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Greater Des Moines one of ‘best’ destinations


Des Moines and West Des Moines combined to be named the No. 6 best city to move to according to a recent Yahoo.com article.

Yahoo used a list of factors from cost of living to crime rates to health, as judged by BestPlaces.net publisher Bert Sperling.

The article, which labeled the area as Des Moines-West Des Moines, called the city “very livable” and said it has “nice culture.”

The article mentioned a cost of living at 12 percent below the national average and a median home cost that is more than $20,000 below the national average.

The article also cited a low unemployment rate, 400 factories and 60 insurance companies based in the area.

The Iowa caucuses also made an impression. “Your vote really counts here,” the article states.

To see Yahoo’s top 10 cities, click here.

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