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: 3/2
MLS # 555016
Check out this lovely house. Has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Completely remodeled very nice and spacious. There appears to be more square footage than what the tax assessor report states. Basement Master bedroom is in the basement, its HUGE and really worth checking out, Master bedroom has a Huge master bath. There is an additional office room /non conforming bedroom, Laundry room as well. Upper main level has a nice size kitchen leading to the dining room. 2 bedrooms are sandwiching the bathroom and a nice size living room, lots of storage and closets throughout. Don't forget to check out the terraced back yard with no-one to the back but huge mature trees and lots of "city wildlife" there is also a one car garage. Listing agent has interest in the property.
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 551838
New listing, call me for more details.
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 546274
Be the first to build in this brand new neighborhood in the SE Polk school district. Gentle rolling terrain with commanding views of the surrounding countryside. Bring your own builder or let us introduce you to one of several quality builders who are ready to build your dream home to your exact specifications. Save thousands with 6 year tax abatement. Convenient location between Altoona and Pleasant Hill just minutes from shopping, dining, recreation, and all that eastern Polk County has to offer. Short commutes to anywhere in metro via nearby Hwy 65 “Bypass.”
Beds/Baths: 2/1
MLS # 548762
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO GRANDVIEW COLLEGE! Looking for an investment property? This house is perfect for a family or college students! This home has had the hard work done for you! With new duct work and electrical replacement this house could easily and inexpensively be converted to your ideal home or perfect rental property! Original hardwood floors throughout the house. Shed has power run to it for your lawn care items or kids clubhouse. Home has a current rental certificate so you could be earning income tomorrow! Call for a showing today! **Assessor considers main area as second bedroom due to closet. Large area could be used as living room or bedroom or separated easily for both.
Beds/Baths: 2/1
MLS # 553603
What a rare opportunity to own a completely remodeled two bedroom, one bathroom on the south side of Des Moines. Conveniently located to shopping the downtown district and I235, this property will not last long. French doors that lead to a giant master bedroom with two closets, the second bedroom has barn door covering their closet, granite countertops throughout the kitchen with new cabinets and newer appliances. The bathroom in this home features marble floors with a marble walk-in shower, granite countertops, and double glass vessel sinks. Freshly refinished hardware floors and new paint inside and out and so many other upgrades and new features to this property. Call today for a showing!

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