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 December 2, 2021
171
Listed
76
Avg. DOM
$223.63
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$367,400
Med. List Price
171 Properties
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4
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,512
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
2
Days on Site
619659
MLS
Orton Homes Rochester Contemporary Plan. 4 beds, 3 bath home on daylight lot. Large living area open to kitchen and dining area with hardwood floors and ample amounts of natural light. First floor...
4
Beds
2,235
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
3
Days on Site
642296
MLS
A wonderful and welcoming home in a highly sought after neighborhood in West Des Moines! This beautiful home opens into a large entryway that accesses the front living room, the big stairway leading...
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,926
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
4
Days on Site
642158
MLS
This could be it! For sure, there will be an OH WOW as you walk in the front door. Lovingly kept story and 1/2 with master bedroom on the main level. There are 3 fireplaces, a walk out basement and a...
Open 12/5
625 87th St West Des Moines, IA 50266
2
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,551
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
4
Days on Site
642274
MLS
Desirable WDM townhome in Waukee Schools. Located in a quiet and established neighborhood. The main level features a living room, dining area, kitchen, and a half bath. All appliances stay. The...
3
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
1,596
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
5
Days on Site
641974
MLS
Welcome to Mill Ridge community! This community features many home plans that features the popular Forrester duplex plan. 30-year water proofing foundation, LVP flooring, Arlo Video doorbell, passive...
5
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,908
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
5
Days on Site
629986
MLS
Projected completion January, 2022. Located in the popular Westport Plat 2! Just minutes to Jordan Creek, and easy access to the interstate! Dynasty Homes brings you this 5 bedroom, 3 bath Walkout...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,738
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
5
Days on Site
629991
MLS
Daylight 2 story with a pond View. This home is projected to be completed March, 2022. 2 Story with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths! Kitchen contains sit at island, large pantry with barn doors, painted...
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,376
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
9
Days on Site
642030
MLS
This COMPLETELY updated 3 bedrooms 2.5 bath townhome in West Des Moines is filled with TONS of updates & upgrades! Granite countertops in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, newly installed wood...
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
999
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
10
Days on Site
642110
MLS
Ideal location for this Westin Heights ranch condo! The kitchen is delightful w/ center island, pantry closet, granite counters, plenty of cabinets and stainless appliances including a double oven!...
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,339
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
10
Days on Site
642137
MLS
Move-in ready! Ranch located in WDM school district, blocks away from Valley Junction & near the American Legion Park. Over 1300 sqft on the main level & approx 300 sqft finished in the lower level....
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,600
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
11
Days on Site
642080
MLS
Located in Glen Oaks, a private gated golf community. Walkout ranch, backs to golf course, has 2,898 sq ft, 3 BRs, 2.5 baths, spacious kitchen with eating area with cherry cabinets and white trim,...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,634
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
14
Days on Site
641839
MLS
PRIME LOCATION!! This West Des Moines ranch home is just a short drive to many of the favorite spots! This home boasts over 3,200 sq ft finished is perfect for buyers looking for room to spread out....