See, it’s my job to tell you how much Iowa rocks an sometimes that job includes merely collecting news articles from others about how much Des Moines rocks. So, enjoy this:
MSN says Des Moines is the NUMBER ONE most-livable bargain market! That is based on average house cost, culture, outdoor rec options, commute, unemployment, great community, etc.
Drake University’s 515 Magazine has this nice piece on some of the area’s great hang-out coffee shops. (Click on the “Productive places” story.)