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Johnston, IA Homes for Sale

Johnston, Iowa

Johnston is a booming community located on the northwestern edge of the Des Moines metro area, just across I-80/I-35. The town is very young, being incorporated in 1969. Johnston is close to the scenery and outdoor activities at Saylorville Lake, Jester Park and Big Creek State Park, as well as the rural scenery of central Iowa.

Homes for Sale in Johnston, Iowa

Johnston real estate listings typically show a good selection of recent construction ranch homes, as well as plan-built modern homes and townhouses. The northern edge of the community is the closest to the Saylorville recreation area, and some unique and fun homes can be found that combine the best of the suburbs and the countryside.

Luxury homes for sale in Johnston are found on the north side of town, near historic Camp Dodge and the Beaver Creek Golf Course. The east side of town, along Beaver Drive, also offers very nicely appointed homes for the connected home buyer. The area around Merle Hay Road and the Hyperion Golf Club boasts some contemporary and walk-out ranch homes that enter the real estate listings in the low to mid $500's.

Grimes, a small farming community just west of Johnston, has been incorporated into the greater metro area as part of the white hot real estate development that has occurred on the western edge of Des Moines. Newer homes for sale in Grimes typically list in the high $300's, while an entry level condo unit will list below $100,000.

Johnston Community Schools

The Johnston Community School District operates five elementary schools, including Beaver Creek, Horizon and Timber Ridge Elementary Schools. Summit Middle School serves grades six and seven, while Johnston Middle School serves students in grades eight and nine. The Johnston High School takes care of sophomores, juniors and seniors. Total enrollment in the district is over 5,000 students.

Business in Johnston, Iowa

The Iowa Army National Guard maintains an active duty station in Johnston, Camp Dodge. The Johnston School District is a major employer in the community, with almost 800 employees. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a major agricultural seed company, operates from downtown Johnston.

Johnston Real Estate Agents

Interested buyers should consider engaging the services of a Johnston REALTOR. The entire Des Moines metro area, including Johnston, is growing at a phenomenal rate, and a local real estate agent has the most up to date information about current market conditions.