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  • 421 Belmont St
    Milo, Iowa
    $74,900
    Beds 2
    Baths 1
    MLS # 441667

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  • 3316 NW 13th St
    Ankeny, Iowa
    $255,900
    Beds 3
    Baths 2
    MLS # 446114

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  • 4050 Plainview Dr
    Des Moines, Iowa
    $132,500
    Beds 3
    Baths 1
    MLS # 450169

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  • 2100 E 41st St
    Des Moines, Iowa
    $137,500
    Beds 3
    Baths 2
    MLS # 452924

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  • Lot #1 Quincy Trl
    Indianola, Iowa
    $66,000
    Beds 0
    Baths 0
    MLS # 441640

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  • 1921 SW Westwood St
    Ankeny, Iowa
    $53,900
    Beds 0
    Baths 0
    MLS # 432101

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  • 2080 W 2nd Ave
    Indianola, Iowa
    $90,000
    Beds 0
    Baths 0
    MLS # 364818

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  • 3416 SE 1st St
    Des Moines, Iowa
    $129,900
    Beds 3
    Baths 1
    MLS # 451885

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  • 118 W Jefferson
    Osceola, Iowa
    $35,000
    Beds 0
    Baths 0
    MLS # 436132

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  • 1316 Laurel St
    Des Moines, Iowa
    $14,900
    Beds 0
    Baths 0
    MLS # 448039

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  • Adel Iowa

    Adel, Iowa is home to approximately 3,682 people and has been steadily growing since 1847 to become the community it is today. It's a charming, friendly, small town with bricked downtown streets just a few miles west of the Des Moines metro area. If you’re looking for a city that offers unique shops, friendly service and welcoming hospitality, you'll love it here.

    Located just off of the beaten path, Adel offers numerous recreational activities like camping, biking, and canoeing. The Raccoon River Trail runs right through town, which features 56 miles of paved trails winding through the natural beauty of Dallas, Guthrie and Greene counties. Kinnick/Feller Park is Adel’s largest and oldest park and provides residents with are volleyball courts, softball fields, a football field, as well as the city’s swimming pool, boat ramp to Raccoon River, playground equipment and full park amenities including grills, restrooms and park shelters.

    If you’re looking for festivals and community events that happen all year, Adel is the community for you! In May, the Annual Atherton House Spring Kiln Opening brings together traditional, whimsical, functional, decorative pottery from 90 creative Americana potters. Enjoy a special collection of tiles and pottery, along with artist talks, wine and food. The All Iowa Wine Festival, an annual event held in June brings together wine, food, music and a relaxed atmosphere where you can sample the premier of local Iowa wines. In August, come celebrate with the community at the annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival that features 7 tons of delicious sweet corn, one of the largest parades in Iowa, music, dancing, a car show, a 5K and much more. Stick around for the Dallas County Fair just north of Adel for six days of Grand Stand shows, livestock exhibits, rodeo events, live concerts, race events and more during this entertaining week!

    Other events throughout the year include reading programs, musical performances, movie nights, ice cream socials and more. For more information on current and annual events, living in Adel and more, check out the Discover Adel website or the Adel Chamber of Commerce website.

    When you want to get away, Adel is a short drive to all of the top Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market.  For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Adel and the Des Moines Metro area.

    Are you interested in moving to Adel?  Then check out the most up-to-date list of available Adel homes for sale and come see why this is the perfect city to live, work and play.

     

  • Altoona Iowa

    Altoona, Iowa sits at the crossroads of America’s busiest Interstates. Altoona's business community is progressively growing, while staying rooted in small town traditions that make the city a great place to live, work and play.

    Whether you're looking for a gourmet dinner, an exciting horse race, an enjoying run or bike ride along scenic trails, or a quiet night out, Altoona has something for you! Prairie Meadows, Bass Pro Shops, and the Adventureland Theme Park all have events throughout the summer for people of all ages.  If the weather gets too hot, head over to the Altoona Aquatics Center where you can zoom down water slides, take a leap off of a diving board or get your exercise in the lap lanes.  There's also a wide assortment of restaurants to satisfy anyone's palate or head to the Produce and Art Market in August and make your own gourmet meal out of local produce. 

