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Des Moines, Iowa Real Estate

Nestled beneath the Des Moines skyline are numerous affordable, friendly neighborhoods to buy homes in. Homes in Des Moines are moderately priced under $100,000, while older bungalow-style houses are framed by lush foliage and large yards. The Sherman Hills Historic District in Des Moines features walking tours through beautiful Victorian-era homes. Newer homes for sale are priced from $100,000 to $1.4 million for large luxury homes. Many homes in Des Moines are built around neighborhood parks, swimming pools and schools. Des Moines residents are passionate about their community and are active in the Neighborhood Revitalization program. A lovely mix of housing styles and modern amenities can be found in the real estate available at Bloomfield Allen, Capitol East, Drake Park, Gray's Woods, Harding Hills, Kirkwood Glen, Linden Heights, Salisbury Oaks, Valley View Manor and Waveland Woods. Townhomes for sale in Des Moines are available from just under $100,000 to $300,000 and more for large, new properties. Land and lots are available for custom building, as are a few farm and ranch properties.

Des Moines Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Iowa

America's heartland is a diverse mix of bustling metropolitan cities enveloped in the warmth of friendly neighborhoods and small-town camaraderie. This is especially true in Des Moines, a former military post built at the confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers in the central southern part of the state.

Des Moines today is the state capital of Iowa and home to more than 207,000 residents who enjoy quality schools, superb public services and affordable real estate and homes. The Des Moines real estate market offers potential home buyers plenty to choose, from new homes, to trendy condominiums, or other residential property. The jewel in the crown of downtown Des Moines, Iowa is its beautifully refurbished riverfront, a peaceful park-like setting with open green space and stunning river views. More than 700,000 people each year visit this bucolic setting to stroll along the river paths and lounge on park benches. Another major draw to the riverfront is the annual Des Moines Arts Festival, which showcases the work of 150+ locally and nationally-known artists.

Located in the heart of the Corn Belt, Des Moines, Iowa is a regional hub for government, education, business and arts and culture. Des Moines has also gained national recognition as the third largest major insurance center in the world, hosting nearly 60 life, health and casualty companies. Des Moines businesses are connected to parking garages, hotels, restaurants and retail store by a unique 2.8-mile, climate-controlled skywalk system, which links 28 city blocks. Des Moines Public Schools are among the nation's best, serving more than 32,440 students in 63 facilities. Drake University and Grand View College are also located in Des Moines, Iowa.

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