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Living in Des Moines

Des Moines has an average Walk Score of 44 with 203,433 residents.

Des Moines does not have many bike lanes.

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

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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

Photo of Cute Houses in Des Moines

Cute Houses

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 $762 and the average home price is $91,325.

Rental info for The Equitable Building in the Des Moines area
from $1,050
1 bed
Walk Score 90
Rental info for Sutton Hill Apartments in the Des Moines area
from $625
1 bed
Walk Score 26
Rental info for Rosemont Place in the Des Moines area
from $620
1 bed
Walk Score 23
Rental info for Somerset Apartments in the Des Moines area
from $625
1 bed
Walk Score 42
Rental info for Eastview Circle Apartments in the Des Moines area
from $650
2 bed
Walk Score 8
Rental info for Gateway Lofts in the Des Moines area
Contact
1 bed
Walk Score 72
Rental info for Gray's Lake Apartments in the Des Moines area
from $670
1 bed
Walk Score 26
Rental info for Park Place in the Des Moines area
from $845
1 bed
Walk Score 83

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Des Moines Neighborhoods

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 Carpenter 78 - 59 798
2 Drake Park 76 - 69 822
3 Downtown 75 - 76 4,067
4 Sherman Hill 75 - 74 1,638
5 Capitol Park 71 - 63 3,168
6 Capitol East 69 - 52 2,599
7 North of Grand 69 - 55 3,180
8 Cheatom Park 68 - 55 1,106
9 King-Irving Park 65 - 53 2,405
10 Woodland Heights 64 - 55 1,747
11 East Village 64 - 75 1,773
12 River Bend 63 - 51 3,879
13 Drake 63 - 50 9,536
14 Highland Park 60 - 48 9,070
15 Ingersoll Park 59 - 57 787
16 McKinley School - Columbus Park 55 - 67 1,590
17 Merle Hay 55 - 53 9,389
18 Waveland Park 55 - 49 2,717
19 Fairground 54 - 49 4,858
20 Beaverdale 53 - 52 9,408
21 Prospect Park 51 - 57 2,628
22 Accent 48 - 47 3,623
23 Mondamin Presidential 48 - 48 2,056
24 Martin Luther King Jr. Park 48 - 46 2,559
25 Frisbie Park 48 - 64 568
26 South Park 46 - 42 4,520
27 Watrous South 46 - 44 5,502
28 Grays Lake 45 - 45 3,109
29 Union Park 44 - 45 6,759
30 Indianola Hills 43 - 35 6,153
31 Fairmont Park 43 - 40 4,766
32 Oak Park 43 - 47 3,753
33 Martin - Hickman 42 - 43 584
34 Lower Beaver 41 - 44 5,979
35 Fort Des Moines 40 - 38 4,351
36 Greenwood 38 - 33 853
37 Meredith 36 - 40 4,140
38 Ewing Woods - Evergreen 35 - 50 805
39 Salisbury Oaks 34 - 35 1,121
40 Waterbury 34 - 43 2,554
41 Pioneer Park 32 - 36 5,192
42 Sheridan Gardens 28 - 38 6,682
43 Douglas Acres 28 - 37 2,840
44 Westwood 25 - 39 1,107
45 Waveland Woods 24 - 42 791
46 Southwestern Hills 23 - 35 5,817
47 Gray's Woods 22 - 35 2,666
48 Laurel Hill 20 - 33 750
49 Magnolia Park 20 - 27 1,870
50 River Woods 19 - 34 2,791
51 Easter Lake Area 10 - 39 7,074
52 Chesterfield 8 - 31 931

Eating & Drinking

There are about 607 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.

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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

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