Livability Score

89
/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 A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (6) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Java Joe's
Coffee Shop
Twisted Bean Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Grounds For Celebration
Coffee Shop
Friedrichs Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Grounds For Celebration
Coffee Shop
Friedrichs Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
PerKup Cafe
Coffee Shop
Friedrich's World Coffees
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Mars Cafe
Coffee Shop
Corazon Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
La Barista Coffee
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (29) F
Flix Brewhouse
Cinema
Merle Hay Lanes
Bowling Alley
Urbandale Public Art Park
Theatre Arts
AMC Classic Cobblestone 9
Cinema
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Attraction
Northwest Aquatic Center
Water Park
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Attraction
Clive Caboose
Attraction
Colby Park Performance Pavilion
Theatre Arts
AMC Johnston 16
Cinema
Last Laugh Comedy Club
Theatre Arts
Church of the Land
Attraction
Mrs. Elliott’s Millinery
Attraction
The Advocate Newspaper
Attraction
Walnut Hill Bank
Attraction
Schafer Drug Store
Attraction
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Theatre Arts
Dr. Armstrong’s Office
Attraction
Greteman Brothers General Store
Attraction
Tangen Implement Warehouse
Attraction
Tangen Home
Attraction
Town of Walnut Hill
Attraction
Food and Drink (47) A+
Suzy Q's Lounge
Bar
Mickey Finn's
Bar
Suzette Homemade Candies
Sweets
Stormy's
Bar
The Chilly Cow
Sweets
Papa John's
Fast Food
Cottonwood
Bar
A&W/Long John Silver's
Fast Food
Plaza Pub
Bar
Victor's Sports Bar & Grill
Bar
Northern Lights Pizza
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Pizza Hut Express
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Taco John's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Fazoli's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Hardee's
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Kathy's
Bar
Jeannie's Bottle
Bar
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Balkan Bar and Grill
Bar
Fitness (10) B
Xpressive Fitness
Gym
Fitness World 24
Gym
CrossFit Flyover
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
CrossFit Merle Hay
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Grand Lodge of Iowa
Community Centre
Northwest Community Center
Community Centre
Curves
Gym
Farrell's
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Elks Lodge #2752
Community Centre
Burn Boot Camp
Gym
Spark Barre Pilates and Yoga
Gym
Snap Fitness
Gym
CrossFit West Des Moines
Gym
Max Life Fitness
Gym
Snap Fitness
Gym
Gold's Gym
Gym
Snap Fitness
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Fitness World West
Gym
Robert D. Ray “Tai House” Welcome Center
Community Centre
Fitness by Design
Gym
Gregory and Suzie Glazer Burt Boys & Girls Club
Community Centre
Groceries (5) F
Big Sky Bread Company
Bakery
Old Home Bakery Outlet
Bakery
ALDI
Grocery Store
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
D&D Bakery
Bakery
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Natural Grocers
Grocery Store
Fareway
Grocery Store
The Bake Shoppe
Bakery
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Lara's Bakery
Bakery
Aldi
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
Fresh Thyme
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Campbell's Nutrition
Grocery Store
Fareway
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Fareway
Grocery Store
La Mie Bakery
Bakery
The Cheese Shop of Des Moines
Cheese
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Fareway
Grocery Store
Paul
Bakery
Parks (82) A+
Trolley Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Murphy Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Rocklyn Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Lions Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
South Karen Acres Park
Park
North Karen Acres Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Colby Woods Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Jensen Neighborhood Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Jaycee Park
Park
Shops (77) A+
Salon Seven-O
Hairdresser
Jim's Barber & Beauty Shop
Hairdresser
70th Street Salon
Hairdresser
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Studio 68
Hairdresser
Urbandale Optical
Optician
Omar's Barber Shop
Hairdresser
La La Handbags
Fashion
The Christian Eye Clinic
Optician
Bronze515 Custom Airbrush Tanning
Beauty
Plaza Florists & Gifts
Florist
Bike World
Bicycle
Creative Cutters
Hairdresser
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Target
Department Store
Merle Hay Mall
Mall
Old Navy
Clothing
rue21
Clothing
Ulta Beauty
Beauty
Shoe Carnival
Shoes
Sport Clips
Hairdresser
T-Mobile
Electronics
CPR Cell Phone Repair
Electronics
Maurices
Clothing
La Tapatia 2
Convenience Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.5% take public transportation in Urbandale.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
University Ave & 42nd St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
University Ave & 41st St
Bus Stop
42nd St & Kingman Blvd
Bus Stop
University Ave & 39th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 39th St
Bus Stop
42nd St & Kingman Blvd,
Bus Stop
University Ave & 37th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 37th St
Bus Stop
42nd St & Rollins Ave
Bus Stop
42nd St & Rollins Ave
Bus Stop
University Ave & 35th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 34th St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 32nd St
Bus Stop
University Ave & 31st St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
University Ave & 31st St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
Euclid Ave & Polk County River Place
Bus Stop
42nd St & Woodland Ave
Bus Stop
University Ave & 29th St
Bus Stop
42nd St & Harwood Dr
Bus Stop
University Ave & 29th St (Far-Side)
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & 42nd St
Bus Stop
Ingersoll Ave & 41st St
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.5%
F
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cost of living A-