    At the end of the summer, be sure to check out AltoonaPalooza that boasts car/motorcycle shows, kids games and inflatables, wine and craft beer tastings, live music from some of Iowa's new bands to local fan favorites and a kickball, mud volleyball and softball tournament.  Finally, keep October open for the Taste of Altoona, where you can enjoy a 3 hour all-you-can eat feast from Altoona area restaurants.

    If that's not enough, just a short drive from Altoona can bring you to all of Des Moines' featured destinations, such as Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market

    To find out more about what Altoona has to offer and the lastest events and happenings around town, visit the Altoona City Councils website or the City of Altoona's website.  Be sure to also check out the Catch Des Moines website, which includes events and entertainment around Altoona and the Des Moines Metro area.

    If you're interested in moving to this growing community, check out the current list of Altoona homes for sale and find the home of your dreams!

  • Ankeny Iowa

    Ankeny, Iowa offers numerous opportunities to achieve a fulfilling lifestyle in Central Iowa, whether you like your days quiet, action-packed or somewhere in between. During the summer, swing by Ankeny Summerfest, held after the 4th of July, for a parade, music, a carnival and fireworks. During the winter season, you can get your shopping done early and support local artists and crafters at Santa’s North Pole Village, featuring handcrafted items such as jewelry, furniture, clothing and holiday decor.

    Throughout the year, the Ankeny Farmers Market provides a wide variety of products from seasonal produce, homemade baked goods, specialty food items, plants, homemade items and much more. You can also enjoy Ankeny's summer evenings under the stars at Ankeny Unplugged or Summer Sounds, two outdoor concert series, or watch a flick outside during Movies Under the Stars.

    If you’re looking for something a little more active, Ankeny boasts over 40 miles of trails, 40 parks, 2 aquatic centers and 3 golf courses. For a complete listing of events, attractions and activities, check out the Things to Do section of the City of Ankeny's website, where you can also learn more about
    living and working in this thriving community.

    Ankeny's convenient location also makes it an easy drive to all of the Des Moines Metro area featured destinations, like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market

    Are you interested in to moving to this thriving community? Then check out the current list of Ankeny homes for sale and find the home of your dreams.

  • Bondurant Iowa

    Bondurant, Iowa was founded in 1884 and was named in honor of Alexander C. Bondurant, the first settler to the area. Located just to the north of Altoona, IA and a short 18 minute drive to downtown Des Moines, Bondurant is an excellent place to live, work and play away from the bustle of the big city.

    During the summer, Bondurant offers an excellent place to get out and enjoy all what Iowa has to offer. Bondurant Summerfest is hosted the third week in June where you can enjoy a parade, fireworks, carnival rides, live music and much more. Stick around for Celebrate Bondurant in July for even more great food and live music. Starting in August, you can head over to Legion Hall for a community breakfast, hosted the 3rd Saturday of every month.

    Lake Petocka provides a great place to enjoy a picnic, go for a swim, fish for trout or catfish or take a leisurely walk. In August, Lake Petocka hosts the Lake Petockathon Games where teams can compete in decathlon-style games for prizes and bragging rights.

    For more information on events happening in Bondurant or living in Bondurant, visit the City of Bondurant’s website or Bondurant Chamber of Commerce website. 

    When you want to get away for a day, Bondurant is conveniently situated near top Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like, the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Clive and the Des Moines Metro area.

    Interested in moving?  Then check out the current list of Bondurant homes for sale and come find out why this is the place where you can experience the small-town lifestyle with big city amenities!
     

  • Carlisle Iowa

    When you’re in Carlisle, Iowa you’re surrounded by rolling hills, pristine woodlands and the convergence of two rivers. Carlisle is taking the extra steps needed to preserve its natural environment by adopting conservation techniques as it grows. Instead of seeing pavement take over its hillsides, you will see native plants used to absorb rain water, trails used to connect all parts of the community and residents looking for ways to maintain the natural beauty.

    Each season in Carlisle brings a variety of events and activities for everyone, young and old. During the fall, enjoy high school football games, church bazaars, bonfires and hay rack rides. October is especially busy with Carlisle’s Trail of Terror which gets your Halloween started off right and Pumpkinfest featuring a costume parade and a downtown adored with Jack-O-Lanterns. Light Up Carlisle lightens the night sky in a beautiful display of holiday cheer, complete with food and a visit by Santa.

