Living in Des Moines

If you’re looking for a great place to live, learn, work and play, take a look at Des Moines

With easy access to great cultural attractions, eclectic local shopping, dining options, and sporting events, Des Moines offers something for everyone, no matter the season. As Iowa’s capital, Des Moines is a hub of activity including: outdoor concerts, hundreds of miles of bike trails, Broadway musicals at the Des Moines Civic Center, outdoor skating at Brenton Skating Plaza, a world-class art center, science center with IMAX, Division I collegiate and professional sporting events, plus much more!

Des Moines has received numerous awards and national recognition for its livability and quality of life. Most recently, Des Moines was named as one of the top five places to live in the US by US News & World Report.

With a metro population of nearly 700,000, Des Moines offers all the big city amenities while maintaining all the comforts and charm of a mid-sized community.

Where We're Located

Des Moines is situated at the crossroads of two major interstates, I-80 and I-35, making it only a few hours from other great cities.

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