About Metro Des Moines

Des Moines is a vibrant city of over 490,000 residents living in the three-county metro area. As the capitol of Iowa, Des Moines boasts a healthy economy and is home to a number of national and international businesses. The insurance and health care industries are major employers in Des Moines and the state.


Living in Des Moines and its suburbs offers a safe, clean atmosphere for work and play without the hassle of long commutes. The Civic Center of Des Moines is a stop for major Broadway productions. The Des Moines Symphony and Des Moines Art Center are among the nation’s finest. A seasonal weekly Farmer’s Market, the nationally juried Des Moines Arts Festival and Iowa State Fair add to the cultural offerings.

If sports are you passion, the Iowa Cubs (Chicago Cubs AAA baseball farm team) and Des Moines Menace soccer teams call Des Moines home. Major college athletics events are available at Drake University or a short drive away at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. Well-developed bicycle trails and parks provide another escape to enjoy the beauty of Iowa.

No matter what your interest, Des Moines offers a great quality of life!

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