Downtown Des Moines has grown into a business and cultural center that consistently receives national attention. In 2014, Fortune named Des Moines the #1 city with an up-and-coming downtown and Politico wrote an in-depth report on how Des Moines went from "dull" to "cool." Des Moines is attracting a broad spectrum of people because the city holds something for just about everyone, which the city’s many recent national media mentions illustrate.
- #3 Top City for New College Grads -SmartAsset, 2015
- #2 Best City for Jobs in 2015 -Forbes, 2015
- #2 Top Under-the-Radar Tech Hub -SpareFoot, 2014
- #4 Most LGBT-Friendly City -Huffington Post, 2014
- #6 Best City for Raising a Family -Forbes, 2014
- #2 Best City to Start a Business -Forbes, 2013
- #2 Best City for Business and Careers -Forbes, 2014
- #5 Best City for Retirement -Bankrate, 2015
- #6 Best City to Grow Old In -MSN Money, 2012
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For Efficient Living
I think what’s happening here is hugely encouraging…. It makes things possible: performances, exhibitions and all that, which can provide an essential venue for all the creative folks around here—and their audiences. But it’s also what it says, a social place where folks can come in contact with people they never ordinarily would meet. Worlds in collision.
For Great Food and Nightlife
Award-winning martinis at The Lift, locally sourced shared plates and craft cocktails at RoCA, attitude-free French delectables at Django, and inventive Latin American cuisine at Malo are just a few of the abundant choices in the downtown neighborhood. If you’re in a more casual mood, you can enjoy an undead-themed burger at Zombie Burger + Drink Lab or kick back with the local crowd at The Royal Mile. The choice is yours.
Hubbell Realty is proud to make living downtown a possibility for more and more Iowans. We offer a wide range of downtown options to suit many budgets, lifestyles, and tastes. We offer trendy studios and micro apartments at Cityville on 9th, spacious three-bedroom units at the 7th Street Brownstones, luxurious new homes at The Banks at the Bridge District, and much more. Browse our many Des Moines multifamily communities here. If you’re considering building a new custom home in Des Moines, check out our free eBook, “Your Dream Home Experience” to learn what to expect throughout the process.