Livability Score

76
/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 C+

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (0) F
Grounds For Celebration
Coffee Shop
Corazon Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Friedrich's World Coffees
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure
Coffee Shop
La Barista Coffee
Coffee Shop
Friedrichs Coffee
Coffee Shop
PerKup Cafe
Coffee Shop
Grounds For Celebration
Coffee Shop
Mars Cafe
Coffee Shop
Gateway Market Café
Coffee Shop
Smokey Row Coffee
Coffee Shop
Java Joe's
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Horizon Line Coffee
Coffee Shop
Ritual Cafe
Coffee Shop
Northern Vessel
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (0) B
Richard Meier Building
Art Gallery
Eliel Saarinen Building
Art Gallery
I.M. Pei Building
Art Gallery
Des Moines Art Center
Museum
Art Studios
Art Gallery
Sylvan Theater
Theatre Arts
Colby Park Performance Pavilion
Theatre Arts
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Theatre Arts
Artisan Gallery 218
Art Gallery
Salisbury House
Museum
Olson-Larson Galleries
Art Gallery
Unknown Name
Attraction
Rex Mathes Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Black Cultural Center
Theatre Arts
La Casa Cultural Center
Theatre Arts
Last Laugh Comedy Club
Theatre Arts
Drake Stadium
Stadium
Sheslow Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Henry G. Harmon Fine Arts Center
Theatre Arts
The Varsity Cinema
Cinema
Clive Caboose
Attraction
Lauridsen Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
AMC Classic Cobblestone 9
Cinema
Hoyt Sherman Place
Theatre Arts
Merle Hay Lanes
Bowling Alley
Food and Drink (1) C+
McDonald's
Fast Food
Pal Joey's
Bar
Sully's Irish Pub
Bar
Wendy's
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Charlie's Filling Station
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Taco John's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Maple Vape Lounge
Bar
Waveland Lounge
Bar
Chocolate Storybook
Sweets
The Juice Company
Beverages
Subway
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Winchester Public House
Bar
Blind Pig Cocktail Bodega
Bar
B-Bop's
Fast Food
G. Mig's 5th Street Pub
Bar
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sweets
Fitness (1) F
Fitness by Design
Gym
CrossFit West Des Moines
Gym
Valley Junction Activity Center
Community Centre
Polk County Westside Community Center
Community Centre
Snap Fitness
Gym
Northwest Community Center
Community Centre
Eddie Davis Community Center
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Farrell's
Gym
Gold's Gym
Gym
Farrell's
Gym
Burn Boot Camp
Gym
Gregory and Suzie Glazer Burt Boys & Girls Club
Community Centre
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Harmony Yoga
Gym
Fitness World West
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Polk County Central Senior Center
Community Centre
Robert Mickle Center
Community Centre
CrossFit Flyover
Gym
Friendship Baptist Center
Community Centre
Xpressive Fitness
Gym
Elks Lodge #2752
Community Centre
Koko FitClub
Gym
Groceries (0) F
Fareway
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
The Bake Shoppe
Bakery
The Cheese Shop of Des Moines
Cheese
La Mie Bakery
Bakery
Nan's Nummies
Bakery
Let Them Eat Cake
Bakery
Aldi
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Campbell's Nutrition
Grocery Store
D&D Bakery
Bakery
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Crème Cupcake
Bakery
Paul
Bakery
Old Home Bakery Outlet
Bakery
Hilal Groceries
Grocery Store
Plaza Food Market
Grocery Store
Lara's Bakery
Bakery
Fresh Thyme
Grocery Store
Gateway Market
Grocery Store
Natural Grocers
Grocery Store
Big Sky Bread Company
Bakery
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Parks (0) A+
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Playground
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Playground
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Park
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Playground
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Playground
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Playground
American Legion Park
Park
Greenwood Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
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Playground
Frisbie Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Colby Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Lions Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
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Playground
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Playground
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Playground
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Playground
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Playground
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Playground
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Playground
Shops (0) C+
ERIK'S - Bike Board Ski
Bicycle
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
True Value
Home Improvement
Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Supercuts
Hairdresser
Moda Hair Salon
Hairdresser
Wild Birds Unlimited
Pets
iWork & Play
Clothing
The SALON by InStyle
Hairdresser
Hair Studio on Vine
Hairdresser
Suite Dreams
Furniture
Urban Style Salon
Hairdresser
Scott's Shoppe
Convenience Store
O'Donnell Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
Bamboo Massage & Spa
Beauty
Favorites
Clothing
Joy's Treasures
Gift Shop
Universal Kutz
Hairdresser
Salon Coiffure
Hairdresser
Waveland Barber/Stylist
Hairdresser
Al-Raseen Store
Convenience Store
La Michoacana Mexican Grocery
Convenience Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.4% take public transportation in Waterbury.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
42nd St & Harwood Dr
Bus Stop
42nd St & Woodland Ave
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & 42nd St
Bus Stop
42nd St & Rollins Ave
Bus Stop
42nd St & Rollins Ave
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & 41st St
Bus Stop
42nd St & Kingman Blvd,
Bus Stop
42nd St & Kingman Blvd
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & 39th St
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & 39th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 42nd St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & 41st St
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & 37th St
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & 37th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 39th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 39th St
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & 35th St
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & 35th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 37th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 37th St
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & #3220
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & Crescent Dr
Bus Stop
University Ave & 35th St
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & 31st St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 34th St
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.4%
F
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cost of living B

