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Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA

Moving to Des Moines for seasonal fun

As the capital and the most populous city in Iowa, Des Moines has much to offer residents. If living in a family-oriented area where you can enjoy activities year round sounds exciting, you'll be glad you're moving to Des Moines, IA! In the “DSM” you can do it all – ride roller coasters, go to the world-famous Iowa State Fair in the summer, visit farms with pumpkin patches and hayrides in the fall, ice skate on Iowa's only open air skating rink. There's something for every season and every person in Des Moines! Let’s take a closer look.

Moving to Des Moines means that you will have a wonderful city at your fingertips.

Reasons Moving to Des Moines is a Great Idea

Business in Des Moines

Business is booming here! Forbes named Des Moines the “Best Place for Business” in 2010 and 2011. Top industries include insurance, education, and healthcare. Major employers include Wells Fargo, Mercy Medical Center, Nationwide/Allied Insurance, UPS, and John Deere. There are also many publicly held companies in the Des Moines area.

Entertainment in Des Moines

There is so much to do in Des Moines! For family fun, visit the Blank Park Zoo with over 800 creatures to observe. Or take a day trip over to Altoona where you can spend a day at Adventureland Park riding rides! Throughout the year, there are many festivals to check out. Or you could try standup paddleboarding at Gray’s Lake. How about seeing a band at an outdoor concert or playing at the Arnold Palmer Signature golf course. You can do all of that after moving to Des Moines! For some grown-up fun, also in Altoona is the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino! Just be sure and save some of your winnings for the great area shopping at Jordan Creek Town Center.

The Arts in Des Moines

Des Moines is packed full of culture, especially for a mid-western town. The Civic Center hosts live performances, including traveling Broadway shows, or you can enjoy performances by the Des Moines Metro Opera or the Des Moines Symphony. One of the great events in the city is Jazz in July with free jazz concerts all month long!

Education in Des Moines

Children in the area will attend the Des Moines Public Schools. This district is the largest in Iowa with over 30,000 students in 63 schools. There are five high schools, 10 middle schools, and over 40 elementary schools, along with several special schools including a magnet school. If you are seeking higher education after moving to Des Moines, there are many colleges and universities in town including Drake University, Grand View University and Simpson College.

Helpful Tips for Moving to Des Moines

If you're moving to Des Moines, it's a good idea to get familiar with your new surroundings. When you move to Des Moines with U-Pack® you'll have fewer things to worry about and more money left in your pocket! Then you'll have the time and money to have fun and get familiar with your new city. U-Pack does all the driving, so you don’t have to navigate a rental truck through Des Moines traffic. It's also easy and it's affordable! How does moving with U-Pack work?

  • We bring a moving trailer or moving container to your home.
  • You load it up.
  • We do all the driving! We deliver your stuff right to your door in Des Moines.
  • You unload.

Easy at that! Our customers love that we do all the driving! They also love our flexible moving options and great rates. Get a free moving quote today and compare to other Des Moines moving companies. Save with U-Pack!

Resources for Moving to Des Moines

Visitor information
City Website
Chamber of Commerce

Station Address:
Address: 1001 Se Lorenz Dr
Ankeny, IA 50021
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (515) 964-8217
Fax: (515) 964-5062

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Ankeny, IA, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Ankeny, IA. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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Upcoming Holidays Observed:
Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.
Monday, 12/24/2018
Tuesday, 12/25/2018
Tuesday, 1/1/2019
Monday, 5/27/2019