    Spring and summer are just as busy with monthly lawn mower races held at the River Bottom Raceway, the Community Family Bike Ride and Breakfast in June and the annual 4th of July festival which boasts one of the largest parades and fireworks displays in the area. You can also cool off at the Carlisle Aquatics Center which features a heated pool, 1 meter diving board, drop slide, 11 ft diving area, swim lanes, super sidewinder slide, water cascade umbrella, frog slide, bubbling beach and a water's edge snack bar. 

    Visit Carlisle's City website for information on these events and other things happening around town, as well as living and working in this beautiful city.

    When you want to get away, Carlisle is a short drive from all of the Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market.  For additional information on events happening around the Des Moines Metro area, check out the Catch Des Moines website. 

    Are you looking for a new home?  Then browse through the current list of Carlisle homes for sale and come see for yourself why Carlisle is the natural choice for you to live, work and play.

  • Clive Iowa

    Sitting on the western edge of the Des Moines Metro area, Clive offers trails, excellent shops, gourmet restaurants and a activities for people of all ages.

    During the summer, be sure to add the Clive Running Festival and Clive Fest to your calendar.  The Clive Running Festival is a festival for runners of all ages and abilities that features a 5K, 10K, mile run and tadpole trot.  Just around the corner from the Running Festival is Clive Fest, ranked one of the best community festivals in the Des Moines Metro area. Each year, Clive Fest features a schedule packed with activities for both kids and adults to provide a well rounded event for the entire Clive community.

    The Clive Running Festival and Clive Fest aren't the only things going on in Clive throughout the year.  Every day of the week, you can find fun events, music and activities in and around Clive to keep you busy!

    For the running enthusiast, cycling devotee or quiet stroller, Clive provides multiple access points to the Greenbelt trail.  A part of the Central Iowa Trails network, this 11 mile trail connects to other trail systems that lead you throughout the Des Moines metro area and further. 

    When the weather gets hot, head over to the Clive Aquatics Center where you can shoot down water slides, lounge in lazy river or work those arms in the lap lanes.  The Clive Aquatics Center also offers Swim-n-Show Fridays, where you can enjoy fun in pool and then watch a movie under the stars, as well as the Pooch Plunge, where your four-legged friend can join you for a day at the pool!

    Just a short drive from Clive, you can find all of Des Moines' featured destinations, such as Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market

    For additional information on events around Clive, as well as business and living information, check out Clive's City Website.  For additional information, be sure to check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Clive and the Des Moines Metro area.

    Are you interested in moving to Clive?  Then browse through the current list of Clive homes for sale and come find out why this is the city for you!

  • Dallas Center Iowa

    Dallas Center, Iowa is a community that features a rich heritage and a small town quality of life within 20 miles of the greater Des Moines community. Dallas Center's library, parks, pool and other recreational activities provide opportunities for residents to unwind, as well as an assortment of events for people of all ages to join the community as they celebrate small town living in a big way.

    Throughout the year, join the Dallas Center community at the local Farmers’ Market, held every Friday starting in June through September. There’s also an annual city-wide garage sale, Easter Egg Hunt, Beggars’ Night Bonanza, a Christmas celebration held the first week of December and Winterfest. Come out and support local artists during Art in the Park each June featuring Iowa Artists selling acrylic paintings, photography, contemporary pieces, stained glass hangings, crystal jewelry and yard art. There’s also food, music and wine samples from local vineyards. The largest event of the year is Fall Festival held at the end of August. Bring summer to a close the right way with a parade, food, fireworks, a half-marathon, music and much more.

    When you’re not out at one of Dallas Center’s annual events, hit the Raccoon River Trail and 33 miles of paved trails that heads through picturesque natural areas and leads to the heart of downtown Des Moines. You can also cool off during the hot summer days at the Dallas Center public pool or explore the wonderful shops and restaurants that Dallas Center has to offer. To find out more about activities in and around Dallas Center, as well as living and working in this growing city, be sure to visit the Dallas Center’s city website and Dallas Center’s events website.

    Dallas Center is also a prime city to work and play in because it's a short drive to the Des Moines Metro area and all of the wonderful events and attractions in Des Moines like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Dallas Center and the Des Moines Metro area.

    Are you looking for your the community of your dreams?  Then check out the latest list of available Dallas Center homes for sale and come see for yourself why you want to move to Dallas Center.

     

  • Des Moines Iowa

    As Iowa's capital city, Des Moines is a hub of government action, business activity and cultural affairs. But though Des Moines has a big city bustle, residents are extremely proud of the city’s small town atmosphere.

