Des Moines South Sider: Oh SH!@#$T! (Runs Away)
Des Moines North Sider: YO! YO! YO! I'm from the north-side.
Des Moines West Sider: (Screams and gets his hi-tech cell phone out and calls the police)
The city is intersected by I-80 and I-35 resulting in a steady population growth.
Major insurance capital of the world second only to Hartford , CT.
Forbes Magazine ranked Des Moines 4th in Best Place for Business in 2007.
Plays large roll in the Presidential Nomination with the first Caucus and a somewhat kick start to the election process in America.
Des Moines host 5 semi-pro sports teams: Iowa Cubs (AAA Baseball) Iowa Stars (AHL) Iowa Energy (NBA Development League) Des Moines Menace (PDL Soccer) Iowa Barnstormers (Arena Football).
Also home to the Iowa State Fair, the United States largest fair= Beer, Babes, Rides, Animals, Rednecks
City Break Down
Des Moines City Center:
Businesses, with a sudden revival in nightlife and upscale loft style living
Lower class to government subsidized housing, many drug users and meth labs, "East Siders" tend to try to act tough, mostly because they didn't have parents to raise them correctly. Most tend to perform poorly in high school and end up not going to college where they cycle continues over again, drive up liquor stores are common as well as tobacco outlets
Synonymous with the East side except their is a stronger population of African Americans
Strong Italian population, some areas can be very nice, while some areas can be trailer parks Des Moines International Airport is located on the south side
Suburban living, predominantly white, white collar workers, educated households, Nice area where you don't have to worry about getting beat up by losers who are jealous about your lifestyle
"Yeah dude I don't wanna go Des Moines either some East Sider will stab us"
"Dude wanna go to the Fair tonight?"
"Sure I heard it was East Sider Night, We can grab some beers and put on a nice Polo shirt and watch them all walk around shirtless with their wife beater shirts tucked into their belts Then think to ourselves how happy we are we grew up in West Des Moines"
Westside- mostly rich people, bitchiness awaits as you journey to the "westside" of dmi. The really nice mall, Jordan Creek is located there and around that area good luck crossing the street, cars don't stop for anyone. Also most of the country clubs are located there and many resturaunts, typically chain resturaunts. Red Robin, Mimi's Cafe, PF Changs, Bravo, Joes Crab Shack, etc.
Southside-History here goes way back! Mostly made up of Italian descent, you will find the best Italian food in DMI here, FYI. It's typically safe and quiet.
Eastside-The great Iowa State Fair is located here and it's basically the highlight of Eastersiders year, you can park in their yards and they keep the cash..typically $10 per car. Generally safe, but it sometimes gets a very bad stench because of the meat packing plants nearby.
Northside-Not too familar with the northside of DMI, except that they have an awesome haunted house in an old grocery store and Smokey D's is the BEST BBQ in town!
BTW WE AREN'T ALL FARMERS HERE!
Dino: Yeah, dude I know, thats Des Moines for ya!