West Des Moines, IA

An affluent suburb near Des Moines, Iowa, West Des Moines offers top-rated schools and proximity to several higher education institutions. Recognized for its thriving business climateForbes named West Des Moines the best in the country for jobs and job growth. The city's two major malls, restaurants,1,200 acres of parkland and events, such as the nearby Iowa State Fair, keep people active and entertained.

West Des Moines Rankings

  • Our second-annual ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S.
  • This is our inaugural ranking of America's Best Places to Live.
  • There are hundreds of county and state fairs across the country. All of them represent what is good about their communities and bring people together. But some fairs are just better than others and worth traveling to, even if you don't live nearby. See which fairs got our blue ribbons.

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