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Urbandale by the Numbers

Getting Around

Des Moines: 7 miles, about 10 minutes
Des Moines Int'l Airport: 10 miles, 20 minutes
Iowa City: 115 miles, about 1 hr 45 min


Population: 43,441
County: Polk, Dallas
Median home price: $237,500

Spotlights of Urbandale

Living History Farms

Step back through time at Living History Farms, an interactive outdoor museum focused on the Midwestern rural experience.

Buccaneer Arena

Get ready to root for the home team at Buccaneer Arena, home to the Des Moines Buccaneers hockey team of the USHL.

Career opportunities

Urbandale is conveniently located northwest of Des Moines, within minutes of a variety of top-notch employers and the Urban Loop business parks.

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What You'll LOVE in Urbandale

Looking for more reasons to move to Urbandale? Here are some things residents love about living in this bustling suburb.

Outstanding parks & recreation

If you love to get outside and enjoy beautiful sunny days and natural spaces, then Urbandale has more than a few spots you’ll want to explore. It might be right on the edge of big-city Des Moines, but Urbandale is home to 993 acres of parkland, including 50+ parks, 45 miles of trails, and the only outdoor swimming pool in the metro area. The city also boasts a 54-mile bike trail system.

Tons of shopping & dining

Urbandale is filled with places to eat, shop, stock up, and more. Here, you’ll find both large big-box retailers and locally owned shops and restaurants. Urbandale is also located directly adjacent to Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines, which features 90+ stores and restaurants, a bowling alley, and a cinema.

Top-notch public schools

Public school students in Urbandale are actually zoned to one of six different school districts, depending on location. Most of central Urbandale is served by Urbandale Community school district. The western part of town belongs to Waukee School District. A small northern portion is zoned for Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District. The northeast is educated by Johnston Community School District. Much of the south belongs to West Des Moines Community School District, and a very small southeastern portion is served by Des Moines Independent. USCD is a smaller district of about 4,200 students, six elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.

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Data last updated 07/21/24 07:08 AM.