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Pros

-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy

Cons

-Entertainment
-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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Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa See Local Real Estate
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City: Des Moines
Zip Codes: 50315, 50317, ... 12 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Des Moines


    ECONOMY
    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. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Des Moines's cost of living is 17.30% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Des Moines's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Des Moines's population is 210,330 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.87 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Des Moines is $119,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.95%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    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. Learn more...

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It's a good time to buy in Des Moines. Home Appreciation is up 4.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Des Moines Real Estate.
The median home price in Des Moines is $119,400. Browse Homes in this Range.
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  1/27/2018
overpriced everything and unfriendly

The shock is housing prices here are comparable to bigger cities like Charlotte, Dallas act and should not be. Its a podunk area with no culture, great restaurant with... (Read More)

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  9/15/2016
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)

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  12/24/2014
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)

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