Des Moines Homes for Sale

Des Moines, Iowa is an amazing place to call home! The city is full of vibrant culture, great restaurants, and plenty of outdoor activities. There are numerous parks, lakes, and trails to explore, along with plenty of shopping and entertainment options. The cost of living is fairly low, making it an affordable place to buy a home. In addition, the city has an excellent school system and a strong economy, making it a great place to raise a family. If you're looking for a great place to call home, Des Moines, Iowa should be at the top of your list!

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Des Moines is the capital city in Iowa, with so many diverse & incredible neighborhoods within... it would be a large task to list every single one. We will 'highlight' a few, along with some of their best attributes!

** Beaverdale ~ Recognized for distinctive appearance of its brick homes, the Beaverdale Neighborhood attracts families due to the traits appealing to early suburbanites who moved here; well-built traditional style homes, tree-lined streets, and closeness to restaurants (Christopher's restaurant & GoodSons are a couple of the locals top picks), shopping, work, and parks (3 city parks within 50+ acres of parkland). There are 8 K-12 schools & 1 private school in immediate area. Fun fact: Beaverdale is known for their neighborhood's bragging rights on home Christmas lighting displays!

** Oak Park, Highland Park & Union Park ~ Neighborhoods in North Des Moines, that have something in common to boast about... the upcoming Riviera Stage (outdoor music venue) in Riverview Park, along with an improved Amusement area for children & much more! These neighborhoods are close in proximity with many gems: Captain Roy's, Birdland area in Union Park - GREAT entertainment on the river; Chuck's Restaurant, a 'staple' in the Higland Park neighborhood since 1956 (undergoing renovations now!); Slow Down Coffee Shop in Highland Park is a MUST; Des Moines Mercantile, a cherished retail shop in Oak Park! 

** Sherman Hill ~ Des Moines' oldest neighborhood, lined with astoundingly beautiful historic homes, settled into hilly streets next to the Downtown & Ingersoll areas. Smokey Row Coffee Shop is a gem for studying, game playing, food & drink; Aposto at the Scala House, fine dining in a historic home;  Gateway Market, cultural varieties in a small market with a lot to offer; Lua Brewing, local brewery with a outdoor area... all of it makes you smile!

** Waveland Park ~ A generously sized neighborhood in Des Moines that offers a lot to their residents. Waveland Park is one of the best places to live in Iowa, offering residents a dense suburban feel but with most residents owning their homes. Waveland Park Golf Course is a stunning favorite in the Des Moines area, along with multiple neighborhood public parks. Simon's is a polished bistro that serves fantastic Italian & American cuisine; The Waveland Cafe, a local go-to that attracts guests from all over the Des Moines area; The Des Moines Community Playhouse, which holds the John Viars & the Kate Goldman's Children Theatres and endless opportunities to be entertained, take classes & more!

Des Moines Community Information

The City of Des Moines is Iowa’s capital city and the county seat of Polk County. The local government serves more than 215,000 residents throughout 52 neighborhoods with more than 4,000 acres of parkland and 81 miles of trails. The City of Des Moines stands to be a financially strong city with exceptional city services, fostering an involved community in a customer friendly atmosphere. Des Moines is the core of one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest and is beaming with community pride and accolades.

212,031 (2022 estimate)
203,433 (2010)

Other Facts About Des Moines:
Median Age: 34
Median Household Income: $54,843
Median Home Value: $141,300


Des Moines Public Schools
2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321

31,023 Students
38 Elementary Schools
11 Middle Schools
5 High Schools
10 Special Schools/Programs

City Government

400 Robert D Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA 50309


25 E 1st St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Parks and Recreation

1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309


76 parks

Most parks include Picnic Tables, Benches, Charcoal Grills, Basketball Courts, Open Space, Accessible Playground, and an Open Shelter.


27 pools, splashpools, spraygrounds and aquatic centers

Golf Courses

Blank Park Golf Course
711 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320

Bright Grandview Golf Course
2401 E 29th St, Des Moines, IA 50317

Waveland Golf Course
4908 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311


Central Library
1000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 283-4152

9:00 AM-8:00 PM Monday-Thursday
9:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday
10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday
1:00-5:00 PM Sunday

East Side Library
2559 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 283-4152

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Monday-Thursday
10:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday
10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday
Closed Sunday

Forest Avenue Library
1326 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 283-4152

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Monday-Thursday
10:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday
10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday
Closed Sunday

Franklin Avenue Library
5000 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 283-4152

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Monday-Thursday
10:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday
10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday
1:00-5:00 PM Sunday

North Side Library
3516 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 283-4152

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Monday-Thursday
10:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday
10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday
Closed Sunday

South Side Library
1111 Porter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 283-4152

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Monday-Thursday
10:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday
10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday
Closed Sunday


Gas and electric: MidAmerican Energy: 888-427-5632
Water, sewer, trash, and recycling: Des Moines Water Works: 515-283-8700

Chamber of Commerce

Greater Des Moines Partnership