The Des Moines Metro Area Is Home To Some Of the US's Best Small Cities


Hey! Where you at, West Des Moines? Urbandale? Ames? Ankeny? Marshalltown? Big congratulations are in order for you! Wallethub has compiled a list of the Best Small Cities in America and the aforementioned suburbs are all included on the list!

Which is the best of the best? Ankeny scored the highest on the list followed by Urbandale, West Des Moines, Ames and Marshalltown. What about Des Moines? Des Moines is too big to be included on this list, but we all know that Des Moines regularly scores high on best cities' lists, including having the distinct honor of having the Midwest's fastest growing metro area!

This list accounts for cities that have a population between 25,000 and 100,000. Topping the list is Sammamish, Washington.

Small is where it's at! Smaller areas have been enjoying an influx of people as a result of the pandemic and people's living ideals changing.


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