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Very nice city. Quiet with great schools, neighborhoods, and quick easy access to other suburbs around the greater Des Moines area.
When I was little, there were always kids around to play with and everyone's families were always so friendly. Now that we are all grown up, we are still friends with each other even though we are in all different grades. All of our parents used to have "driveway night" where they would all sit in one of the driveways and just talk while all of us kids played and caught lightning bugs. Overall, my neighborhood is very tight knit.
If I were searching for a place to move and I wasn't already living here, I would choose where I currently live as an option. It feels friendly and comfortable. There are plenty of options in terms of activities, food, and shopping.