Van Meter


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Van Meter, Iowa provides small town living with access to "big city" amenities that prides itself on its quality of life and services. This city provides its residents with ample recreational activities, community events and a variety of things to do and see for every type of person.

For the outdoor enthusiast, Van Meter offers multiple parks, trails and picnic facilities with Johnson Park and the Van Meter Recreation Complex being the largest two. Johnson Park has a shelter, a drinking fountain, playground equipment and a short walking trail with benches that surround a small pond. It is a picturesque area that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. In addition to the work involved with the parks, the board also sponsors the annual Easter Egg Hunt, the city wide garage sale and plant sale, movie nights in the park, a golf night and Halloween Fun in the park. The Van Meter Recreation Complex also provides a host of recreational opportunities for everyone in the city. The complex located on approximately 32 acres bordering the Raccoon River provides youth and adult sport fields for soccer, baseball, softball, and football.

For those who like a quieter day, the Van Meter Library offers a wide variety of events for bookworms of any age. The Bob Feller Museum pays homage to the Van Meter native, nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter, who is known as one of the best pitchers in MLB history. The museum also hosts sport-related events throughout the year, such as meet and greets with famous sports players.

Every June, the entire city comes out to celebrate Raccoon River Days that features a parade, games, food, music and more!  The Van Meter Farmers Market runs each Saturday from June through October and offers visitors seasonal produce, home-baked goods and other items!

For more information on fun things to do and see in Van Meter, as well as residential and commercial information, visit Van Meter’s city website.

When you want to get away for a day, Van Meter is mere minutes from fun 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 Van Meter and the Des Moines Metro area.

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MLS # 535948
Located in prestigious Hickory Lodge in Van Meter. Estate-sized lots nestled in a pleasantly secluded neighborhood of fine homes, winding roads, intimate culs-de-sac and groves of native hardwoods. This family-oriented neighborhood is a short drive to Jordan Creek Town Center and just minutes to downtown Des Moines. Served by the desirable school district of Van Meter, where small class size and individual attention are the norm not the exception.
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MLS # 454200
2.82 Acres facing 105th Street includes part of pond and many trees! Covenants allow 4-H pets. This scenic peaceful development is located in the renowned Van Meter School district. 10 minutes to Jordan Creek Mall and 5 minutes to Badger Creek Park. Annual...HOA DUES $600.00. The aerial photos were taken 9/18/2017. The one with the new dirt work shows the progress for the new bridge that will go over the Raccoon River a few miles east of Booneville. This new road and bridge will make access to developments such as Bluebird Estates and Woodland Valley Estates much more convenient! Keep in mind that with the more direct access, we will also be loosing some gravel roads.
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MLS # 398116
New subdivision in Van Meter. Quality small school district, yet minutes from West Des Moines. Walk-out lot.
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MLS # 398098
New subdivision in Van Meter. Quality small school district, yet minutes from West Des Moines. Walk-out lot.
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MLS # 551666
Take advantage of the 5 year tax abatement in Van Meter. Only 10 minutes to Jordan Creek, 15 minutes to the airport and 20 to downtown, this home will provide a wonderful backdrop for your life. KDC Built, known for quality and attention to detail, brings you a beautiful, well thought out home. The beautiful kitchen includes hardwood, center island, walk in pantry and granite. It opens into the living room/dining area complete with a covered deck to bring the outside in. Don't fear the winters, because you will have a mudroom to contain the winter mess and a fireplace to warm you up. Upstairs is just as wonderful with 4 bedrooms and a master that will make your mornings relaxing with a large walk in shower, walk in closet and double vanities. KDC Built will finish the basement for an additional cost so you can have that second living area that makes life so nice. But don't worry, the 3 car garage is plenty large to store all your toys!
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