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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Douglas Acres is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 7,271. Douglas Acres is in Polk County. Living in Douglas Acres offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Douglas Acres there are a lot of parks. Residents of Douglas Acres tend to lean conservative.
About Douglas Acres...
Population
7,271

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,629
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$714
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,015
National
$55,322
Families with Children
33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Douglas Acres Reviews

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Most businesses are restaurants both local and corporate (Latin King, McDonalds), grocery stores (Hyvee and formerly Dahls) and convenience stores (Casey's and Kum and Go). In order to go to larger shopping districts, one must travel about 15 min. from the area. This neighborhood, in general, serves lower income families so there are not too many spectacular activities in the immediate area.
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The neighborhood is made up of mostly corporate restaurants with a few local joints. Within these restaurants, there are not a great variety of drinks, mostly pop. One restaurant nearby, Latin King is a nice dine-in restaurant. If there are any bars in the area, they are dives in sketchy parts on town.
Recently, there there have been homicides in my neighborhood. A few burglaries have also occurred in my place of residence. Neighbors adopt a "every man for themselves" mentality.