Livability Score

78
/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 (2) C-
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Mars Cafe
Coffee Shop
Friedrich's World Coffees
Coffee Shop
Smokey Row Coffee
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure
Coffee Shop
Gateway Market Café
Coffee Shop
Grounds For Celebration
Coffee Shop
Northern Vessel
Coffee Shop
Ritual Cafe
Coffee Shop
Horizon Line Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Java Joe's
Coffee Shop
The Riverwalk Hub
Coffee Shop
St. Kilda
Coffee Shop
Java Joe's
Coffee Shop
Scenic Route Bakery
Coffee Shop
Grounds For Celebration
Coffee Shop
NOSH Cafe and Eatery
Coffee Shop
Daisy Chain Coffee
Coffee Shop
Plain Talk Books & Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (7) A+
La Casa Cultural Center
Theatre Arts
Black Cultural Center
Theatre Arts
Drake Stadium
Stadium
Sheslow Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Henry G. Harmon Fine Arts Center
Theatre Arts
The Varsity Cinema
Cinema
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Theatre Arts
Hoyt Sherman Place
Theatre Arts
Salisbury House
Museum
Art Studios
Art Gallery
Des Moines Art Center
Museum
Richard Meier Building
Art Gallery
Eliel Saarinen Building
Art Gallery
I.M. Pei Building
Art Gallery
Sylvan Theater
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Temple Theater
Theatre Arts
Iowa Events Center
Attraction
Iowa Hall of Pride
Museum
Kum & Go Theater
Theatre Arts
Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Lauridsen Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
PLATFORM
Nightclub
Vaudeville Mews
Theatre Arts
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (8) C+
Subway
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Paul
Fast Food
Peggy's
Bar
KFC/Taco Bell
Fast Food
University Library Cafe
Bar
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Players Sports Bar & Grill
Bar
The Juice Company
Beverages
Snookies Malt Shop
Fast Food
Wine Source
Alcohol
GT Lounge
Bar
Palmer's Deli
Fast Food
Ingersoll Tap
Bar
The Station on Ingersoll
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Wellman's Pub
Bar
Lot 33 Coffee Bar and Lounge
Bar
Ingersoll Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
The Greenwood Lounge
Bar
Chocolaterie Stam
Sweets
Burger King
Fast Food
Des Moines Yacht Club
Bar
Big Tomato Pizza Company
Fast Food
Fitness (3) A+
Gregory and Suzie Glazer Burt Boys & Girls Club
Community Centre
Harmony Yoga
Gym
Snap Fitness
Gym
Polk County Central Senior Center
Community Centre
Friendship Baptist Center
Community Centre
Robert Mickle Center
Community Centre
Farrell's
Gym
CrossFit 8035, at The Garage
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Fitness by Design
Gym
Northwest Community Center
Community Centre
Polk County Northside Community Center
Community Centre
Robert D. Ray “Tai House” Welcome Center
Community Centre
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Capitol Row
Gym
Gigi's Pilates Studio
Gym
CrossFit Flyover
Gym
CrossFit West Des Moines
Gym
Valley Junction Activity Center
Community Centre
CrossFit Merle Hay
Gym
Xpressive Fitness
Gym
Polk County Westside Community Center
Community Centre
Steven N. Blank Variety Club Youth Center
Community Centre
Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
Community Centre
Grand Lodge of Iowa
Community Centre
Groceries (5) A+
Paul
Bakery
Hilal Groceries
Grocery Store
Plaza Food Market
Grocery Store
Campbell's Nutrition
Grocery Store
La Mie Bakery
Bakery
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
The Cheese Shop of Des Moines
Cheese
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
Crème Cupcake
Bakery
Gateway Market
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
D&D Bakery
Bakery
Insomnia Cookies
Bakery
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Old Home Bakery Outlet
Bakery
Molly's Cupcakes
Bakery
New Oriental Food Store
Grocery Store
The Bake Shoppe
Bakery
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Jung's Oriental Food Store
Grocery Store
Fareway
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Fareway
Grocery Store
Graziano Brothers
Grocery Store
Aldi
Grocery Store
Parks (15) A+
Goodwin-Kirk Courtyard
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Quad Creek Plaza
Park
Helmick Commons
Park
Kragie Newell Courtyard
Park
Meredith Courtyard
Park
Morgan E. Cline Courtyard
Park
Zimpleman Family Plaza
Park
Pella Plaza
Park
Pester Plaza
Park
Opperman Commons
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Carpenter Square
Park
Witmer Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Drake Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (15) A+
Sunsation Spa
Beauty
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Casey's
Convenience Store
Dave's Barbershop
Hairdresser
Irene's Flowers & Exotic Plants
Florist
Day Dreams
Clothing
Bombshell Betty's Salon
Hairdresser
Fly Graphic Style
Clothing
Platinum Kuts
Hairdresser
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Bone-A-Patreat
Pets
Hawaii Nails
Beauty
Miller's Hardware
Home Improvement
RadioShack
Electronics
Russ' Uptown Optical
Optician
Zumi
Clothing
Wireless Touch
Electronics
Salon Utopia
Hairdresser
Git N Go
Convenience Store
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Git N Go
Convenience Store
Roosevelt Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Bella Salon & Spa
Hairdresser
Transformations
Hairdresser
Action Accents
Clothing
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.5% take public transportation in Drake.
Public Transit Stops (19)
Stops & Stations
A+
University Ave & 31st St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & 31st St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & 29th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 32nd St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 29th St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & 34th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 28th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 35th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 27th St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & 37th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 37th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 25th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 24th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 39th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 39th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 23rd St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 23rd St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 41st St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 21st St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 21st St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 42nd St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
MLK Jr Pkwy & University Ave (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University & MLK Jr Pkwy (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
MLK Jr Pkwy & Atkins St
Bus Stop
University Ave & MLK Jr Pkwy
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.5%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Drake is 91/100 - which is 1% higher than Iowa.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D
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crime F

