Carlisle


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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: 3/2
MLS # 548663
Welcome home! This well maintained brick ranch is nestled on a quiet street in Carlisle and offers 3 bedrooms up and a full bath. An open eat in kitchen with new tile flooring and oak cabinets is sure to please. Also on the first level is a den/office with built-in bookshelves and opens to the beautiful over-sized deck overlooking a very spacious back yard. The finished walk-out basement offers a 4th non-conforming bedroom and 3/4 bath as well as a family room and a hobby room.
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Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 548990
Vaulted open ranch floor perfect for entertaining. Kitchen with granite counters, island, pantry and stainless appliances overlooking great room with gas fireplace. Master suite with walk in closet and private bath with walk in shower. Daylight lower level is ready to finish for extra living space that is plumbed for additional bath and includes passive radon mitigation system. Great community with biking/walking trails and plenty of greenspace to enjoy outdoor living. Carlisle offers 5 year tax abatement. Closing costs with preferred lender.
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Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 549291
Welcome to 3582 120th Avenue, Carlisle! Come home to this spacious ranch with over 4000 sq feet of finished space. Enjoy the tranquility of country living without the burden of maintaining a large acreage! Some amenities include; newly remodeled main floor laundry room, walk-in pantry, walk-in closets in all bedrooms (master has peninsula with drawers), stainless steel appliances (fridge 2013, dishwasher 2017, washer/dryer 2016), master en suite with separate vanities and huge jetted tub, plus much more. The walkout basement has potential for a 4th bedroom, 9 foot ceilings, and a bonus half bath that is stubbed for a shower. Easy access to Highway 5. Out building has man cave with kitchenette, large rec room, and garage with built-in work benches and shelving. All blinds/shades stay. Come check out everything this home has to offer!
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Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 543063
Awesome ranch home backing to scenic greenspace area. Open kitchen/family room floor plan with stone surround fireplace from floor to ceiling. Kitchen features Espresso Staggered cabinets with granite, tile backsplash and granite counters. Master suite includes walk in shower, dual sink vanity and walk in closet. Lower level ready to finish for additional living space. Carlisle offers 5 year tax abatement and USDA Rural Development financing. Closing costs with Hubbell's preferred lender.
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Beds/Baths: 2/1
MLS # 549022
Welcome home to Carlisle! This property has an extra large lot, just under a half acre. You will find two detached garages. One is 24x36 with carport and has 220 electric and an electric furnace. The other garage is 24x24 and offers great storage space. The main level of the home features a newly remodeled full bathroom and two bedrooms. Walk out of the dining room area to a three seasons porch with lots of natural light, a great place to relax and entertain. The lower level has a family room and two non-conforming bedrooms. The furnace and water heater are new and the home also has a wood burner that helps keep energy costs low. The home is close to the bypass making your commute easier and is in the desired Carlisle School District. Small town living just minutes from Des Moines!
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