The greater Des Moines metro area is an exciting place to be right now with so many diverse events and activities – whether it’s our nationally-recognized Arts Festival, great dining options, connected bike trails, a new Events Center with big-name acts, a thriving theatre community, an emerging music festival, downtown and suburban living to match your lifestyle, the I-Cubs and other minor league sports, a new downtown public library and Science Center, professional golf events and world-class marathon and triathlon, and the list goes on and on.
#1 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. – U.S. News & World Report, 2017
Top 25 Community for Well-Being – Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 2017
#3 Best Place to Live with a Low Cost of Living – Business Insider, 2017
#7 Most Charitable City – CNBC, 2017
#9 Best Place to Live – U.S. News & World Report, 2017
#7 Hippest Mid-Sized City in America – Gogobot, 2016
One of "10 Underrated Cities for Art Lovers" – U.S. News & World Report, 2016
#9 Best Place to Start a Business – CNBC, 2016
#11 Best Small Metro for Job Seekers – American Institute for Economic Research, 2016
#8 Best City to Work in Tech – SmartAsset, 2016
#1 Best City for the Middle Class – Business Insider, 2016
#9 Top Metro for Financial Well-Being – Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 2016
#4 Best Mid-Sized City to Make a Living – MoneyGeek, 2016
#10 Best City to Live and Work – Robert Half's Career City Index, 2016
For additional information, check out a website sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. http://www.desmoinesmetro.com.
Check out a website sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors bureau. https://www.catchdesmoines.com/
For a complete list of Des Moines rankings, click here for the rankings.