Packed with everything a neighborhood could possibly need (not to mention want), Southwest Des Moines residents enjoy the extensive supply of stores, restaurants and entertainment in the area. Southwest Des Moines is a family-centric place and has centrally-located shopping malls that speak to that. If you're looking for a new place, check out the apartments for rent in neighboring West Des Moines and Frisbie Park.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
Southwest Des Moines is saturated with the services and amenities most renters desire. Ingersoll Ave. and SW 9th St., in particular, are two heavily populated streets that provide residents with a number of recreational, food and drink options. Don't forget to use our website's powerful apartment finder tool in your search for apartments in Southwest Des Moines.
Wine and dine yourself in Southwest Des Moines with dinner at Terrace Cafe & Grill J Thomas and drinks at Liars Club. With a few different restaurants in the area, Southwest Des Moines residents can fill their cravings for both pizza and deli snacks. Swing by Lift for a quick beer or head to G T for a round of cocktails, and experience a couple of the neighborhood's best bars. Additionally, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at McDonald's and Domino's Pizza. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
Stay fit (or get started) at one of Southwest Des Moines's nearby health clubs. Options include Extreme Body Shaping and Gym Fx. As for other forms of recreation, take in some fresh air at Irish Run Farms.
Scan the Yelp page for a more in-depth account of popular places to eat, mix and mingle in Southwest Des Moines.
When hunger strikes, Southwest Des Moines residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up on home staples. King Pretzel and Market Place are both located on Walnut St. Enjoy the aroma of Lemmo's Italian Specialties's freshly baked goods and stop in for a taste on Creston Ave. Furthermore, Do-Biz Bakeries is located on Walnut St., so your sweet-tooth stomach will always have options. On top of that, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Kum & Go and Quik Trip.
Southwest Des Moines is a trendy area, especially since it has multiple shopping malls and shopping centers. In addition to that, Southwest Des Moines has many retailers for day-to-day shopping needs, including Best Wishes and F A Gift Essentials. There are great popular retails and shopping malls in the area, such as Officemax and Family Dollar Store. Area shopping malls are Kaleidoscope At The Hub and Ingersoll Plaza.
Neighborhood School Stats
Your rental location will considerably affect which schools your children attend. They could be eligible to attend a school in the West Des Moines Comm School District or the Des Moines Independent Comm School District. Schools near the apartments in Southwest Des Moines are Orchard Place School, Brody Middle School and Jefferson Elementary School. As a general rule, it is a good idea to consult with area school districts for the final word on what schools serve the apartments for rent you are most interested in.
Orchard Place School, a high school in the Des Moines Independent Comm School District school, has a very low student-teacher ratio of eight-to-1.
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 West Des Moines Comm School District. Des Moines Independent Comm School District has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the West Des Moines Comm School District.
Living, Demographics and Costs
The cost of living in Southwest Des Moines is similar to other suburban areas, such as West Des Moines. On average a household in Southwest Des Moines spends $69.9K/year in total expenditures, compared to West Des Moines's $73.8K/year.
The neighborhood of Frisbie Park is somewhat different from Southwest Des Moines in terms of median age, although they are more comparable relative to household sizes and the number of households with children. The median age in Southwest Des Moines is 29, while in Frisbie Park it's 22. In Southwest Des Moines, the average household size is 2.39 people, and it's 2.35 people in Frisbie Park. Of households in Southwest Des Moines and Frisbie Park, 25% and 27% have children, respectively.
At $97.6K, the average income level in Southwest Des Moines is significantly higher than that of Frisbie Park's, which stands at $47.7K.