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 (0) F
Mars Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Smokey Row Coffee
Coffee Shop
Northern Vessel
Coffee Shop
Friedrich's World Coffees
Coffee Shop
Grounds For Celebration
Coffee Shop
Gateway Market Café
Coffee Shop
Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Ritual Cafe
Coffee Shop
Horizon Line Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Java Joe's
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
The Riverwalk Hub
Coffee Shop
Scenic Route Bakery
Coffee Shop
NOSH Cafe and Eatery
Coffee Shop
Daisy Chain Coffee
Coffee Shop
St. Kilda
Coffee Shop
Plain Talk Books & Coffee
Coffee Shop
Java Joe's
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Grounds For Celebration
Coffee Shop
Twisted Bean Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (0) A+
Drake Stadium
Stadium
Henry G. Harmon Fine Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Sheslow Auditorium
Theatre Arts
The Varsity Cinema
Cinema
La Casa Cultural Center
Theatre Arts
Black Cultural Center
Theatre Arts
Hoyt Sherman Place
Theatre Arts
Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Iowa Events Center
Attraction
Temple Theater
Theatre Arts
Iowa Hall of Pride
Museum
Kum & Go Theater
Theatre Arts
Heritage Carousel of Des Moines
Attraction
PLATFORM
Nightclub
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Theatre Arts
Vaudeville Mews
Theatre Arts
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Museum
Simon Estes Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Salisbury House
Museum
Science Center of Iowa
Museum
Art Studios
Art Gallery
Des Moines Art Center
Museum
Food and Drink (0) C+
Burger King
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Paul
Fast Food
Peggy's
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
KFC/Taco Bell
Fast Food
J & J Pub
Bar
University Library Cafe
Bar
Players Sports Bar & Grill
Bar
Snookies Malt Shop
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Triangle Tap
Bar
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Beaverdale Confections
Sweets
Beaver Tap
Bar
Dam Pub
Bar
Carl's Place
Bar
Trophy's Sports Bar & Grill
Bar
Whiskey River
Bar
GoodSons
Bar
Big Tomato Pizza Company
Fast Food
Des Moines Yacht Club
Bar
Menchie's
Sweets
Fitness (0) A+
Gregory and Suzie Glazer Burt Boys & Girls Club
Community Centre
Friendship Baptist Center
Community Centre
Polk County Central Senior Center
Community Centre
Harmony Yoga
Gym
CrossFit 8035, at The Garage
Gym
Snap Fitness
Gym
Robert Mickle Center
Community Centre
Farrell's
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Polk County Northside Community Center
Community Centre
Robert D. Ray “Tai House” Welcome Center
Community Centre
Northwest Community Center
Community Centre
Fitness by Design
Gym
Capitol Row
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Gigi's Pilates Studio
Gym
CrossFit Flyover
Gym
Steven N. Blank Variety Club Youth Center
Community Centre
CrossFit Merle Hay
Gym
CrossFit West Des Moines
Gym
Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
Community Centre
Xpressive Fitness
Gym
Grand Lodge of Iowa
Community Centre
Valley Junction Activity Center
Community Centre
Groceries (0) B
Plaza Food Market
Grocery Store
Hilal Groceries
Grocery Store
Paul
Bakery
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Campbell's Nutrition
Grocery Store
Gateway Market
Grocery Store
Crème Cupcake
Bakery
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
La Mie Bakery
Bakery
The Cheese Shop of Des Moines
Cheese
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Insomnia Cookies
Bakery
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Fareway
Grocery Store
Jung's Oriental Food Store
Grocery Store
New Oriental Food Store
Grocery Store
Molly's Cupcakes
Bakery
D&D Bakery
Bakery
Old Home Bakery Outlet
Bakery
El Palmino
Grocery Store
Cash Saver
Grocery Store
Graziano Brothers
Grocery Store
The Bake Shoppe
Bakery
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
Parks (0) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Pester Plaza
Park
Pella Plaza
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Opperman Commons
Park
Morgan E. Cline Courtyard
Park
Zimpleman Family Plaza
Park
Kragie Newell Courtyard
Park
Meredith Courtyard
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Quad Creek Plaza
Park
Helmick Commons
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Goodwin-Kirk Courtyard
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (0) A+
Dave's Barbershop
Hairdresser
Miller's Hardware
Home Improvement
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Shop 'n Save
Convenience Store
Platinum Kuts
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Day Dreams
Clothing
Fly Graphic Style
Clothing
Bombshell Betty's Salon
Hairdresser
Bike World Warehouse
Bicycle
Irene's Flowers & Exotic Plants
Florist
Sunsation Spa
Beauty
Casey's
Convenience Store
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Ibrahim Grocery
Convenience Store
Tawakal Grocery
Convenience Store
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
University Market Grocery Store
Convenience Store
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Oasis
Convenience Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Aaron's
Furniture
QuikTrip
Convenience Store
Hawaii Nails
Beauty
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 7.0% take public transportation in Kirkwood Glen.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
A+
University Ave & 24th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 23rd St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 25th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 23rd St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 27th St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & 28th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 21st St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 21st St
Bus Stop
19th St & University Ave (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & MLK Jr Pkwy
Bus Stop
University Ave & 29th St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University & MLK Jr Pkwy (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
MLK Jr Pkwy & University Ave (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & 29th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 31st St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
19th St & #1141
Bus Stop
University Ave & 17th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 31st St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & 17th St
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
MLK Jr Pkwy & Atkins St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 32nd St
Bus Stop
19th St & Atkins St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 15th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 34th St
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
7.0%
B
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Kirkwood Glen is 85/100 - which is 5% lower than Iowa.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D
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crime F

