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When you’re in Carlisle, Iowa you’re surrounded by rolling hills, pristine woodlands and the convergence of two rivers. Carlisle is taking the extra steps needed to preserve its natural environment by adopting conservation techniques as it grows. Instead of seeing pavement take over its hillsides, you will see native plants used to absorb rain water, trails used to connect all parts of the community and residents looking for ways to maintain the natural beauty.

Each season in Carlisle brings a variety of events and activities for everyone, young and old. During the fall, enjoy high school football games, church bazaars, bonfires and hay rack rides. October is especially busy with Carlisle’s Trail of Terror which gets your Halloween started off right and Pumpkinfest featuring a costume parade and a downtown adored with Jack-O-Lanterns. Light Up Carlisle lightens the night sky in a beautiful display of holiday cheer, complete with food and a visit by Santa.

Spring and summer are just as busy with monthly lawn mower races held at the River Bottom Raceway, the Community Family Bike Ride and Breakfast in June and the annual 4th of July festival which boasts one of the largest parades and fireworks displays in the area. You can also cool off at the Carlisle Aquatics Center which features a heated pool, 1 meter diving board, drop slide, 11 ft diving area, swim lanes, super sidewinder slide, water cascade umbrella, frog slide, bubbling beach and a water's edge snack bar. 

Visit Carlisle's City website for information on these events and other things happening around town, as well as living and working in this beautiful city.

When you want to get away, Carlisle is a short drive from all of the 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 on events happening around the Des Moines Metro area, check out the Catch Des Moines website. 

Are you looking for a new home?  Then browse through the current list of Carlisle homes for sale and come see for yourself why Carlisle is the natural choice for you to live, work and play.

Carlisle Homes for Sale:

Beds/Baths: 3/4
MLS # 541680
Introducing a hard to find, dream property with a custom built log home and 60 acres m/l. The log home has a central vac system throughout the house, a wood foundation, finished basement with walkout, deck off main kitchen/living area and the main floor features beautiful teak wood floors. Property borders Middle River to the north and a big timber block to the east. Great deer and turkey hunting. Pre-listing home inspection has already been done for your peace of mind. With stunning views sitting on top of the hill, privacy, a finished Morton building and a well-built log home you are going to want to check this place out!
Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 542403
Lovely 3 bedroom ranch with pride in ownership throughout. Vaulted family room with an abundance of natural lighting. Newer furnace & air-conditioning. Heated garage. Great location.
Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 541888
Better than new! This spacious ranch home offers an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Beautiful white kitchen with staggered cabinets, stainless appliances, granite counters and large bar area for additional seating. Dining area with patio doors to deck overlooking large area of green space as well as walking trail and Summerset Biking Trail. Wood laminate flooring throughout kitchen and living area which includes a fireplace with nicely crafted wood surround. Master suite offers box ceilings, walk-in closet and bath that includes a walk-in shower and dual vanity. First floor laundry with drop zone off garage. Lower level offers large daylight windows and is plumbed for bath and ready to finish for additional living area. Full tax abatement until 2021. Great location within 20 minutes of West Des Moines, Downtown or Altoona.
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 522542
10,800 s/f warehouse & office building available for purchase. 16' clear span all steel & metal facility with loading dock and multiple OHD's. Nicely finished 2,304 s/f 2-Story office space with balcony & bathroom's. Purchase includes additional land for possible future building site. Make offer! All reasonable offers will be considered by Seller.
Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 538063
Well cared for Ranch home with over 2,000 Square Feet! This property features 3 Bedrooms including 1 with a new 1/2 bath, large kitchen that includes all appliances, sitting room, family room with dry bar, an additional bath that has dual vanity sinks, Sunroom, and much more. Outside you will enjoy the fenced rear yard and notice the extra lot that is included and sits next to the oversized 2 car garage. New roof on home & garage. This home is a must see!!

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