The city of Urbandale in Polk and Dallas counties has a population of almost 40,000 which means that it still has a neighborly feel mixed with a good range of amenities. Urbandale is known for being a residential city which means that you can expect leafy developments and a plenty of affordable housing options.
Money Magazine voted Urbandale one of the ‘100 Best Places to Live’ in the United States in 2005 and 2007 and part of the reason for this is thanks to the wide variety of outdoor activities here. Urbandale has 860 acres of parks and 33 miles of scenic trails that will take nature lovers all over the Des Moines region. The city also has a low crime rate and a variety of schools for children of all ages making this a great pick for anyone looking to move here with a family. If you are looking to have fun then you can enjoy diverse attractions such as Living History Farms which was visited by Pope John Paul II in the 1970s, and the Buccaneer Arena which is the home stadium of the Des Moines Buccaneers if you want to catch an exciting hockey game.