California

Des Moines

Des Moines, IA (Fort Des Moines)

MovingOnNow was formed with the mission of helping you to quickly and efficiently make educated moving decisions. We accomplish this by providing the most appropriate and accurate data pertaining to moving as possible. We understand that you are busy and that your time is valuable. That is why we have prepared these lists for you to use.

The websites listed below are categorized into broad areas of interest. We make every effort to maintain the accuracy and currency of the information. If you see outdated or incorrect information OR if you didn’t find what you were looking for, please tell us here.

Area of Interest Website Description
Amenities
Des Moines Points of Interest www.areavibes.com/des+moines-ia/amenities/ The AreaVibes Livability Score was designed to help you find the best places to live. It is created using a unique algorithm that takes into account dozens of characteristics in 7 different categories including nearby amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. A total Livability Score is then calculated out of 100 for any area across America.
Assessments
Polk County Assessor www.assess.co.polk.ia.us/index_legacy.html Polk County Assessor
City Descriptions
Des Moines Homepage www.dmgov.org/Pages/default.aspx Des Moines, IA Homepage
Des Moines Neighborhoods findneighborhoods.dmgov.org/ Des Moines, IA Neighborhoods
Comprehensive Mapping
Des Moines GIS Data Download maps.dmgov.org/apps/mapcenter/GetDSMData.aspx This information is not an official record, and cannot be used as such. The user should rely only upon official records available from the custodian of records in the appropriate City and/or County department. Some data provided here and used for the preparation of these maps has been obtained from public records not created or maintained by the City of Des Moines.
Des Moines Map Viewer maps.dmgov.org/apps/mapcenter/ Des Moines Interactive Map
Crime
Crime Mapper www.crimereports.com/ National Crime Mapper
Des Moines Crime www.neighborhoodscout.com/ia/des-moines/crime Des Moines Crime Rates
Des Moines Crime Map www.dmgov.org/Departments/Police/Pages/Crimemapping.aspx This site, crimemapping.com, is used to provide information to you about crimes in your neighborhood and should not be used for in-depth crime analysis. Not all crimes are represented, and for a variety of reasons not all crimes can be represented on a map.
Des Moines Police Department www.dmgov.org/Departments/Police/Pages/default.aspx Des Moines Police Department
Iowa Sex Offenders www.iowasexoffender.com/ The information on this website is provided from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry to the public pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 692A. The purpose of this information is to allow members of the public a means to protect themselves from individuals who have committed an offense that requires registration on the Sex Offender Registry.
National Crime Mapping raidsonline.com/ The RAIDSONLINE.com Web site was developed to help citizens visualize and understand crime in their communities.
National Crime Tracking www.crimereports.com/ CrimeReports works with law-enforcement agencies to help reduce, prevent and solve crime by enabling officials to easily dialog with citizens. They offer a public crime map, alert messaging, anonymous tipping and data analytics.
National Sex Offender Registry www.nsopw.gov The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice, is a cooperative effort between jurisdictions hosting public sex offender registries and the federal government and is offered free of charge to the public.
Polk County Sex Offender Registry www.polkcountyiowa.gov/attorney/criminal-division/major-offensegeneral-trial-bureau/sex-offender-registry/ Sex Offender Registry. Iowa Code Chapter 692A provides for the registration of persons convicted of sex offenses in the State of Iowa.
Demographics
American Fact Finder factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/newsandnotes_listing.xhtml American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.
Congressional District Map www.govtrack.us/congress/members GovTrack.us is a tool by Civic Impulse, LLC to help the public research and track the activities in the U.S. Congress, promoting and innovating government transparency and civic education through novel uses of technology.
Congressional Representatives www.house.gov/representatives/find/ This service will assist you by matching your ZIP code to your congressional district, with links to your member’s website and contact page.