The cost of living in Urbandale is 96/100 - which is 8% higher than Iowa.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D
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crime A+

Urbandale crime rates are 797 per 100k, which is 51% lower than Iowa
Property Crime
691 crimes per 100k
A
Violent Crime
106 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Urbandale is $95,961 - which is 76% higher than Iowa.
Med. Household Income
$95,961
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.9%
C-
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (29)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Urbandale Fire Department Station 1
Fire Station
Kroner Family Dentistry
Dentist
Family Dentistry
Dentist
Access Foot Care
Doctor
Karen Acres Nursing Home
Nursing Home
Target Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Mercy Urbandale Medical Clinic
Clinic
Aspen Dental
Dentist
Accelerated Physical Therapy
Clinic
UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine - Merle Hay
Clinic
Back Pain Clinic
Doctor
Anderson Family Chiropractic
Doctor
Langwith Hull & Roush Orthodontists
Dentist
Family Medicine at Northwest
Clinic
Medicap Pharmacy
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Price Chopper Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Medicap Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Vision Park Family Eye Care
Doctor
Douglas Avenue Professional Clinic
Doctor
Urbandale Police Department
Police
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Des Moines Fire and Rescue Department Station 9
Fire Station
Clive Police Department
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A+

Urbandale home prices are $242,500 - which is 83% higher than Iowa
Home Price
$242,500
B+
Home Appreciation Rate
16%
C+
Home Affordability
2.5x (home price to income ratio)
A+
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schools A+

The Urbandale graduation rate is 95% - which is 8% higher than Iowa
School Test Scores
77%
A-
High School Grad. Rates
95%
A+
Elementary Schools (11) A
St Pius X School
Karen Acres Elementary School
Olmsted Elementary School
Jensen Elementary School
Rolling Green Elementary School
Urbandale Middle School
New Horizos Academy
Moore Elementary School
Hillis Elementary School
Clive Learning Academy
Cowles Elementary School
Mt Olive Lutheran School
Crestview School Of Inquiry
Meredith Middle School
Valerius Elementary School
St Theresa Catholic School
Holy Trinity
Windsor Elementary
Timber Ridge Elementary
Perkins Elementary School
Samuelson Elementary School
Monroe Elementary School
Hubbell Elementary
Henry A Wallace Elementary School
Merrill Middle School
High Schools (2) F
Urbandale High School
Hoover High School
Dowling Catholic High School
Walnut Creek Campus
Roosevelt High School
Johnston Middle School
Valley High School
Iowa Christian Academy
Ruby Van Meter School
Ruby Van Meter
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ratings A+

Urbandale has an overall rating of 88% from 11 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (10)
From AreaVibes
A+
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A Cozy Place to Call Home 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 26, 2018) 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, I was afraid there'd be nothing to do, but living in Urbandale, this hasn't b ...Read More een the case. The people here are kind, and there's always somewhere to go if hanging around the house gets old.

Some of the best places to eat are the Machine Shed Restaurant, a unique place with mouthwatering dishes, and the Urban Grill, the best place in town for some good steak or a rack of ribs. There are plenty of places to shop, too, whatever your hobbies are. The community here is great, and the weather isn't too terrible unless it's winter, at which time it's probably best to just hole up in your house watching movies and drinking hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Urbandale? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Trolley Park
Unknown Name
Murphy Park
Unknown Name
Rocklyn Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Flix Brewhouse
Merle Hay Lanes
Urbandale Public Art Park
AMC Classic Cobblestone 9
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Northwest Aquatic Center

Food & Drink

Suzy Q's Lounge
Mickey Finn's
Suzette Homemade Candies
Stormy's
The Chilly Cow
Papa John's
Cottonwood
A&W/Long John Silver's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Urbandale? Of all people who commute, 0.5% take public transportation in Urbandale.
Drive to Work
82%

6% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
0%

2% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

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

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Central Iowa Compounding
Target Pharmacy
Walgreens
Walgreens
Medicap Pharmacy

Doctors

Access Foot Care
Anderson Family Chiropractic
Halling Wellness Center
Midwest Acupuncture Clinic
LifeServe Blood Center
Urbandale Chiropractic
Doctors Now
Vision Park Family Eye Care

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