Where to live in Iowa

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Des Moines

3.5/5
Ranked 1st best city in Iowa

"5th Avenue Downtown "

- Kimberly
5th Avenue downtown is the street and home of the Wells Fargo Arena as well as taking you directly to the downtown scenes. The vibe down there is fun and people crack me up sometimes lol. The area is...
41.5720697714058 -93.6026432890073

Unranked Cities

Ames

3/5

"A great street for a young family"

- Josquin
This area of Ames is one of the most friendly. On this particular street you will find a healthy mix of retirees, empty nesters, small and large families, and the occasional young couple. The atmosp...
42.0256715278224 -93.6312898804006

Ankeny

4/5

"Beautiful small suburb close to Des Moines"

- wiggleworm7
The homes in this part of town are simply gorgeous. It is a residential area, with huge homes on sprawling lots, all within a few minutes' drive of Des Moines. A great quiet part of suburbia to rais...
41.7153305276811 -93.5975245044715

Davenport

3/5

"Great place to raise a family"

- mommyof2
A family oriented city with low crime and high job opportunities. Some call it the retiree city. Great place to build and establish on. Wonderful schools. No complaints abouut the quad cities other th...
41.5469257622391 -90.6002973678542

Marion

4/5

" safe, quiet living."

- CB4Real
This place is great and so beautiful. You will be looking far and wide if you are looking for a place with nicer, more considerate people. Here is where you want to live if you have children or if you...
42.0488621684651 -91.5897668638164

Marshalltown

2.5/5

"Too Much Traffic & Too Many Illegals"

- sbeauty
When we first moved to this street, it was quiet and shady. However, 15 years later the town was overrun by more illegals than there were local people. It continued to get worse, and the Mexican distr...
42.0380692865214 -92.9186775652944

"spectacular wooded part of Des Moines"

- wiggleworm7
It is hard to believe this part of Des Moines is part of a large metropolitan city. It is encumbered with lush, mature trees, acres of woods, and homes with huge yards. It is a gorgeous place to vis...
41.5898762208717 -93.5287967196499

Urbandale

3.5/5

"neighborly circle"

- guyincolo
Everyone on this street is nice and friendly. Some kids, but not too many. No thru traffic, so pretty quiet. It's a good one.
41.6353129092057 -93.7653058330461

"Great street for families!"

- pechuna
All the neighbors are very friendly. Schools are close as are grocery stores and restaurants. A beautiful family oriented park is just a block away. Home prices are moderate and stable. So when are y...
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Unreviewed Cities

Ackley

0/5
42.5511762117761 -93.0511513643763

Ackworth

0/5
41.3659975000024 -93.4814334996589

Adair

0/5
41.497179774954 -94.6417806745653

Adel

0/5
41.6141743070893 -94.0220933490502

Afton

0/5
41.0317293373926 -94.1973105354794

Agency

0/5
40.9958246464771 -92.3065088448929

Ainsworth

0/5
41.2910605777469 -91.5568859953657

Akron

0/5
42.8287363203044 -96.5581446455477
42.782018712437 -94.9498696713966

Albia

0/5
41.0209994479522 -92.8055949472438

Albion

0/5
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