I will be travelling to Des Moines this week for an interview and I was wondering if any of the kind people on this forum could share their thoughts and insights about the city and region. Having lived in the Washington, DC region for 27 years, I have some concerns about what Des Moines has to offer. Are jobs plentiful? Are there good movie theaters? Nice restaurants and bars? Do big-name rock bands come to town? I'm not concerned about public schools and items related to raising children. I know the following: -Low cost of living (with commensurate pay) -Low crime -Many insurance companies Any information would be appreciated.