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5 Reasons People Love Living in West Des Moines, IA

The beautiful city of West Des Moines covers parts of Polk, Dallas, Warren, and Madison counties in Iowa. West Des Moines is growing rapidly in population and popularity, and once you visit, it’s easy to see why. While there are many reasons to love living in this city, here are our top five.

1) Good Food, Good Mood

Whether you’re in the mood for an authentic pasta dish, a sweet chocolate treat, or a mouthwatering margarita, you can find it all here. West Des Moines has many food options that include a mix of large chain restaurants and small hidden gems. Try out Bravo Italian Kitchen, Chocolate Story, or Abelardo’s Mexican Restaurant.

2) Sense of Community

Forbes rated West Des Moines at #10 for Best Places for Business and Careers in 2019 and #1 for Best Places to Retire in 2020. With a rich and diverse culture, there is so much to enjoy here and plenty of people to enjoy it with. Check out these exciting activities and events all year long in beautiful spaces that bring people together. 

3) Top Rated Schools

There are eight elementary schools, two middle schools, and three high schools that make up West Des Moines Community School District. Niche rated the district at #10 for Best School Districts in Iowa, and #1 for Best School Districts for Athletes in Iowa. 

4) The History of Valley Junction

What started out as a settler pitching a tent in 1846 is now the hub of all things shopping, dining, and entertainment. Valley Junction is filled with rich history and is just a short drive from our Aventura (55+), Della Vita, and Mill Ridge communities.

5) Accessibility

Everything you could ever need is right at your fingertips. Our Hubbell Homes communities in West Des Moines are just a short drive from Jordan Creek Town Center and West Glen Town Center. And whether you’re commuting in the morning for work or later in the evening for a night on the town, you are just minutes away from the hustle and bustle.

While it’s hard to keep all of our reasons down to five, it’s easy to figure out the rest when you make the move to West Des Moines. If you’re ready for a new and exciting lifestyle in this city, feel free to contact us.