In a recent article by Forbes Magazine, Des Moines was named 2010’s best place to raise a family because of it’s good schools, affordable housing and a strong sense of community.

Forbes based it’s ranking by taking America’s 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas in seven categories. Using numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sperling’s Best Places and Moody’s, we looked at the cost of living, prevalence of home ownership, median household income, housing costs, commute time, crime and the percentage of young adults that graduate high school.

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