    With festivals, miles of trails, wineries, breweries, concerts and more, Des Moines is busy, happening and fresh.  Throughout the year you can see Broadway musicals, ice skate on Brenton plaza, rent a standup paddleboard at Gray's Lake, enjoy one of the many restaurants in the city, and more. 

    For your creative side, talk a walk through the Pappajohn Sculpture Park or the Des Moines Art Center and be sure to put the dates of the annual ArtFest Midweste, HeartFest and the Des Moines Art Festival on your calendar.  When you’re in the mood for music, Des Moines features numerous music venues like Hoyt Sherman Place and Wells Fargo Arena, as well as outdoor concert series like Nitefall on the River.  The Science Center of Iowa, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Blank Park Zoo, and Sleepy Hollow Sports Park offers many activities any day of the week.  You can also snack on peanuts and Cracker Jacks while you watch an Iowa Cubs game at Principle Park.

    You can also catch a day under the sun at Gray’s Lake or enjoy the miles upon miles of maintained trails through the city that helped make Des Moines a “Runner Friendly Community” according to the Road Runners Club of America.  There are also ample parks, swimming pools, golf courses and sports complexes like Sleepy Hollow, to meet the needs of anyone looking for a quiet stroll or adrenaline-filled activity.

    The list of things to do around Des Moines is endless!  For detailed information, check out Catch Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau website, which has all you need to know about spending a day or the rest of your life in Des Moines.  For residential, commercial and economic information, visit the City of Des Moines website for more details.

    If you’re looking to move, check out the current list of Des Moines homes for sale and come see why Des Moines is the place you want to call home.

  • Granger Iowa

    Granger, Iowa offers small town charm with excellent recreation opportunities and easy access to shopping, theaters and restaurants. Being the vibrant community it is, Granger also has several scheduled activities throughout the year and city leaders that are continually on the lookout for activities and services that will benefit the community.

    One attraction to visit is the High Trestle Trail that begins just 10 minutes away and extends 25 miles through wooded river valleys and across the Des Moines river. The Jester Equestrian Center offers dozens of trail ready horses for novice and expert riders alike and miles of guided and self-guided trails, as well as camping and events held throughout the year.

    During the summer, you can catch baseball games, enjoy a lemonade social at the library, grab a frozen treat from the ice cream truck or spend a day at the Jester Golf and Country Club. In September, celebrate with the Granger community at Granger Days. During this fun-filled event you can catch a parade, take part in a bean bag tournament, run the annual Undie Run and enjoy good food and great music. For more events around Granger, as well as information on living and working in the city, check out the City of Granger website.

    Granger also offers a convenient location to top Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Granger and the Des Moines Metro area.

    Want to move to Granger?  Then check out the most current list of available Granger homes for sale and come see for yourself why Granger has everything that you're looking for in a community.

     

  • Grimes Iowa

    Grimes, Iowa is located at the northwest corner of the Des Moines Metro area and offers the amenities of metropolitan life while maintaining all the advantages of a small hometown. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town, a relaxing day or want to get your heart pumping, Grimes has something for you!

    Not only is Grimes conveniently located for traveling by car, but also offers easy access to the Grimes Trail System which connects with many of the other Iowa Trail Systems. Along the Grimes trail is Grimes Sports Complex. This 45- acre complex includes tennis courts, soccer fields, including one lit tournament field, sand volleyball courts, softball and baseball fields, basketball courts, a skate park and more. The Grimes Park and Recreation website includes additional details about the trail system, the Grimes Sports Complex, as well as information on the other parks, facilities and activities that you can enjoy throughout the year.

    Throughout the year, Grimes hosts events to keep your calendar packed. The Easter Eggstravaganza marks the beginning of many spring events and features face painters, crafts, food and other family-fun events. During June, Governors Days provides 3 days of car shows, fireworks, music, food, parades and much, much more! For the thrifty types, Grimes participates in the Iowa Highway 141 Garage Sale, a 2 day event in the month of August that stretches over 100 miles along Highway 141 and features bargains, vendors and flea markets. During the winter, Grimes community members can deck out their houses and enter in the Outdoor Holiday Lighting Contest.

    For information on these community events and the many others that take place throughout the year, check out the Special Community Events website. You can also get additional information about living and working in Grimes on the City of Grimes website and the Grimes Chamber of Commerce website.

    If you’re looking to get away, it's a short 25 minute drive to top Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like, the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market.

