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 May 29, 2022
120
Listed
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Avg. DOM
$249.00
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$384,945
Med. List Price
120 Properties
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4
Beds
3
Baths
1,805
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
2
Days on Site
653017
MLS
Better than new ranch from Element 119. Breathtaking modern ranch built with top of the line craftsmanship. Enter through 8' French door and be greeted with an open floor plan with 10' tray...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,438
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
3
Days on Site
652524
MLS
LOCATION! Welcome to this West Des Moines 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath,2 car garage, 2 -story End unit townhome within the Waukee School District! Upon entering this spacious townhome you will notice the...
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
2,536
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
3
Days on Site
652948
MLS
Check out this awesome West Des Moines 4 bed home! This home has a large family room with gas fireplace, large living room, dining
room and even an office space on the first floor! The second...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,347
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
3
Days on Site
652952
MLS
Here's the perfect WDM Townhome you've been looking for. With a perfect location located just minutes from I35 and all the shopping/restaurants that West Glen/WDM offer, you can't beat this area....
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,268
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
3
Days on Site
652970
MLS
Rare Find! Location, Location, Location Sharp 1 1/2 story with walkout lower level in WDM's Westridge neighborhood. Main floor primary bedroom with luxury updated bathroom. Over 3,200 sq. ft. of...
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,492
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
3
Days on Site
652974
MLS
24 Hour sale - Aspen plan
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,244
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
3
Days on Site
652986
MLS
Hardwood floors throughout main level of home with 3 bedrooms up and 4th non-conforming in lower level. Full bath on main floor with with updated 1/2 bath off master bedroom. Tons of closet and...
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,216
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652837
MLS
Located east of Valley West Mall, this 2 bed/2 bath West Des Moines condo is ready for you to put your finishing touches on it and make it your own. The open and spacious main living space with...
4
Beds
2F13/411/2
Baths
1,599
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652839
MLS
Beautiful ranch home nestled in West Des Moines! This home features an open floor plan with island and pantry. The covered deck outside is perfect for grilling and entertaining. Master bathroom...
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,473
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652859
MLS
Here it is!! That hard to find West Des Moines3 BR, 2 1/2 bath townhome with basement and 2 car attached garage! Open floor plan with lots of nice finishes like soft close drawers, stainless steel...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,923
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652875
MLS
This West Des Moines two story home has an open design living room with large windows; a spacious master bedroom suite with a vaulted ceiling, double vanity, Jet Tub; 4 season sunroom(That's not...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,301
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652763
MLS
You won't want to miss this 1,300 sq. ft. townhome near the Jordan Creek area. open floor plan on the first level with a living room, dining area, kitchen with SS appliances, and a half bath. The...