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No, Really, It's Too Much... Look At Us, We're Blushing...

>> Thursday, July 10, 2008

It was only a couple of days ago that I revealed to you that I live in one of the 10 best towns for families in America- as reported by Family Circle. And they should know... See the word FAMILY in their name?

Well today Doug forwarded this on to me... Yep, one of Kiplinger's 2008 Best Cities is Des Moines. What do they have to say? Well, let's see...

  • Friendly, hometown atmosphere
  • Top public schooling
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Arts (galleries, symphony, ballet, opera, theater)
  • THIRD largest insurance center in the WORLD (along with banking making us almost recession proof)
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of outdoor activities
  • And the Iowa State Fair (C'mon, sing along, "Our state fair is a great state fair...")

And let me add a few more:

  • Iowa Chops AHL hockey
  • Iowa Cubs baseball
  • Des Moines Heat IBL basketball
  • Des Moines Menace pro soccer
  • Great shopping (the East Village, Valley Junction and Jordan Creek area are on par with any "big" city)
  • Excellent restaurants (and getting better all the time-you can find anything)

The list goes on. Des Moines (and her suburbs) are growing and only getting better. But don't take my word for it... Just ask Kiplinger's and Family Circle...


green3 11:26 PM  

"Iowa Chops"

That's really been bothering me ever since it was released. Am I the only one? Chops!

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