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Adel

Adel Partners
301 S 10th St.
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-5472
http://www.adelpartners.org

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Adel is a thriving community known for its friendly people and delicious sweet corn. The city is Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick’s birthplace and has several parks, a family aquatic center, a historical museum and more. The community serves as host along the growingly popular Raccoon River Valley Trail. Adel is located in Dallas County and 13 miles west of Interstates 35 and 80.

Ankeny

Ankeny Chamber of Commerce
210 S Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515)964-0685
https://www.ankeny.org

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Ankeny is one of the fastest-growing communities in Iowa with Neighborhoods bursting with growth and welcoming new businesses weekly. Ankeny is also home to many shopping options, including the Delaware Shopping Corridor, Prairie Trail, and Uptown Ankeny.  Ankeny is the trailhead for many walking, running and biking trails, which includes the High Trestle Bike Trail, the Gay Lea Wilson Trail, and the Neal Smith Trail. For the sports-minded families, Prairie Ridge Sports Complex is home to numerous baseball, softball, soccer, and football fields. 

Altoona

Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce
119 2nd St. SE Ste. A
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-3366
https://www.altoonachamber.org

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Altoona sits at the crossroads of America’s busiest interstates and provides residents and visitors, live concerts, freshwater aquariums and more. Altoona is known as an entertainment center in the region, with Adventureland amusement park, Bass Pro Shops, and Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack and Hotel. The community is dedicated to education, business, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Bondurant

Bondurant Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 146
Bondurant, IA 50035
(515) 967-2424
https://www.bondurantchamber.com

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With its small-town appeal, Bondurant is a great place to live, work, learn and play. Away from the larger cities, Bondurant is a community built upon good, old-fashioned family values. The community has friendly neighborhoods, a great school system and plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors. New residents of Bondurant have been relatively young, interested in growth and increasingly affluent. Bondurant is conveniently located outside Des Moines, right off Interstate 80 and within minutes of Interstate 35.

Carlisle

Carlisle Iowa Chamber of Commerce
27 School St.
Carlisle, IA 50047
(515) 989-4216
https://carlisleiachamber.org

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Carlisle is a convenient distance from Des Moines, making it a great place to call home or start a business. Its close access to the Highway 65/69 Bypass provides for quick access to downtown Des Moines and the western suburbs. It offers safe neighborhoods and an environment where citizens can get involved and make a difference. 

Clive

Clive Chamber of Commerce
1900 NW 114th St.
Clive, IA 50325
(515) 222-5295
https://clivechamber.org

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Located at the crossroads of Interstates 35 and 80, Clive is an urban community that continues to grow. Clive has exceptional housing developments and amenities. The Greenbelt Park runs through much of Clive, offering a variety of recreational trails and opportunities, as well as providing wildlife habitat and a trail connection to Downtown Des Moines. Clive is on the western edge of the region, offering big-city living combined with community attributes.

Des Moines East Side

Note:  Des Moines East and Des Moines South share a chamber
East & South Des Moines Chambers of Commerce
301 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-309-3231
https://edmchamber.org

The East Side boasts some of Des Moines’ best recreational opportunities, including the Iowa State Fair, Sleepy Hollow Sports Park and the Birdland-Union Park, which provides boat access to the Des Moines River and sits on a bike trail that connects to hundreds of miles of Des Moines trails, running from the north edge of Des Moines to Soldier Park, and beyond.

Des Moines South Side

Note:  Des Moines East and Des Moines South share a Chamber
East & South Des Moines Chambers of Commerce
301 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-309-3231
https://edmchamber.org

The South Side of Des Moines is a vibrant area with some of the city’s best parks, restaurants, and neighborhoods. The South Side is the area south of the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers and east of 63rd Street. It includes both of Des Moines’ largest in-town lakes, Easter Lake Park and Gray’s Lake Park. The district includes Blank Park Zoo, as well as other parks and sports/recreation areas.

The South Side is connected to the extensive recreational trail system in the city with the Des Moines River Trail that runs from the baseball complex in Soldier Park (Hartford Avenue and SE 22nd Street) to Downtown. 

Downtown Des Moines

Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce
500 Locust St Suite 101
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 297-6333
https://www.dtchamber.com

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Downtown Des Moines is a vibrant, urban community bursting with businesses, nonprofits and residents. Whether residents want a nightlife rich with options, an easy commute to work, award-winning restaurants or festivals and events that draw tourists from around the world, all can be found in Downtown.

Downtown living includes a growing number of apartments and condominiums in new and rehabbed buildings. Neighborhoods include Sherman Hill, Historic East Village, Western Gateway, Court Avenue District, Market District, and Gray’s Landing. 

Grimes

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
404 SE 2nd St Ste. 200
Grimes, IA 50111
(515) 986-5770
https://www.grimesiowa.com

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Grimes great location is at the interchange of Highway 141 and Interstates 35 and 80. This community has great transportation access to anywhere, whether in the metro or anywhere in the region. Downtown Des Moines is only a 20-minute drive, and only a 10-minute drive to a multitude of shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences.  This town has been growing steadily in the last decade.

