Originally a streetcar suburb and coal mining hub, Urbandale was incorporated as a city in 1917. Since its incorporation, Urbandale’s population has increased drastically, from under 300 residents to nearly 50,000.
Urbandale is a predominantly residential city, but also has a thriving economy of business parks. Many of its residents are employed in the health, local government and insurance industries.
Both residents and visitors enjoy a peaceful small-town atmosphere that’s complemented perfectly by Urbandale’s proximity to Iowa’s biggest metropolis, Des Moines.
After a day of strolling along the shores of Saylorville Lake, playing a game at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club or visiting nearby Des Moines, Urbandale residents love to relax with a soak in one of our luxurious hot tubs.