YOUR MORNING JUICE: THIS IS HOW WE JUICE IT !!!
You know why we’re here. Or maybe you don’t? Welcome to our “Your Morning Juice” newsletter. It’s brand spankin’ new. And it’s goin’ up…on a Tuesday (and a Thursday).
Eat your heart out, Portland. There’s a new “millennial paradise” on the scene. (The Atlantic’s words, not ours.) Des Moines was just ranked as the number one city in the nation for
snake people millennial homebuyers, according to a study from Realtor.com. But why Des Moines? The homes are cheap, the jobs are aplenty and our city is practically a millennial magnet.
BE SMARTER THAN YOUR BOSS WITH THESE FAST FACTS:
- The metro's unemployment rate in August was 3.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (UPS is hiring for 350 seasonal and permanent jobs in Des Moines.)
- The median home sale price in August was $182,250, according to the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors. Des Moines is the 53rd most affordable housing market out of 178 cities.
- Between 2010 and 2012, 29 percent of people who moved to Des Moines were millennials, according to NAR, which is a higher percentage than other cities like Austin, Seattle and Dallas.
“You can’t sit with us.”–somebody from Windsor Heights, probably
Welp. Windsor Heights is Iowa’s snobbiest city, according to Road Snacks, an online "infotainment" generator that creates some of those cringe-worthy posts you see on your great aunt's Facebook page. The listing is based on different factors like private schools, art galleries and theaters. Here’s the thing, though. Windsor Heights doesn’t have any of those. The site admits that the list is “an opinion based on facts.” **rolls eyes** Read more here.
TOP 10 IOWA CITIES THAT MADE THE LIST:
1. Windsor Heights 2. Coralville 3. Mount Vernon 4. Urbandale 5. West Des Moines 6. Asbury 7. Clive 8. Johnston 9. Waukee 10. Robins
Set your alarm clocks and rush over to West Des Moines to be one of the first 100 people in line at the newChick-fil-A restaurant at 4502 University Ave. If you’re one of the lucky 100, you could win free Chick-fil-A meals for a year. You must be 18 or older and have identification, live nearby and be in line when the doors open at 6 a.m. Wednesday. If more than 100 people show up when the line officially opens at 6 a.m. Tuesday, the 100 spots will be chosen through a drawing. Those selected need to camp out for 24 hours to secure their spot. The restaurant’s business hours will be open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and closed Sunday (duh!).
I’M KINDA BUZZED AND IT’S ALL BECAUSE…
Share this: This is what Iowa looked like back in 1989.