Grimes


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Grimes, Iowa is located at the northwest corner of the Des Moines Metro area and offers the amenities of metropolitan life while maintaining all the advantages of a small hometown. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town, a relaxing day or want to get your heart pumping, Grimes has something for you!

Not only is Grimes conveniently located for traveling by car, but also offers easy access to the Grimes Trail System which connects with many of the other Iowa Trail Systems. Along the Grimes trail is Grimes Sports Complex. This 45- acre complex includes tennis courts, soccer fields, including one lit tournament field, sand volleyball courts, softball and baseball fields, basketball courts, a skate park and more. The Grimes Park and Recreation website includes additional details about the trail system, the Grimes Sports Complex, as well as information on the other parks, facilities and activities that you can enjoy throughout the year.

Throughout the year, Grimes hosts events to keep your calendar packed. The Easter Eggstravaganza marks the beginning of many spring events and features face painters, crafts, food and other family-fun events. During June, Governors Days provides 3 days of car shows, fireworks, music, food, parades and much, much more! For the thrifty types, Grimes participates in the Iowa Highway 141 Garage Sale, a 2 day event in the month of August that stretches over 100 miles along Highway 141 and features bargains, vendors and flea markets. During the winter, Grimes community members can deck out their houses and enter in the Outdoor Holiday Lighting Contest.

For information on these community events and the many others that take place throughout the year, check out the Special Community Events website. You can also get additional information about living and working in Grimes on the City of Grimes website and the Grimes Chamber of Commerce website.

If you’re looking to get away, it's a short 25 minute drive to top 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, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Grimes and the Des Moines Metro area.

If you're interested in moving to the area, browse the current list of Grimes homes for sale and come find the home of your dreams.

Grimes Homes for Sale:

Beds/Baths: 4/3
MLS # 529570
Rather than simply doing what's been done, we challenged ourselves to design a home for real life. Here, the kitchen opens to the flexible great room, where gatherings of all kinds naturally happen. But there's privacy where you need it too. Such as a Master's Suite with a well thought out custom shower. We did some of our best thinking where you do some of yours. Another great thought is the covered deck which strengthens the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. A mudroom simplifies your comings and going with a ship-lap sided drop station, bench and a laundry room connected to the master closet. Two additional bedrooms are tucked on the other side from the master so everyone has their own space. The home is complete with finished walk-out lower level on a cul-de-sac, an awesome wet bar, for the nights you want to party like a rock star or have a quiet retreat. A large family room and another bedroom/bath complete this home.
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Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 522444
85.5 acres m/l, in three separate parcels of 40, 28, and 17.5 acres, of productive cropland, with some timber running through the property. Includes tillable acres with a CSR ranging from 83-91. Great place to build a home or hold as an investment property with development potential. These parcels are situated between the cities of Grimes and Urbandale, just north of the Bent Ridge development and surrounded by other upcoming developments. No covenants!
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Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 533674
New building lots available around August 15, 2017.
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Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 522458
85.5 acres m/l, in three separate parcels of 40, 28, and 17.5 acres, of productive cropland, with some timber running through the property. Includes tillable acres with a CSR ranging from 83-91. Great place to build a home or hold as an investment property with development potential. These parcels are situated between the cities of Grimes and Urbandale, just north of the Bent Ridge development and surrounded by other upcoming developments. No covenants!
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Beds/Baths: 3/4
MLS # 540290
Sellers thought it was their "forever" home, but they got a job transfer. 2 story with 2+ garage (approx. 6' extra space for storage) and some finish in the lower level (family room and full bath). Granite countertops, family room with fireplace plus a "bonus" room with French doors . Great size bedrooms, convenient 2nd floor laundry, full front porch for enjoying breezy days!
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