Drake crime rates are 2,479 per 100k, which is 53% higher than Iowa
Property Crime
2,041 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
438 crimes per 100k
D
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employment D+

The median income in Drake is $50,473 - which is 8% lower than Iowa.
Med. Household Income
$50,473
F
Unemployment Rate
4.2%
F
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (8)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
American Republic Student Health Center
Doctor
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Planned Parenthood
Clinic
Hy-Vee Drugstore
Pharmacy
UnityPoint Clinic
Clinic
Central Iowa Neurology PC
Doctor
Bruce Heilman Dentistry
Dentist
Linquist Family Dentistry
Dentist
Collins & Hipp DDS
Dentist
Waveland Family Dental
Dentist
Clinical Assessment & Treatment Services
Doctor
Prenatal Vision Ultrasound
Clinic
Whole Health Chiropractic
Doctor
Iowa IV
Clinic
Unknown Name
Hospital
Mosier Dental
Dentist
Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services
Clinic
Price Chopper Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Doctor
Des Moines Fire and Rescue Department Station 5
Fire Station
Ingersoll Family Dentistry
Dentist
University Dental Group
Dentist
Bauder Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Iowa Head and Neck, PC
Doctor
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A

Drake home prices are $148,092 - which is 12% higher than Iowa
Home Price
$148,092
F
Home Appreciation Rate
18%
B-
Home Affordability
2.9x (home price to income ratio)
A
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schools D-

The Drake graduation rate is 80% - which is 8% lower than Iowa
School Test Scores
N/A
High School Grad. Rates
80%
D+
Elementary Schools (0) F
Callanan Middle School
Smouse Opportunity School
Ruby Van Meter School
Ruby Van Meter
Monroe Elementary School
King Elementary School
Perkins Elementary School
Hubbell Elementary
Edmunds Fine Arts Academy
Greenwood Elementary School
St Augustin Catholic School
Downtown School
Holy Trinity
Moulton Elementary School
Walnut Street School
Merrill Middle School
Mt Olive Lutheran School
Hillis Elementary School
St Theresa Catholic School
Windsor Elementary
Hanawalt Elementary
New Horizos Academy
Cowles Elementary School
Moore Elementary School
Carver Elementary
High Schools (0) F
Ruby Van Meter School
Ruby Van Meter
Roosevelt High School
Scavo Alternative High School
North High School
Joshua Christian Academy
Hoover High School
Walnut Creek Campus
East High School
Lincoln High School
Dowling Catholic High School
Urbandale High School
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A+ Amenities

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

Parks

Goodwin-Kirk Courtyard
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Quad Creek Plaza
Helmick Commons
Kragie Newell Courtyard
Meredith Courtyard
Morgan E. Cline Courtyard

Entertainment

La Casa Cultural Center
Black Cultural Center
Drake Stadium
Sheslow Auditorium
Henry G. Harmon Fine Arts Center
The Varsity Cinema
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Hoyt Sherman Place

Food & Drink

Subway
McDonald's
Paul
Peggy's
KFC/Taco Bell
University Library Cafe
Little Caesars
Papa John's

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Drake? Of all people who commute, 2.5% take public transportation in Drake.
Drive to Work
71%

9% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

1% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
9%

5% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Drake 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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