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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