Livability Score

84
/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 (3) F
Scooter's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Smokey Row Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (2) F
Warrior Lanes
Bowling Alley
The Palms Theatres & IMAX
Cinema
Century 20 Jordan Creek
Cinema
Jordan Creek Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (12) F
Smoothie King
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Mickey's Irish Pub
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
DQ Grill & Chill
Fast Food
Saint's Pub and Patio
Bar
Taco John's
Fast Food
Culver's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
B-Bop's
Fast Food
Global Brew Tap House
Bar
Barn Town Brewing
Bar
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Rita's Italian Ice
Sweets
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Rookies Sports Bar & Grill
Bar
Sarpino's Pizzeria
Fast Food
Phoenix Asian Restaurant
Fast Food
Quiznos
Fast Food
Papa Murphy's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Fitness (2) F
Jacobs Gymnastics
Gym
Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping
Gym
Koko Fit Club
Gym
Spartan Strength
Gym
Snap Fitness
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Groceries (3) F
Fareway
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Scratch Cupcakery
Bakery
Just Paws Gourmet Bakery
Bakery
Parks (29) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Centennial Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Grant Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Warrior Park
Park
Windfield Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Westown Meadows Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Vince Meyer Learning Center
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
The Triangle
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Ridge Pointe Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Fox Creek Splash Pad
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Fox Creek Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (8) F
Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Company
Home Improvement
It's All About You Nail and Spa
Beauty
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Waukee Do-It-Best Hardware
Home Improvement
Hy-Vee Gas
Convenience Store
Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh
Convenience Store
Nails For You
Beauty
Supercuts
Hairdresser
Jethro's BBQ & Jambalaya
Electronics
Elite Eye Care
Optician
Bone-A-Patreat
Pets
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Cost Cutters
Hairdresser
Sport Clips
Hairdresser
Fleet Farm
Convenience Store
Mirror Mirror Salon
Hairdresser
Truly Nails
Beauty
Sun Tan City
Beauty
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Nebraska Furniture Mart
Furniture
4 Paws Unleashed
Pets
Hy-Vee Gas
Convenience Store
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Westlakes Studios
Hairdresser
Slumberland
Furniture
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Waukee.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.0%
F
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cost of living B+

The cost of living in Waukee is 105/100 - which is 17% higher than Iowa.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D
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crime A+

Waukee crime rates are 861 per 100k, which is 47% lower than Iowa
Property Crime
722 crimes per 100k
A+
Violent Crime
139 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Waukee is $94,371 - which is 73% higher than Iowa.
Med. Household Income
$94,371
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.5%
A
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (10)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Waukee City Police Department
Police
Waukee Fire Department
Fire Station
Craig Dental Center
Dentist
Medicap Pharmacy
Pharmacy
UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine
Clinic
Mercy Clinics Family Medicine Waukee
Clinic
Waukee Family Dentistry
Dentist
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Clinic
Graham Dentistry
Dentist
Enhanced Health Chiropractic
Doctor
Berkshire Dentist Office
Dentist
Country Club Chiropractic
Doctor
Walgreens
Pharmacy
The Iowa Clinic
Clinic
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Pharmacy
West Side Fire/EMS Facility 22
Fire Station
West Des Moines Public Safety Facility 19
Fire Station
Dermatology PC
Doctor
Methodist West Hospital
Hospital
Wolfe Eye Clinic
Doctor
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons
Doctor
The Iowa Clinic
Clinic
Mercy Sleep Center
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A+

Waukee home prices are $248,400 - which is 87% higher than Iowa
Home Price
$248,400
A
Home Appreciation Rate
23%
A+
Home Affordability
2.6x (home price to income ratio)
A
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schools A+

The Waukee graduation rate is 97% - which is 11% higher than Iowa
School Test Scores
85%
A+
High School Grad. Rates
97%
A+
Elementary Schools (6) C-
Radiant Elementary
Waukee Middle School
Waukee South Ms
Vince Meyer Early Learning Center
Waukee Elementary School
Maple Grove Elementary
Grant Ragan Elementary
Eason Elementary
Shuler Elementary
Brookview Elementary
Webster Elementary School
Walnut Hills Elementary
Woodland Hills
High Schools (3) A+
Waukee Senior High School
Prairieview School
Timberline School
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ratings A+

Waukee has an overall rating of 84% from 16 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (15)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Waukee, IA: The Only Bad Thing Here is the Weather 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 16, 2018) 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 ride out a storm, this is definitely one of the best areas in Iowa to call h ...Read More ome! We have awesome schools, amazing people who make everyone feel right at home here, some pretty good restaurants and shopping, and nice homes can be found as well as good jobs.

We do have some things to do for fun also. Since we're close to Des Moines there's always some great things going on. There's Pinot's Palette which offers art classes and special event services. There's Broheim's Indoor Golf and Pub, Kris' Hot Yoga (more stuff for you adventurous types. I'm far too lazy for that!)and the Old School Pinball Arcade (now you're talkin'! Way more my style!), and the awesome MB2 Raceway, for racing, go-karts, and all that good stuff. Read Less
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F Amenities

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

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Centennial Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Grant Park
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Warrior Lanes
The Palms Theatres & IMAX
Century 20 Jordan Creek
Jordan Creek Amphitheater

Food & Drink

Smoothie King
Unknown Name
Mickey's Irish Pub
McDonald's
DQ Grill & Chill
Saint's Pub and Patio
Taco John's
Culver's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Waukee? Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Waukee.
Drive to Work
82%

6% 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 Waukee a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Medicap Pharmacy
Hy-Vee Pharmacy

Doctors

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