Another great suburb of Des Moines is Johnston which was chosen by Money Magazine as one of ‘America’s Best Places to Live’ in 2015. One of the reasons that Johnston was picked is down to its excellent educational opportunities as the town has a number of award winning schools and a great high school graduation rate.
This city has a population of around 20,000 inhabitants which means that it is a great spot if you are looking for a small town feeling that is still close to a range of city attractions and facilities. Johnston is particularly well known for its closeness to nature and if you like to hike or cycle then you won’t be disappointed. One of the highlights of living in Johnston is that it is close to the stunning Saylorville Lake and you will find plenty of trails and green spaces dotted around the city.
Iowa is famous for its picturesque winters, although the temperatures can drop significantly and in the summer Johnston comes alive with community events and celebrations that show off the best of the friendly and welcoming spirit of the residents of this city.