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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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+
Indianola Hills is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 9,604. Indianola Hills is in Polk County. Living in Indianola Hills offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Indianola Hills there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Indianola Hills and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Indianola Hills...
Population
9,604

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$106,497
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$663
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Indianola Hills Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
$42,129
National
$55,322
Families with Children
35%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Indianola Hills Reviews

3 reviews
The neighborhood where i live in has recently been getting more crowded, new duplex type homes have been created up the street causing there to bee more activity to be going on such as more cars on the roads and more children running around in the streets. It is a quiet and calm neighborhood and in the 16 that i have been living here i have hardly heard of much criminal activity. Compared to most city that are getting news coverage no in days i would say that my city and surrounding area has a generally good atmosphere and does not seem to have a large amount of criminal activity. In recent years there has been more construction and more people have started to more into the city causing there to be a noticeable increase in traffic.
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I would say that the safety in my area is above average because i do not live in the most crowded part of the city or with the most activity but you do see police frequently driving by the streets which makes the neighborhood feel a lot more safe. You hardly hear about vandalism or theft so i don't believe there is an issue in my neighborhood. Around some 5 years back there were some some people who would write graffiti on the neighbors fences but it stopped and has not happened since then.
I really like the area because there are so many things that you have at your reach. You don't have to travel far to get anywhere.