Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.
These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Des Moines has to offer. Where houses go for over 1.34x the national median and household incomes are 1.76x the national median.
But where exactly in Des Moines do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Waterbury where the median income is a cool $130,959.
Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Des Moines out of 53 for 2018:
- Waterbury (Homes)
- Linden Heights (Homes)
- Westwood (Homes)
- Ingersoll Park (Homes)
- Salisbury Oaks (Homes)
- Southwestern Hills (Homes)
- Waveland Park (Homes)
- Waveland Woods (Homes)
- Valley High Manor (Homes)
- Beaverdale (Homes)
Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $761,363. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.
Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Des Moines.
How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Des Moines For 2018
Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live.
And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.
And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.
How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:
Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?
We ranked every neighborhood in Des Moines by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Waterbury, was named the richest neighborhood in Des Moines.
The poorest neighborhood? That would be Frisbie Park.
Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Des Moines ranked.
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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines For 2018
|Rank||Neighborhood||Median Household Income|
|9||Valley High Manor||$65,664|
|16||Greater South Side||$54,232|
|33||North Of Grand||$38,524|
|36||Martin Luther King Jr Park||$35,782|
|42||Downtown Des Moines||$30,714|
|50||Capitol View South||$27,000|