Best Places to Live in Waukee, Iowa

Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa
Pros
-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy
Cons
-Entertainment
-Air service
-Harsh winters

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Waukee
Zip Codes: 50263
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Waukee is 3.20% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Waukee jobs have increased by 1.00%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Waukee's cost of living is 2.70% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Waukee's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Waukee's population is 18,990 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 655.97%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Waukee is $231,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.50%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Waukee public schools spend $11,520 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16 students per teacher in Waukee. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Waukee

It's a good time to buy in Waukee. Home Appreciation is up 3.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Waukee Real Estate.

The median home price in Waukee is $231,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Waukee    2 Reviews
nice place tolive - 7/28/2009
moved here from nj the pace is so different here- lots to do- hills and bike paths, restaurants galore, theaters,... (Read More)

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Small Town Turned Suburbia - 5/20/2006
It doesn't get any better than this! Low crime, high education standards, clean/attractive, family-oriented community with generally conservative values. Easy... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN WAUKEE, IOWA
50263