The Des Moines metro area is not only a great place to work; it’s also an impressively diverse place to play.
Events like the 80/35 Music Festival, held every summer, showcase chart-topping acts as well as local musicians. The internationally renowned Des Moines Arts Festival brings an impressive array of visual arts, live music, performing arts, interactive arts, and a film festival to the area. The annual non-competitive, week-long RAGBRAI bicycle event exemplifies Iowa’s love for the outdoors and state pride, with communities supporting the 8500 riders as they cross the state.
Downtown’s East Village has been rejuvenated into a trendy neighborhood of charming restaurants, music venues, boutiques, and bars, contributing to its popularity with millennials. The metro area also boasts a $40 million sculpture garden, a 16,000-seat arena for concerts and sports, 700 miles of connected trails and bikeways, and an amphitheater along the riverfront.
Des Moines is surrounded by popular suburbs including Johnston, Waukee, Ankeny, Altoona, and Urbandale. These communities boast excellent public schools, beautiful neighborhoods, and small-town culture with easy access to the conveniences of downtown Des Moines.