Introduction to Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Pleasant Hill, Iowa is located 4 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 127 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. It is in Polk county, and the city is part of the Des Moines metro area. The population of Pleasant Hill is 5,070.
Pleasant Hill History
Pleasant Hill was incorporated as a city on May 12, 1956. It is situated in Polk County, which was founded in 1846. This county was named in honor of President James K. Polk. Polk County is among the 5 counties which make up Des Moines - West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Pleasant Hill and nearby Attractions
- Doane Park
- Pleasant Hill Free Church
- Des Moines Art Center
- State Historical Society of Iowa
- Big Creek State Park
Things To Do In Pleasant Hill
Residents of Pleasant Hill can spend their leisure time at the Big Creek State Park, Walnut Woods State Park, and the Doane Park. Des Moines Art Center is for the ones who cherish art in all its forms. Tourists also flock to State Historical Society of Iowa. Greens and Blues Fest is the festival held in Pleasant Hill during the month of May every year.
Pleasant Hill Transportation
Des Moines International Airport is the closest airport.
Pleasant Hill Higher Education
There are many colleges and universities which can be attended from Pleasant Hill including Des Moines Community College, Drake University, Iowa State University, and Iowa Central Community College.