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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: 2/1
MLS # 543608
Conveniently located ranch in a fantastic southside neighborhood! 2 bedrooms on main level with full bathroom. Kitchen features sliders that open to the deck and fenced yard! Lower level is finished with additional bathroom. Hardwood floors under carpet on main level. Detached 24 x 30 oversized 2 car garage! Call today for a private showing!
Beds/Baths: 2/2
MLS # 545826
Let someone else shovel the snow and mow the grass. This affordable home has it all and is perfect for the first time homebuyer. Open floor plan is ideal for entertaining friends and family. Large picturesque window lets in tons of natural light. Oak kitchen has ample counter and cabinet space for the cooking enthusiast along with pantry for added space. Spacious half bath rounds out the main level. 2nd level offers master bedroom with his/her walk in-closet, 2nd bedroom, full bath and laundry for added convenience. Private patio area for your outdoor space. 1 car attached garage for additional storage space along with shelving which will be left with home. All appliances including washer/dryer are included with sale of this home. Located close to large playground, shopping, restaurants, Adventureland Amusement park and so much! SE Polk School district is another added perk of this home. Make your dream of home ownership a reality and schedule a showing today!
Beds/Baths: 2/1
MLS # 543509
Cute & Turn-Key! Character abounds in this cottage accented with neutral gray tones, original brick walls, new tile flooring, new paint, new windows and gutters & a recently remodeled back bedroom with its own private entrance. Outside get the best of both worlds: large, flat front yard is a blank canvas for anyone wanting a home + garden of their very own; while the shaded nook out-back adds a private outdoor getaway to enjoy. Single car garage, new shingles & siding. Conveniently located just blocks off Main Street, Beaverdale! Walk to trendy shops/restaurants in this popular Portland-like millennial location.
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 544688
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 including walkout, daylight, and standard lots. 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!
Beds/Baths: 3/1
MLS # 544592
This home has been in the same family since 1958 and it's been so well taken care of. There is so much new to list! All new kitchen, new soft close cabinets, flooring, backsplash, paint. Completely new bathroom. The hardwood floors in the three bedrooms have been refinished and are beautiful, there are hardwood floors under the new carpet in the living room too! New roof, furnace, a/c, water heater. All the air ducts were cleaned and ALL windows are newer. New light fixtures and new front doors. You will love the large yard and spacious garage! Nestled into a nice, quiet neighborhood. Everything has already been taken care of for you, you just need to move in!

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