Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyB
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingB+
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesB-
Norwalk is a suburb of Des Moines with a population of 10,568. Norwalk is in Warren County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Norwalk offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Norwalk there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Norwalk and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Norwalk are above average.
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Norwalk is a growing community that maintains a "small town" feel. Access to downtown Des Moines is quick and easy with an abundance of shopping in close proximity but quiet at home. Easy access to the airport. Norwalk is connected to the Great Western Trail with several new parks across the City. There is one large new park with a trail and water features. The school system is superb with non-open enrollment. Only people living in the district can enroll. My wife and I like knowing the school will only grow as fast as the City grows. We will call this home until retirement!
Norwalk is an ever growing community. It is known for its great housing and its amazing education programs. Norwalk is becoming more and more diverse as more people move to live here. The city is a great place to raise children as it has many parks and other family friendly facilities. There are limitations as there are no places for night life to occur. Norwalk is booming with more and more businesses and the variety of businesses, but hours are limited to the places. To get most of your groceries and clothing, you must go to another city in order to do so. Fortunately, Norwalk is not too far from these places. It is located at a good location where it is no more than 20 minutes from the Warren County offices, 15 minutes away from Downtown Des Moines, 15 minutes away from West Des Moines, and not too far away from many great Central Iowa places.
School districts and academics are leading in their area. Sports teams are competitive and advanced. Town and public services are well kept, maintained, and functioning. Overall a very clean and safe space to live and raise children.