza
Park
Zimpleman Family Plaza
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Pella Plaza
Park
Meredith Courtyard
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Morgan E. Cline Courtyard
Park
Helmick Commons
Park
Shops (3) A+
Fly Graphic Style
Clothing
Bombshell Betty's Salon
Hairdresser
Platinum Kuts
Hairdresser
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Day Dreams
Clothing
Irene's Flowers & Exotic Plants
Florist
Miller's Hardware
Home Improvement
University Market Grocery Store
Convenience Store
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Sunsation Spa
Beauty
Git N Go
Convenience Store
Dave's Barbershop
Hairdresser
J. Michaels Salon
Hairdresser
Boot Barn
Shoes
Vogue Vision Center
Optician
Audio Labs
Electronics
Casey's
Convenience Store
Star
Convenience Store
Smitten Kitten
Pets
Silver Fox
Clothing
QuikTrip
Convenience Store
The Mansion
Furniture
Badowers
Clothing
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 5.4% take public transportation in Drake Park.
Public Transit Stops (4)
Stops & Stations
A+
MLK Jr Pkwy & Atkins St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 21st St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 23rd St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 23rd St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 21st St
Bus Stop
MLK Jr Pkwy & University Ave (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
19th St & Atkins St
Bus Stop
19th St & #1141
Bus Stop
University & MLK Jr Pkwy (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & 24th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & MLK Jr Pkwy
Bus Stop
University Ave & 25th St
Bus Stop
19th St & University Ave (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
Cottage Grove Ave & 19th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 17th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 27th St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & 17th St
Bus Stop
19th St & Crocker St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 28th St
Bus Stop
Center St & 19th St
Bus Stop
Center St & 19th St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
Center St & 17th St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
Center St & 17th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 15th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 14th Pl
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
5.4%
B
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Drake Park is 88/100 - which is 1% lower than Iowa.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D
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crime F

Drake Park crime rates are 2,921 per 100k, which is 81% higher than Iowa
Property Crime
2,405 crimes per 100k
D-
Violent Crime
516 crimes per 100k
F
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employment D-

The median income in Drake Park is $38,315 - which is 30% lower than Iowa.
Med. Household Income
$38,315
F
Unemployment Rate
5.6%
F
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (1)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Planned Parenthood
Clinic
Unknown Name
Hospital
Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
PHC University Medical Clinic
Clinic
Unknown Name
Hospital
Eyerly Ball Polk County Clinic
Clinic
American Republic Student Health Center
Doctor
MercyOne House of Mercy
Clinic
Ingersoll Family Physicians
Doctor
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Hospital
Des Moines Fire and Rescue Department Station 4
Fire Station
Community, A Walgreens Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Diagnostic Clinic
Doctor
Ingersoll Family Dentistry
Dentist
Bergman Plastic Surgery
Doctor
Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Doctor
Price Chopper Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Iowa Ortho
Doctor
Des Moines University Clinic
Clinic
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Hospital
Des Moines Fire and Rescue Department Station 1
Fire Station
MercyOne Des Moines Neurosurgery & Spine Care
Doctor
Women's Health Specialists
Doctor
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A+

Drake Park home prices are $133,900 - which is 1% higher than Iowa
Home Price
$133,900
D-
Home Appreciation Rate
24%
A+
Home Affordability
3.5x (home price to income ratio)
B-
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schools C-

The Drake Park graduation rate is 67% - which is 23% lower than Iowa
School Test Scores
N/A
High School Grad. Rates
67%
F
Elementary Schools (0) C-
Edmunds Fine Arts Academy
King Elementary School
Smouse Opportunity School
Ruby Van Meter
Ruby Van Meter School
Callanan Middle School
Downtown School
Moulton Elementary School
Walnut Street School
Monroe Elementary School
Greenwood Elementary School
Hubbell Elementary
Perkins Elementary School
St Augustin Catholic School
Carver Elementary
Holy Family School
Holy Trinity
St Anthony Elementary School
Findley Elementary School
Joshua Christian Academy
Merrill Middle School
Hiatt Middle School
Harding Middle School
Oak Park
Mckinley Elementary School
High Schools (0) D-
Ruby Van Meter
Ruby Van Meter School
Scavo Alternative High School
Roosevelt High School
North High School
East High School
Joshua Christian Academy
Lincoln High School
Hoover High School
Walnut Creek Campus
Dowling Catholic High School
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Drake Park Area Facts

  • Drake Park has a Livability Score of 81/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Drake Park crime rates are 21% higher than the Des Moines average
  • Cost of living in Drake Park is 2% lower than the Des Moines average
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Drake Park? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

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Drake Park
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Carpenter Square
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Good Park

Entertainment

The Varsity Cinema
Sheslow Auditorium
Black Cultural Center
La Casa Cultural Center
Henry G. Harmon Fine Arts Center
Drake Stadium
Hoyt Sherman Place
Unknown Name

Food & Drink

Subway
Subway
McDonald's
Carl's Place
Paul
Peggy's
Menchie's
Qdoba

F Commute

Is public transit available in Drake Park? Of all people who commute, 5.4% take public transportation in Drake Park.
Drive to Work
67%

13% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
5%

4% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
5%

2% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Drake Park a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Broadlawns Medical Center
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Mercy Beaverdale Medical Clinic
Mercy Franklin Center
VA Medical Center

Pharmacies

Medicap Pharmacy
Target Pharmacy
Price Chopper Pharmacy
Broadlawns Medical Center Pharmacy
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Price Chopper Pharmacy
Bauder Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

Dr. Nick Palmer/Jim Ellefson Free Medical Clinic
Central Iowa Neurology PC
Whole Health Chiropractic
The Livewell Clinic
Foot & Ankle Institute
MercyOne Des Moines Neurosurgery & Spine Care
Bergman Plastic Surgery
Des Moines Pediatric & Adolescent Clinic

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