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 F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
Lightbrite Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Luke’s Coffee Hub
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (2) F
Pole Position Raceway
Attraction
Unknown Name
Stadium
Johnston High School Stadium
Stadium
Unknown Name
Attraction
1700 Bark Lodge
Attraction
1700 Chibóthraje
Attraction
1700 Garden Lodge
Attraction
1700 Tanning Rack
Attraction
1700 Ioway Indian Farm
Attraction
1700 Drying Rack
Attraction
1700 Garden
Attraction
Food and Drink (11) F
Heavenly Delights
Sweets
Spirits Liquor
Alcohol
McDonald's
Fast Food
Culver's
Fast Food
Pour Choices Neighborhood Bar
Bar
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Taco John's
Fast Food
Pancheros Mexican Grill
Fast Food
Maid-Rite and Broaster Chicken
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
The Warehouse Pub
Bar
The Chicken Coop
Bar
Quiznos
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Doc's Lounge
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Escape Lounge
Bar
1908 Draught House
Bar
Panchero's
Fast Food
The Cab
Bar
Fitness (3) F
Grimes Community Center
Community Centre
Uplift Fitness Studio
Gym
Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping
Gym
Providence Pointe Clubhouse
Community Centre
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Groceries (4) F
Fareway
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Parks (32) A+
Kennybrook South
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Grimes Community Complex Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Waterworks Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Autumn Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shawver Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Beaverbrooke South Park
Park
Lions Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (27) F
Kempker's True Value And Rental
Home Improvement
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Country Clip Joint
Hairdresser
Art Happy
Gift Shop
Tee's Custom Apparel & Printing
Clothing
Cintas
Clothing
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Posh Nail Salon
Beauty
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Bomgaars
Home Improvement
Dogwoods Lodge
Pets
Food Depot
Convenience Store
Talking Heads Salon
Hairdresser
U.S. Cellular
Electronics
4 Seasons Nails
Beauty
Cost Cutters
Hairdresser
Verizon Wireless
Electronics
AT&T
Electronics
Menards
Home Improvement
Total Family Eye Care
Optician
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Kwik Star
Convenience Store
BP
Convenience Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.1% take public transportation in Grimes.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.1%
F
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cost of living A-

The cost of living in Grimes is 100/100 - which is 11% higher than Iowa.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D
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crime A

Grimes crime rates are 1,081 per 100k, which is 33% lower than Iowa
Property Crime
890 crimes per 100k
A
Violent Crime
191 crimes per 100k
A-
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employment A+

The median income in Grimes is $89,113 - which is 63% higher than Iowa.
Med. Household Income
$89,113
A+
Unemployment Rate
4.8%
F
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health A-

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (8)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
D-
Unknown Name
Dentist
Grimes City Fire Station
Fire Station
Grimes Family Dentistry
Dentist
Medicap Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Grove & Platt Dental Associates
Dentist
Mann Orthodontics
Dentist
Athletico Physical Therapy
Clinic
Unity Point Clinic Family Medicine - Grimes
Clinic
Johnston Police Department Annex
Police
Johnston Fire Station #2
Fire Station
Central Iowa Dermatology
Doctor
Target Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Concentra Medical Center
Clinic
Urbandale Fire Department Station 2
Fire Station
Unity Point Health Care
Clinic
Foxboro Family Dentistry
Dentist
Mercy Johnston Medical Clinic
Clinic
Johnston Dental
Dentist
Doctors Now
Doctor
The Iowa Clinic Family Medicine
Clinic
Family Medicine of Urbandale
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A+

Grimes home prices are $219,700 - which is 65% higher than Iowa
Home Price
$219,700
A-
Home Appreciation Rate
14%
A-
Home Affordability
2.5x (home price to income ratio)
A+
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schools A+

The Grimes graduation rate is 92% - which is 5% higher than Iowa
School Test Scores
84%
A+
High School Grad. Rates
92%
A
Elementary Schools (3) F
South Prairie Elementary
Heritage Elementary
North Ridge Elementary
Horizon Elementary
Summit Middle School
Walnut Hills Elementary
Webster Elementary School
Beaver Creek Elem School
Des Moines Christian School
High Schools (2) F
Dc-G Meadows
Dallas Center-Grimes High School
Johnston Senior High School
Des Moines Christian School
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ratings A+

Grimes has an overall rating of 83% from 3 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (2)
From AreaVibes
A+
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I Love Living in Grimes, Iowa! 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 28, 2018) I love living in Grimes! I came here to go to college 14 years ago and like it so much that I put down permanent roots after graduation and wouldn't want to call anywhere else home! People in this community are friendly, helpful and just all around great! We have a very competiti ...Read More ve school district which is truly important to me and my family!

There's plenty to do here in Grimes, lots of beautiful parks with state of the art playground equipment for the kiddies to play on, a bike path for walks or riding your bike on, and some truly magnificent foliage to view and just bring you closer to nature.

There's several different options for shopping, we have a mall, there's Walmart, Target and more so if you are looking to shop there are quite a few different places to choose from. Of course there are also little specialty shops and boutiques located downtown that's a lot of fun to visit and window shop at on a weekend afternoon! Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Grimes? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Kennybrook South
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
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Unknown Name
Grimes Community Complex Park

Entertainment

Pole Position Raceway
Unknown Name
Johnston High School Stadium
Unknown Name
1700 Bark Lodge
1700 Chibóthraje
1700 Garden Lodge
1700 Tanning Rack

Food & Drink

Heavenly Delights
Spirits Liquor
McDonald's
Culver's
Pour Choices Neighborhood Bar
Jimmy John's
Burger King
Taco John's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Grimes? Of all people who commute, 0.1% take public transportation in Grimes.
Drive to Work
82%

5% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

A- Health & Safety

Is Grimes a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Medicap Pharmacy

Doctors

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