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Living in Des Moines

Des Moines has an average Walk Score of 42 with 203,433 residents.

Des Moines does not have many bike lanes.

The most walkable Des Moines neighborhoods are Carpenter, Drake Park and Sherman Hill.

Nearby Apartments

Walk Score of Des Moines, IA

Des Moines is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Photo of Bill Riley Trail in Des Moines

Bill Riley Trail

Photo of Temple Bnei Jesherun in Des Moines

Temple Bnei Jesherun

Most errands require a car in Des Moines.

Des Moines Apartments for Rent

View all Des Moines apartments on a map. The average rent is $765 and the average home price is $122,983.

Rental info for Maplewood Townhomes in the Des Moines area
from $1,295
2 bed
Walk Score 83
Rental info for Drake Park Apartments in the Des Moines area
from $345
1 bed
Walk Score 67
Rental info for The Kirkwood in the Des Moines area
from $850
Studio
Walk Score 77
Rental info for Gateway Lofts in the Des Moines area
Contact
1 bed
Walk Score 71
Rental info for 3000 Grand Apartments in the Des Moines area
from $720
Studio
Walk Score 70
Rental info for Conlin Properties in the Des Moines area
from $520
Studio
Walk Score 61
Rental info for Wakonda Village in the Des Moines area
from $605
Studio
Walk Score 50
Rental info for Park Place Apartments in the Des Moines area
Contact
Studio
Walk Score 82

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Des Moines Neighborhoods

Rank

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Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 Carpenter 79 - 59 798
2 Drake Park 75 - 69 822
3 Sherman Hill 75 - 74 1,638
4 Downtown 73 - 76 4,067
5 Capitol Park 71 - 63 3,168
6 Capitol East 68 - 52 2,599
7 North of Grand 67 - 55 3,180
8 East Village 64 - 75 1,773
9 Cheatom Park 64 - 55 1,106
10 Woodland Heights 63 - 55 1,747
11 Drake 62 - 50 9,536
12 King-Irving Park 62 - 53 2,405
13 River Bend 61 - 51 3,879
14 Highland Park 58 - 48 9,070
15 Ingersoll Park 57 - 57 787
16 Waveland Park 54 - 49 2,717
17 Fairground 54 - 49 4,858
18 McKinley School - Columbus Park 53 - 67 1,590
19 Beaverdale 53 - 52 9,408
20 Merle Hay 52 - 53 9,389
21 Martin Luther King Jr. Park 48 - 46 2,559
22 Accent 48 - 47 3,623
23 Mondamin Presidential 48 - 48 2,056
24 Prospect Park 47 - 57 2,628
25 South Park 45 - 42 4,520
26 Frisbie Park 45 - 64 568
27 Watrous South 43 - 44 5,502
28 Grays Lake 43 - 45 3,109
29 Indianola Hills 42 - 35 6,153
30 Oak Park 42 - 47 3,753
31 Union Park 41 - 45 6,759
32 Martin - Hickman 41 - 43 584
33 Fort Des Moines 40 - 38 4,351
34 Fairmont Park 39 - 40 4,766
35 Greenwood 38 - 33 853
36 Lower Beaver 38 - 44 5,979
37 Meredith 35 - 40 4,140
38 Ewing Woods - Evergreen 34 - 50 805
39 Pioneer Park 31 - 36 5,192
40 Salisbury Oaks 29 - 35 1,121
41 Waterbury 29 - 43 2,554
42 Douglas Acres 25 - 37 2,840
43 Sheridan Gardens 25 - 38 6,682
44 Westwood 23 - 39 1,107
45 Gray's Woods 22 - 35 2,666
46 Waveland Woods 21 - 42 791
47 Southwestern Hills 19 - 35 5,817
48 Magnolia Park 19 - 27 1,870
49 River Woods 18 - 34 2,791
50 Laurel Hill 17 - 33 750
51 Easter Lake Area 10 - 39 7,074
52 Chesterfield 8 - 31 931

Eating & Drinking

There are about 571 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Des Moines.

People in Des Moines can walk to an average of 0.6 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for Bill Riley TrailEntrance to Bill Riley trail at ashworth park. This trail can take you anywhere in the metro. The trail has some great scenery as well. #Greenwood

Evan Corkrean
on Bill Riley Trail

Bike Score of Des Moines, IA

Des Moines is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Bike sharing is available from Des Moines B-cycle.

Photo of St. Augustin Church in Des Moines

St. Augustin Church

Photo of Greenwood Park Ampitheater in Des Moines

Greenwood Park Ampitheater

Photo of Cute Houses in Des Moines

Cute Houses

Photo of Des Moines University in Des Moines

Des Moines University

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Des Moines Art Center

Photo of Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines

Des Moines Art Center

thumbnail for Temple Bnei JesherunOne of two Jewish temples in Des Moines. It is a reformed temple. #IngersollPark

Evan Corkrean
on Temple Bnei Jesherun

thumbnail for Greenwood Park AmpitheaterA great place to catch some occasional musical performances. A best kept secret of Des Moines! #greenwood

Evan Corkrean
on Greenwood Park Ampitheater

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Greenwood Park Pond

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Ashley Square Apartment Homes

thumbnail for Cute HousesA good representation of houses in the Westwood area. #Westwood

Evan Corkrean
on Cute Houses

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