Greater Des Moines is a rare region where you can have more of what you love and less of what you don’t. It is a place where life is accessible, affordable and achievable. You can get just about anywhere in 20 minutes, which gives you more time for yourself, your family and your life. Most people who live here think the metro area is pretty great, and in the last few years, it has been made clear that we aren’t the only ones.

In the 2014 edition of the Brag Book, we will be featuring national rankings and awards from 2012 through the present that demonstrate what makes our community so great. After all, it’s not bragging if you can back it up, and we can back it up.

View an electronic version of the Brag Book here.