Life in Des Moines for Residents
Transitional Year Residents will love living in Des Moines!
As Iowa's capital city, Des Moines is a hub of activity and big city bustle with a small town atmosphere. With a Metro population nearly 700,000, Des Moines is a major center for insurance, financial services and publishing.
Des Moines has a lot to offer residents, including affordable housing, outstanding schools, short commute times and a diverse population. Des Moines was most recently named one of the top five places to live and to raise a family in the U.S. by Forbes magazine. Learn other top ratings.
With over 850 restaurants, 115 miles of trails, 66 parks, over 30 golf courses, hundreds of concerts and music venues and four major shopping malls, there is always something to see and do in Des Moines
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