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DSM Named a Top 5 Place to Live by U.S. News & World Report

DSM USA Top 5 Place to Live 2019

April 10, 2019

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (April 10, 2019) – Greater Des Moines (DSM) has received a pair of national rankings from U.S. News & World Report. DSM was named the #3 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. and the #5 Best Place to Live in the U.S.

The “Best Place to Live” ranking looks at data on the country’s 125 most populous regions, including the cost of living, job market, crime rates, quality of education and more. U.S. News & World Report surveyed more than 2,000 people throughout the country to help determine what matters most when picking a place to live. DSM placed well due to continued growth in the job market, sustained net migration to the region and high quality of life scores, in addition to a low cost of living.

The “Best Affordable Place” ranking looks at what portion of the median annual household income goes toward the average cost to own or rent a home, plus the cost of other expenses including utilities and taxes. On average, DSM residents spend 20.11 percent of income on living expense, the third-lowest among the 125 most populous regions.

“These new rankings continue to show that DSM USA is a vibrant, affordable region,” said Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “National publications continue to recognize DSM as a top place to live and elevate DSM USA as a magnet for talent.”

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,400 Regional Business Members and more than 340 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.