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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: 3/2
MLS # 549054
Savannah Home is excited to be building in Summersfield, a popular SE Polk neighborhood near Altoona. Several homes are currently available, including this 3 Bedroom "Lancut" plan. Buy in confidence from Savannah Homes, your established, trusted homebuilder with a 20+ year reputation for delivering quality, value, and service. As part of Savannah's SELECTION SERIES, this attractive, energy efficient home includes a generous list of standard features and is offered at a very attractive price. Of course options and upgrades are available to meet the new owner’s budget and taste. Great NE Des Moines location close to shopping, dining, and entertainment with easy commutes to entire metro via nearby Hwy 65 “Bypass.” Delaware Elementary School is right next door and there are school bus stops in the neighborhood for SE Polk HS and Middle School. Save thousands with 6 year tax abatement.
Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 548593
Check out this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, with a 4th non conforming bedroom! Great Northeast side location close to the interstate, Union Park, restaurants, shopping and more! Newer siding, windows, plumbing and wiring from 2011! Sewer line replaced in 2014 and new central air in 2015! Home just needs a little TLC with some cosmetic interior projects like new carpet or flooring if you choose to, home is being sold as is! Previous garage was torn down and a slab is in the back yard if you choose to build a new one, and has access to the alley. Nice tall fenced in back yard, perfect if you have dogs to keep them in and nice large driveway for off street parking! Call the listing agent today to schedule a showing before this one is gone!
Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 548695
With just one-and-a-half stories, this Cape Cod is a perfectly manageable size, offering little-to-no wasted space. The upstairs bedrooms are deliciously cozy with their sloping eaves and quirky little gable windows. In 2015 the furnace, water heater and insulation were upgraded. The upstairs bathroom has been remodeled. Newer interior paint, kitchen tile, sink and dishwasher. Privacy fence. Security system. Extra shed behind the garage to satisfy the gardener of the house. Architecturally Capes seem to age gracefully without ever appearing dated. With its simple, no-frills shape and cozy, cottage-like aesthetic, this home evokes a sense of nostalgia. It's just waiting for you to consider as your next home.
Beds/Baths: 3/1
MLS # 549287
Sold AS IS. New roof being done 10/13/2017.
Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 549420
Don’t miss out on this beautiful south side ranch! This meticulously maintained home features a 2 car garage, private backyard, 3 bedrooms, and partially finished basement. You’ll enjoy the updated kitchen, hardwood floors in the kitchen and bedrooms, peaceful deck, newer windows, updated bath, and plenty of storage space in the basement. This one won’t last long!

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