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    West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    Opened up yahoo news and saw the Des Moines skyline on the front page... pretty cool.

    Looks like WDM was voted as the #1 city to start a family in for 2010.

    Article: America's Best Places To Raise A Family 2010 - Yahoo! Real Estate



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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    That's Des Moines - West Des Moines.

    Another great honor for the metro.


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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    It's great if you make 100k or more......if not, welcome to apartments and duplexes forever!!!



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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    Ankeny--when you can't afford West Des Moines!!!!!!!


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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    What about Sioux City?



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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    Quote Originally Posted by deadeyededric View Post
    What about Sioux City?
    That place is so bad even GeronimousClone left it.....


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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    Quote Originally Posted by deadeyededric View Post
    What about Sioux City?
    You mean "Sewer City"?? No Thanks!!



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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    Quote Originally Posted by RhoadsRage View Post
    You mean "Sewer City"?? No Thanks!!
    That place stinks more than Miller Lite.



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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    I wouldn't even put Des Moines in the top 100 places in Iowa to raise a family!


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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUboi12 View Post
    I wouldn't even put Des Moines in the top 100 places in Iowa to raise a family!
    Remember this ranking is of the top 100 metro areas in the U.S., this does not rank every small town.

    So essentially if you want to look in metro areas because of your trade/profession, then DSM Metro is actually really good.

    I actually agree that Provo UT is really good. Omaha isn't too bad either.



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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    Here we go with all the DSM haters... How long till the east/south east side gets some flak from this thread?



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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    Remember this ranking is of the top 100 metro areas in the U.S., this does not rank every small town.

    So essentially if you want to look in metro areas because of your trade/profession, then DSM Metro is actually really good.

    I actually agree that Provo UT is really good. Omaha isn't too bad either.
    I had absolutely no clue they weren't ranking every town in the United States.

    Not hating on Des Moines. Actually just pointing out how great the state of Iowa is for raising a family.


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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUboi12 View Post
    I had absolutely no clue they weren't ranking every town in the United States.

    Not hating on Des Moines. Actually just pointing out how great the state of Iowa is for raising a family.
    Only problem with most of those small towns is the crappy wages that accompany them. I would have loved to stay in my hometown of 600 but everyone I went to school with that stayed around the area doesn't make crap for money. Although there expenses are pretty low as well.



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    Re: West Des Moines - #1 Place to start family

    Iowa is a great state overall to raise children, I'd have to say that low crime overall and very good schools would be a huge reason why. WDM is a money place, like another poster said small town Iowa is nice, but downside is it is hard to make a lot of money there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik4Cy View Post
    Iowa is a great state overall to raise children, I'd have to say that low crime overall and very good schools would be a huge reason why. WDM is a money place, like another poster said small town Iowa is nice, but downside is it is hard to make a lot of money there.
    The 100 places I noted were the small towns that surround major metro areas. Best of both worlds. I agree, the other 600+, or whatever ridiculous number of small towns in Iowa are not as profitable; but you can be poor as hell and still lead a very productive and comfortable life if you have the predominate last name in your town.


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