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Des Moines, IA Real Estate Market Overview

Browse 458 homes for sale in Des Moines, IA. View properties, photos, nearby real estate with school and housing market information. In August 2023 in Des Moines, IA there were 2.6% less homes for sale than in July 2023. Listings spent 19 days on the market in August 2023, and had a median list price of $199,834 during the same period. In August 2023, from all listings sold in Des Moines, IA there were more than 90 sold above asking price, over 106 sold below and more than 74 were sold right at the asked price.

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Living In Des Moines, IA

What is it like to live in Des Moines, Iowa?

Des Moines is located in Polk County, Iowa. There are roughly 205,433 residents, living in 82,073 households. The average temperature for Des Moines this time of the year is low of 54F and high of 76F. On average, Des Moines gets about 3.26 inches of precipitation in September. Most residents are home owners (62%), have a high school diploma (47%) and are single, no kids (46%).

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What type of housing is available in Des Moines, Iowa?

In Des Moines, about two thirds of dwellings are single detached homes, but large apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. Around 45% of properties in this city were constructed pre-1960, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1990s. This city also has a good selection of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Homeowners occupy around two thirds of the properties in the city and one third are occupied by renters.

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What are the advantages of living in Des Moines, Iowa?

The character of Des Moines is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. It is easy to reach green spaces in the city and there are approximately 30 of them nearby for residents to explore. This city is also quiet, as the streets are generally peaceful - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially closer to Interstate 235, one of the railway lines or the airport (Des Moines International Airport).

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Are things conveniently located in Des Moines, Iowa?

Primary schools are convenient to access on foot from anywhere in this city. However, high schools are not particularly plentiful and accordingly may require a rather long walk to get to. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. In terms of food, the nearest supermarket in Des Moines is generally only a reasonably short walk away. A limited number of restaurants and cafes are available as well.

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What does the transportation in Des Moines, Iowa look like?

This city is especially car friendly. Most real estate listings are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as State Highway 28, and it is especially convenient to park. On the other hand, the public transit service in Des Moines is not very frequent. Nevertheless, there are about 20 bus lines, and bus stops are generally close by. Traveling on foot is not especially convenient for residents in Des Moines since meeting daily needs is at times challenging by walking.

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Homes For Sale Near Des Moines, IA

Schools Near Des Moines, IA

Elementary Schools

  • Edmunds Fine Arts Academy

    950 15th St

    Public District PK-5

  • Morris Elementary School

    1401 Geil Ave

    Public District PK-5

  • Jefferson Elementary School

    2425 Watrous Ave

    Public District KG-5

Middle Schools

  • Moulton Elementary School

    1541 8th St

    Public District PK-8

  • Callanan Middle School

    3010 Center St

    Public District 6-8

  • Goodrell Middle School

    3300 E 29th St

    Public District 6-8

High Schools

  • Lincoln High School

    2600 SW 9th St

    Public District 9-12

  • East High School

    815 E 13th St

    Public District 9-12

  • Ruby Van Meter School

    710 28th St

    Public District 6-12

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The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange of the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers’ personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Copyright© 2023 Des Moines Area Association of Realtors. All Rights Reserved
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