Ranked in the 99th percentile


  • Urbandale is ranked #2 in Iowa
  • Urbandale is ranked #61 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Urbandale, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waterbury, Des Moines862.82,740
Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines855.42,576
Waveland Park, Des Moines842.33,214
Ingersoll Park, Des Moines833.2798
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bloomfield-Allen, Des Moines839.86,844
Greenwood, Des Moines834.21,009
Lower Beaver, Des Moines832.85,761
Meredith, Des Moines811.54,605

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ankeny, IA90953,413
Urbandale, IA89041,578
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Waukee, IA858.316,955
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Altoona, IA8512.216,692
West Des Moines, IA853.461,624
Johnston, IA843.819,491
Lambs Grove, IA8333.1200
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A Cozy Place to Call Home

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