Looking for places to live in Des Moines that capture the character of the city and the community vibes of the Iowa suburbs? Like any city, Des Moines can get expensive. But it shares another trait with its much larger competitors. Des Moines has nearly 50 areas, communities and neighborhoods that are considered living in Des Moines, even if they do go by a different name. So if you’re not living in the heart of Des Moines itself, what’s the next best thing? Here are the 10 all-around best places to live in Des Moines, Iowa – and why they’re so great.

This list was based on rankings from Forbes, areavibes, and the U.S. News & World Report. So whether you’re looking for somewhere less expensive or somewhere quieter you can bring the whole family, these are the best places to live in Des Moines. Did you agree?

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