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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  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
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    NG
River Bend is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa. River Bend is in Polk County. Living in River Bend offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In River Bend there are a lot of bars and parks. Residents of River Bend tend to lean liberal.
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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,722
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$686
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$26,396
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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The food and drink near this area is great! There are different variety of food to choose from. To having a barbecue restaurant, noodle restaurant to a pizza restaurant and more. Popular places can include Zombie Burger, Fong's pizza, Pho' 888, Sakari Sushi and Orange leaf. That's where most of the people go out to eat with their friends most of the time. My overall favorite dish in this area is Lad Na. This dish has thick noodles and a variety of seafood and vegetables stir fried together. It's great!
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Overall I sort of like the weather here. In the winter, most likely it will end up having a blizzard and severe winter storms to the point where some places get dismissed early or close early. In the spring, it's perfect temperature to hang outside and enjoy the weather. Sometimes there is rain. In the summer, it get super hot during the middle of the summer. Which cause drought to farms here in Iowa. In the fall, it's perfect. With the little breeze and bright leaves. The only major problem around here is blizzards and flooding. Most of the time flooding here begins with heavily rain in the spring which causes water to rise, then in the summer it sort of rises as well. But most of the time it's controled. Since our rivers are connected to some states it also cause flooding to them as well.
The businesses in this area and around is great. Since, DesMoines Iowa is a place for businesses and growing businesses. Around here there is a variety of stores. To different diverse markets, gas stations and a big variety of restaurants to choose from. Probably the most popular stores in my area are C-Fresh, Double Dragon, FareWay, Walgreens and St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store. From this area, you can get almost everything you need; to gas, groceries, food and items.