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Area Description

Premiere suburban community located on the western Des Moines Metropolitan Area. A diversified regional employment center that offers more than 60,000 career opportunities. A community with activities and lifestyle options for all ages including walkable town centers, extensive trails and park systems, a historical downtown, community events including regular farmer’s market, and extensive retail.

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   West Des Moines has leisure activities for everyone. Youth, Adult, and Senior programs are offered by the WDM Public Library, Parks and Recreation, and Human Services Department. The City has extensive parks and trail system including the community attraction, Raccoon River Park, with a swimming area, walking trails, dog park, Nature Lodge, and newly added Archery Facility. The City offers a wide array of local and regional retail outlets in setting including the historic downtown, walkable West Glen Town Center, Valley West Shopping Mall, or the Jordan Creek Town Center. The City and Community sponsor several events throughout the year including the Valley Junction Farmer’s Market and several community festivals.

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Music events are offered throughout the year at various town centers and the Valley Junction Farmer's Market and downtown business area. Lectures and Author visits are offered through the West Des Moines Public Library and higher education institutes in the City. Public Art is displayed every year around the City Campus along with the West Des Moines Public Library. Arts and theater are offered by the West Des Moines Community Schools and West Des Moines Parks and Recreation.

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Medical Facilities


The City of West Des Moines has several medical facilities and two major hospitals that offer extensive and specialized care.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  14.0  22.5  31.0  1.0 "
 Feb  19.0  27.5  36.0  1.3 "
 Mar  30.0  39.5  49.0  2.3 "
 Apr  41.0  51.5  62.0  3.9 "
 May  52.0  62.0  72.0  4.7 "
 Jun  62.0  72.0  82.0  4.9 "
 Jul  67.0  76.5  86.0  4.5 "
 Aug  65.0  74.5  84.0  4.1 "
 Sep  55.0  65.5  76.0  3.0 "
 Oct  43.0  53.0  63.0  2.6 "
 Nov  31.0  39.5  48.0  2.2 "
 Dec  18.0  26.0  34.0  1.4 "


The City of West Des Moines experiences all four seasons. The State of Iowa has some tornado activity.

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Cost of Living for West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines, Iowa cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options





Housing options are diversified and continue to grow in the City of West Des Moines.

Senior Assistance in West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines, Iowa offers the following assistance for seniors:


West Des Moines offers many senior communities, programs, and assistance through the Library, Parks and Recreation, and Human Services Department.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

The City is a regional employment center with volunteer options throughout the year.

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