The Apartment Finder and one of their Senior Publishers living in Des Moines has known that Des Moines is a great place to live for a long time, having been born and raised there. The quality of life in Des Moines is exceptional, the cost of living reasonable, and an adequate amount of affordable and attractive housing . . . What more could one ask for? Check out this article in Forbes Magazine: The Best Places For Business And Careers – – – Des Moines, Iowa, leads a list of flyover towns atop their 12th annual list.