Des Moines


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As Iowa's capital city, Des Moines is a hub of government action, business activity and cultural affairs. But though Des Moines has a big city bustle, residents are extremely proud of the city’s small town atmosphere.

With festivals, miles of trails, wineries, breweries, concerts and more, Des Moines is busy, happening and fresh.  Throughout the year you can see Broadway musicals, ice skate on Brenton plaza, rent a standup paddleboard at Gray's Lake, enjoy one of the many restaurants in the city, and more. 

For your creative side, talk a walk through the Pappajohn Sculpture Park or the Des Moines Art Center and be sure to put the dates of the annual ArtFest Midweste, HeartFest and the Des Moines Art Festival on your calendar.  When you’re in the mood for music, Des Moines features numerous music venues like Hoyt Sherman Place and Wells Fargo Arena, as well as outdoor concert series like Nitefall on the River.  The Science Center of Iowa, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Blank Park Zoo, and Sleepy Hollow Sports Park offers many activities any day of the week.  You can also snack on peanuts and Cracker Jacks while you watch an Iowa Cubs game at Principle Park.

You can also catch a day under the sun at Gray’s Lake or enjoy the miles upon miles of maintained trails through the city that helped make Des Moines a “Runner Friendly Community” according to the Road Runners Club of America.  There are also ample parks, swimming pools, golf courses and sports complexes like Sleepy Hollow, to meet the needs of anyone looking for a quiet stroll or adrenaline-filled activity.

The list of things to do around Des Moines is endless!  For detailed information, check out Catch Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau website, which has all you need to know about spending a day or the rest of your life in Des Moines.  For residential, commercial and economic information, visit the City of Des Moines website for more details.

If you’re looking to move, check out the current list of Des Moines homes for sale and come see why Des Moines is the place you want to call home.

Des Moines Homes for Sale:

Beds/Baths: 3/1
MLS # 551597
Solid east side find here. 3 bed 1 bath home features close to 1200 SF finished, updated mechanicals, updated electrical, original woodwork, formal dining area, a front and rear porch, tons of useable basement space, and a new oversized 2 car detached garage with 220 electric. Lots of value in this home, come check it out!
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Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 548697
Wonderful Waterbury home featuring incredible carriage house with modern office/studio. Professionally finished third floor retreat showcased in Renovation Style magazine is like your own private bed & breakfast escape. Highly rated Hanawalt elementary school and the Art Center are just an easy stroll away. Surrounded by the very best of neighbors, this will quickly become your forever home. Turn around drive makes for easy access and easy showing by appointment. Finished, usable square footage exceeds assessment with room for expansion still. New roof, driveway, gutters & downspouts in 2015. New garage/carriage house 2008 - amazingly insulated for temp & sound. Like new: gas fireplaces, kitchen and bath remodeling, granite and quartz countertops, landscaping and more.
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Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 532638
This property has it all! Warehouse, office, shop, outdoor and cold storage spaces, including overhead doors and docks. Property is for sale or lease, with an option of a long term tenant for half of the warehouse. Well situated on a main artery, 5-7 minutes to interstates, which by-passes the busy downtown market, yet is convenient for truck traffic.
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Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 552235
Super cute all brick 1950s ranch home with modern touches. Garage and a fenced yard. Eat-in kitchen, 3 BR, Full basement with a room easily to finish for a play room or extra family room. Work bench in basement. Close to downtown, parks, restaurants!
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Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 541728
Welcome to the exciting new development of Lake View Ridge! Featuring Carlisle Schools and 6 Year Des Moines Tax Abatement! Offering a variety of shape and size lots from 0.209-0.617 Acres, you'll have plenty of options to choose from including walkout, daylight, and standard lots. The development is conveniently located near Easter Lake, less than 5 miles from downtown, and has quick access to Highway 5 and 65 to zip around the metro. Bring your own builder or use ours!
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