Where did Des Moines Rank on Forbes List of The Best Cities For Raising A Family?

Forbes just released their list of The Best Cities For Raising A Family and Des Moines ranked #6! Des Moines was recognized for most favorable spread between income and cost of living. Forbes also cited that crime rate and commuting delays are also low.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership shows 29 recent lists where Des Moines has ranked high in quality places to live and do business. They are as follows;

#6 Best Cities for Raising a Family - Forbes, 2014

#5 Best Cities for Jobs - Zip Recuriter, 2014

#6 Top Mid-Size Cities of 2014 - Energy Star, 2014

#4 Top Ten Places with the Most Job Opportunities per Capita - Beyond.com, 2014

#1 Wealthiest City in America - TODAY show, 2014

#1 Best Medium-Sized Metro Area for Homeownership - Nerdwallet, 2014

#5 "Best US States for Young Adults" - MoneyRates, 2013

#15 America's Most Productive Metros - The Atlantic Cities, 2013

"Three Best Cities to Start a Business" - Forbes, 2013

#12 "Best States for Business" - Forbes, 2013 

#1 "Best Places for Business and Careers" - Forbes, 2013

#2 "Strongest Local Economy" - Policom, 2013

#3 "Top 15 U.S. Cities' Emerging Downtowns" - Forbes, 2013

#1 "Best Midwest Cities for Young Adults" - The Business Journals, 2013

#2 "Best Cities to Start a Business" - The Street, 2013

#6 "Cities Where Startups Are Thriving" - CNN Money, 2012

#6 "Best Cities to Grow Old In" - MSN Money, 2012

#1 "Best Cities for Families" - Kiplinger, 2012

#4 "Best Places for Business and Careers" - Forbes, 2012

#2 " Best Cities for Jobs this Summer." - Forbes, 2012

#10 "Most Educated Young Workforce." - The Business Journals, 2012

#2 for "Best Cities for Jobs." - Forbes, 2012

Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market recognized as "One of America's Best." - Country Living, 2012

#1 "Best Cities for Young Professionals" - Forbes, 2011

#1 "Richest Metro in the Nation" - US News & World Report, 2011

#1 "Cities in the US for Home Renters" - Time, 2011

#9 "Best State for Business" - CNBC, 2011

#3 "Best Cities for Business" - MarketWatch, 2011

#7 "Best Cities for the Next Decade" - Kiplinger, 2010

Of course, we already knew this!

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Jon Niemeyer is the Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty North Star, 1039 Sunset Dr Norwalk, IA 50211. We provide full service real estate services to the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. Find links and contact information for Jon at JonNiemeyer.com.

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