Ranked in the 94th percentile


  • Grimes is ranked #37 in Iowa
  • Grimes is ranked #1,582 in the USA
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Income per Capita
  • Sunny Weather
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Grimes, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waterbury, Des Moines868.42,740
Westwood, Des Moines869.11,262
Greenwood, Des Moines85101,009
Salisbury Oaks, Des Moines839.71,088
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Linden Heights, Des Moines839.7400
Ingersoll Park, Des Moines799798
Southwestern Hills, Des Moines7911.25,829
Waveland Park, Des Moines798.13,214

Best Cities Near Grimes, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Clive, IA874.517,022
Urbandale, IA865.941,578
Ankeny, IA8510.853,413
Johnston, IA844.519,491
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waukee, IA846.516,955
Ames, IA8325.664,073
Polk City, IA828.14,115
West Des Moines, IA828.561,624
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I Love Living in Grimes, Iowa!

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 competitive 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!
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Source: The Grimes, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).