These Are The 10 Most Expensive Neighborhoods In Des Moines

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by Chris Kolmar
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One of the most sought after aspects of any job or career, according to basically every survey, is compensation. You want to get paid well for what you do.

To what end you may ask? Well, to live in one the richest neighborhoods in Des Moines and have all the other Des Moineers look upon your abode with awe and desire.

So we decided to look into where the wealthiest residents of Des Moines decide to call home.

Using data from AreaVibes, we were able to identify the ten places where the managers in town live using median incomes and home prices. The result is this set of the richest neighborhoods in Des Moines:

  1. Westwood
  2. Linden Heights
  3. Waterbury
  4. Salisbury Oaks
  5. Greenwood
  6. Ingersoll Park
  7. Southwestern Hills
  8. Waveland Park
  9. Meredith
  10. Bloomfield-Allen

Read on to learn how we figured out where the 1% lives or jump down to the end of the article to see where your neighborhood ranked.

How do you decide if a Des Moines neighborhood is wealthy or not?

In order to live in the fancy part of town you need to bring home the bacon, and not just the bacon, but basically the whole pig. In other words, you need to earn more money than average.

So we went around researching the following two crtieria for all 52 neighborhoods in Des Moines:

  • Median Household Income
  • Median Home Values

We then ranked each neighborhood from one to 52 for each of those criteria with one being the “richest”. In the event of a tie, we gave the neighborhood with the larger population the advantage.

Next, we averaged the ranking of the two criteria to create a “Rich Score” for each neighborhood.

Finally, we ranked the “Rich Score” of each neighborhood from one to 52, with the number one spot, Westwood, being crowned the “Richest Neighborhood In Des Moines”.

Read on for details on who you should invite to your next birthday bash at 801 Chophouse.

1. Westwood

Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Source: Realtor.com

Population: 1,299
Median Income: $86,280
Home Values: $261,400

2. Linden Heights

Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Source: Zillow

Population: 412
Median Income: $86,280
Home Values: $261,400

3. Waterbury

Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Source: Trulia

Population: 2,342
Median Income: $91,798
Home Values: $239,500

4. Salisbury Oaks

Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Source: venuereport.com

Population: 1,033
Median Income: $80,928
Home Values: $227,450

5. Greenwood

Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Source: Pinterest

Population: 938
Median Income: $67,906
Home Values: $239,500

6. Ingersoll Park

Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Source: Point2Homes

Population: 967
Median Income: $72,981
Home Values: $188,500

7. Southwestern Hills

Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,669
Median Income: $64,377
Home Values: $199,900

8. Waveland Park

Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,870
Median Income: $65,058
Home Values: $147,600

9. Meredith

Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Source: idxbroker.com

Population: 4,080
Median Income: $64,336
Home Values: $143,733

10. Bloomfield-Allen

Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Source: Trulia

Population: 6,191
Median Income: $59,245
Home Values: $144,300

Detailed List Of The Most Expensive Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Neighborhood Overall Rank Median Income Home Values
Westwood 1 $86,280 $261,400
Linden Heights 2 $86,280 $261,400
Waterbury 3 $91,798 $239,500
Salisbury Oaks 4 $80,928 $227,450
Greenwood 5 $67,906 $239,500
Ingersoll Park 6 $72,981 $188,500
Southwestern Hills 7 $64,377 $199,900
Waveland Park 8 $65,058 $147,600
Meredith 9 $64,336 $143,733
Bloomfield-Allen 10 $59,245 $144,300
Beaverdale 11 $60,122 $140,892
Waveland Woods 12 $60,833 $139,700
Lower Beaver 13 $53,945 $142,900
Merle Hay 14 $55,728 $133,285
Valley High Manor 15 $54,583 $128,800
Greater South Side 16 $49,432 $126,700
Gray’S Woods 17 $47,545 $111,067
Arbor Peaks 18 $34,526 $166,833
Chautauqua Park 19 $53,138 $105,700
Drake 20 $44,527 $109,377
Magnolia Park 21 $41,750 $126,000
Fairmont Park 22 $42,771 $108,000
Laurel Hill 23 $45,083 $102,100
Oak Park 24 $49,360 $95,925
Downtown Des Moines 25 $26,372 $207,250
Sherman Hill 26 $28,238 $157,350
Union Park 27 $46,131 $95,100
South Park 28 $42,005 $104,633
North Of Grand 29 $37,044 $122,150
Douglas Acres 30 $38,436 $107,900
Jordan Park 31 $29,431 $131,700
Indianola Hills 32 $41,206 $100,733
Highland Park 33 $43,420 $92,275
Accent 34 $43,979 $88,875
Woodland Heights 35 $31,726 $110,650
East Village 36 $26,667 $125,000
Mckinley School 37 $38,174 $88,967
Mondamin Presidentia 38 $38,927 $87,833
New Vision 39 $40,598 $84,550
Garton West 40 $32,589 $96,700
Fairground 41 $38,136 $83,533
River Bend 42 $27,449 $97,800
Martin Luther King Jr Park 43 $35,670 $84,400
King-Irving Park 44 $28,776 $82,550
Cheatom Park 45 $31,664 $78,567
Somerset 46 $33,294 $42,700
Drake Park 47 $21,971 $88,900
Capitol Park 48 $26,796 $78,400
Carpenter 49 $25,268 $79,100
Capitol View South 50 $25,658 $73,000
Kirkwood Glen 51 $26,111 $66,600
Capitol East 52 $23,445 $64,500

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