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Van Meter, Iowa provides small town living with access to "big city" amenities that prides itself on its quality of life and services. This city provides its residents with ample recreational activities, community events and a variety of things to do and see for every type of person.
For the outdoor enthusiast, Van Meter offers multiple parks, trails and picnic facilities with Johnson Park and the Van Meter Recreation Complex being the largest two. Johnson Park has a shelter, a drinking fountain, playground equipment and a short walking trail with benches that surround a small pond. It is a picturesque area that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. In addition to the work involved with the parks, the board also sponsors the annual Easter Egg Hunt, the city wide garage sale and plant sale, movie nights in the park, a golf night and Halloween Fun in the park. The Van Meter Recreation Complex also provides a host of recreational opportunities for everyone in the city. The complex located on approximately 32 acres bordering the Raccoon River provides youth and adult sport fields for soccer, baseball, softball, and football.
For those who like a quieter day, the Van Meter Library offers a wide variety of events for bookworms of any age. The Bob Feller Museum pays homage to the Van Meter native, nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter, who is known as one of the best pitchers in MLB history. The museum also hosts sport-related events throughout the year, such as meet and greets with famous sports players.
Every June, the entire city comes out to celebrate Raccoon River Days that features a parade, games, food, music and more! The Van Meter Farmers Market runs each Saturday from June through October and offers visitors seasonal produce, home-baked goods and other items!
For more information on fun things to do and see in Van Meter, as well as residential and commercial information, visit Van Meter’s city website.
When you want to get away for a day, Van Meter is mere minutes from fun Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Van Meter and the Des Moines Metro area.
Looking for a new place to live? Then check out the most current list of available Van Meter homes for sale and come see why Van Meter has everything you're looking for in a community and more!
Van Meter Homes for Sale:
MLS # 454205
2.82 Acres facing 105th Street includes part of pond and many trees! Covenants allow 4-H pets. This scenic peaceful development is located in the renowned Van Meter School district. 10 minutes to Jordan Creek Mall and 5 minutes to Badger Creek Park. Annual...HOA DUES $600.00. The aerial photos were taken 9/18/2017. The one with the new dirt work shows the progress for the new bridge that will go over the Raccoon River a few miles east of Booneville. This new road and bridge will make access to developments such as Bluebird Estates and Woodland Valley Estates much more convenient! Keep in mind that with the more direct access, we will also be loosing some gravel roads.
MLS # 550801
Everything you could want in a new home. The elegance of quality work, the extra touches including the popular "barn door" look, large bedrooms, extremely open floor plan, beautiful stone fireplace, large 3 car garage. And as extra bonus the finish in the basement with bar and huge game room, plus bedroom and bath. In the great area of Crestview Estates and the amazing Van Meter school system. Ask about the tax abatement that is happening in Van Meter!
MLS # 398097
New subdivision in Van Meter. Quality small school district, yet minutes from West Des Moines. Walk-out lot.
MLS # 553167
New 2 bedroom up 2 bedroom down Amber plan by Tanzanite Homes Silver Series. Features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, Gorgeous kitchen with quartz counter tops, large island, corner pantry, dark kitchen cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Sun filled eat in kitchen with access to the deck. Very open great room plan with stone fireplace. Great drop zone with built in lockers, and laundry. Master bath features double vanities, shower, and walk in closet. Full sod and 3 car attached garage included. The finished lower level has 2 bedrooms, 1 3/4 bath, huge family room, back bar & unfinished areas for storage. Maintenance free vinyl siding and passive radon mitigation system. No closing costs or origination fee through preferred lender.
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MLS # 528084
Located in prestigious Hickory Lodge in Van Meter. Estate-sized lots nestled in a pleasantly secluded neighborhood of fine homes, winding roads, intimate culs-de-sac and groves of native hardwoods. This family-oriented neighborhood is a short drive to Jordan Creek Town Center and just minutes to downtown Des Moines. Served by the desirable school district of Van Meter, where small class size and individual attention are the norm not the exception.