Indianola

Indianola Chamber of Commerce
111 N Buxton St #117
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-6269
http://www.indianolachamber.com

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Indianola is a beautiful city located 12 miles south of Downtown Des Moines. The historic downtown square is lined with retail businesses and friendly restaurants. A cornerstone of the community is Simpson College. 

Many residents consider Indianola the perfect size community with close access to a large metropolitan area. It is home to a variety of local events, including the National Balloon Classic, the world-renowned Des Moines Metro Opera, Bike Night and the Friday Night Live concert series

Johnston

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
6165 NW 86th St #115
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 276-9064
https://johnstonchamber.com

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Johnston’s factors have contributed to the city’s growth: world-class schools, outstanding employers and high quality of life, to name just a few. In 2011, Johnston was recognized as the 13th Best Place in America to Live by CNN Magazine. Global businesses such as DuPont Pioneer, John Deere Financial Services, and Camp Dodge are located in Johnston, to take advantage of the skilled talent pipeline and favorable business climate.

Norwalk

Norwalk Iowa Chamber of Commerce
1043 Sunset Dr #3
Norwalk, IA 50211
(515) 981-0619
https://www.norwalkchamber.net

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Single professionals, young families, and empty nesters all can find a home in Norwalk. This booming community has an excellent location. The bypass conveniently connects Norwalk with the rest of the region. Norwalk is a treasure that has been attracting a steady flow of residents over the past decade who want great schools, a superior quality of life, a close-knit community and convenience. Norwalk boasts three golf courses, a disc golf course, soccer fields, a new football stadium, and tennis courts.

Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce
5160 Maple Dr. Suite C
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
(515) 261-0466
https://www.pleasanthillchamber.org

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Pleasant Hill is a young community on a quick pace of growth. Pleasant Hill is home to many types of entertainment: a nine-screen multiplex, nine- and 18-hole golf courses, a great dance studio and a variety of great restaurants. Pleasant Hill also offers outstanding parks and walking trails.

Urbandale

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
2830 100th St #110
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 331-6855
https://uniquelyurbandale.com

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Urbandale is located in the northwest corner of the metro along Interstates 35 and 80. An extensive trail system (40 miles of maintained trails), dozens of beautiful parks and an enclosed public pool provide a variety of recreational opportunities for residents, employees, and visitors. Other top attractions include the spacious and innovative Urbandale Public Library, Living History Farms and the Des Moines Bucs ice hockey arena.

Van Meter

Van Meter City Hall
310 Mill Street
PO Box 160
Van Meter, IA 50261
(515) 996-2644
http://vanmeteria.gov

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Van Meter has a proud place among Iowa’s most storied communities. National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller was a native of the city.  The commute from this small-town community to downtown is only 20 minutes from I-80.

Waukee

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
208 W Hickman Rd.
Waukee, IA 50263
(515) 978-7115
https://www.waukeechamber.com

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The City of Waukee is recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities within the state of Iowa and is located in Dallas County. It is nestled just west of Des Moines, off of Interstate-80. 

Waukee offers a family-friendly environment featuring great amenities such as parks, trails, and special events. The City is also dedicated to economic development and expanding business opportunities.

West Des Moines

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
650 S Prairie View Dr #110
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 225-6009
https://wdmchamber.org

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West Des Moines is well-positioned, set at a junction of railroads and a haven for those seeking a high quality of life. Its district like the Historic Valley Junction brings history to life in exciting new settings. Residents of West Des Moines can find the Midwestern town intersecting with the vibrancy of cosmopolitan city life. The bustling entertainment and shopping district includes Jordan Creek Town Center, Valley West Mall, and West Glen Town Center. From first-class education to unlimited entertainment opportunities, West Des Moines is a welcoming community in which new businesses and ideas are fostered every day.

Windsor Heights

Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce
1145 66th St.
Windsor Heights, IA 50324
(515) 331-3207
https://www.windsorheightschamber.com

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This community is the heart of the metro with convenient access to area attractions. Windsor Heights creates community-centric events and strong volunteer support. The Windsor Heights Community and Events Center, nestled in Colby Park, is the signature piece for rentals and city-wide special events, including Movies in the Park, Windsor Heights Annual Mini Marathon, July 4th Celebration, Oktoberfest and Windsor Wonderland. Outdoor summer concerts may be enjoyed weekly during Music in the Park at the outdoor Performance Pavilion. The park includes tennis courts, a baseball diamond and a playground designed by kids. 

Winterset

Madison County Chamber of Commerce
73 E Jefferson St.
Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 462-1185
http://www.madisoncounty.com

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Welcome to the birthplace of John Wayne and home of the historic covered bridges popularized by Robert James Waller's novel “The Bridges of Madison County” and the feature film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood.  Winterset is just located 30 minutes from downtown Des Moines.