DSM: healthy & safe

May 11, 2010 —

A new Gallup & Healthways survey scored 187 metro areas and rated the Des Moines/West Des Moines area at #3 on the top ten safe & healthy place list. The survey factored in violent and property crime rates, as well as access to 13 basic needs like fresh fruit and veggies, shelter, clean water and health care.

Yay for the city I love! Way to stay healthy & safe!

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.


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    Thanks for the post Courtney. It is a fact that most of the metros around the world is not safe today. They are either facing security problem or are facing health related problems. The information would be helpful to those who want to relocate at the present time. They must prefer the top ten or twenty cities according to their budget and need. Thanks once again. Have a nice time.