Des Moines Demographics censusviewer.com/city/IA/Des-Moines All census data is geospatial, yet traditional methods of accessing census data require text-based selections and sorting through many pages of tabular data. CensusViewer conquers those challenges and sets a new standard for ease of use in demographic analysis. The idea behind CensusViewer’s innovative solution is to use a familiar online mapping environment, in combination with Moonshadow’s cutting-edge database technology, to provide an intuitive platform for accessing and analyzing the data. It only takes minutes – not hours or days – to get up to speed.
Zip Code Demographics www.esri.com/data/esri_data/ziptapestry Type in a ZIP Code to see demographic and lifestyle information about a specific neighborhood.
Economics
Des Moines Office of Economic Development www.dmgov.org/EconomicDevelopment/Pages/default.aspx Des Moines Office of Economic Development
Downtown Des Moines Chamber of Commerce dtchamber.com/ The Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce is your source of information and resources to sustain the success and growth of a vibrant downtown.
Zip Code Business Patterns factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk US Census Business Patterns. You need to enter a location.
Education
Des Moines Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools www.citytowninfo.com/places/iowa/des-moines/colleges CityTownInfo is dedicated to providing detailed reference source for information on US cities and towns, as well as careers and education in the US.
Des Moines Public Schools www.dmschools.org/ For more than 100 years, the Des Moines Independent Community School District has been providing an outstanding education to the students of our community. Today, our school district is a leader and innovator in public education, offering families some of the best educational choices in Iowa as we strive to become the nation’s model for urban education.
Des Moines School Locator www.dmschools.org/maps/school-finder/ Simply enter your home address, and the elementary, middle and high schools for your residence will appear. Click on the icon for one of the schools to get contact information and a link to the school web site.
Des Moines School Ratings www.greatschools.org/iowa/des-moines/ GreatSchools Ratings
Iowa Department of Education www.educateiowa.gov/ Iowa Department of Edcation
Iowa School Locator www.schooldigger.com/go/IA/ Find a school in Iowa.
National Center for Education Statistics nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/ The National Center for Education Statistics provides clear, complete information about NCES’ mission and activities, and to serve the research, education and other interested communities.
Emergency Management
Des Moines Fire Department www.dmgov.org/Departments/Fire/Pages/default.aspx Des Moines Fire Department
Des Moines Homeless Shelters and Supportive Housing www.shelterlistings.org/city/des-moines-ia.html Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income. We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in New Orleans, LA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing.
FEMA www.fema.gov/ FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
FEMA Disaster Declarations www.fema.gov/disasters/ FEMA Declared Disasters by Year or State
Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/ Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Polk County Emergency Management www.polkcountyiowa.gov/emergency-management Polk County Emergency Management
Groups
Des Moines Churches www.churchfinder.com/churches/ia/des-moines Welcome to Church Finder® – the best way to find Christian churches in Key West FL. If you are looking for a church JOIN FOR FREE to find the right church for you. Churches in Monroe County Florida and zip code 33040 are included with reviews of Baptist churches, Methodist churches, Catholic churches, Pentecostal and Assembly of God churches, Lutheran churches and other Protestant and Catholic Christian churches.
Des Moines Civic Associations www.chamberofcommerce.com/des-moines-ia/clubs-civic-associations Des Moines Clubs & Civic Associations
Des Moines Fraternal Organizations www.dexknows.com/des_moines-ia/fraternal-organizations/ Des Moines Fraternal Organizations
Des Moines Homeowner Associations www.yellowpages.com/des_moines-ia/homeowners-associations Des Moise Homeowner Associations
Des Moines Youth Organizations hub.biz/Des-Moines,IA/Youth-Organizations-Centers-Clubs Youth Organizations Centers Clubs Near Des Moines
Health
Des Moines Hospital Ratings www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/ia-iowa/des-moines Healthgrades National Health Index. Health is a simple goal. But your individual health depends on a variety of factors, including the quality of healthcare in your community, as well as the lifestyle choices you make each day. The more you know about these facets of your care, the healthier you—and your community—can be. That’s why Healthgrades is proud to introduce the National Health Index. Congratulations to this year’s list of 25 U.S. cities where patients, providers and hospitals are getting healthcare right.
