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Living in Des Moines

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

Des Moines does not have many bike lanes.

The most walkable Des Moines neighborhoods are Carpenter, Downtown 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

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Rental info for Park Place in the Des Moines area
from $693
Studio
Walk Score 85
Rental info for Confluence on 3rd in the Des Moines area
from $994
Studio
Walk Score 80
Rental info for Equitable Tenant, LLC in the Des Moines area
from $1,156
1 bed
Walk Score 91
Rental info for R & T Lofts in the Des Moines area
from $1,050
Studio
Walk Score 81
Rental info for Park Place in the Des Moines area
from $693
Studio
Walk Score 89
Rental info for Eastview Circle Apartments in the Des Moines area
from $650
2 bed
Walk Score 8
Rental info for Prairie Woods in the Des Moines area
from $705
2 bed
Walk Score 44
Rental info for 7th Street Brownstones in the Des Moines area
from $1,995
3 bed
Walk Score 65

Des Moines Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Carpenter 78 - 59 798
2 Downtown 78 - 76 4,067
3 Sherman Hill 77 - 74 1,638
4 Drake Park 74 - 69 822
5 Capitol Park 72 - 63 3,168
6 North of Grand 70 - 55 3,180
7 Capitol East 69 - 52 2,599
8 Cheatom Park 68 - 55 1,106
9 King-Irving Park 66 - 53 2,405
10 East Village 65 - 75 1,773
11 Woodland Heights 64 - 55 1,747
12 Drake 63 - 50 9,536
13 River Bend 63 - 51 3,879
14 Highland Park 61 - 48 9,070
15 Ingersoll Park 57 - 57 787
16 McKinley School - Columbus Park 57 - 67 1,590
17 Merle Hay 55 - 53 9,389
18 Waveland Park 55 - 49 2,717
19 Beaverdale 53 - 52 9,408
20 Prospect Park 52 - 57 2,628
21 Fairground 51 - 49 4,858
22 Mondamin Presidential 50 - 48 2,056
23 Frisbie Park 49 - 64 568
24 Union Park 48 - 45 6,759
25 Martin Luther King Jr. Park 48 - 46 2,559
26 Accent 48 - 47 3,623
27 South Park 47 - 42 4,520
28 Grays Lake 47 - 45 3,109
29 Indianola Hills 46 - 35 6,153
30 Watrous South 45 - 44 5,502
31 Oak Park 44 - 47 3,753
32 Fairmont Park 42 - 40 4,766
33 Martin - Hickman 42 - 43 584
34 Fort Des Moines 42 - 38 4,351
35 Lower Beaver 41 - 44 5,979
36 Greenwood 37 - 33 853
37 Meredith 36 - 40 4,140
38 Ewing Woods - Evergreen 35 - 50 805
39 Salisbury Oaks 33 - 35 1,121
40 Waterbury 32 - 43 2,554
41 Pioneer Park 31 - 36 5,192
42 Douglas Acres 30 - 37 2,840
43 Waveland Woods 30 - 42 791
44 Sheridan Gardens 28 - 38 6,682
45 Southwestern Hills 25 - 35 5,817
46 Westwood 24 - 39 1,107
47 Gray's Woods 23 - 35 2,666
48 Laurel Hill 23 - 33 750
49 Magnolia Park 22 - 27 1,870
50 River Woods 17 - 34 2,791
51 Easter Lake Area 10 - 39 7,074
52 Chesterfield 9 - 31 931

Eating & Drinking

There are about 624 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Des Moines.

People in Des Moines can walk to an average of 0.7 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 Art Center in Des Moines

Des Moines Art Center

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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

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