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Greater Des Moines Area

Did you know that the Des Moines metro area (which includes Urbandale, Ankeny, West Des Moines and Grimes) is the fastest growing metro area in the Midwest? With an energetic culture and abundant career growth opportunities, the Des Moines metro offers one of the most attractive destinations in the Midwest.

In fact, Des Moines was named among Forbes’ Top 10 Best Places for Business and Careers (2019) and ranked in the Top 5 of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Places to Live in the U.S. (2019). With affordable living, a vibrant downtown, welcoming suburbs and world-class education system, Des Moines is an amazing place to call home.

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Cost of Living

18.8% lower than the national average

Median Home Price:
$140,800

Median Income:
$46,430

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