Carlisle


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When you’re in Carlisle, Iowa you’re surrounded by rolling hills, pristine woodlands and the convergence of two rivers. Carlisle is taking the extra steps needed to preserve its natural environment by adopting conservation techniques as it grows. Instead of seeing pavement take over its hillsides, you will see native plants used to absorb rain water, trails used to connect all parts of the community and residents looking for ways to maintain the natural beauty.

Each season in Carlisle brings a variety of events and activities for everyone, young and old. During the fall, enjoy high school football games, church bazaars, bonfires and hay rack rides. October is especially busy with Carlisle’s Trail of Terror which gets your Halloween started off right and Pumpkinfest featuring a costume parade and a downtown adored with Jack-O-Lanterns. Light Up Carlisle lightens the night sky in a beautiful display of holiday cheer, complete with food and a visit by Santa.

Spring and summer are just as busy with monthly lawn mower races held at the River Bottom Raceway, the Community Family Bike Ride and Breakfast in June and the annual 4th of July festival which boasts one of the largest parades and fireworks displays in the area. You can also cool off at the Carlisle Aquatics Center which features a heated pool, 1 meter diving board, drop slide, 11 ft diving area, swim lanes, super sidewinder slide, water cascade umbrella, frog slide, bubbling beach and a water's edge snack bar. 

Visit Carlisle's City website for information on these events and other things happening around town, as well as living and working in this beautiful city.

When you want to get away, Carlisle is a short drive from all of the 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 on events happening around the Des Moines Metro area, check out the Catch Des Moines website. 

Are you looking for a new home?  Then browse through the current list of Carlisle homes for sale and come see for yourself why Carlisle is the natural choice for you to live, work and play.

Carlisle Homes for Sale:

Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 544951
BUSINESS AND BUILDING FOR SALE Start your business in the growing community of Carlisle! This 3000sf building currently houses Cal's Fine Foods&Spirits and offers a great location for dining and meeting friends for a relaxing afternoon on the patio. Just off Hwy 5 bypass and 2 blocks north on S 1st St, you will attract business from school events (high school just across the street), downtown and traffic passing through Carlisle on the Hiway 5 Bypass. Building also has an 800 sf apartment upstairs. Come join the community of Carlisle and enjoy managing your own business!
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Beds/Baths: 3/3
MLS # 552087
Whether you are looking to downsize or are looking for a simpler lifestyle, Carlisle's Danamere Townhome community is what you've been waiting for. Enjoy the great outdoors on the walking/biking trails that lead to a gorgeous nature center, parks and Summerset Bike Trail. Relax in your sunroom or deck overlooking large areas of greenspace with wildflowers and prairie grasses. This Hubbell Forrester Plan features a bright white kitchen that includes an island, pantry, granite and stainless appliances. Great room with corner fireplace with stone surround. Private master ensuite with access to laundry. Plenty of room in the finished lower level for entertaining extra guests. Association handles lawn care and snow removal. Carlisle offers 5 year tax abatement. Small town living, just minutes to anywhere in the Des Moines metro area.
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Beds/Baths: 2/2
MLS # 552047
Welcome to Carlisle's newest townhome community. Whether you are looking to downsize or for a simpler lifestyle, this is what you've been waiting for. You will be able to relax and enjoy the great outdoors from your deck overlooking greenspace with wildflowers and natural prairie grasses Get out and walk/bike the trails to the awesome nature park. The Hubbell Charleston Plan features a great kitchen with staggered cabinets, stainless appliances and granite counters. Spacious great room with corner fireplace. Private master ensuite with walk in shower. Drop zone off the garage to keep you organized. Quality named brand products including Kohler, GE, PEX plumbing, Jeld-Wen Windows. Carlisle offers 5 year tax abatement. Small town living, just minutes to anywhere in the Des Moines Metro area.
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Beds/Baths: 3/3
MLS # 552043
Welcome to Carlisle's newest townhome community. Whether you are looking to downsize or for a simpler lifestyle, this is what you've been waiting for. This affordable Hubbell Bradford plan allows you plenty of space with the additional finished lower level. Cute side patio for your outdoor enjoyment. Great kitchen offers staggered cabinets, breakfast bar, granite and stainless appliances. Comfortable great room with corner fireplace. Quality named brand products including Kohler, GE, PEX plumbing, Jeld-Wen Windows. Relax and let the association handle lawn care and snow removal. Take advantage of the trails surrounded by wildflowers and natural prairie grasses. Carlisle offers 5 year tax abatement. Small town living, just minutes to anywhere in the Des Moines Metro area.
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Beds/Baths: 4/3
MLS # 548850
BETTER THAN NEW! Immaculate Star Home resale with nearly 2,500 sq/ft built in 2012 with 4 BDR, 3 BTH and backs to green space. The open floor plan is ideal for entertaining family. Walking in you are greeted with beautiful hardwood floors throughout main. Office is located at front of house perfect for those working from home. In kitchen you will love the dark cabinets with pullout drawers, granite countertops & mosaic tile backsplash. The kitchen also features a large center island separating cooking from dining area and opens to living room with fireplace. The split BDR layout features a master ensuite on one side and add'l BDR and laundry room off the 3 car garage. Downstairs you find the same builder quality finish - large living room, full bath and 2 BDR add extra living space for your family in add'n to plenty of storage. All stainless steel appliances stay with home PLUS washer & dryer. Outside the attention to detail continues with extensive landscaping and large stone patio.
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