Des Moines Named One of the Most Underappreciated Cities in America
It's about time Iowa gets the recognition it deserves!
Thrillist recently published an article titled, "Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To," and as soon as I saw the title, I KNEW Des Moines would be on there! When I tell people in Michigan that I currently live in Iowa, I always get a weird look. "Really? IOWA? Is that the one with the potatoes?" But, any one of my friends/family members that has visited me here will tell you that they had a great time. We have some pretty nice cities here, including our state capital. I've only been to Des Moines a few times, but every time I've gone it's been wonderful! Here's what Thrillist had to say about the city:
"You probably have low expectations for the capital of Iowa. Surrounded by infinite cornfields, it seems unlikely to attract an ambitious urban crowd, or foster anything resembling an arts scene. And yet, by the time you figure out how to actually pronounce Des Moines, it may be too late to get a spot in this booming Midwestern hub. Over the past decade, an estimated 10,000 new residents have packed into the once-vacant Downtown. The cost of living is low, the job market is poppin', and Forbes keeps calling Des Moines one of the Best Cities for Young Professionals."
They also mention the nationally recognized restaurants, the local taps, the awesome art scene, and that the cost of living index is 14% lower than US average.