Iowa Department of Public Health idph.iowa.gov/ Iowa Department of Public Health
Polk County Health Department www.polkcountyiowa.gov/health Polk County Health Department
Installations
Military Installations Information www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/MOS/f?p=MI:ENTRY:0 Military Installations
Man-Made Hazards
Toxic Release Sites www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program myRTK is an EPA website designed to display nearby facilities regulated under federal environmental laws for any address. Facility reports provide summaries of chemical/pollutant releases, chemical effects, and compliance history.
Moving
Moving Tips www.military.com/spouse/military-relocation/pcs-moves/military-spouse-and-family-moves-101-pcs.html Military Moving Tips
Natural Hazards
Des Moines Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes www.usa.com/des-moines-ia-natural-disasters-extremes.htm Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes from USA.com
FEMA Flood Zones msc.fema.gov/portal The map associated with the property of interest shown using the Map Search feature will not “exactly” pinpoint the address on the flood map. If you require assistance with this tool, please contact the MSC Customer Service Department at (877) 336-2627.
Nearby Sales Estimates
Nearby Sales Estimates www.zillow.com/ Zillow analyzes real estate information on millions of homes for sale across the United States and calculates home values (Zestimates) and the Zillow Home Value Price Index.
Open Spaces and Other Protected Areas
Des Moines Cemeteries www.imortuary.com/funeral-homes/iowa/des-moines/des-moines-cemetery/ Des Moines Cemetaries
Des Moines Parks www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/Parks.aspx The Park and Recreation Department is responsible for the management of 75 parks, over 4,000 acres of park land, 63 miles of paved trails, 18 miles of soft trails and numerous municipal facilities.
Des Moines, IA Trails and Maps www.traillink.com/city/des-moines-ia-trails.aspx Des Moines, IA Trails and Maps
National Parks www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm The National Park Service works with tribes, governments, nonprofits, businesses, and citizens that are revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities to get outside.
National Registry of Historic Places www.nps.gov/nr/ This register is the Nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Properties include sites, buildings and structures that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.
National Wetlands Inventory www.fws.gov/wetlands/ The National Wetlands Inventory Program has been producing wetland maps and geospatial wetland data for the United States since the mid-1970s. The status of mapping has been made available through various media throughout the program’s 30-year history.
National Wildlife Refuges www.fws.gov/refuges/ The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the nation’s premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants.
State Historic Society of Iowa iowaculture.gov/history The State Historical Society of Iowa has been a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy since 1857. With a dual mission of preservation and education, it maintains a museum, two research centers, preservation office, and eight historic sites.
Public Works
Des Moines Public Works www.dmgov.org/Departments/PublicWorks/Pages/default.aspx Des Moines
Recreation
Des Moines Golf Courses www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/IA/DesMoines.htm This directory contains information on about 19,000 golf courses, resorts, and private country clubs, in about 6,000 cities in the U.S!
Des Moines Recreation www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/AdultYouthRecreation.aspx Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers competitive and recreational leagues for various sports with registration for men, women and coed teams.
Transportation
DART Local Routes www.ridedart.com/routes/local Local Route service is provided in Altoona, Des Moines, Pleasant Hill, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights. Routes operate Monday through Friday, with limited service on evenings, Saturdays and Sundays.
Des Moines Traffic Accidents accidentdatacenter.com/us/iowa/des_moines-ia Complete Des Moines accident reports and news.
Downtown Des Moines Parking www.catchdesmoines.com/visitor-info/transportation/parking/ With more than 30,000 parking spaces throughout the city, finding a spot is no problem in Des Moines. Here is some helpful information to navigate finding a parking spot when you visit Des Moines.
