Trying to find the perfect place to live and work? While Iowa may not be at the top of your list right away, we are confident that the opportunities available will make you change your mind. Des Moines, IA is quickly becoming a very popular location for professionals. In fact, U.S News ranked it as the #4 Best Place to Live. Paragon is headquartered in Des Moines, so we thought it would be fun to tell you all about this great city and what it can offer for you!
Do you want to live in a city, but worried it will cost too much? Luckily for you, the cost of living in Des Moines is lower than the national average. In fact, downtown housing costs tend to be especially reasonable. Des Moines also offers housing prices that are well below the national median. With the median monthly rent at $831 and the median home price at $181,217, Des Moines is much lower than the USA housing costs median of $222,408. Des Moines offers residents better value than similarly sized metro areas when comparing housing costs to median household income.
Des Moines offers a very strong job market, low cost of living, and lots of entertainment. This attracts many young professionals to the area. In fact, the average age of homebuyers is between 25 and 34 years old. Residents are also very well-educated. This is a great way to meet other professionals and grow your network.
The Des Moines metro area offers an attractive place for both major corporations and startups due to the cost of doing business being 15 percent lower than the national average. This gives job seekers an excellent opportunity for employment.
Des Moines offers residents many different venues to enjoy performing arts. They also have over 600 miles of biking and walking trails, with parks nearby. For sports lovers, Des Moines offers a variety of options including the Iowa Cubs (minor league baseball), the Iowa Wolves (basketball), the Des Moines Buccaneers (hockey), the Iowa Wild (hockey), and the Iowa Barnstormers (arena football). Des Moines also offers a downtown farmers market, art festivals, and the annual Iowa State Fair.
With so many opportunities and things to do, Des Moines is a great place for professionals to grow their career. Paragon is proud to have our corporate headquarters located in Des Moines, IA and we enjoy seeing new talent grow in Iowa.