Homes for sale in Carlisle

Carlisle, Iowa is a great place to buy a home! It's a small town with a tight-knit community, great schools, and plenty of outdoor activities. It's located near some of the best parks and trails in the state and is only a short drive away from Ames and Des Moines. Plus, the cost of living is very affordable and there are plenty of opportunities for employment. All in all, it's a great place to live and raise a family!

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Carlisle June 25, 2024
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About Carlisle

Carlisle is a quaint community, nestled off the Highway 5 bypass and less than 25 minutes from downtown Des Moines. Carlisle is the ideal location for your family to live or your business to thrive. It has easy access to a class 1 railroad, Highway 5 and interstates 35/80. Here, there are numerous opportunities to achieve a fulfilling lifestyle in Central Iowa. With our top-rated schools and clean, safe and family-friendly neighborhoods, it’s easy to call Carlisle “home”. However, as part of a dynamic and growing metro area, the city is only a short drive from Des Moines area destinations such as Blank Park Zoo, the Science Center of Iowa and downtown events such as the nationally renowned Des Moines Arts Festival and Downtown Farmers Market.

4,181 (2021)
3,891 (2010)

Other Facts About Carlisle:
Median Age: 37.4
Median Household Income: $86,087
Median Home Value: $163,800


Carlisle Community School District
430 School St., Carlisle, IA 50047

2,100 Students
2 Elementary Schools
1 Middle School
1 High School

Downtown Des Moines: 11.9 Miles
West Des Moines: 20.7 Miles
Ankeny: 23.4 Miles
Indianola: 13.2 Miles

City Government
195 N First St, Carlisle, IA 50047

195 N First St, Carlisle, IA 50047

Parks and Recreation
1220 S 5th St, Carlisle, IA 50047

Aquatic Center
1230 S 5th St, Carlisle, IA 50047
Daily – 12:30-6:30 pm
Wednesday Hours – 12:30-8:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday – 11:00-12:00 DAYCARE swim
Wednesday 11:00 to 12:00 Mommy & Me swim time

Recreation Center – This facility with 20 ft ceilings is great for a wedding reception, graduation party or any general get together that requires a nice building with kitchen facilities.
Deposit: $150
Rate: Hourly= Resident$30/hr /Non Resident$45/hr
Rate: All day= Resident $200/Non-Resident $400

Community Building
35 Vine St, Carlisle, IA 50047
Hold a small meeting or a Christmas Party in our Community Building just East of downtown Carlisle.
Deposit: $150
Rate: All day - Resident $75/Non-Resident $100

Carlisle Public Library
135 School St, Carlisle, IA 50047
Monday-Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM
Friday-Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM

Solid Waste/Recycling: Metro Waste Authority 515-964-5229
Recycling: Waste Management 866-909-4458

Carlisle Municipal Electric, 515-989-3224 After hours electric outages: 515-961-6911
MidAmerican Energy Company, Residential 888-427-5632. Business 888-329-6261. To report a Gas Leak 800-595-5325
Water: 515-989-3224
Garbage and Recycling: Metro Waste Authority 515-283-8700

Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce
27 School St, Carlisle, IA 50047