Eating, Drinking and Recreation
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Wine and dine yourself in Downtown with dinner at Terrace Cafe & Grill J Thomas and drinks at Liars Club. Options on the menu in the neighborhood include pizza and deli snacks. Stop in at Lift for a quick beer or head to Sinners & Saints for a round of cocktails, and experience the neighborhood's local options. Not to be overlooked when you're hungry, there are several chain restaurant options in the neighborhood, as well. Burger King and Domino's Pizza are both located in the neighborhood.
With Gym Fx and Kosama-Des Moines located in the heart of the neighborhood, Downtown makes it easy for residents to stay on top of their health. Art lovers: Downtown has you got you covered. Des Moines Civic Ctr is on Walnut St., for when you need a cultural fix.
Check out the Yelp page for a more comprehensive list of places to dine, drink, and play in Downtown.
King Pretzel and Market Place are a couple places to shop for groceries in the Downtown area. Both of the stores are located on Walnut St. Take a bite out of Do-Biz Bakeries for some sweet local flavor, found on Walnut St., or try a taste of Drews Chocolates, another neighborhood bakery which is also in the area. The neighborhood is home to the familiar grocery chain store Quik Trip as well.
Residents can take advantage of the many retailers in the Downtown area, including Brilliant Sky Toys & Books and F A Gift Essentials.
Living, Demographics and Costs
Downtown, a suburb of Des Moines, is not more or less expensive than other areas outside the city, such as Grand Avenue. As seen by the average household expenditure, Downtown's $47.3K/year is not far off from Grand Avenue's $45.5K/year.
Downtown and nearby Grand Avenue vary by average household size, with 1.52 people per household in Downtown and 2.12 people per household in Grand Avenue. The locations are more alike with regard to the percentage of households with children, as 13% of households in Downtown and 18% in Grand Avenue have children, respectively.
Downtown and Grand Avenue are comparable in terms of income, with the former reporting an average household income of $56.5K. The areas differ in terms of education -- a larger portion of Downtown residents have master's degrees than Grand Avenue.