Waterbury, Des Moines, IA

Waterbury Neighborhood Guide Des Moines, IA

About

Waterbury is a historic neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa, characterized by large, elegant homes nestled among mature trees. It is located west of downtown, with Ingersoll Avenue running along its southern border offering a plethora of dining and shopping options. The neighborhood is perhaps best known for being home to the iconic Salisbury House, a historic manor modeled after the King’s House in Salisbury, England. Waterbury also enjoys easy access to Interstate 235, making commuting a breeze.

What You Will Love About Waterbury, Des Moines, Iowa

  • The area's rich history is evident in the architecture, with many homes dating back to the early 20th century.
  • The neighborhood is home to Salisbury House & Gardens, a historic manor with beautiful gardens.
  • A vibrant culture is on offer with a diverse array of dining and shopping options on Ingersoll Avenue.

What’s Nearby

Waterbury is close to several popular areas and attractions in Des Moines. It's just a short drive to the downtown area where you can enjoy a number of museums, theatres, and the Des Moines Botanical Center. The neighborhood is also right next to the beautiful Greenwood Park and Ashworth Park

Lifestyle

Living in Waterbury offers a quiet, relaxed lifestyle with easy access to the bustling downtown area of Des Moines. It’s a neighborhood where residents can enjoy quiet tree-lined streets and historic homes, while also benefiting from a vibrant local culture full of culinary and shopping experiences.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 52 restaurants, 14 grocery stores, and 9 parks within a mile of the Waterbury neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Fareway

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    329 Grand Ave

  • SHOPPING
    Iowa Pool & Plumbing Supply Co.

    Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    0.8 miles

    1325 Hoak Dr

  • GROCERY
    Rashid Health Mart

    Retail, Drugstore, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.1 miles

    815 Office Park Rd

  • GROCERY
    La Michoacana Grocery & Catering

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.2 miles

    433 5th St

  • SHOPPING
    Walmart Supercenter

    Retail, Big Box Store, Discount Store

    1.2 miles

    1001 73rd St

  • SHOPPING
    Sam's Club

    Retail, Warehouse / Wholesale Store

    1.3 miles

    1101 73rd St

Waterbury Apartments and Rentals

72 Rental properties in Waterbury, Des Moines, IA.

  • Keystone on 8th property

    $1,107+

    Keystone on 8th

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    621–866 Sqft

    Available 8/12

  • Country Club Village property

    $765+

    Country Club Village

    1–3 Beds • 1 Bath

    600–1500 Sqft

    7 Units Available

  • Deer Ridge Apartments property

    $810+

    Deer Ridge Apartments

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    648–1092 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Imperial Grand Prix property

    $844+

    Imperial Grand Prix

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    420–900 Sqft

    2 Units Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
6.2%
30.8%
utilities
6.4%
16.5%
food
2%
0.6%
transportation
7.1%
9.3%
healthcare
5.6%
7.8%

Waterbury Demographics

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Waterbury Reviews

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  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Potholes

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Well Lit

    Yes

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 3 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Kids Play Outside

    Yes

    Say 3 of 4 renters

Waterbury Transportation

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Car-Dependent

42/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Somewhat Bikeable

44/100
Bike Score®

DART Ingersoll Ave & 42nd St

Bus Stop

Ingersoll Ave

Source: foursquare.com

Waterbury Schools

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