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    MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    It is number 10 on the list, but it made it. Oddly, DM's proximity to the Iowa State campus wasn't mentioned. I would see that as a compelling reason to live there.

    Top 10 best places to live in the US

    It is limited to "metro" areas. Omaha is there too.



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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    hmmm....thats interesting.
    DM is a nice city in all but im not quite sure it is a top ten.
    No offense to anyone....i like the city just not a top ten.



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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    Even underwater?



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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    Quote Originally Posted by jjisu View Post
    hmmm....thats interesting.
    DM is a nice city in all but im not quite sure it is a top ten.
    No offense to anyone....i like the city just not a top ten.
    Probably depends on what your looking for in a city.

    Low crime
    No traffic issues
    Decent schools
    Plenty to do
    Affordable housing
    Low unemployment
    Good food
    Friendly people


    On the bad side our weather is not good.


    I'd rather live in the Des Moines area than either of these two below. Omaha is similar to Des Moines but I wouldn't rank it any higher.
    Omaha is #5.
    Houston is #4



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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    i never want to live anywhere else.

    I have lived in Denver, Kansas City, Peoria and some other places...at this stage of my life with a young child, its about as good as I have ever found.


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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Probably depends on what your looking for in a city.

    Low crime
    No traffic issues
    Decent schools
    Plenty to do
    Affordable housing
    Low unemployment
    Good food
    Friendly people


    On the bad side our weather is not good.


    I'd rather live in the Des Moines area than either of these two below. Omaha is similar to Des Moines but I wouldn't rank it any higher.
    Omaha is #5.
    Houston is #4
    yeah i guess it depends on what you are looking for...



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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    Des Moines is solid for about 6 months out of the year. I'd definitely put it ahead of Omaha although I've always thought Omaha was a crappy place for some reason.



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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    i never want to live anywhere else.

    I have lived in Denver, Kansas City, Peoria and some other places...at this stage of my life with a young child, its about as good as I have ever found.
    Ewww, just reading that puts a bad smell in ma nose



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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    I don't know how Omaha was ranked so high, unless they were only looking at the new development areas... there are some scary places to be in Omaha, the crime rate and gang violence has been bad there for a while.


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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    Having Houston on there that high is really what kills the cred in my opinion. But its nice to see Omaha and DSM get some good pub.



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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    I'm surprised Madison is not on the list. It always seems to be in the top 10.



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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    Austin at number 8. Suck it, Des Moines.

    Although, I am perplexed at how it ended up behind San Antonio and Houston.



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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    Des Moines is solid for about 6 months out of the year. I'd definitely put it ahead of Omaha although I've always thought Omaha was a crappy place for some reason.
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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    Austin at number 8. Suck it, Des Moines.

    Although, I am perplexed at how it ended up behind San Antonio and Houston.
    It's leaning so far left they probably thought it was about to tip over and kill its inhabitants...


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    Re: MSNBC names Des Moines one of the top 10 places to live in US

    I've never been a big fan of Des Moines. Sorry to the folks that love it. I prefer rural communities. I'm 31 and I'm sure I would have had a heart attack by now if I continued to work and drive to Principal in downtown.

    I've always loved the friendly atmosphere of Ames but since we moved to Roland I've really enjoyed the close community.



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