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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.


#1 Best Place for Millennials to Live in the Midwest – Growella, 2017
#1 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. – U.S. News & World Report, 2017
#4 Best Place for Children – SmartAsset, 2017 
#5 Best City for Successful Aging – Milken Institute, 2017
Top 25 Community for Well-Being – Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 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 
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