Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC+
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingB
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesB-
Southwestern Hills is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 6,817. Southwestern Hills is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Southwestern Hills offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Southwestern Hills there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Southwestern Hills and residents tend to lean conservative.
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Southwestern Hills Reviews
Everyone is fun and friendly. Everyone helps everyone else out, from bringing food over when there has been problems to helping shovel sidewalks.
People live in this particularly live here for a fairly long time. An elderly couple that lives across the street has been living there for 25 years, another couple about 20. We have recently moved to this area and lived here for about four years. Pets are widely accepted in the area. There is a lot of dog walking on nice days in the spring and fall and almost all the time during the summer.
During the winter we get heavy amounts of snow each year. When spring comes, the snow melts, starting some flooding. We tend to have spells of heavy rain and drought in the summer. The rain causes flooding at some point in time during the summer. We also have an occasional tornado in a neighboring town.