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 September 29, 2022
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Listed
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Avg. DOM
$236.90
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$339,990
Med. List Price
233 Properties
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4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
2,260
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661044
MLS
Don't miss this 2 story, 4 BR, 2.5 BA home with finished LL, and a 430sf 3 season porch across the back of this home. Cozy FR with FP. Eat in kitchen, formal DR & LR. Private yard. Close to...
3
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
1,319
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
660945
MLS
*MOVE-IN READY* D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the London, our newest, contemporary-style townhome plan. In this inner unit plan, the main level features an open floor plan and a large...
3
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
1,319
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
660943
MLS
*MOVE-IN READY* D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the London, our newest, contemporary-style townhome plan. In this inner unit plan, the main level features an open floor plan and a large...
3
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
1,319
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
660940
MLS
*MOVE-IN READY* D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the London, our newest, contemporary-style townhome plan. In this inner unit plan, the main level features an open floor plan and a large...
3
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
1,319
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
660942
MLS
*MOVE-IN READY* D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the London, our newest, contemporary-style townhome plan. In this inner unit plan, the main level features an open floor plan and a large...
3
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
1,319
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
660936
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the London, our newest, contemporary-style townhome plan. In this end unit plan, the main level features an open floor plan and a large living space with a...
Open 10/2
4818 Pommel Place West Des Moines, IA 50265
5
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,526
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661075
MLS
Looking for something unique? Here it is! No expense has been spared. EVERYTHING has recently been updated. Private back yard that includes a heated in-ground swimming pool with new pump and heater,...
Open 10/2
148 Prairie View Dr West Des Moines, IA 50266
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,065
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661052
MLS
Very rare three level Duplex with a walkout finished basement in the perfect location. On the main level, you will find a spacious living room, a separate dining room leading to the kitchen, and a...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,655
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661095
MLS
Fantastic location for this WDM two story! Open concept living, super clean and well maintained.
Main floor offers a dedicated den/home office with French doors, family room with fireplace,...
3
Beds
1
Baths
966
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661091
MLS
Handyman Special! Sold "as is" with hardwood floors, three bedrooms and one bath. Terrific backyard, 1/3 acre. Great location just south of Ashworth and east of Valley West Drive. Basement...
3
Beds
1F23/411/2
Baths
1,530
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
2
Days on Site
660404
MLS
We are excited to present this fabulous, updated home in a great neighborhood of West Des Moines. You will enter the living room and notice the vaulted ceiling. The kitchen features updated, custom...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,304
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
2
Days on Site
660915
MLS
Don't miss the well kept 2 bed/ 2 bath townhome! This property sits in an area of town that's so close to shopping, restaurants, schools, and so much more! Newer upgraded carpet, new fireplace for...