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: 0/0
MLS # 541750
Welcome to the exciting new development of Lake View Ridge! Featuring Carlisle Schools and 6 Year Des Moines Tax Abatement! Offering a variety of shape and size lots from 0.209-0.617 Acres, you'll have plenty of options to choose from. The development is conveniently located near Easter Lake, less than 5 miles from downtown, and has quick access to Highway 5 and 65 to zip around the metro. Bring your own builder or use ours!
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Beds/Baths: 4/3
MLS # 541800
Check out this spacious newly renovated home with 2500 plus square feet of living space. This corner lot is nestled in the Easter Lake area and minutes from many amenities. This home has 4 bedrooms, master bedroom with ¾ bathroom on the main level, finished basement with fourth bedroom and ½ bathroom, formal dining room, eat in kitchen and 2 very large living rooms. Enjoy time on the very spacious deck that overlooks the fenced in backyard. This entire home has been completely renovated with new roof, siding, HVAC, and fireplace with remote. The kitchen is a huge focal point of the home with all new cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steal appliances.
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Beds/Baths: 4/3
MLS # 538702
Check out this well maintained 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in a unique south-side area. This neighborhood has a country-like feel and features beautiful views of nature from the front and back. It boasts many extras including 2 full baths with double sinks, Corian counter tops in the kitchen, 2 large family room areas on the main floor and 1,500 sq ft of nicely finished space in the basement. This home is move-in ready and great for large social gatherings including a large picturesque back patio!
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Beds/Baths: 2/1
MLS # 537158
Virtually new 1954 two bedroom, 1 bath ranch home on west side of Des Moines. One-half block to Frisbee Park. One-half mile to Valley Junction shopping and entertainment. New furnace and central air in 2012. Roof, windows, siding and 2+ car garage in 2013. New insulation in 2015. Concrete driveway and kitchen update in 2016. Large 2-level deck on back of home with sliding patio door. All appliances and washer/dryer included as well as window coverings. All of this and also includes HSA home warranty.
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Beds/Baths: 2/2
MLS # 541190
You will love this 1188 square foot 2nd floor condo in the heart of the east village the minute you walk thru the door. The open kitchen/living area with fireplace has very large windows bringing in plenty of light. Enjoy this wonderful kitchen with an abundance of cupboards, granite countertops, stainless appliances and spacious pantry and laundry area. Each private bedroom offers a large walk-in closet and has its own private full bath. There are also hardwood floors throughout the condo. You will love the high ceilings and open feel of this condo. Also included is one parking space in the secure underground parking garage.
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