Community - West Des Moines
West Des Moines has expanded from 31,702 residents in 1990 to its current population of over 59,000. It is the Greater Des Moines area’s second largest city. It was named one of the “100 Best Places to Live and Launch” by Money magazine in 2008.
• Shopping is great in West Des Moines! You’ll find everything you need in the historic downtown shopping, malls and shopping centers unlike anywhere else in Iowa.
• West Des Moines Community School District, Waukee Community School District and several private schools serve West Des Moines residents. Many colleges, universities and specialty schools are also in the area.
• West Des Moines is a beautiful area located in the Raccoon River valley and the city is home to Blue Heron Lake that provides boat access, fishing and many other recreational activities.