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Living in Des Moines

Des Moines has an average Walk Score of 45 with 203,433 residents.

Des Moines has some public transportation and does not have many bike lanes.

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

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Walk Score of Des Moines, IA

Des Moines is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Photo of Greenwood Park Ampitheater in Des Moines

Greenwood Park Ampitheater

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Cute Houses

Most errands require a car in Des Moines.

Des Moines Apartments for Rent

Des Moines Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Carpenter 78 40 54 798
2 Downtown 78 58 57 4,067
3 Sherman Hill 77 50 48 1,638
4 Drake Park 74 40 50 822
5 Capitol Park 72 38 47 3,168
6 North of Grand 70 32 60 3,180
7 Capitol East 69 40 44 2,599
8 Cheatom Park 68 52 40 1,106
9 King-Irving Park 66 44 47 2,405
10 East Village 65 45 60 1,773
11 Woodland Heights 64 37 51 1,747
12 Drake 63 36 46 9,536
13 River Bend 63 42 46 3,879
14 Highland Park 61 31 47 9,070
15 Ingersoll Park 57 30 55 787
16 McKinley School - Columbus Park 57 31 56 1,590
17 Merle Hay 55 28 44 9,389
18 Waveland Park 55 33 42 2,717
19 Beaverdale 53 29 42 9,408
20 Prospect Park 52 32 30 2,628
21 Fairground 51 31 41 4,858
22 Mondamin Presidential 50 38 41 2,056
23 Frisbie Park 49 23 62 568
24 Union Park 48 27 42 6,759
25 Martin Luther King Jr. Park 48 34 42 2,559
26 Accent 48 31 39 3,623
27 South Park 47 30 35 4,520
28 Grays Lake 47 28 36 3,109
29 Indianola Hills 46 31 27 6,153
30 Watrous South 45 27 35 5,502
31 Oak Park 44 29 36 3,753
32 Fairmont Park 42 27 36 4,766
33 Martin - Hickman 42 33 26 584
34 Fort Des Moines 42 31 34 4,351
35 Lower Beaver 41 30 39 5,979
36 Greenwood 37 24 31 853
37 Meredith 36 33 39 4,140
38 Ewing Woods - Evergreen 35 26 27 805
39 Salisbury Oaks 33 15 37 1,121
40 Waterbury 32 24 36 2,554
41 Pioneer Park 31 21 31 5,192
42 Douglas Acres 30 27 36 2,840
43 Waveland Woods 30 28 24 791
44 Sheridan Gardens 28 29 34 6,682
45 Southwestern Hills 25 13 26 5,817
46 Westwood 24 19 40 1,107
47 Gray's Woods 23 26 27 2,666
48 Laurel Hill 23 12 31 750
49 Magnolia Park 22 28 23 1,870
50 River Woods 17 12 24 2,791
51 Easter Lake Area 10 9 27 7,074
52 Chesterfield 9 1 28 931

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

Transit Score of Des Moines, IA

Des Moines has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Des Moines apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Des Moines has some public transportation and about 24 bus lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Des Moines on public transit.

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.

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Des Moines Art Center

Photo of Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines

Des Moines Art Center

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Greenwood Park Pond

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Ashley Square Apartment Homes

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

Evan Corkrean
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