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

Discover the Activities, Entertainment and Advantages of Living in West Des Moines

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 April 22, 2024
166
Listed
119
Avg. DOM
$270.92
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$427,500
Med. List Price
166 Properties
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3
Beds
1
Baths
1,292
Sq.Ft.
1913
Year Built
1
Day on Site
693719
MLS
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,999
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
1
Day on Site
684870
MLS
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,130
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
1
Day on Site
693721
MLS
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,285
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
4
Days on Site
693594
MLS
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,685
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
4
Days on Site
693443
MLS
3
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
1,454
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
4
Days on Site
693521
MLS
4
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,032
Sq.Ft.
1952
Year Built
4
Days on Site
693611
MLS
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,523
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
4
Days on Site
693616
MLS
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,970
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
4
Days on Site
693653
MLS
5
Beds
4
Baths
2,893
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
4
Days on Site
693670
MLS
Open 4/28
3751 SW Indigo Ave West Des Moines,  IA 50266
5
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
3,813
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
4
Days on Site
693596
MLS
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,540
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
4
Days on Site
693115
MLS