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This is Windsor Heights – the city that is the heart of it all. Come, feel the heart-beat.

The City of Windsor Heights is a unique community that was incorporated in 1941. Windsor Heights has the unique distinction of being the only community that borders Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive, and West Des Moines – in the heart of the Des Moines Metro area.

It is at the heart of the greater Des Moines metro area. The city of Windsor Heights fills a niche as a top quality small community within Iowa’s major metropolitan area. Windsor Heights has a distinctive niche as a quality small community within the state’s major metropolitan area. It is unmatched in its strategic location, convenient to all of the metropolitan and suburban amenities while offering affordable housing, business opportunities and a strong sense of community. We offer convenient shopping, great schools and beautiful parks to citizens and visitors alike. Here you will find varied shopping and dining opportunities, churches and elementary schools within and near the city limits, and beautiful parks with improvements to come.

Close by are centers of Polk County government, business and industry and outstanding educational institutions including Des Moines Area Community College, Grand View College, Drake University, Simpson College, Iowa State University, William Penn University, and Upper Iowa University. Only minutes from downtown, Windsor Heights offers easy access to the Civic Center, and other arts and entertainment attractions, the airport and expansive commercial opportunities.

We are proud to be a community continually recognized for excellence. In 2002, the City became an American Crown Community. In 2006, the City received an International City/County Management Program Excellence Award for Community Sustainability. In 2007, the City became the smallest city in Iowa to receive the Government Finance Officers’ of United States and Canada’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

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