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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
    B+
Lower Beaver is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 8,401. Lower Beaver is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Lower Beaver offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lower Beaver there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lower Beaver and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lower Beaver are above average.
About Lower Beaver...
Population
8,401

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,848
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$927
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Lower Beaver Rankings

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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
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,397
National
$55,322
Families with Children
37%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Lower Beaver Reviews

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The local stores around my house are great! We have a variety of big box and national chains and local homegrown businesses. The mall is just 5 minutes away from my house and Beaverdale, which contains most of the local stores is even closer. All the store owners and employees are friendly and getting to know local business owners is fantastic. You can get whatever you need and more. We even have a candy shop to satisfy all your sugary needs. ??
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