So, I've lived in Des Moines for a Week...

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  1. dosry5

    dosry5 Well-Known Member

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    Well now that the bike lanes are going away there won’t be as much hot air down there....
     
  2. NWICY

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    Chef's kitchen building is reopened and a chinese place again can't remember the name of it.
     
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  3. CloneGuy8

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  4. CivEFootball

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    New in town or 5 year I'd recommend checking out

    Zuzap (thai food)
    Hevanly in Valley Junction (chinese)
    Exhile Brewing (maybe if you do a lunch for budget)
     
  5. capitalcityguy

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    Beside downtown living, I consider traditional neighbors that are near downtown and are walkalbe as "urban" as well. To that end, my favorites are the neighborhoods immediately west of downtown. There are single family homes, apartments, and condos. A great business district (Ingersoll Ave).

    A couple new downtown neighborhoods offer apartments for lease as well as condos and townhomes for purchase:

    Bridge District: https://hubbellrealty.com/businesses/development-services/bridge-district-des-moines

    Gray's Landing: https://www.hubbellhomes.com/communities/gray-s-station
     
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  7. AlaCyclone

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    3 weeks now and going strong! I bought a Cool Gel Roll mattress from Mattress Firm and a platform bed from west elm, I have NexGen internet and Direct TV, I have my Driver's License (still waiting on the hard copy in the mail), my new license plates, registered to vote, have a Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Card and have been to plenty of new restaurants in DSM. Oh, I found a 4th dead bird the other day downtown. My sister-in-law says that it is the peregrine falcons who hunt the birds but don't eat all of their prey. Talking about hunting skills, the ISU Alumni Association found me without me calling to give a change of address!!! lol. They found me in 3 weeks!
     
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  8. Cycsk

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    ISU vanity plates?
     
  9. alarson

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    The good news for WDM schools is that theyre pretty well near maxed out. Almost all of the housing growth is past their boundaries.
     
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  10. SCyclone

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    Dennis Johnson (old owner, also owned the fabulous Tico) sold it a few years ago and retired. And you're right, Dennis was always a stickler for cleanliness and quality. Now it seems the burgers get routinely overcooked, or kept far too long in the warmer. And for me, their fries are awful.....they started leaving the skins on, and to me they taste dusty. IMO
     
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  11. AlaCyclone

    AlaCyclone Active Member

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    No. I went with the regular tag.
     
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  12. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Those SOB's called my wife's phone disguised as a DSM phone number. They really stepping up there game.
     
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  14. CycoCyclone

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    Serious answer, Des Moines has a pair of falcons that like to destroy pigeons
     
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    That can be remedied! :cool:
     
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  16. AlaCyclone

    AlaCyclone Active Member

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    I do have an Iowa State Cyclones wrap around!
     
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  18. AlaCyclone

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    Filed for my Homestead Claim and Recorded my Veteran Status. Two nice tax credits! Another glorious day in Paradise!
     
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