    For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Grimes and the Des Moines Metro area.

    If you're interested in moving to the area, browse the current list of Grimes homes for sale and come find the home of your dreams.

  • Indianola Iowa

    Located just minutes south of Des Moines, Indianola, IA is quickly becoming known as the place to live and work. Striving to maintain a small town charm, Indianola provides unique business, personal and professional opportunities.

    For the nature enthusiast, Indianola offers an abundance of parks, trails and outdoor activities. Lake Ahquabi offers a relaxing escape from the summer heat with swimming, sunbathing, grilling, boating and fishing activities on this pristine manmade lake. If you don’t have a boat, canoe, paddle boat or kayak rentals are on hand. Wander along shady trails as you wind your way around the lake or explore the woods. For additional activity and rental information at Lake Ahquabi, visit the DNR’s website.

    If you’re looking for activies that aren't as rustic, you can catch a performance at the Blank Preforming Arts Center at Simpson College, enjoy Yoga in the Park every Saturday during the summer at Buxton Park, catch a movie at Summer Friday Films at the Indianola library or get a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in Indianola. At the end of July, head down to Indianola for the National Balloon Classic that features hot air balloons, balloon rides, competitions, and family entertainment. For more information, check out Visit Indianola for a complete list of events, attractions, restaurants, shopping, lodging and more!

    When you want to get away for a day, Indianola is conveniently located just minutes South of popular Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market.  For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Indianola and the Des Moines Metro area.

    Are you interested in moving to Indianola?  Then take a look at the current list of available Indianola homes for sale and come see why Indianola is where you can have it all.

     

  • Johnston Iowa

    Located just north Des Moines, Johnston, Iowa offers citizens and visitors alike a wealth of recreational facilities, numerous parks and trails, excellent educational system, responsive government, new business development, and an excellent quality of life all year-round.

    During July, Johnston Green Days celebrates the city’s agricultural and horticulture tradition with a parade, music, a carnival and fireworks. Every Tuesday during the summer, buy fresh food and other goods from local growers and merchants at the Johnston Farmers Market.

    For the running enthusiast, cycling devotee or quiet stroller, Johnston provides multiple access points to Central Iowa Trails Network throughout the city. These trail systems can take you to as close to downtown Des Moines, up to the High Trestle Bridge or further!

    With Johnston’s convenient geographic location, you are mere minutes from all of the Des Moines Metro area featured destinations like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Clive and the Des Moines Metro area.

    For additional information on events around Johnston, as well as business and living information, check out the official City of Johnston website or the Johnston Chamber of Commerce website.  For additional information, go to the Catch Des Moines website, which includes events and entertainment around Johnston and the Des Moines Metro area.

    Looking to move?  Then check out the current list of Johnston homes for sale and find the home of your dreams!

  • Norwalk Iowa

    Nowalk, Iowa is a family-friendly, economically strong community that offers metro living with a small-town atmosphere. Just 10 minutes from the metro, Norwalk provides opportunities to live, work and play in a fresh, family-oriented package. Norwalk offers a wide variety of activities, including two golf courses, multiple parks, an aquatics center, a sports complex and several miles of maintained trails for running, biking or walking.

    Throughout the year, Norwalk plays host to a multitude of events for any type of person looking to have fun. Early in the year, the Spring Shopping Expo features dozens of area business and organizations showcasing their products and services, refreshments and raffles! Once spring has sprung, lace up your running shoes for RUNorwalk. This race features and 8K and 5K run/walk with proceeds going to the Norwalk Food Pantry.

    Come the 4th of July, Norwalk spares no expense on the city’s Fourth of July Celebration, featuring food, drink, fun and, of course, fireworks! Having an event for every season, Norwalk celebrates the bounties of fall during the Wine Harvest Festival held in November where you can enjoy wine samples, raffles, a silent auction and dinner.

    For more information about these events and what else is happening around town, check out Norwalk City’s website and the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce website.

    When you want to get away for a day, Norwalk is conveniently situated near top Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like, the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Norwalk and the Des Moines Metro area.

    Considering moving?  Then browse the current list of Norwalk homes for sale and come see for yourself why this city has all of the opportunities you're looking for in a place to live.

     

  • Pleasant Hill Iowa

    Pleasant Hill, Iowa is a growing community located just east of Des Moines, Iowa at the intersection of Iowa 163 and US Highway 65. Pleasant Hill is a community that prides itself on its quality of life and services.  It's a far from congestion, yet conveniently located near the heart of the Des Moines Metropolitan Area.

