Johnston, Ankeny, Waukee on 'best suburbs' list
Three Des Moines-area cities are among the 50 best suburbs in America, according to a list published by Business Insider on Friday.
The website included Johnston (No. 25), Ankeny (No. 36) and Waukee (No. 37) on its "50 Best Suburbs in America" list.
To create the list, the authors said, they examined data on nearly 300 suburbs, or cities with populations between 5,000 and 100,000 within 40 kilometers of the nearest metropolitan.
The authors factored in median household incomes, average commute times, poverty and crime rates, a household affordability measure and public school ratings.
In describing the Iowa cities on the list, the authors noted their short commute times and low costs of living. The cities also scored high on the GreatSchools.org rankings.