Why is it Great to Live in West Des Moines, IA?

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West Des Moines, Iowa Location

The second-largest city in the Des Moines metropolitan area and the sixth-largest city in Iowa, West Des Moines’ population is nearing 70,000. The family-friendly city hosts a variety of entertainment options and attractions for people of all ages – from individuals just getting started in their career and young families to retirees. It’s no wonder West Des Moines was ranked in Money magazine’s list of the “100 Best Places to Live” in 2015.

West Des Moines, Iowa Schools

The West Des Moines School District has nine elementary schools, two junior high schools, a freshman high school and one high school (Valley), and an alternative high school (Walnut Creek Campus). Private schools in West Des Moines include Dowling Catholic High School and Iowa Christian Academy. 

West Des Moines, Iowa Community

West Des Moines provides residents with an array of amenities that range from top-ranked golf courses in the nation and nature parks to an expansive mall, fine dining and top-rated schools. Golf fanatics can indulge in a membership at Glen Oaks Country Club or Des Moines Golf & Country Club, while the avid shopper has access to more than 150 shops in the largest shopping complex in the state, Jordan Creek Mall. Fine dining and attractions make West Des Moines a destination in the metropolitan area.

West Des Moines is home to some of Iowa’s largest employers, including Hy-Vee, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Athene.

West Des Moines’ attractions, available education and family-friendly atmosphere make it the perfect community for residents of all ages. Contact Ankeny Real Estate group to learn more about available homes in West Des Moines.

Included below are homes for sale and real estate in West Des Moines, IA.

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West Des Moines January 27, 2023
164
Listed
106
Avg. DOM
$255.21
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$379,990
Med. List Price
164 Properties
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Open 2/5
9683 Crestview Dr West Des Moines,  IA 50266
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,743
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
646007
MLS
Two story Townhome from CCS Homes. Come see our private pocket office plan! This is an outside unit for maximum natural lighting, fireplace in family room, full finished basement including full bath....
3
Beds
2F13/411/2
Baths
1,743
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
658396
MLS
New two-story townhome from CCS Homes. 9 inch walls separate you from your neighbor, 3 bedrooms 4 bath, with finished lower level. Owners Suite with tile wall shower, all Graphite appliances in...
3
Beds
2F13/411/2
Baths
1,743
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
658392
MLS
New 2 story townhome from CCS Homes, with full finished basement, 3 bedrooms 4 bath areas, private office on second level.
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,743
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
658401
MLS
CCS Homes 2 story townhomes, several to see, all are outside units with full basements. Standard selections include stain cabinets, quartz countertops, 9 inch wall between units.
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,743
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
658410
MLS
2 story town homes from CCS Homes. Standard selections include full Slate appliance package, quartz countertops 3 bedrooms plus dedicated home office. full basement with bath stub, several to see...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,636
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
1
Day on Site
666647
MLS
This home has all the extras including the great location. The main level features an open floor plan, large living space, a convenient half bath for guests, and a spacious dining area that leads...
Open 1/28
1386 91st St West Des Moines,  IA 50266
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,810
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666679
MLS
Step on in to this spacious two-story, 4 bed/2.5 bath West Des Moines home (Waukee schools). Positioned just west of Des Moines Golf & Country Club, you're going to fall in love with this quiet...
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,762
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666709
MLS
Come see this spacious split-level with over 2200 s.f. of finish living space. It has 3 Bed/3 Bath and located in a PRIME WDM location. The main level features beautiful hardwood floors, updated eat...
Open 1/28
1307 Sedona Dr West Des Moines,  IA 50266
3
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,421
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666729
MLS
Your gorgeous new home awaits. You won't be able to resist this open concept kitchen with dining and living and the cozy fireplaces. Well finished lower level. Exercise equipment is negotiable. One...
2
Beds
1
Baths
966
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
4
Days on Site
666593
MLS
This house is ready to be made a home again. The main level offers a large living room and eat in kitchen with plenty of prep and cabinet space. The second floor features 2 large bedrooms and a...
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,498
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
666626
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the Hamilton. This spacious Ranch home includes 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. The Hamilton offers a Finished Basement providing almost 2200 square feet of total...
4
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,498
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
666627
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the Hamilton. This spacious Ranch home includes 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. The Hamilton offers a Finished Basement providing nearly 2,200 square feet of...