Cost of Living and Select Demographics
Residents of Accent enjoy the same big-city amenities as Southeast Des Moines, but the cost of living is lower. The average household spends $35.6K/year in total expenditures, compared to Southeast Des Moines's $51.1K/year.
The neighborhoods of Accent and Capitol East are similar in terms of household size. In Accent, the average household size is 2.59 inhabitants, and in Capitol East it is 2.98 inhabitants.
Is Accent the right neighborhood for you? A look at how much your future neighbors are bringing in might shed some light. While those who live in nearby Capitol East make an average of $22.3K, Accent residents are raking in an average of $36.1K.
Food, Libations and Recreation
Find your footing in a new neighborhood with a little help from ApartmentGuide.com. For starters, look into living near two of Accent's busiest areas. If easy access to your favorite restaurants, bars and basic conveniences is important, consider renting near E University Ave. and Hubbell Ave. With our powerful apartment finder tool, you should have little trouble finding a new apartment in Accent.
Have dinner and drinks out at Gorditas San Pancho located on Hubbell Ave. For post-dinner refreshments, try a nearby watering hole, like Vapor Lounge. For those looking for a local spot to kick back with a cocktail, check out one of the neighborhood joints, like Bar Fly's or Rons Dawg House. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, A&W Restaurants and Burger King are both around the proverbial corner.
Head to Grand View Park and unwind with some fresh air. Take in a show at Dance Place, and enjoy first-class performances in the heart of the neighborhood.
For a more extensive list of places in Accent to chow down, chill and enjoy entertainment, glance over the Yelp page.
Located within the neighborhood on 2425 Hubbell Ave, Marel Meat is the primary grocery store in the Accent area. If you've got a craving for something sweet, Dairy Zone is sure to hit the spot. Head to E University Ave. to check out this neighborhood bakery. Furthermore, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Aldi and Quik Trip.
Neighborhood Schools and Districts
Where your children go to school is determined, in part, by where you rent. The Southeast Polk Comm School District or the Des Moines Independent Comm School District are a couple places where your children could enroll in school. Schools near the apartments in Accent are Grandview Park Baptist School, Goodrell Middle School and Phillips Elementary School. While this information provides an approximation of the schools and districts serving the area, it is critical you consult with the districts around the apartments for rent to confirm exactly which schools your children may attend.
By the number of schools in a district serving the area, 39 elementary schools, 15 middle schools and 10 high schools are located within the Des Moines Independent Comm School District. The number of students per instructor, along with the overall student-body size, is less than that of Southeast Polk Comm School District. Des Moines Independent Comm School District has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Southeast Polk Comm School District.