Located in Polk County, the city of Windsor Heights has a population of 4,860. The city was incorporated in 1941. Residents say that “Windsor Heights is the city that is the heart of it all. Come feel the heartbeat.” Windsor Heights borders four of the major cities of Iowa; West Des Moines, Des Moines, Clive and Urbandale. Windsor Heights is a small community that offers affordable housing, a strong sense of community and plenty of business opportunities. The area is split into two school districts, has shopping, dining and beautiful parks. The community offers Beautification Awards for the members of their community who excel in helping to beautify their yards, which enhances the beauty of the community. Windsor Heights is also excelling in their efforts to be a Green Community, by implementing a Rain Garden, and also for its single stream recycling program. There are some of the top education facilities close by; Des Moines Community College, Drake University, William Penn, Iowa State University, Simpson College and Upper Iowa University.
Windsor Heights has a close proximity to many arts and entertainment venues, the airport, the Civic Center and also provides many commercial opportunities. There are many churches in the Windsor Heights and surrounding areas. Windsor Heights is proud to boast of their community center and baseball fields, both of which can be rented out for any event. They are host to a number of community events throughout the year.
The cost of living in Windsor Heights is lower than the US average, at 93.6. The median cost for a home is an average of $161,497. The median household income is $65,077. The average rent in Windsor Heights runs around $1,000. There is an extensive variety of home styles and sizes available in the small community of Windsor Heights. The total land area of Windsor Heights is 3.65km.
Windsor Heights has been recognized for excellence and was awarded an American Crown Community Award in 2002. In 2006, Windsor Heights received an International City Management Program Excellence Award for sustainability. They also became the smallest city to ever receive the Government Finance Officers of the United States and Canada’s Distinguished Budget Award in 2007. Windsor Heights was a finalist in 2009 for an All American city award.
Now is the right time to buy your dream home if you want small town, warm community living. If you are looking for a great place to buy a home, Windsor Heights is it. The homes are affordable; there is a great belief in a strong community. Windsor Heights offers it all, including close proximity to the bigger cities, and the hustle and bustle of the crowd, but not too close to your new home. This is the perfect time to make Windsor Heights your new home.