    Pleasant Hill offers you a multitude of activities throughout the year to keep you entertained, including a 9-plex movie theater, a sports complex, three golf courses, restaurants to meet any of your dining needs and an excellent parks and recreation programs. Pleasant Hill also marks the beginning of the 35-mile Gray Lea Wilson Trail that connects with three other trails in the Central Iowa Trail network.

    For the weekend warrior, Pleasant Hill hosts events throughout the year, starting in April with the Springtime Hill Climb. This east side 10K has quickly become a favorite for runners of all types. In June is the Copper Creek Triathlon that is known as the top sprint distance triathlon in the Des Moines Metro area with the best swag of any race around.

    If you’re in the mood for something a little less physical, listen to live music while enjoying your favorite adult beverage at Chill on the Hill every Friday night during June. At the end of July, come celebrate Summer Fest featuring live music, a fun run, a parade, kid's inflatables, a car show, fireworks and more.

    For more information on all these events, other activities around the city, living in the area and more, check out Pleasant Hill’s City website and the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce website.

    Pleasant Hill is also a quick and easy drive to top Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like, the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Pleasant Hill and the Des Moines Metro area.

    Interested in moving to Pleasant Hill?  Then check out the current list of Pleasant Hill homes for sale and find out why this is the community you want to call home.

  • Polk City Iowa

    Polk City, Iowa, while being one of the fastest growing communities in the Des Moines metro, maintains all the small town charm, yet is close enough to city conveniences to have a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

    Polk City’s motto is a “city for all seasons,” and it lives up to that motto by offering some of Iowa’s best golfing, fishing, boating, bicycling, swimming, hunting and cross-country skiing thanks to its location near three major recreational areas. Sailorville Lake, with 6,000 acres of water and 20,000 acres of public land, is the premier outdoor adventure destination in Polk City where visitors can enjoy camping, biking, boating, fishing, wildlife viewing and more. 3,550-acre Big Creek State Park has an 866-acre lake that’s perfect for swimming, canoeing and boating with. Recreation facilities include a spacious beach, a playground, disc golf, a model airplane control field, picnic areas and a snowmobile trail. Jester Park is just minutes from Polk City and offers a unique setting for hiking, fishing, golfing and horseback riding.

    Polk City also hosts many events throughout the year that’s fun for everyone. The Four Season Festival, held at the end of July, offers 2 days of non-stop fun. Register for a 5K walk/run and the Bill Riley Talent Search. Afterward, enjoy a parade, live music, a horseshoe and softball tournament, car show and steak fry. In the fall, join the community in the annual Big Creek Fall Bike Ride for a gorgeous bike ride through the area followed by food and entertainment after.

    For more information about events in Polk City, as well as business and community information, check out the Polk City's official website and the Polk City Chamber of Commerce website.

    While Polk City has many events to offer, the city is just a short drive to top Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website,  which includes events and entertainment around Polk City and the Des Moines Metro area.

    Looking to move soon?  Then check out the current list of available Polk City homes for sale and come see for yourself why Polk City has everything you're looking for in a community.

     

  • Urbandale Iowa

    Urbandale, Iowa is more than a city. It is a modern suburb that has not forgotten its small-town charm and is known for safe streets and neighborhoods, rich parks and recreational trails, and business opportunities and places to work.

    If you’re looking for a variety of things to do, Urbandale is bustling with attractions and recreational opportunities. From getting out on the extensive trail system, enjoying dinner and drinks on the town, to cheering on your favorite team at a hockey game, Urbandale has something for everyone.

    Beat the summer heat by taking a dip in the Urbandale pool or three of the wading pools located at local parks. Another option is to take in the breathtaking scenery with a stroll along the city's trail system that features more than 16 miles of maintained trail, with connections to many of the other trails in the Central Iowa Trail System. The many parks throughout Urbandale also host tennis, soccer and baseball games, or check out the skateboard park located at Walker Johnson Park. In the winter, Urbandale residents enjoy outdoor activities such a sledding and ice skating or head over to Bucs Arena for a Des Moines Buccaneers hockey game. If you’re looking for something indoors, the Urbandale Community Theater features great performances throughout the year.

