7.4 out of 10

Des Moines

Ranked 1st best city in Iowa
41.5720697714058 -93.6026432890073
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"5th Avenue Downtown"

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 fun and yes there is some living residential to now in the downtown Des Moines. There is a new central library in downtown now and it is great. 5th avenue will take you back up to Mercy Hospital if needed and to night life as well such as some nice local bars with great food and historical neighborhood's as well. If you like the hussle and fast pace i have to say for Des Moines it got it.

There is plenty of buses and cabs to find all over when you are down town so you do not have to worry to much on that. IT is also nice to just walk around down there since there is so much to see.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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Unranked Neighborhoods in Des Moines

"Homes, Parks, people are friendly"
41.6162217545838 -93.6692378860726


"Main Street in Des Moines"
41.583935799329 -93.6287390897288
"Relatively Quiet, Has Issues"
41.5636344596325 -93.6135634248534
"run down neighborhood"
41.5737302907488 -93.6101199088619

Merle Hay

"Bus Line, Hospital, Food, Oh my! "
41.6199467121802 -93.6993263981176

North Grand

"charming neighborhood, old homes"
41.5883391545384 -93.6670158845163

River Bend

"Downtown Des Moines - near the River"
41.6058405089094 -93.6244460546264

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