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: 3/2
MLS # 545899
Know someone who does in home daycare or home school? This is then the perfect home!!! 3 living areas on first floor & an amazing walkout lower level too! Amazing addition added in 2010/11, creating awesome master suite & main floor family room & lower level walkout family room. 4th bedroom easily added! Highlights include LeafGuard gutters & Midwest Basement waterproofing w/ transferrable lifetime warranty! Newer roof & mechanicals. Covered porch, vinyl entry opens to living room w/ bay window & built in shelving. 3 bedrooms on main floor, one full bath & one three quarter, both recently updated! Kitchen has lots of storage, complete w/ pantry & storage closets, & don’t miss the built-in desk. All appliances stay. Spacious eating area & beautiful hardwood floors. Lower level has lots of possibilities for family room, workout room, playroom & office! Wired for security system. Backyard is private, has retaining wall & is fenced. 2 car detached garage. Close to shopping & busline!
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 546105
This property is shown on the preliminary flood map to be put into a 100 year flood zone in 2018.
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!
Beds/Baths: 2/2
MLS # 550838
This budget smart home has a large finished family room on lower level with 3/4 bath, wet bar and lots of storage. Home has had numerous major improvements including Electrical updates, new high efficiency furnace, quality windows and timeless steel siding. Upper level has nice size family room with traditional fireplace. Step outside to a large fenced in back yard with garage with back entrance. Home is just waiting for your finishing touches. Family Trust. Call agent today for a showing.
Beds/Baths: 2/1
MLS # 550733
A little TLC is needed in this ranch home. The floor plan is open and spacious. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. There is also an 2 car detached garage. There is no basement. This home is being sold AS IS. No exceptions. Roof, siding and windows are newer.

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