    Fall is a busy time for Urbandale beginning with the Barley Partee, where residents can enjoy a round of golf, enjoy samples of local beers and enjoy great food. The first weekend of October celebrates all things Urbandale with the Fall for Urbandale community event that offers entertainment for children and adults.

    Urbandale is also conveniently close to all of the Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market.  Check out the Catch Des Moines website, which includes events and entertainment around Urbandale and the Des Moines Metro area.  For information on living and working in this unique community, check out the City of Urbandale’s website or Uniquely Urbandale.

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  • Van Meter Iowa

    Van Meter, Iowa provides small town living with access to "big city" amenities that prides itself on its quality of life and services. This city provides its residents with ample recreational activities, community events and a variety of things to do and see for every type of person.

    For the outdoor enthusiast, Van Meter offers multiple parks, trails and picnic facilities with Johnson Park and the Van Meter Recreation Complex being the largest two. Johnson Park has a shelter, a drinking fountain, playground equipment and a short walking trail with benches that surround a small pond. It is a picturesque area that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. In addition to the work involved with the parks, the board also sponsors the annual Easter Egg Hunt, the city wide garage sale and plant sale, movie nights in the park, a golf night and Halloween Fun in the park. The Van Meter Recreation Complex also provides a host of recreational opportunities for everyone in the city. The complex located on approximately 32 acres bordering the Raccoon River provides youth and adult sport fields for soccer, baseball, softball, and football.

    For those who like a quieter day, the Van Meter Library offers a wide variety of events for bookworms of any age. The Bob Feller Museum pays homage to the Van Meter native, nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter, who is known as one of the best pitchers in MLB history. The museum also hosts sport-related events throughout the year, such as meet and greets with famous sports players.

    Every June, the entire city comes out to celebrate Raccoon River Days that features a parade, games, food, music and more!  The Van Meter Farmers Market runs each Saturday from June through October and offers visitors seasonal produce, home-baked goods and other items!

    For more information on fun things to do and see in Van Meter, as well as residential and commercial information, visit Van Meter’s city website.

    When you want to get away for a day, Van Meter is mere minutes from fun Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Van Meter and the Des Moines Metro area.

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  • Waukee Iowa

    The City of Waukee is a dynamic and growing community that has transformed from a small rural town to an active suburb of the Greater Des Moines Metropolitan Area. Waukee upholds a small town atmosphere focused around families and friends with convenient access to local and regional amenities.

    Waukee invites you to come and play in the many parks, trails, restaurants, clubs and community wide events and attractions this city has to offer. For the outdoor enthusiast, Waukee boasts multiple parks and miles of paved trails that stretches all the way up to the High Trestle Trail, downtown Des Moines and further! Throughout the year, the Triangle, Waukee's downtown business district, plays host to the Farmer's Market, 4th of July Parade, Movies in the Park, in addition to other festivities. In August, celebrate everything Waukee at Waukee Fest. Attendants come early for the parade and stay late for the live band and beverage garden.

    Thanks to an ideal location, Waukee also provides residents with easy access to all of the premier Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market.  You can find more inforation about events and entertainment around Waukee and the Des Moines Metro area on the Catch Des Moines website.   For additional information on living, working and playing in Waukee, visit the City of Waukee website or the Waukee Chamber of Commerce website.

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  • West Des Moines Iowa

    From its inception, the City of West Des Moines has endeavored to provide the best possible services to its citizens. The City has been recognized by several national publications and a metro-wide publication as a great place to live and conduct business. It has grown from an 1893 railroad town known as Valley Junction with a population of 500 to a hub of commerce and premier living.

    Throughout the year, citizens and visitors to West Des Moines can treat themselves to activities that meet every taste and lifestyle. West Des Moines offers a plethora of exciting and varied shopping options that includes Valley Junction where local shops line a history downtown street. If you’re looking for something a little more modern, the Jordan Creek mall features national and local brands every shopper will enjoy. West Glen Town Center combines the best of both worlds with a variety of shops, fitness centers, restaurants and loft style apartments.

    If spending time outside is what you’re looking for, West Des Moines has over 1200 acres of parks and open spaces, which includes the 632 acre Raccoon River Park. The park, located in the southeast part of the city, is the "crown jewel" of West Des Moines and offers ample swimming, fishing, boating, biking and picnicking activities for visitors. Raccoon River Park is also home to the West Des Moines Soccer Club, recreational sports teams, the Raccoon River Nature Lodge and an off-leash dog park. When you want to beat the heat of summer, you can head over to the Holiday Aquatic Center or the Valley View Aquatic Center. Both facilities offer water slides, pools, a lazy river and other wet and wild activities for people of all ages.

