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: 0/0
MLS # 554375
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Beds/Baths: 2/1
MLS # 555131
Nice layout in this home, needs some cosmetic work. Sits back from the street, has a nice fenced yard, two large sheds for storage and on a street of a lot nicer/higher valued homes.
Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 553947
Welcome home! This spacious 2 Story features 3 Bedrooms, 2 updated bathrooms, and one detached garage! This home has been recently renovated with new cabinets, new flooring throughout and many more upgrades. Commuting is no problem for this one as it is minutes from downtown, shops, and McHenry Park!
Beds/Baths: 0/2
MLS # 554122
Separate gas and electric meters, single water meter. Rental certificate is active.
Beds/Baths: 2/2
MLS # 552217
Conveniently located less than one block from Merle Hay Mall and to a bus line, amenities are plentiful in this location! This adorable 2 bedroom 2 bath home offers a huge deck on the front of the home. Inside has new flooring throughout and a open floor plan! Living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bathroom are located on this level. The basement has some finish, stays dry and could be used for some additional space; basement area has laundry and a 2nd bathroom in addition to storage. The one car detached garage has a new garage door. House has a new roof installed in 2017. The fenced backyard is a nice surprise, great for entertaining because of the nice firepit area. This home is located in a NFC area to take advantage of a $10,000 forgivable grant and $2500 towards buyers closing cost with approved credit.

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