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Rankings

Greater Des Moines (DSM) is experiencing a wave of momentum. National publications are recognizing that momentum in the form of top rankings. Here are some of the latest rankings about the region.


#5 Best City for Successful Aging - Milken Institute, 2017
Top 25 Community for Well-Being - Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 2017
#6 Best State - U.S. News & World Report, 2017
#3 Best Place to Live with a Low Cost of Living - Business Insider, 2017
#7 Most Charitable City - CNBC, 2017
#9 Best Place to Live - U.S. News & World Report, 2017
#9 Best City to Get Out of Credit Card Debt - SmartAsset, 2017


#6 Best Place for Business and Careers - Forbes, 2016
#5 Best Place Where Millennials Are Buying Houses - Fortune, 2016 
#2 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. - U.S. News & World Report, 2016
One of "15 of America's Most Incredible Farmers' Markets" - Mental Floss, 2016
#7 Hippest Mid-Sized City in America - Gogobot, 2016
#8 Best City for Book Lovers - SmartAsset, 2016
One of "10 Underrated Cities for Art Lovers" - U.S. News & World Report, 2016
#9 Best Place to Start a Business - CNBC, 2016
#11 Best Small Metro for Job Seekers - American Institute for Economic Research, 2016
#4 Best Place to Raise Children - SmartAsset, 2016
#8 Best City to Work in Tech - SmartAsset, 2016
#1 Best City for the Middle Class - Business Insider, 2016
#9 Top Metro for Financial Well-Being - Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 2016
#4 Best Mid-Sized City to Make a Living - MoneyGeek, 2016
#10 Best City to Live and Work - Robert Half's Career City Index, 2016

 
#4 Most Pro-Business City in America - MarketWatch, 2015
#4 Best Tech Cities to Start A Career - ComputerTrainingSchools.com, 2015
#2 Top U.S. City to Land Work - NBC News, 2015
#5 Best City for Retirement - Bankrate, 2015
#6 Midsize Metro Where College Grads Move for Jobs - AIER, 2015
#1 Metro with the Most Community Pride - Gallup, 2015
One of five "Emerging Startup Cities of 2015" - Investopedia, 2015
#2 Best City for Jobs in 2015 - Forbes, 2015


#4 Best Run State - USA Today, 2014
#1 Best Up-and-Coming City for Foodies - Women's Health Magazine, 2014
#1 Best City for Young Professionals - Forbes, 2014
#3 Place with the Most Job Opportunities per Capita - Beyond.com, 2014
#2 Best Farmers' Market in America - The Daily Meal, 2014
#1 City with an Up-and-Coming Downtown - Fortune, 2014
#4 Most LGBT-Friendly City - Huffington Post, 2014
Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market recognized as a Top 10 Farmers' Markets in the U.S - Shape Magazine, 2014
#6 Best City for Raising a Family - Forbes, 2014
#5 Best City for Jobs - Zip Recruiter, 2014
#1 Wealthiest City in America - TODAY show, 2014
#1 Best Medium-Sized Metro Area for Homeownership - Nerdwallet, 2014