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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: 3/2
MLS # 546992
Hubbell's Wilshire Ranch Plan. Spacious and open floor plan with great natural lighting. Kitchen features espresso colored cabinetry with island, granite and stainless appliances. Mud room/drop zone off garage. Master bedroom with private bath offering walk in shower, double sink vanity and walk in closet. Beautiful stone to ceiling corner gas fireplace. Daylight lower level ready to be finished that is pre-plumbed for 3/4 bath and passive radon mitigation system. Great conservation community with walking/biking trails. Carlisle offer 5 year full tax abatement. Closing costs with preferred lender.
Beds/Baths: 2/1
MLS # 549022
Welcome home to Carlisle! This property has an extra large lot, just under a half acre. You will find two detached garages. One is 24x36 with carport and has 220 electric and an electric furnace. The other garage is 24x24 and offers great storage space. The main level of the home features a newly remodeled full bathroom and two bedrooms. Walk out of the dining room area to a three seasons porch with lots of natural light, a great place to relax and entertain. The lower level has a family room and two non-conforming bedrooms. The furnace and water heater are new and the home also has a wood burner that helps keep energy costs low. The home is close to the bypass making your commute easier and is in the desired Carlisle School District. Small town living just minutes from Des Moines!
Beds/Baths: 3/3
MLS # 546974
Carlisle School District. 2 Story, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage home by Bruce Builders L.L.C. This home features 1,633 sq. ft finished with unfinished basement with daylight window that is stubbed for an additional bathroom. The main level features a unique layout to maximize living and cabinet/counter space with a half bath, a kitchen, dining room, and large living room. SS appliances. The upstairs features a large master with walk-in closet and on-suite full bathroom, 2 more bedrooms, and another full bath. The unfinished basement makes good use of space with utilities pushed to the side so a family room or bedroom can be added and is stubbed for another bathroom. Still time to pick interior flooring & paint! R19 value walls. 30 year shingles. 5 yr Graduated Tax Abatement. Bruce Builders L.L.C. has been building and completing commercial/residential renovations for 30 years in Central Iowa. Builder Warranty + APHW, new construction warranty yrs 2-4. USDA loan area.
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!
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 540812
Development opportunity here! 44.01 acres with highway visibility, right at intersection of hwy 5 and hwy 65.

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