Iowa Department of Transportation iowadot.gov Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Traffic Count iowadot.gov/about/traffic Iowa Traffic Counts
Red Light Cameras www.redlightcameralist.com/ Committed to providing GPS coordinates of every red light camera in Canada, and the United States.
Red Light Cameras www.photoenforced.com/dc.html#.VRG52vnF8QU Washington D.C. Photo Enforced Camera Locations (Red Light, Speed, Stop Sign, Right Turn, E-Z Pass Toll Road)
Utilities
Des Moines Utilities utilitieslocal.com/states/iowa/des-moines/ Des Moines Area Utilities
Cell Phone Reception www.cellreception.com/ Nationwide Cell Phone Towers/Coverage information
Veterans Affairs
Department of Veteran’s Affairs www.va.gov/ The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents.
VA Home Loan Eligibility www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/purchaseco_eligibility.asp You must have satisfactory credit, sufficient income, and a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to be eligible for a VA-guaranteed home loan. The home must be for your own personal occupancy. The eligibility requirements to obtain a COE are listed below for Servicemembers and Veterans, spouses, and other eligible beneficiaries.
Zoning
Des Moines Community Development www.dmgov.org/Departments/CommunityDevelopment/Pages/PlanningUrbanDesign.aspx The Planning and Urban Design Division performs long-range and development planning, urban design and planning support for Downtown projects and prepares the Comprehensive Plan. Development Planning includes staff support for the Plan and Zoning Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Historic Preservation Commission, as well as support for the City’s development review processes.
Des Moines Zoning www.dmgov.org/Departments/CommunityDevelopment/Pages/Zoning.aspx Des Moines Zoning
Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service Easements www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/ia/programs/easements/ NRCS offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment.
National Conservation Easement Database www.conservationeasement.us/ National Conservation Easement Database.
Area of Interest Website
Amenities
Des Moines Points of Interest www.areavibes.com/des+moines-ia/amenities/
Assessments
Polk County Assessor www.assess.co.polk.ia.us/index_legacy.html
City Descriptions
Des Moines Homepage www.dmgov.org/Pages/default.aspx
Des Moines Neighborhoods findneighborhoods.dmgov.org/
Comprehensive Mapping
Des Moines GIS Data Download maps.dmgov.org/apps/mapcenter/GetDSMData.aspx
Des Moines Map Viewer maps.dmgov.org/apps/mapcenter/
Crime
Crime Mapper www.crimereports.com/
Des Moines Crime www.neighborhoodscout.com/ia/des-moines/crime
Des Moines Crime Map www.dmgov.org/Departments/Police/Pages/Crimemapping.aspx
Des Moines Police Department www.dmgov.org/Departments/Police/Pages/default.aspx
Iowa Sex Offenders www.iowasexoffender.com/
National Crime Mapping raidsonline.com/
National Crime Tracking www.crimereports.com/
National Sex Offender Registry www.nsopw.gov
Polk County Sex Offender Registry www.polkcountyiowa.gov/attorney/criminal-division/major-offensegeneral-trial-bureau/sex-offender-registry/
Demographics
American Fact Finder factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/newsandnotes_listing.xhtml
Congressional District Map www.govtrack.us/congress/members
Congressional Representatives www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Des Moines Demographics censusviewer.com/city/IA/Des-Moines
Zip Code Demographics www.esri.com/data/esri_data/ziptapestry
Economics
Des Moines Office of Economic Development www.dmgov.org/EconomicDevelopment/Pages/default.aspx
Downtown Des Moines Chamber of Commerce dtchamber.com/
Zip Code Business Patterns factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk
Education
Des Moines Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools www.citytowninfo.com/places/iowa/des-moines/colleges
Des Moines Public Schools www.dmschools.org/
Des Moines School Locator www.dmschools.org/maps/school-finder/
Des Moines School Ratings www.greatschools.org/iowa/des-moines/
