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 21, 2021
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Listed
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Avg. DOM
$217.67
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$350,000
Med. List Price
207 Properties
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2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,152
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
2
Days on Site
637969
MLS
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5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,708
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
2
Days on Site
626981
MLS
Spacious Glen Oaks home with many updates! Your chance to own in exclusive golf community. 9' plus ceilings, open entry and large eat-in kitchen, granite countertops with center island. Newer SS...
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,825
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
637988
MLS
New Estes plan from our Roots series features a great floor plan and upgrades galore. Main level flooring is waterproof and scratch resistant LVP throughout. Family room has large windows and...
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,825
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
637993
MLS
New Estes plan from our Roots series features a great floor plan and upgrades galore. Main level flooring is waterproof and scratch resistant LVP throughout. Family room has large windows and...
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,225
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
3
Days on Site
637902
MLS
Welcome to a spacious townhome in prime West Des Moines. This maintenance free home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with two oversized living rooms. One living room with HUGE ceilings upstairs also...
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,007
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
5
Days on Site
637800
MLS
Don't miss this move in ready 3 bed 2 bath WDM ranch just steps from Fairmeadows Park and bike trail system! Plus so many options for entertaining both inside and out! Walking inside you'll find a...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,773
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
5
Days on Site
637813
MLS
Located in one of West Des Moines most premier communities. The Estate homes at the Village of Ponderosa is just a walk from the West Glen shopping and entertainment district, Super Target and West...
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,675
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
5
Days on Site
637684
MLS
Bradford Place, townhome living at its best! This sought-after end unit offers a rare 80-foot frontage for maximum privacy in townhome living on a well-landscaped lot. Warm Hickory engineered wood...
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
2,206
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
5
Days on Site
637862
MLS
You want more than just a home; you want community & lifestyle This attractive traditional floor plan boasts 4 oversized bedrooms/2.5 bath/2 car oversized garage. This lush property is a real...
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,010
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
5
Days on Site
637882
MLS
WOW!!!! Amazing 2 bedroom and 2 bath townhouse that has had plenty of updates for you to move right in. Walking in the door you will go up a few stairs to a large open concept kitchen, living room...
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
2,326
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
6
Days on Site
637702
MLS
This 4 bedroom two story home in WDM is truly a must see! It checks every box of what you need in your next home, while still delivering on all of your wants! As you pull in the driveway, you will...
Open 9/26
373 S Huston Dr West Des Moines, IA 50266
4
Beds
2F13/411/2
Baths
1,889
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
6
Days on Site
637727
MLS
Welcome home! Immaculate West Des Moines Drake resale with first flr office, vaulted great rm with stone FP, dining area w/ built ins for your Holiday entertaining, kitchen w/expresso cabinets, newer...