Kirkwood Glen crime rates are 3,121 per 100k, which is 93% higher than Iowa
Property Crime
2,569 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
552 crimes per 100k
F
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employment D-

The median income in Kirkwood Glen is $25,865 - which is 53% lower than Iowa.
Med. Household Income
$25,865
F
Unemployment Rate
0.0%
A+
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (0)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Planned Parenthood
Clinic
MercyOne House of Mercy
Clinic
American Republic Student Health Center
Doctor
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Broadlawns Medical Center
Hospital
Broadlawns Medical Center Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services
Clinic
Unknown Name
Hospital
PHC University Medical Clinic
Clinic
Des Moines Fire and Rescue Department Station 4
Fire Station
Mosier Dental
Dentist
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Des Moines Pediatric & Adolescent Clinic
Doctor
Hy-Vee Drugstore
Pharmacy
UnityPoint Clinic
Clinic
Central Iowa Neurology PC
Doctor
Unknown Name
Hospital
Eyerly Ball Polk County Clinic
Clinic
Bruce Heilman Dentistry
Dentist
Foot & Ankle Institute
Doctor
Collins & Hipp DDS
Dentist
The Livewell Clinic
Doctor
Linquist Family Dentistry
Dentist
Waveland Family Dental
Dentist
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Hospital
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing B+

Kirkwood Glen home prices are $105,700 - which is 20% lower than Iowa
Home Price
$105,700
F
Home Appreciation Rate
16%
A
Home Affordability
4.1x (home price to income ratio)
D
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schools F

The Kirkwood Glen graduation rate is 66% - which is 25% lower than Iowa
School Test Scores
N/A
High School Grad. Rates
66%
F
Elementary Schools (0) D-
King Elementary School
Monroe Elementary School
Edmunds Fine Arts Academy
Moulton Elementary School
Callanan Middle School
Smouse Opportunity School
Ruby Van Meter
Ruby Van Meter School
Perkins Elementary School
Holy Trinity
Hubbell Elementary
Downtown School
Walnut Street School
Greenwood Elementary School
Joshua Christian Academy
Findley Elementary School
Carver Elementary
St Augustin Catholic School
Oak Park
Harding Middle School
Hillis Elementary School
Holy Family School
Mt Olive Lutheran School
Meredith Middle School
Moore Elementary School
High Schools (0) F
Ruby Van Meter
Ruby Van Meter School
North High School
Scavo Alternative High School
Roosevelt High School
Joshua Christian Academy
Hoover High School
East High School
Lincoln High School
Walnut Creek Campus
Dowling Catholic High School
Urbandale High School
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  • Kirkwood Glen has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Kirkwood Glen crime rates are 29% higher than the Des Moines average
  • Cost of living in Kirkwood Glen is 6% lower than the Des Moines average
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A+ Amenities

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

Parks

Unknown Name
Pester Plaza
Pella Plaza
Unknown Name
Opperman Commons
Morgan E. Cline Courtyard
Zimpleman Family Plaza
Kragie Newell Courtyard

Entertainment

Drake Stadium
Henry G. Harmon Fine Arts Center
Sheslow Auditorium
The Varsity Cinema
La Casa Cultural Center
Black Cultural Center
Hoyt Sherman Place
Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater

Food & Drink

Burger King
McDonald's
Paul
Peggy's
Subway
KFC/Taco Bell
J & J Pub
University Library Cafe

F Commute

Is public transit available in Kirkwood Glen? Of all people who commute, 7.0% take public transportation in Kirkwood Glen.
Drive to Work
92%

11% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
7%

6% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
0%

4% lower than the US average

F Health & Safety

Is Kirkwood Glen a healthy and safe place to live? No, there are not 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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