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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: 4/2
MLS # 546166
Beautiful 2 story brick home. 5 minutes from Des Moines sitting on the beautiful Scotch Ridge Rd. Inside you will find original hard wood floors, large kitchen and formal dining room, private study/office with a fireplace. Upstairs 4 large bedrooms and a full bath and as a bonus a huge master suite that anyone will enjoy. This home has been totally redone with all new electrical, plumbing, insulation, new windows/doors, HVAC, roof and much more. Outside you will find a beautiful deck and concrete patio, original Red Barn with new roof, 3 run in sheds, fenced pastures, automatic waterers, awesome views and get this with no covenants or restrictions so bring your animals. This is truly one of a kind country home with a beautiful setting that you don't want to miss. Call now for a showing.
Beds/Baths: 0/2
MLS # 537474
Investors! This income property includes both office/retail lease space and residential apartment units. The main floor provides two retail spaces and one apartment, each with separate entrances. Two more apartment units are located on the upper floor with separate inside stairways. One, one-bedrooms unit approx 520 sqft and one, two bedroom unit, approx 900 sqft. On the lower level is potential for another retail space of approx 1,440 with a walk-out style rear entrance. This building houses a total of three apartment units and three office/retail spaces on a main corridor in Carlisle, this property offers diversified income opportunity in one high-visibility property and a quick commute to Des Moines and surrounding areas.
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 540812
Development opportunity here! 44.01 acres with highway visibility, right at intersection of hwy 5 and hwy 65.
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 544951
BUSINESS AND BUILDING FOR SALE Start your business in the growing community of Carlisle! This 3000sf building currently houses Cal's Fine Foods&Spirits and offers a great location for dining and meeting friends for a relaxing afternoon on the patio. Just off Hwy 5 bypass and 2 blocks north on S 1st St, you will attract business from school events (high school just across the street), downtown and traffic passing through Carlisle on the Hiway 5 Bypass. Building also has an 800 sf apartment upstairs. Come join the community of Carlisle and enjoy managing your own business!
Beds/Baths: 2/2
MLS # 546111
You’ll be amazed to see a huge family room with plenty of windows! Home has an updated kitchen with newer counter, backsplash, can lighting and newly refinished wood flooring. All kitchen appliances stay. The MBR is good sized with an attached 1/2 bath and walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom is huge…as is the full bath with jetted tub. Downstairs you’ll find a clean, inviting basement with a washer and dryer that is included in the sale. The home sits on a large corner lot that is nicely landscaped. All of the lawn equipment can easily be stored in the new 10 x 16 lawn shed. There is plenty of land to be able to build a large garage. Small town living at its best in the highly desired Carlisle School system. Home Warranty is included for peace of mind.

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