The Des Moines suburbs are booming, earning a spot on the National Association of Realtors’ list of the top 10 markets showing resilience during the pandemic. National publications recognized the momentum: Des Moines is No. 7 on the list of “most affordable housing market” (GoodHire magazine); No. 6 among “top metros for number of economic development projects” (Site Selection Magazine); and one of “50 cities worth exploring” in 2022 (Travel Pulse).