has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Bryan is living in Des Moines, IA and has a little something to say:
|Location:||Des Moines, IA|
Iowa Posted On: 5/22/2010 10:55:13 AM
Having lived in multiple Major cities in North America (Canada and the U.S.A.)I'd rank Des Moines as a 2, no more than 3 for Culture, Arts, Theatre, Events and Night Life. However it is trying to improve. The Parks are above average, they are paying attention to cyclists, and improving the Green Areas. Fishing, hunting / Outdoor activities are SUB PAR. Public Transportation is a JOKE, the majority of the bus routes shut down after 7:30 AM, return for approx 2 hours in the evening, and then you are on your own. The airport is trying to expand, but it pays to travel 2 hours to another airport and fly. Drugs are a Problem, especially meth, while producers have been targeted with some success, Drugs are a 7.5 out of 10. Police throughout the State have a BAD Rep..........plenty of corruption and bad actors. The Politicians are no better than the cops, they cater to the Insurance, Health Care Providers and Publishing giants/corporate head quarters.......not to mention the casinos. Of the 30 or more cities I have lived, Des Moines ranks in the bottom 5.