Livability Score

81
/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 (0) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Friedrichs Coffee
Coffee Shop
Twisted Bean Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Luke’s Coffee Hub
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Lightbrite Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Java Joe's
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (6) F
Johnston Historical Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Stadium
Iowa Gold Star Museum
Museum
Gold Star Museum
Museum
AMC Johnston 16
Cinema
Johnston High School Stadium
Stadium
Pole Position Raceway
Attraction
Flix Brewhouse
Cinema
Merle Hay Lanes
Bowling Alley
Northwest Aquatic Center
Water Park
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Attraction
Urbandale Public Art Park
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (15) F
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Lynn's on Merle Hay
Bar
Van Dee's
Sweets
Subway
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Joe's Pub
Bar
Sonic
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Doc's Lounge
Bar
The Cab
Bar
WineStyles
Alcohol
Panchero's
Fast Food
1908 Draught House
Bar
Escape Lounge
Bar
Castaways Bar & Grill
Bar
The Warehouse Pub
Bar
Wendy's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
The Derry's Lounge
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Culver's
Fast Food
Fitness (5) F
Johnston Lions Club
Community Centre
Dodge House
Community Centre
Snap Fitness
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Providence Pointe Clubhouse
Community Centre
Grand Lodge of Iowa
Community Centre
Curves
Gym
CrossFit Merle Hay
Gym
Uplift Fitness Studio
Gym
Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping
Gym
Xpressive Fitness
Gym
CrossFit Flyover
Gym
Fitness World 24
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Snap Fitness
Gym
Grimes Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (2) F
Fareway
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Fareway
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Fareway
Grocery Store
Big Sky Bread Company
Bakery
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Parks (59) F
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Johnston Commons
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Morningside Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Splash Pad
Park
Beaver Creek Water Trail Access Area
Park
The Yard
Park
Rittger's Oaks Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Dover Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Lew Clarkson Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (30) F
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Sarah's Hallmark Gold Crown
Interior Decoration
Hy-Vee Gas
Convenience Store
MetroWaxx
Beauty
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
StylinCuts
Hairdresser
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
Adara Salon & Spa
Hairdresser
Elite Nails
Beauty
Supercuts
Hairdresser
Camp Dodge Army and Air Force Exchange Service Post Exchange
Convenience Store
Classic Tan
Beauty
Entourage Salon
Beauty
Great Clips
Hairdresser
Lifetime Vision
Optician
Aqua Oasis
Pets
Cali Nails
Beauty
Cost Cutters
Hairdresser
Klise Dog Grooming
Pets
Cost Cutters
Hairdresser
Mary Nail & Spa
Beauty
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Johnston.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.2%
F
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cost of living B-

The cost of living in Johnston is 107/100 - which is 20% higher than Iowa.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
D+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D
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crime A+

Johnston crime rates are 720 per 100k, which is 55% lower than Iowa
Property Crime
650 crimes per 100k
A+
Violent Crime
70 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Johnston is $92,984 - which is 70% higher than Iowa.
Med. Household Income
$92,984
A+
Unemployment Rate
1.0%
A+
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health A-

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (13)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
D-
Johnston Public Safety Building
Police
Johnston Public Safety Building
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Foxboro Family Dentistry
Dentist
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Doctors Now Walk-In Care
Clinic
Unity Point Health Care
Clinic
Mercy Johnston Medical Clinic
Clinic
Johnston Dental
Dentist
The Iowa Clinic Family Medicine
Clinic
Doctors Now
Doctor
Mercy Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center
Doctor
Plum Drive Dental
Dentist
Johnston Fire Station #2
Fire Station
Central Iowa Dermatology
Doctor
Johnston Police Department Annex
Police
Urbandale Health Care Center
Clinic
Athletico Physical Therapy
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Unity Point Clinic Family Medicine - Grimes
Clinic
Price Chopper Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Mercy Urbandale Medical Clinic
Clinic
Grove & Platt Dental Associates
Dentist
Mann Orthodontics
Dentist
UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine - Merle Hay
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A+

Johnston home prices are $272,500 - which is 105% higher than Iowa
Home Price
$272,500
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
13%
A-
Home Affordability
2.9x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools A+

The Johnston graduation rate is 95% - which is 8% higher than Iowa
School Test Scores
82%
A
High School Grad. Rates
95%
A+
Elementary Schools (6) F
Henry A Wallace Elementary School
Beaver Creek Elem School
Lawson Elementary School
Timber Ridge Elementary
Summit Middle School
Horizon Elementary
Urbandale Middle School
Jensen Elementary School
Olmsted Elementary School
Rolling Green Elementary School
Samuelson Elementary School
Meredith Middle School
St Pius X School
Karen Acres Elementary School
Moore Elementary School
High Schools (2) F
Johnston Middle School
Johnston Senior High School
Urbandale High School
Hoover High School
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ratings A+

Johnston has an overall rating of 98% from 10 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (9)
From AreaVibes
A+
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I Love Living in Johnston! 5 rating By Anonymous ( May 16, 2018) Summers are hot, winters are cold, spring is beautiful and fall brings on the bonfires and hoodies, but that's part of the reason that I love living in Johnston, Iowa because you truly get to experience all four of the seasons and in all their glory!

This family friendly town ha
...Read More s quite a bit to offer with fishing, a marina, a lake, the trampoline park, and a state park too! There are also seasonal events and festivals highlighted throughout the year. The school district is excellent as well!

The cost of living is very attractive and jobs are growing which is great! There are people of all different ages and backgrounds that call my town home and that's a great incentive to learning about others from around the world!

There are plenty of opportunities for shopping in Johnston especially if you are looking for the newest styles or trends. Dining has quite the different selections from diverse ethnic restaurants to all-American fare! Read Less
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F Amenities

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

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Johnston Commons
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Morningside Park

Entertainment

Johnston Historical Museum
Unknown Name
Iowa Gold Star Museum
Gold Star Museum
AMC Johnston 16
Johnston High School Stadium
Pole Position Raceway
Flix Brewhouse

Food & Drink

Dairy Queen
Lynn's on Merle Hay
Van Dee's
Subway
Domino's
Jimmy John's
Panera Bread
Joe's Pub

F Commute

Is public transit available in Johnston? Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Johnston.
Drive to Work
84%

8% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
0%

2% lower than the US average

A Health & Safety

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

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

Central Iowa Dermatology

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