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: 4/3
MLS # 544255
This breath taking West Des Moines home is brimming with features and over 3,000 square feet of finished space! The first stop of this must see home is the oversized 3 car garage including a 40ft. 3rd stall and epoxy floors. The back yard features a large deck and patio area with a built-in gas fire place perfect for a private party or your own personal escape. The main level features large family room showcasing a gorgeous stone fireplace, a master suite with 9 foot tray ceilings and jacuzzi tub, an updated kitchen with eat-in dining, a mudroom with built in lockers and more! The finished basement is a must see with daylight windows, gas fireplace, built ins, and wet bar. Come see this move in ready home today!
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Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 543704
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!
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Beds/Baths: 4/3
MLS # 545392
New Rese ranch plan features almost 2700 sf finished living area including lower level. This open floorplan boasts 10 ft. ceiling, corner fireplace, & executive trim/baseboards. Kitchen with granite countertops,SS appliances,maple cabinets with soft-close/dovetail drawers & walk-in pantry closet! Kitchen & dining area w/hardwood flooring & low E sliders to custom deck. Laundry room features drop zone area w/custom built lockers & exits to 3-car garage; Master suite w/tray ceiling, private bath,tile shower,double sinks & X-large walk-in closet. Lower level features huge family room, wet bar, full bath, 4th bedroom,plus storage area! All BCI Homes standards include Energy Star 3.0 design,2x6 exterior walls, Hardiplank siding,passive radon system,rebar reinforced concrete,basement waterproofing,1yr in-house builder warranty,93% efficient furnace, 40yr/5-tab architectural shingles. Waukee Schools.
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Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 543703
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!
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Beds/Baths: 5/5
MLS # 544745
Stunning two story home with 3500+ sqft finished living space, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, in the best location in West Des Moines close to shops, restaurants, two private parks, and Waukee schools! First floor features formal dining, see thru fireplace, family room, maple hardwood floors, mudroom, eat in kitchen w/ granite counter tops, white cabinets, large island, and stainless steel appliances. 2nd floor features four bedrooms, laundry room, jack and jill, full bath, and massive master suite w/walk in closet, double sinks, & spa tub. Finished walk out basement with large living room, wet bar, 5th bedroom, and additional bathroom. Over sized three car garage with lots of storage and epoxy floors. Nicely landscaped yard perfect to entertain with deck, irrigation, and privacy fence. Seller offering $5000 for you to use however you choose!!
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