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General opinion:  West Des Moines is a city in Polk in Dallas. This city used to be home to the Fox and Sac tribes. Prior to January 1, 1938, this city was known by the name “Valley Junction”. West Des Moines is also the second largest city in the Des Moines metropolitan area and the 9th largest city in Iowa. This city has been ranked 94th in the Money magazine as the 100 best places to live and launch in the year 2008.
In 1957, this city had a population of around 5,615, but it grew as many new subdivisions were built in the decades ahead. As per the 2000 census, the city had a population ... More of around 46,403. A special census was taken in the spring of 2005 and the population was estimated to 51,744.
The climate is continental and there are marked seasonal contrasts in the temperatures. As per the United States Census Bureau, West Des Moines has a total area of 27.6 square miles, of which 26.8 square miles is of land and 0.8 square miles is of water.

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Neighbouring cities West Des Moines

Distance: 5.5 km
City: Urbandale
Distance: 5.6 km
City: Clive
Des Moines
 Des Moines
Distance: 7.7 km
City: Des Moines
Distance: 10.5 km
City: Johnston

Suggested things to do and to see

Des Moines International Airpo...
Distance: 7.2 km
City: Des Moines
Iowa State Historical Museum
Distance: 8.6 km
City: Polk County
Getting Around
Distance: 8.9 km
City: Des Moines
Blank Park Zoo
 7401 SW 9th Street Des Moines, IA
Distance: 9.7 km
City: Des Moines

Tips on where to stay

Alpine Tap Room
 2720 Ingersoll Avenue
Distance: 3 km
City: Des Moines
 3013 Ingersoll Avenue
Distance: 3 km
City: Des Moines
Art House
 2809 Ingersoll Avenue
Distance: 3 km
City: Des Moines
Flanagan's Restaurant & Lounge
 2120 Ingersoll Avenue
Distance: 3 km
City: Des Moines

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Urbandale - 3.4 mi
Urbandale can be described as a city located in Dallas and Polk counties within Iowa, US. It’s, in fact, a portion of Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area....

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Des Moines is the capital of the State of Iowa, USA. It is the county seat for the Polk County. The city is located on the rolling terrain in south-central Iowa, along the banks...

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