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  1. #1 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    West Des Moines

    Town in Iowa,

    132 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says While being very close to the Jordan Creek Mall, lots of restaurants, fun activities, large retail stores, hotels and much more, West Des Moines is an amazing city. With short commute times and....

    Read 132 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 66,724,

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  2. #2 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Clive

    Suburb of Des Moines, IA,

    42 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Clive is an excellent city to live in. Close to everything. The Waukee school district is amazing! Always growing and the teachers are great. Also, Mission Fitness is an excellent gym located minutes....

    Read 42 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 17,246,

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  3. #3 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Waukee

    Suburb of Des Moines, IA,

    46 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Waukee, Iowa for four years now! It is truly one of the best neighborhoods in this world! Everyone around here are good friends no matter if you are poor, different race, go to a....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 22,598,

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  4. #4 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Johnston

    Suburb of Des Moines, IA,

    33 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It’s a very good community to be in. Everybody looks out for each other, and it’s a very safe environment. There’s a ton of opportunities regardless of the fact that we live in Iowa. It’s fairly....

    Read 33 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 22,077,

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  5. #5 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Linden Heights

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 483,

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  6. #6 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Urbandale

    Suburb of Des Moines, IA,

    104 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I enjoy living in Urbandale as it is included in the Des Moines Metro area while also having the rare ability of incorporating the country into it. Well connected to the rest of the city via....

    Read 104 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 43,879,

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  7. #7 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Ankeny

    Suburb of Des Moines, IA,

    168 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says My family just moved here a couple of months ago from another state and so far we are very pleased with what we have experienced here. There are a lot of similarities between where we used to live....

    Read 168 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 64,744,

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  8. #8 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Westwood

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 1,245,

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  9. #9 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Waveland Park

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 3,193,

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  10. #10 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Salisbury Oaks

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 1,271,

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  11. #11 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Waterbury

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 2,886,

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  12. #12 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Beaverdale

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    13 Niche users give it an average review of 3.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Beaverdale has a charm to it with the old brick homes and lovely gardens. Most of the people in the neighborhood are friendly. I would say there is not really much of a night life besides a few bars....

    Read 13 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 9,421,

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  13. #13 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Greenwood Historic

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 970,

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  14. #14 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Sherman Hill

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Absolutely a great place to live.Next to downtown. Next to the freeway going east or west. Crossroad of MLK Parkway going north and south. Historic Neighborhood. Beautiful homes..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 2,162,

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  15. #15 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Woodland Heights

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 2,175,

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  16. #16 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Norwalk

    Suburb of Des Moines, IA,

    46 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 11,467,

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  17. #17 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Arbor Peaks

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 1,187,

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  18. #18 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Drake

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    26 Niche users give it an average review of 3.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Des Moines is a safe, clean, family friendly place to live. The schools are academically challenging. Many colleges are located here and in the suburbs. Employment opportunities exist for all....

    Read 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 9,350,

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  19. #19 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Polk City

    Town in Iowa,

    10 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have grown up in Polk City and it is the perfect place to raise children. The public school system is great. There are a lot of opportunities for all kids (from help to kids that need extra help).....

    Read 10 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 4,797,

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  20. #20 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Downtown

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 4,814,

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  21. #21 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    North of Grand

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says 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....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 2,925,

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  22. #22 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Grimes

    Suburb of Des Moines, IA,

    54 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Just moved to Grimes a couple months ago and love it! The town is adorable and has a rustic look to it. I have friends who have lived here for years and love the schools, neighborhoods, and nearby....

    Read 54 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 13,746,

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  23. #23 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Meredith

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I love my area because of my comfortability, but there are more wealthy communities in the area than mine. However compared to the rest of the country, this is definitely a phenomenal suburb to live....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 4,745,

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  24. #24 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Bondurant

    Suburb of Des Moines, IA,

    17 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says What use to be a drug and gang town, has now been thriving and a growing community-literally. and not just by the fact businesses are blossoming in the heart of Bondurant, it is because the people....

    Read 17 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 6,567,

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  25. #25 Best Places to Live in Des Moines Area.

    Lower Beaver

    Neighborhood in Des Moines, IA,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love the neighborhood. Quiet. Friendly. Clean. Tree lined streets. Mature treesEvery is friendly and easy to meet and strike up conversation..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 5,796,

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