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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A+
North of Grand is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 4,358. North of Grand is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in North of Grand offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In North of Grand there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in North of Grand and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in North of Grand are above average.
About North of Grand...
Population
4,358

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,006
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$543
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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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
$41,297
National
$55,322
Families with Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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North of Grand Reviews

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Living in central Des Moines was a great opportunity for me. It will always be home no matter where "home" ends up changing to over the years. The atmosphere is wonderful. I live close to Downtown Des Moines, where there is always something going on. Also, I live not too far from the beautiful Gray's Lake and Water Works Park which are major attractions for walking. It has beautiful landscape.
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In the area that I live there is not really much crime or at least crime that I have heard of.