I love all of the food options in Des Moines, coming from a city like Chicago, I didn't think there would be that big of a variety, but I was wrong. The bars are a fun place to go on weekends or for an evening martini at the Rooftop bar. The bars also have a variety of venues such as country, games, dancing, and hangout bars. I feel very safe in the Des Moines area, there are always public safety cars around campus that drive through our neighborhood. I really enjoy the people, everyone is very nice and will help you if you need it. Overall, it's a great place to live, especially as a young adult.