    West Des Moines is also home to a variety of events during the year. Starting in May, A-May-Zing Days is the community’s biggest celebration ever with events and activities spread across all corners of the city throughout the entire month of May like Festivale Cinco de Mayo, farmers markets, Music in the Junction, the Principal Charity Golf Classic, The Spring Art Market and others. Illumnifest is held in September and is a fall festival of lights that features paper lantern lightings, carnival rides, food, drinks and live music. The Valley Junction Farmers Market features over 100 vendors and generally runs May through the end of September/early October. Here you can enjoy music, purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables, sample area wines and enjoy delicious home baked goods.

    For more information on everything there is to see and do in West Des Moines, check out the City of West Des Moines website, the Valley Junction website and the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce website.

    Just a short drive from West Des Moines, you can also find all of Des Moines Metro Area's featured destinations like the as Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. You can find more inforation about events and entertainment around the Des Moines Metro area on the Catch Des Moines website.

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  • Windsor Heights Iowa

    The City of Windsor Heights, Iowa is a unique community that has a distinctive niche as a top quality small community within Iowa’s major metropolitan area. It is unmatched in its strategic location, convenient to all of the metropolitan and suburban amenities while offering affordable housing, business opportunities and a strong sense of community.

    Whether you’re looking for shopping, dinner and drinks or recreational activities throughout the year, Windsor Heights has it all within its city limits. Colby Park is the main park in Windsor Heights and has been recently redeveloped to include a playground, pavilion, ball field and Community Center. Colby Park also hosts events through the year like the Living Culture Series, Summer Movies in the Park, yoga and live music. Colby Park also joins up with the Greenbelt trail which runs throughout the city and connects with other trails in the Central Iowa Trail System.

    Windsor Heights hosts many community events throughout the year like the Spring Easter Egg Hunt and Bingo at the Elks Lodge every Tuesday and Thursday. Runners can lace up their shoes and hit the streets for the Windsor Heights Annual Mini-Marathon that’s held in the early summer. July 4th marks the Annual Fourth of July Celebration that features a parade, music, excellent food and, of course, fireworks! The first week of October is the city’s annual Oktoberfest celebration that brings together the community to enjoy everything German!

    Thanks to the convenient location of Windsor Heights, residents have easy access to popular Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. The Catch Des Moines website is where you can find information on events and entertainment around Windsor Heights and the Des Moines Metro area.  For detailed information about living, working and playing in Winsdor Heights, Windsor Heights Online has all the information you need!

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  • Winterset Iowa

    Nestled in the picturesque rolling terrain, Winterset, Iowa is famous as the birthplace of actor John Wayne and the world-famous covered bridges that were popularized by Robert James Waller’s novel, “The Bridges of Madison County.”

    Winterset is a fascinating and fun place to visit, explore and live, with a rich history, enticing shopping and dining, welcoming lodgings, a thriving business community and a responsive economic development group. During the summer, Winterset and Madison County host a whole calendar’s worth of great community events such as live music at the Madison County Winery, Two Saints Winery and Covered Bridge Winery. You can also catch a summer concert series featuring the Winterset Community Band and local artists in Winterset’s town square, a monthly classic car show, see a movie at the Art Matinee Theater, shop at the weekly farmers market and attend local bike nights for both bicycle and motorcycle lovers!

    Winterset also hosts a multitude of events throughout the year that provide the community with fun, food and everything in between. The city celebrates local celebrity John Wayne during his annual birthday celebration in May and the United States’ birthday during the annual Independence Day celebration in July. The Madison County Fair brings together animals, food and competitions of all types at the end of July. In August, community members get active at the annual Cannonball Pump and Run, which combines weight lifting, running and a post-party in to one family fun event and come back together mere days later for delicious barbeque at the Madison County BBQ Shootout. In October, you can enjoy the literary side of the community at the annual Covered Bridges Festival which features food, entertainment, the famous covered bridges and beautiful fall colors.

    When you want to get away for the weekend the Des Moines Metro area is just a 30 minute drive to popular events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment the Des Moines Metro area. 

    If you're interested in visiting and living in Winterset, visit the Madison County website which includes community information, as well as information about the above events and more!

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