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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, Drake Park and Downtown.

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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 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

Des Moines Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Carpenter 82 41 50 798
2 Drake Park 78 42 50 822
3 Downtown 77 58 56 4,067
4 North of Grand 76 33 63 3,180
5 Sherman Hill 70 50 50 1,638
6 Woodland Heights 68 38 48 1,747
7 Capitol Park 68 38 49 3,168
8 Highland Park 66 33 47 9,070
9 River Bend 66 42 51 3,879
10 Cheatom Park 65 52 46 1,106
11 Capitol East 65 40 46 2,599
12 East Village 65 45 60 1,773
13 King-Irving Park 64 45 51 2,405
14 Drake 64 37 47 9,536
15 Merle Hay 58 30 46 9,389
16 Ingersoll Park 57 31 60 787
17 Waveland Park 53 34 44 2,717
18 Beaverdale 52 31 50 9,408
19 Oak Park 52 32 39 3,753
20 Fairground 52 31 43 4,858
21 Frisbie Park 51 23 67 568
22 Martin Luther King Jr. Park 51 35 44 2,559
23 South Park 51 29 35 4,520
24 Accent 51 31 39 3,623
25 McKinley School - Columbus Park 49 31 62 1,590
26 Prospect Park 47 34 40 2,628
27 Fairmont Park 46 29 37 4,766
28 Watrous South 45 26 37 5,502
29 Union Park 45 27 41 6,759
30 Indianola Hills 44 31 28 6,153
31 Mondamin Presidential 43 39 41 2,056
32 Greenwood 43 24 37 853
33 Fort Des Moines 41 31 33 4,351
34 Grays Lake 40 28 36 3,109
35 Ewing Woods - Evergreen 38 25 30 805
36 Pioneer Park 35 20 30 5,192
37 Meredith 35 35 37 4,140
38 Waterbury 35 25 38 2,554
39 Lower Beaver 34 33 41 5,979
40 Waveland Woods 34 30 26 791
41 Douglas Acres 32 30 37 2,840
42 Martin - Hickman 30 33 32 584
43 Salisbury Oaks 29 15 40 1,121
44 Sheridan Gardens 27 31 33 6,682
45 Westwood 26 19 39 1,107
46 Magnolia Park 25 28 25 1,870
47 Gray's Woods 24 26 28 2,666
48 River Woods 20 12 25 2,791
49 Southwestern Hills 16 13 31 5,817
50 Laurel Hill 14 12 33 750
51 Easter Lake Area 10 9 25 7,074
52 Chesterfield 9 1 33 931

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

30 Transit Score of Des Moines, IA

Des Moines has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Des Moines apartments for rent on Redfin.

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.

39 Bike Score of Des Moines, IA

Des Moines is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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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 Art Center in Des Moines

Des Moines Art Center

Photo of Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines

Des Moines Art Center

Photo of Greenwood Park Pond in Des Moines

Greenwood Park Pond

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
on Cute Houses

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