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Best Places To Live In Johnston, IA

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  • Johnston, IA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 19,491
  • 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…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score98
  • Urbandale, IA
  • City: 3.8mi / 6.1km away
  • Population: 41,578
  • Living in Urbandale is kind of like living in a cozy fairy tale story. The city is small enough to be cozy and inviting, but big enough to provide plenty of shopping opportunities. When I moved to Iowa,…[read more]
96
  • Ankeny, IA
  • City: 6.6mi / 10.6km away
  • Population: 53,413
  • In the past, I have lived in Ankeny, Iowa and found the city to be very pleasant. There are only about fifty thousand residents in the area, so it is not a large city by any means, yet you don't get a…[read more]
94
  • Clive, IA
  • City: 6.4mi / 10.2km away
  • Population: 17,022
  • Living in Clive, close to Des Moines, Iowa, has been just perfect for me and my family for over 16 years now. If I had to complain about a single thing here it would be the weather. We do see a lot of…[read more]
94
  • Waukee, IA
  • City: 9.7mi / 15.7km away
  • Population: 16,955
  • If you are considering living in Waukee, IA you gotta know up front, the weather here can get pretty evil sometimes! We have our fair share of tornado activity, but if you are adventurous and know how to…[read more]
93
  • Ingersoll Park, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 6.7mi / 10.8km away
  • Population: 798
92
  • Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 8.3mi / 13.3km away
  • Population: 2,576
92
  • Altoona, IA
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.1km away
  • Population: 16,692
  • During my time living in Altoona, Iowa, I must say that this has been one of the most pleasant places that I've lived. Not only is this a very safe location to live and raise a family, the education…[read more]
91
  • Pleasant Hill, IA
  • City: 12.1mi / 19.4km away
  • Population: 9,406
90
  • Salisbury Oaks, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 7.5mi / 12.1km away
  • Population: 1,088
89
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • City: 7.2mi / 11.6km away
  • Population: 61,624
  • I was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. The thing I love most about Des Moines is that even though it's one of the largest cities in Iowa and has all the amenities of a city, it still has the…[read more]
89
  • Waveland Park, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 5.7mi / 9.2km away
  • Population: 3,214
88
  • Polk City, IA
  • City: 6.2mi / 10.0km away
  • Population: 4,115
87
  • Grimes, IA
  • City: 4.5mi / 7.3km away
  • Population: 10,422
  • 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…[read more]
87
  • Waterbury, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 6.5mi / 10.5km away
  • Population: 2,740
87
  • Dallas Center, IA
  • City: 13.8mi / 22.2km away
  • Population: 1,851
87
  • Van Meter, IA
  • City: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • Population: 1,256
86
  • Bloomfield-Allen, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 12.6mi / 20.3km away
  • Population: 6,844
86
  • Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 5.0mi / 8.0km away
  • Population: 8,370
  • This neighborhood is full of classic Beaverdale brick homes, but also all different syles of homes both old and new. It is definately NOT a cookie-cutter neighborhood! The homes are well cared for. It is…[read more]
86
  • Greenwood, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 7.6mi / 12.2km away
  • Population: 1,009
85
  • Bondurant, IA
  • City: 13.5mi / 21.7km away
  • Population: 5,079
85
  • Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 4.2mi / 6.7km away
  • Population: 5,761
85
  • Waveland Woods, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 5.9mi / 9.5km away
  • Population: 741
85
  • Granger, IA
  • City: 8.0mi / 12.9km away
  • Population: 1,461
84
  • Alleman, IA
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.3km away
  • Population: 499
84
  • East Village, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 8.4mi / 13.5km away
  • Population: 1,545
83
  • Cumming, IA
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.9km away
  • Population: 415
83
  • Frisbie Park, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 7.5mi / 12.1km away
  • Population: n/a
83
  • Linden Heights, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 7.7mi / 12.3km away
  • Population: 400
83
  • Adel, IA
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 4,030
82
  • Runnells, IA
  • City: 21.6mi / 34.8km away
  • Population: 514
82
  • Huxley, IA
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 3,474
82
  • Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 7.6mi / 12.2km away
  • Population: 1,258
81
  • Perry, IA
  • City: 22.6mi / 36.4km away
  • Population: 7,876
81
  • Meredith, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 3.3mi / 5.2km away
  • Population: 4,605
81
  • De Soto, IA
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 1,065
81
  • Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 4.4mi / 7.1km away
  • Population: 10,098
80
  • Norwalk, IA
  • City: 13.1mi / 21.1km away
  • Population: 9,944
80
  • Westwood, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 7.3mi / 11.7km away
  • Population: 1,262
80
  • Mitchellville, IA
  • City: 18.1mi / 29.2km away
  • Population: 2,271
  • I have worked in Mitchellville since 1989 . I have lived here for four years now. I enjoy the community. I have great neighbors. Good people live here. The city is clean. Most of the housing is…[read more]
80
  • Woodland Heights, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 7.0mi / 11.3km away
  • Population: 1,710
80
  • Carlisle, IA
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 4,031
80
  • Slater, IA
  • City: 13.8mi / 22.1km away
  • Population: 1,617
79
  • Maxwell, IA
  • City: 21.9mi / 35.3km away
  • Population: 839
79
  • Sherman Hill, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 7.3mi / 11.8km away
  • Population: 1,504
78
  • Saylorville, IA
  • City: 4.5mi / 7.2km away
  • Population: 3,445
78
  • Luther, IA
  • City: 20.5mi / 32.9km away
  • Population: 147
78
  • Madrid, IA
  • City: 14.5mi / 23.3km away
  • Population: 2,585
78
  • Southwestern Hills, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 9.4mi / 15.2km away
  • Population: 5,829
78
  • Indianola Hills, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 9.7mi / 15.6km away
  • Population: 6,003
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  • Union Park, Des Moines, IA
  • Neighborhood: 7.3mi / 11.7km away
  • Population: 6,552

Listed above are the best places to live in Johnston, IA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Johnston, IA, followed by the best places to live near Johnston, IA, sorted by Livability Score.

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