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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, Sherman Hill and Drake Park.

Nearby Apartments

45 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

Des Moines Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Carpenter 80 40 55 798
2 Sherman Hill 76 50 51 1,638
3 Drake Park 75 41 51 822
4 Downtown 75 58 58 4,067
5 North of Grand 74 32 63 3,180
6 Capitol East 73 40 49 2,599
7 Capitol Park 71 38 50 3,168
8 Cheatom Park 69 52 52 1,106
9 King-Irving Park 68 44 53 2,405
10 Drake 65 37 48 9,536
11 River Bend 65 42 53 3,879
12 Woodland Heights 65 38 48 1,747
13 East Village 64 45 59 1,773
14 Highland Park 63 33 50 9,070
15 McKinley School - Columbus Park 59 31 64 1,590
16 Ingersoll Park 57 30 61 787
17 Merle Hay 55 30 48 9,389
18 Waveland Park 54 33 47 2,717
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Park 53 35 46 2,559
20 Beaverdale 53 31 49 9,408
21 Mondamin Presidential 52 39 42 2,056
22 Frisbie Park 51 23 67 568
23 Prospect Park 51 34 43 2,628
24 Fairground 50 31 46 4,858
25 Accent 49 31 41 3,623
26 Watrous South 48 27 39 5,502
27 Oak Park 47 32 42 3,753
28 South Park 46 29 38 4,520
29 Indianola Hills 46 31 30 6,153
30 Fairmont Park 46 29 40 4,766
31 Fort Des Moines 45 31 35 4,351
32 Martin - Hickman 44 33 35 584
33 Grays Lake 44 28 38 3,109
34 Union Park 44 27 44 6,759
35 Lower Beaver 40 33 42 5,979
36 Greenwood 39 24 43 853
37 Ewing Woods - Evergreen 35 25 32 805
38 Douglas Acres 34 30 39 2,840
39 Meredith 34 35 40 4,140
40 Waterbury 33 25 37 2,554
41 Waveland Woods 31 30 28 791
42 Pioneer Park 28 20 33 5,192
43 Salisbury Oaks 28 15 41 1,121
44 Westwood 24 19 38 1,107
45 Sheridan Gardens 23 31 36 6,682
46 Gray's Woods 22 26 32 2,666
47 Southwestern Hills 21 13 32 5,817
48 Laurel Hill 20 12 38 750
49 Magnolia Park 19 28 27 1,870
50 Chesterfield 16 1 35 931
51 River Woods 14 12 28 2,791
52 Easter Lake Area 10 9 28 7,074

Eating & Drinking

There are about 542 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

30 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 25 bus lines.

Transit Time

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

42 Bike Score of Des Moines, IA

Des Moines is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Photo of Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines

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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