Homes For Sale In West Des Moines, IA

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West Des Moines, IA Real Estate Market Overview

Browse 187 homes for sale in West Des Moines, IA. View properties, photos, nearby real estate with school and housing market information. The number of listings in West Des Moines, IA decreased by 7.5% between July 2023 and August 2023. In August 2023, listings were on the market for 32 days. During the same period, the median list price in this real estate market was $299,999. In August 2023, from all listings sold in West Des Moines, IA there were more than 35 sold above asking price, over 48 sold below and more than 29 were sold right at the asked price.

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Living In West Des Moines, IA

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

West Des Moines is located in Polk County, Iowa. There are roughly 57,740 residents, living in 24,712 households. The average temperature for West Des Moines this time of the year is low of 53F and high of 76F. On average, West Des Moines gets about 3.33 inches of precipitation in September. Most residents are home owners (62%), have a post secondary degree (66%) and are single, no kids (44%).

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

In West Des Moines, roughly half of dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses are the main alternatives in the housing stock. This city is primarily composed of three bedroom and two bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy around two thirds of the units in West Des Moines and one third are rented. The average year of construction for dwellings in this city is 1987.

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

West Des Moines is good for those who need quiet surroundings, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case near Interstate 80, Interstate 235 or one of the railway lines. Parks are distributed sporadically, which makes it rather challenging to get to them. Despite that, there are a few green spaces close by for residents to discover, such as Brown's Woods Forest Preserve and Holiday Park.

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Are things conveniently located in West Des Moines, Iowa?

Residents will appreciate that no matter where their property is located in West Des Moines, primary schools are nearby. On the other hand, high schools are not especially numerous and thus tend to require a long walk to get to. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. With regards to eating, some property owners in this city may have the option to buy groceries on foot in one of over 50 stores, while others will need a vehicle. Residents can enjoy over 250 restaurants and coffee shops as well.

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

West Des Moines is especially car friendly. The majority of real estate listings are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 35, and accessing a place to park is generally easy. In contrast, this city is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, homeowners have access to a few bus lines, and bus stops are usually relatively close by. West Des Moines is not very convenient for walking since many daily needs are challenging to carry out by walking.

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Homes For Sale Near West Des Moines, IA

Schools Near West Des Moines, IA

Elementary Schools

  • Jordan Creek Elementary School

    4105 Fuller Rd

    Public District PK-6

  • Westridge Elementary School

    5500 East P True Parkway

    Public District PK-6

  • Woodland Hills

    1120 S 95th St

    Public District PK-5

Middle Schools

  • Stilwell Junior High School

    1601 Vine St

    Public District 7-8

High Schools

  • Valley High School

    3650 Woodland Ave

    Public District 10-12

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