Iowa Department of Education www.educateiowa.gov/
Iowa School Locator www.schooldigger.com/go/IA/
National Center for Education Statistics nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/
Emergency Management
Des Moines Fire Department www.dmgov.org/Departments/Fire/Pages/default.aspx
Des Moines Homeless Shelters and Supportive Housing www.shelterlistings.org/city/des-moines-ia.html
FEMA www.fema.gov/
FEMA Disaster Declarations www.fema.gov/disasters/
Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/
Polk County Emergency Management www.polkcountyiowa.gov/emergency-management
Groups
Des Moines Churches www.churchfinder.com/churches/ia/des-moines
Des Moines Civic Associations www.chamberofcommerce.com/des-moines-ia/clubs-civic-associations
Des Moines Fraternal Organizations www.dexknows.com/des_moines-ia/fraternal-organizations/
Des Moines Homeowner Associations www.yellowpages.com/des_moines-ia/homeowners-associations
Des Moines Youth Organizations hub.biz/Des-Moines,IA/Youth-Organizations-Centers-Clubs
Health
Des Moines Hospital Ratings www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/ia-iowa/des-moines
Iowa Department of Public Health idph.iowa.gov/
Polk County Health Department www.polkcountyiowa.gov/health
Installations
Military Installations Information www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/MOS/f?p=MI:ENTRY:0
Man-Made Hazards
Toxic Release Sites www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program
Moving
Moving Tips www.military.com/spouse/military-relocation/pcs-moves/military-spouse-and-family-moves-101-pcs.html
Natural Hazards
Des Moines Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes www.usa.com/des-moines-ia-natural-disasters-extremes.htm
FEMA Flood Zones msc.fema.gov/portal
Nearby Sales Estimates
Nearby Sales Estimates www.zillow.com/
Open Spaces and Other Protected Areas
Des Moines Cemeteries www.imortuary.com/funeral-homes/iowa/des-moines/des-moines-cemetery/
Des Moines Parks www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/Parks.aspx
Des Moines, IA Trails and Maps www.traillink.com/city/des-moines-ia-trails.aspx
National Parks www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm
National Registry of Historic Places www.nps.gov/nr/
National Wetlands Inventory www.fws.gov/wetlands/
National Wildlife Refuges www.fws.gov/refuges/
State Historic Society of Iowa iowaculture.gov/history
Public Works
Des Moines Public Works www.dmgov.org/Departments/PublicWorks/Pages/default.aspx
Recreation
Des Moines Golf Courses www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/IA/DesMoines.htm
Des Moines Recreation www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/AdultYouthRecreation.aspx
Transportation
DART Local Routes www.ridedart.com/routes/local
Des Moines Traffic Accidents accidentdatacenter.com/us/iowa/des_moines-ia
Downtown Des Moines Parking www.catchdesmoines.com/visitor-info/transportation/parking/
Iowa Department of Transportation iowadot.gov
Iowa Traffic Count iowadot.gov/about/traffic
Red Light Cameras www.redlightcameralist.com/
Red Light Cameras www.photoenforced.com/dc.html#.VRG52vnF8QU
Utilities
Des Moines Utilities utilitieslocal.com/states/iowa/des-moines/
Cell Phone Reception www.cellreception.com/
Veterans Affairs
Department of Veteran’s Affairs www.va.gov/
VA Home Loan Eligibility www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/purchaseco_eligibility.asp
Zoning
Des Moines Community Development www.dmgov.org/Departments/CommunityDevelopment/Pages/PlanningUrbanDesign.aspx
Des Moines Zoning www.dmgov.org/Departments/CommunityDevelopment/Pages/Zoning.aspx
Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service Easements www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/ia/programs/easements/
National Conservation Easement Database www.conservationeasement.us/

Disclaimer:

While we have attempted to ensure that the data contained in this list is accurate and reflects the best available public data, we make no warranties, expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of this data. MovingOnNow.com does not assume any liability associated with the use or misuse of this information.