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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: 5/3
MLS # 549102
Carlisle School district is where you will find this wonderful 5 bedroom 3 full bath ranch home. Located on cul-de-sac street. Nice hardwood floors in the entry and kitchen. Vaulted ceiling in the living room, kitchen. First floor is plumbed for laundry room but is currently located in the lower level. Newer stainless steel appliances and custom blinds in the kitchen. Master bedroom has separate bath and large walk in closet. The lower level is finished and a walk out with daylight window's. The family room has a fireplace and is set up for projection TV. 2 more bedrooms and another full bath. New sump pump in 2017 and central air in 2016. Nice above ground pool with wrap around deck. 3 car attach garage. this home is located close to Easter lake park. *Seller is offering $2,500 carpet allowance*
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Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 541727
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!
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Beds/Baths: 3/1
MLS # 550021
Priced to sell! This cute one and a half story home w/3 bedrooms has a private wooded yard and is centrally located a 1/2 block from Witmer park! Close to Beaverdale shopping area, Drake University and Perkins Elementary...and of course Snookies Malt Shop is a short walk as well! The kitchen is open to the family room with plenty of space between. Pull up a bar stool and chat with the cook about your day, then enjoy your meal in the separate dining area! There are built-in book shelves and plenty of classic storage spaces! Full bath features unique claw foot tub! Upstairs is a hall closet and two lovely bedrooms with a cozy feel. Off the family room is another bedroom or possible office or library for a quiet study area. Updates include all new paint on interior! Newer windows, Furnace, AC and hot water heater.
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Beds/Baths: 2/1
MLS # 548226
Lovely 2 bd 1 bath bungalow with all the character you expect. This home is located in a great neighborhood near Grand View University, Union Park and Birdland Park. The original hardwood floors have been well maintained and you will surely appreciate the updated windows, bath, deck and mechanical systems. There is so much to appreciate that you have to stop in for a closer look! Outside is a paved driveway which leads to the large 2 car gar and partially fenced backyard. Call to schedule a private showing, today!
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Beds/Baths: 2/1
MLS # 548526
Seller has little, if any, knowledge of the physical characteristics of the property. The sale of the property is made on an "As Is", "Where Is" and "with All Faults" basis, and Seller make no warranty or representation, express or implied, or arising by operation of law including, but not limited to, any warranty of condition, title, habitability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the property or any portion thereof. Broker is prohibited by Seller from making any other contrary representation to anyone without express prior written consent from Seller. All Earnest Money contracts submitted by Broker to Seller, as well as all deeds delivered at closing, will contain a "No Warranty Cause." Such contracts shall include special terms or conditions as shall be required by Seller from time to time, even though not enumerated herein.
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