Bulldogs, Boulevards, & Bites

The Drake Neighborhood is one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse neighborhoods in Des Moines. Anchored by its namesake, Drake University, the neighborhood stretches from Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Interstate 235 to 42nd Street and Franklin Avenue.

Just minutes from downtown Des Moines, it is home to beautiful boulevards, mature trees, established churches, and a unique mix of turn-of-the-century homes and apartments.

Many amenities are within walking distance: a world-class university, locally owned coffee houses, a cheese shop, barbecue, pizza, and sushi restaurants, burger spots, diners, cafes, hair salons, live music venues, and specialty shops selling everything from crystals and incense to halal groceries and fresh flowers.