West Des Moines

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From its inception, the City of West Des Moines has endeavored to provide the best possible services to its citizens. The City has been recognized by several national publications and a metro-wide publication as a great place to live and conduct business. It has grown from an 1893 railroad town known as Valley Junction with a population of 500 to a hub of commerce and premier living.

Throughout the year, citizens and visitors to West Des Moines can treat themselves to activities that meet every taste and lifestyle. West Des Moines offers a plethora of exciting and varied shopping options that includes Valley Junction where local shops line a history downtown street. If you’re looking for something a little more modern, the Jordan Creek Town Center features national and local brands every shopper will enjoy. West Glen Town Center combines the best of both worlds with a variety of shops, fitness centers, restaurants and loft style apartments.

If spending time outside is what you’re looking for, West Des Moines has over 1200 acres of parks and open spaces, which includes the 632 acre Raccoon River Park. The park, located in the southeast part of the city, is the "crown jewel" of West Des Moines and offers ample swimming, fishing, boating, biking and picnicking activities for visitors. Raccoon River Park is also home to the West Des Moines Soccer Club, recreational sports teams, the Raccoon River Nature Lodge and an off-leash dog park. When you want to beat the heat of summer, you can head over to the Holiday Aquatic Center or the Valley View Aquatic Center. Both facilities offer water slides, pools, a lazy river and other wet and wild activities for people of all ages.

West Des Moines is also home to a variety of events during the year. Starting in May, A-May-Zing Days is the community’s biggest celebration ever with events and activities spread across all corners of the city throughout the entire month of May like Festivale Cinco de Mayo, farmers markets, Music in the Junction, the Principal Charity Golf Classic, The Spring Art Market and others. Illumnifest is held in September and is a fall festival of lights that features paper lantern lightings, carnival rides, food, drinks and live music. The Valley Junction Farmers Market features over 100 vendors and generally runs May through the end of September/early October. Here you can enjoy music, purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables, sample area wines and enjoy delicious home baked goods.

For more information on everything there is to see and do in West Des Moines, check out the City of West Des Moines website, the Valley Junction website and the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce website.

Just a short drive from West Des Moines, you can also find all of Des Moines Metro Area's featured destinations like the as Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. You can find more inforation about events and entertainment around the Des Moines Metro area on the Catch Des Moines website.

Interested in moving to West Des Moines?  Check out the most current list of West Des Moines homes for sale and come see for yourself why this city has everything you could ask for in a place to call home and then some!


West Des Moines Homes for Sale:

Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 543650
West Des Moines’ newest development features 72 executive single family lots including walkout, daylight, cul-de-sac, and lots backing to 32.5 acres of prairie/green space. Enjoy the views and mature trees surrounding this development. Prime location with amenities that include Raccoon River Park, easy access to Interstate 35, Jordan Creek Elementary, West Des Moines library, Scenic Valley Park, and a quick drive to West Des Moines restaurants and shopping centers. Neighboring Raccoon River Park is 630 acres of parkland providing access to a swimming beach, fishing pier, boat ramp, dog park, walking/bike trails, play areas, picnic shelters, nature lodge, and ice rink. West Des Moines Schools! Plat 1 scheduled to be ready in December 2017. Plat 2 scheduled to be ready summer of 2018!
Beds/Baths: 2/2
MLS # 545435
The Forrester gives you 1596 SF of living space on the main floor and the option to finish the basement or use it for storage. Enjoy the outdoors from your Sun Room or the adjacent deck! Warm yourself by the fireplace when the cold winter winds blow. This one has a finished basement! Plus, all the great features you come to expect from a Hubbell Home! Jordan Creek Mall is only minutes away as well as easy access to the freeway. Enjoy the pool and clubhouse!
Beds/Baths: 4/4
MLS # 550624
Ready for stunning views & a cart path to the prestigious Glen Oaks Golf Course? This beautiful home offers gorgeous views from the back, overlooking a pond & the #2 & #3 holes on the course. Sits on a 0.678 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac. Over 4300 sq. ft. of living space. Entrance welcomes you to French doors directly into a study with transom windows & wood walls plus built-ins, & a formal LR/DR. The updated, stunning kitchen offers new appliances, granite counters & a center island with cooktop. Eating area overlooks an oversized deck. FR offers a full wall of built-ins for your family’s entertainment and FABULOUS windows overlooking the back yard. A beautifully tiled lower level with walk-out has a wet bar, bath with sauna, workout/bonus room, & bedroom/exercise room with French doors. Upper level offers 4 BRs including master, all with tray ceilings, main bath, & master bath with amazing walk-in closet. Numerous updates. Easy access to interstate, shopping and restaurants.
Beds/Baths: 4/3
MLS # 536741
Welcome to the Orton Homes Windsor Plan with 3 car garage. Over 2,700 sq ft of finish! This open layout ranch features 9 foot ceilings on the main, granite throughout, hardwood floors, fireplace, and stainless steel kitchen appliance package. Main floor features a large master bedroom with private bath and walk in closet. There are 2 additional bedrooms on the main floor, along with a mud/laundry room combination. The basement is perfect for entertaining with an additional family room with wet bar, and another bedroom and bathroom. Enjoy evenings on the covered patio in the back, or on the large front porch! Close to all the amenities of Jordan Creek Town Center! Waukee schools, Woodland Hills Elementary.
Beds/Baths: 3/3
MLS # 548645
Stand alone Ranch Villas by Brothers Construction Iowa! ZERO Entrance. No More Mowing, Watering or Moving Snow. These Amazingly Built & Designed Ranches Feature 3 Bedrooms, 3-Car Garage and ALL the Great Touches that will be sure to WOW! 2X6 Construction. Hardi-Plank Siding, 3.0 Energy Star Compliant. The Open Floor Plan has Beautiful Harwood Floors, Granite or Quartz in Kitchen & Bathrooms, Custom Trim and Cabinets. Kitchen Boast Large Center Island, Pantry & SS Appliances. Wooden Lockers off Garage Along with Access to Master Suite. Master Suite has Large Double Vanity, Tiled Shower & HUGE Walk-in Closet. Lower Level is Finished with 3rd Bedroom, Full Bathroom, Family Room with Fireplace & Full Wet Bar. For People That Want to Downsize Not Downgrade. Located in West Des Moines, Your Just Minutes from Shopping, Waukee Schools, Restaurants, Medical Facilities and Just Blocks from the Playground. $2,000 in Closing Costs Offered with our Preferred Lender. See Agent for Details.

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