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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: 0/0
MLS # 518900
Nice lot on quiet street.
Beds/Baths: 4/4
MLS # 549162
Just imagine entertaining in this impressive great room with an 18' ceiling height. 4 bedroom in this brand new North Pointe Townhomes Development! Modern open feel and soaring windows for an abundance of natural light. Open kitchen w/ huge island, white cabinetry, quartz counters, pantry, stainless steel appliances, all kitchen appliances included. 2nd floor laundry with Amana washer and dryer included. 4 BR, 3.5 BA, finished basement with daylight windows. Neutral warm gray tones throughout. Deck for entertaining. JamesHardie cement board siding. JOHNSTON SCHOOLS. High Speed Internet is available. Model unit is located at 1401 Mockingbird Ln.
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 531629
Stage Coach Estates is an acreage community north of Grimes, just north of Chevalia Run. The development offers several multi acre building parcels, each with uniqueness like rolling hills, water features, some mature trees and rural views of the neighboring country side. 50 x 100 out buildings are permitted and expected thorough out this neighborhood. Located in Polk county with county wide taxes, Johnston Schools, paved streets, Mid-American electric on each lot, and Black Hills Energy Gas service on the property. See the selective covenants for more details. Bring your builder or call today for a plat and price sheet of the community.
Beds/Baths: 4/3
MLS # 554935
Element 119 welcomes you to the Blake 6.0 plan in Station Crossing-Heritage. This brilliant layout is a fantastic value w/ quality craftsmanship & style @ an affordable price. This home offers almost 2200 sf of finished living space allowing for all lifestyles & has something for the growing family looking for a 4th BR or empty nesters looking for more manageable square footage. There are 2 BR’s on each level w/ Master BR & laundry area on the main floor. This beautiful home also has all the upgraded features that buyers have come to expect. These features include 9’ Ceilings on both levels, Stainless Steel Appliances including refrigerator, Waypoint Cabinets (dovetail, all wood, full extension, soft close with hardware), tile backsplash, granite counters, walk-in pantry, 2nd family room in the lower level, & 24’ deep garage stall. Additionally, this home has daylight windows in the LL. You are within walking distance to Heritage Elementary School. Pick new construction- Element 119.
Beds/Baths: 3/3
MLS # 553154
Destiny Homes has done it again! Presenting the SMART Home Series – Simple, modern and ready to buy! Quality construction homes with an affordable price has finally arrived! Located in Heritage at Grimes featuring walking trails, bike paths, Town Center, park, numerous water features & Heritage Elementary School. Ranch plans, two stories and a new urban split plan available very soon! Call today for additional information on how you can be part of this new home series before it sells out!

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