When you Seize Des Moines, you are empowered to take charge of your personal and professional journey and shape the direction of the region’s future. With a growing population, world class amenities and national recognition as a great city to advance a career, now is the time to live life in Central Iowa and tell the world how you Seize Des Moines.
Hundreds of thousands of people shop at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market annually with nearly 300 Iowa vendors.
Home to the Iowa Cubs, Des Moines is the “#3 Best Minor League Baseball Town” according to SmartAsset. Or take your pick from hockey, basketball, arena football and soccer.
There is no shortage of family-friendly activities thanks to a world-class science center, zoo and outdoor ice-skating rink. Just ask Forbes who named Greater Des Moines the “#6 Best City for Raising a Family.”
Enjoy major music stars and emerging artists at sold-out arenas or artsy watering holes.
Eat dinner, check out a movie or event and go out for drinks for under $30. Just another reason why SmartAsset called us “#3 Top City for New College Grads.”
An ever-growing list of top industries is why Forbes named Des Moines the “#2 Best City for Jobs.”
Walk, run or bike. Get moving in the Metro on over 600 miles of connected trails.
One in three residents volunteer making Iowa #10 of “States Volunteering the Most” according to 24/7 Wall St.
Des Moines’ urban core has transformed into a community with countless affordable living spaces, new restaurants and stores. No wonder Fortune called it the “#1 City with an Up-and-Coming Downtown.”
Gallup ranked Greater Des Moines the “#1 Community Where Residents Feel Most Safe and Secure” because 85.7% of residents told them so.
What makes Des Moines awesome? You do.
It’s people like you that earned Greater Des Moines the “#1 City with the Most Community Pride” designation by Gallup. By becoming a member of CarpeDM Seize Des Moines, you’ll be able to share your community pride — like insider knowledge, favorite local destinations and love for Greater Des Moines. Show your local pride and Seize Des Moines!
We know the nonprofit community is a key player in Central Iowa that is driving the quality of life and critical support services for all those who call this community home. In an effort to connect nonprofit organizations to ready and willing volunteer le
Living in Central Iowa provides easy access to local fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, poultry and baked goods through various market opportunities.