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Urbandale is a perfect suburb community in which one can raise a family. With much less crime than the city of Des Moines that it shadows to the northwest, one can truly feel safe and secure. Whenever the rare tragedy does strike (as was the case when two of our police officers were shot), the community comes together as one 40,000 member family. I have lived in Urbandale my whole life and have found plenty to offer, little to curb my development, and now I plan to come back after college if I can find a job in the area.
Urbandale has a small town feel with a big town education system benefit. I like that the neighborhoods aren't dangerous; you can leave your door unlocked if you wish. You know your neighbors and they know you. The city has a lot of events that help bring the community together for different holidays, and really brings the 'home-y' feeling back to your block.
Urbandale is the perfect place whether an individual is a senior citizen, a twenty-something or a growing family. There's many job opportunities, plenty of restaurants and a very safe and friendly community. I have lived here for approximately a year and a half after graduating college and have never once regretted my decision.