Review of Des Moines, Iowa

It's ok Property values and property taxes, INSANE
Star Rating - 3/26/2019
Lived here for 10+ years. It is an ok place to live. It has everything anyone could ever NEED and most anything you would want. Food options are plenty. Entertainment is getting better with upgrades in downtown. However, there is one huge negative aspect to this city and surrounding cities. Property values have skyrocketed and property taxes are completely out of this world. It is not uncommon if you are in a surrounding suburb (waukee, urbandale, johnston) to be paying near or over $1000 a month in property tax. Honestly, that alone makes me want to rent or move.
E | Urbandale, IA
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- 6/26/2019
Turn around go back home
It’s good and bad, great for the anyone making 6 figures and a professional and drives 30 ...
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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 a...
Jane | Marengo, IA | 1 Reply

- 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 ...
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- 12/24/2014
Good housing value for most
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- 3/23/2014
Late night eating
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