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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:
MLS # 546293
Be the first to build in this brand new neighborhood in the SE Polk school district. Gentle rolling terrain with commanding views of the surrounding countryside. Bring your own builder or let us introduce you to one of several quality builders who are ready to build your dream home to your exact specifications. Save thousands with 6 year tax abatement. Convenient location between Altoona and Pleasant Hill just minutes from shopping, dining, recreation, and all that eastern Polk County has to offer. Short commutes to anywhere in metro via nearby Hwy 65 “Bypass.”
MLS # 550461
First time home buyer? Looking for income property? This home is ideal for either. 3 bedrooms, new carpet, fresh paint! Back yard fully enclosed with privacy fence. Located just east of Historic Valley Juction. Easy commute to just about anywhere.
MLS # 552191
Iowa DOT Online Auction (Tract 2) – 0.11 surveyed acres m/l located just east of downtown Des Moines and northeast of the East Village Neighborhood. The property is currently located within an R-4 Multi-Family zoning area and other commercial development would require rezoning. Contact city of DSM Planning and Zoning for details. Legal access to this lot will be prohibited from Pennsylvania Avenue and Interstate 235. Access will need to be gained at Buyer’s sole responsibility and expense. **This is tract 2 of a 24 tract auction.**
MLS # 545063
Great two bedroom home in the heart of Beaverdale. Right next door to Ashby Park, so you will never have a neighbor behind you. Fenced-in backyard adds to the private feeling of this home. Attached one car garage. Close to shopping, dining and more opportunities. All appliances stay. Landlords, this property has rental potential.
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MLS # 547544
e5w Lofts located in the Historic East Village is a mixed use building that offers a blend of modern and urban elements. Home to the HOQ Restaurant, Peep Toe, Owen’s Fine Jewelry just to name a few of the amazing retail on the first floor. This loft offers a huge windows, 12 foot ceilings, and a washer & dryer in the loft. A fitness center and bike racks are just cross the hall. A parking space is available for this loft. Enjoy low HOA dues.