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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:
MLS # 545546
Ranch plan by Tanzanite Homes! The Amber plan features a front 3 BR and 2 BA. Gorgeous kitchen with quartz countertop, large island, huge corner pantry and stainless steel appliances. Sun filled eat in kitchen with access to a deck. Very open great room plan with stunning stone fireplace. Great drop zone with built in lockers and laundry. Full sod and 3 car attached garage. Lower level is stubbed for a bath for future finish. Maintenance free vinyl and stone exterior, plus this home has a passive radon mitigation system. Very efficient home built to Energy Star 3.0 standards. No closing costs or origination fee through preferred lender. Walk-out LL with daylight windows. Tax Abatement. Carlisle Schools.
MLS # 543806
Enjoy Golf? This home has an incredible view of the Woodland Hills Golf Course! Unique floor plan with hidden bedroom area, switchback staircase to lower level, and with plenty of entertainment space on both levels of the home. The kitchen features a corner pantry, stainless steel appliances, staggered Espresso cabinets with granite countertops. The roomy master suite is finished with a tray ceiling, a double vanity, tiled shower, and a spacious walk in closet. The Lower Level features 1066 SQ.FT. finished including the 4th Bedroom, Bath and a huge Family Room. LOWER TAXES!! Every Hubbell Home includes a passive radon mitigation system and testing, 15 year basement waterproof guarantee, architectural shingles, ice and water shield along roofline, PEX plumbing, JELD-WEN windows and Kohler fixtures. Association Fees: $205/year
MLS # 551797
Beautiful Woodcrest ranch with a very open floor plan, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, first floor laundry and a 2 car attached garage! Cook and entertain with ease in the large kitchen, with granite countertops, hardwood floors and a center island. Enjoy meals in the separate dining area adjacent to the kitchen or, weather permitting, open the sliding glass doors and enjoy your meal on the deck. The spacious family room, with vaulted ceilings and a corner fireplace - with a built-in TV niche - invites you to quality family time to watch movies or just warm yourselves by the fire! There is an unfinished, full basement with daylight windows that has been stubbed for ¾ bath. Finish this great space to be exactly what you want!! Located on a very quiet street close to shopping and the Hwy 5 Bypass this is not one you’ll want to miss!
MLS # 553299
Historical Home in Kingman Historical District Preserved by a Well Respected Historical Restoration/Preservation Firm with Decades of Professional Experience-Des Moines Building & Land. Restored this 1883 Beauty to all its Splendor. Enjoy the New Amenities, the Soaring 10 feet Open Ceilings, Original Wood Trim throughout, Antique Push Button Switches updated with High End Rejuvenation Switch Plates. Updated Kitchen with Kemper Cabinetry, Quartz Countertops, Kitchen Aide Stainless Steel Appliances & Large Pantry with Kemper Cabinetry. Large Formal Dining & 2 Large Family Rooms. 1st Floor ¾ Bathroom on Main and 1st Floor Laundry & Mother-In Law Bedroom & Large Open Front Porch. Upper Level Features 2 Spacious Bedrooms Plus Large Master Bedroom & 2 Large Bathrooms-Marble Countertops. Additional Attic Level for you to Customize. 2 Car Garage. Partial List of Upgrades: New Roof, Electrical System, Dual Zone Furnace, A/C & Much More. 10 Year Tax Abatement & $20,000 NFC Grant, Home Warranty.
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MLS # 546689
Jasmine Ranch plan by Hubbell Homes. Whether you are a young family or an empty nester, you will love this open floor plan with over 1400 sq ft of living space. No more running up and down the basement stairs to do laundry, this home features a main level laundry and mud room. The kitchens huge granite island invites the family to join in preparing the meals or baking grandmas' famous chocolate chip cookies! If you have small children, Delaware Elementary School is just steps away. Des Moines Tax Abatement/SE Polk Schools. Des Moines Tax Abatement.