The cost of living in Waterbury is 106/100 - which is 18% higher than Iowa.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D
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crime A

Waterbury crime rates are 968 per 100k, which is 40% lower than Iowa
Property Crime
797 crimes per 100k
A+
Violent Crime
171 crimes per 100k
A
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employment A+

The median income in Waterbury is $145,591 - which is 167% higher than Iowa.
Med. Household Income
$145,591
A+
Unemployment Rate
0.9%
A+
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (0)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Hospice of Central Iowa
Nursing Home
Wehrspan Chiropractic
Doctor
Walnut Creek Pediatrics
Clinic
Elite Dental Studio
Dentist
Windsor Heights Police Department
Police
Windsor Heights Fire Department
Fire Station
Iowa Dental Group
Dentist
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
University Dental Group
Dentist
Des Moines Fire and Rescue Department Station 5
Fire Station
Iowa Complete Wellness Chiropractic
Doctor
Iowa IV
Clinic
Whole Health Chiropractic
Doctor
Prenatal Vision Ultrasound
Clinic
Mark Essy DDS
Dentist
Oral Surgeons, P.C.
Doctor
Des Moines Acupuncture
Doctor
Clinical Assessment & Treatment Services
Doctor
Smile Orthodontics
Doctor
Waveland Family Dental
Dentist
Iowa Head and Neck, PC
Doctor
Center for Acupuncture and Healing Arts
Doctor
Linquist Family Dentistry
Dentist
Collins & Hipp DDS
Dentist
Ingersoll Dental Group
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A+

Waterbury home prices are $296,550 - which is 123% higher than Iowa
Home Price
$296,550
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
17%
A
Home Affordability
2x (home price to income ratio)
A+
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schools A+

The Waterbury graduation rate is 97% - which is 11% higher than Iowa
School Test Scores
69%
B-
High School Grad. Rates
97%
A+
Elementary Schools (1) D-
Merrill Middle School
Hanawalt Elementary
Windsor Elementary
St Theresa Catholic School
St Augustin Catholic School
Hillside Elementary School
Hubbell Elementary
Cowles Elementary School
Greenwood Elementary School
Mt Olive Lutheran School
New Horizos Academy
Perkins Elementary School
Sacred Heart School
Clive Learning Academy
Callanan Middle School
Hillis Elementary School
Ruby Van Meter School
Ruby Van Meter
Smouse Opportunity School
Fairmeadows Elementary School
Iowa Christian Academy
Crestview School Of Inquiry
Holy Trinity
Monroe Elementary School
Downtown School
High Schools (0) F
Roosevelt High School
Walnut Creek Campus
Dowling Catholic High School
Ruby Van Meter School
Ruby Van Meter
Iowa Christian Academy
Scavo Alternative High School
Valley High School
Hoover High School
Valley Southwoods
Urbandale High School
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  • Waterbury has a Livability Score of 76/100, which is considered excellent
  • Waterbury crime rates are 60% lower than the Des Moines average
  • Cost of living in Waterbury is 17% higher than the Des Moines average
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C+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Waterbury? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

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Entertainment

Richard Meier Building
Eliel Saarinen Building
I.M. Pei Building
Des Moines Art Center
Art Studios
Sylvan Theater
Colby Park Performance Pavilion
Des Moines Community Playhouse

Food & Drink

McDonald's
Pal Joey's
Sully's Irish Pub
Wendy's
Dairy Queen
Charlie's Filling Station
Subway
Taco John's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Waterbury? Of all people who commute, 0.4% take public transportation in Waterbury.
Drive to Work
77%

4% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

1% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

3% lower than the US average

F Health & Safety

Is Waterbury 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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