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Living in & Around Des Moines
Our affordable, centrally-located city with a friendly hometown atmosphere allows you to do more for less. Des Moines has something that will appeal to anyone and everyone.
From neighborhood coffee shops to upscale wine bars and dance clubs, Des Moines offers a vibrant nightlife you would expect to see in a large cosmopolitan city. West Glen Town Center, located in West Des Moines, offers upscale living, restaurants, bars and shopping. Grab a bite to eat at Bonefish Grill, a drink at Blue Moon Piano Bar and then have a laugh at The Funnybone Comedy Club. The East Village near Downtown Des Moines also provides hipster-chic spots to eat, drink and shop.
The Downtown Farmer’s Market is the largest in Iowa and is where you can find a huge array of locally grown produce, fruit and homemade goods. Also while downtown, catch an Iowa Wolves basketball game at the Iowa Events Center/Wells Fargo Arena. Great headliner concerts and Broadway shows also appear at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines.
Des Moines offers affordable housing with options for every taste and budget. Apartments, condominiums and townhomes are available for rent. The Greater Des Moines Partnership can provide information about the city as well as a relocation packet.