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Urbandale, IA Homes for Sale

Urbandale, Iowa

Urbandale, Iowa is one of the large suburbs that make up the greater Des Moines metro area. Almost 36,000 people call Urbandale home. Attractions in Urbandale include Living History Farms, a re-creation of Iowa's agricultural past. The western part of the community has successfully incorporated green spaces and parks with homes and neighborhoods, creating a beautiful and practical city that is friendly to businesses, visitors and residents.

Homes for Sale in Urbandale, Iowa

Central Urbandale features Merle Hay Mall, the Urbandale Golf and Country Club, and Walker Johnson Park. Urbandale real estate offers a mix of student friendly townhouses and apartments as well as organic and planned family neighborhoods. Very affordable condominium units can be found in the area around Merle Hay Mall, with some listing under $100,000. Townhomes list in the middle $100's. Single family homes for sale in Urbandale enter the market in the same range.

Buyers looking for larger, well appointed homes should turn their attention to the western edge of Urbandale, past I-35. The developments around Douglas Parkway offer very nice homes for sale starting in the $500's. Some luxury developments can be found in this part of Urbandale as well. A typical luxury home will list in the low $700's.

Clive straddles the line between the oldest parts of Urbandale and West Des Moines. This more established community has one of the four main shopping malls in the Des Moines Area, Valley West Mall, just north of I-235. Homes for sale in Clive range from modest single family homes to fabulous trophy homes. The nicest homes for sale in Clive border the woods and creeks of the Campbell Recreation Area.

Urbandale Community Schools

The Urbandale Community School District is independent from the greater Des Moines school district, and offers the residents of the community the best of a small town school experience combined with the opportunities found in a large, metro school district. Six elementary schools serve students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The district operates a single middle school and high school. Urbandale High School has been recognized by the Institute for Character Development as a State School of Character.

Business in Urbandale, Iowa

Urbandale, Iowa boasts over a dozen business parks in development around the community. Top employers include Wells Fargo, MidAmerican Energy, Pepsi Americas Manufacturing and Distribution and Yellow Transportation. Several major insurance companies make their headquarters in Urbandale including Continental Western, Nationwide and Rain and Hail Insurance Company.

Urbandale Real Estate Agents

An Urbandale REALTOR is a smart real estate buyer's best friend. The Urbandale community, as well as the surrounding Des Moines metro area is growing very quickly, and a local real estate agent is instrumental in providing the most up to date market information.