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East Village

Des Moines, IA 50309
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The East Village

The East Village is my favorite area of Des Moines. It boasts lots of local small businesses that... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
Beth W
Des Moines, Iowa
A must visit area of Des Moines

To experience a true Phoenix part of Des Moines, in other words, a community that has been reborn... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
patricia m
Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines' cutting edge, hip neighborhood.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

The East Village is my favorite area of Des Moines. It boasts lots of local small businesses that offer everything from antiques, used books, old plumbing parts, specialty foods, pet stores, spas, and trendy boutiques. The East Village is the perfect location for a "Girl's...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed April 18, 2017

To experience a true Phoenix part of Des Moines, in other words, a community that has been reborn from a once decaying neighborhood, make sure you explore this area when visiting our capital city. East Village, now named for the upscale neighborhood it has become...More

Thank patricia m
Reviewed April 3, 2017

The area's very vintage. Beautiful scenic routes as well as Lofts. Look forward to the additions from Vivid illusions.

Thank mdparker0410
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Very different from downtown....less parking spots and more to see while you walk around and explore. Place is filled with old building and small businesses that attract the curious eye. I love the restaurants and the streets there. Go there if you're Downtown and looking...More

Thank David T
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Surprise--Des Moines is home to sophisticated shopping and great places for lunch and dinner. Try "Open Sesame" for their Middle Eastern food and Aimee's for trendy clothes.

Thank dglass2016
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the East Village. There are a lot of nice restaurants, unique shops, theater and art options and interesting history. This is one of my favorite sections of New York.

Thank Rehsinup19
Reviewed February 16, 2017

EV is very trendy, but I'm not sure why. If you like shabby chic, then ok. Area very eclectic...lot's of old & nasty places, meet newer overpriced real estate. Very hip place for young people or old people trying to recapture their youth. Good bar...More

Thank Warren J
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Although there is a lot of construction in the area (progress is good!) it is still easy to get around in this area to all the fun shops, galleries, restaurants and wine bars. Park your car and walk this small area to enjoy all the...More

Thank BrenJ2012
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Super cool area chock full of interesting restaurants, unique shops and antiques. Plan on spending the day.

1  Thank dawnya
Reviewed January 13, 2017

there is something for everyone here. there are so many cool shops and cafes that it takes forever since it makes you want to look at everything. great place to wonder around.

1  Thank Megan M
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Response from TammyDesMoines_IA | Reviewed this property |
MALO is down town they are Latin American and have a great patio. It is very good. I love the food at Guadalajara Mexican in Ankeny but it is the same old atmosphere so probably not a good pick for what your wanting... More