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-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy


-Air service
-Harsh winters

What Bert Has To Say About Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area

As the cultural and economic heart of Iowa, Des Moines is headquarters to nearly 60 companies and most notably a center for the insurance industry as well as many agriculture-related businesses. Many characterize it as a “gentle” big city, retaining a small-town feel with larger-city amenities, but some also complain of a lack of entertainment and nightlife. It is quintessentially Midwestern with a clean but plain downtown with mostly rectangular tree-lined streets.

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Quick Facts About Des Moines

    The unemployment rate in Des Moines is 4.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Des Moines jobs have Increased by 0.70 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Des Moines's cost of living is 17.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Des Moines's population is 210,330 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.87 percent.
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Des Moines is $119,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.95%.
    Des Moines public schools spend $13,268 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Des Moines.

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Not a city for renters

I will be moving to Des Moines due to a job offer. Little did I know that it is extremely expensive to live here. It's a little deceiving since everything you read... (Read More)



Good housing value for most

I'm living in a hotel in Des Moines and looking for a place to live. What I've found is that Des Moines has a tremendous amount of subsidized (known as "income... (Read More)



Late night eating

I just drove all over Urbandale, Clive, and West Des Moines looking for a place to get a burger and fries. Granted it is Sunday night but still I would think there would... (Read More)



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