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West Des Moines, IA Homes for Sale

West Des Moines, Iowa

West Des Moines, Iowa is the crown jewel in the greater Des Moines metro area. Rapid, well-planned development has created a beautiful series of neighborhoods with plenty of fun for local residents and visitors. The pinnacle of West Des Moines, and perhaps its cultural heart, is found in the Jordan Creek area, a gorgeous recently completed shopping, recreation and residential development. West Des Moines has two of the metro area's finest outdoor places, Walnut Woods State Park and Raccoon River Park.

Homes for Sale in West Des Moines, Iowa

Jordan Creek is one of the showstopper communities in West Des Moines. Forward thinking real estate planning in the Jordan Creek area has created a lovely community with some of the most desired luxury homes in the city. The region also boasts a gated golf community in the Glenn Oaks Country Club. Luxury homes for sale in Glenn Oaks list over a million dollars, and an excellent home overlooking the first tee can easily command more. East of I-35, upscale family homes enter the Jordan Creek real estate market in the high $700's.

Plenty of affordable, new family homes and townhouses can be found in the West Des Moines real estate listings, too. Townhouses and condos start under $100,000, and single family homes for sale in West Des Moines enter the market at the low $100 mark.

For buyers seeking something with a bit more character and history, Valley Junction is one of the historic districts of West Des Moines. The area caters to small, boutique-style businesses. Homes for sale in Valley Junction showcase some of the classic building styles in the Des Moines area, including restored Victorian homes and bungalows.

West Des Moines Community Schools

The West Des Moines Community School District is recognized as one of the best in the state of Iowa. Eight elementary schools and an early childhood center serve the educational needs of the youngest children in the community. For older students, two junior high schools and three high schools help the district achieve a very impressive student to teacher ratio of less than 17 to 1 overall for students in seventh grade and up. Several private schools also operate in West Des Moines, including the Sacred Heart School, Montessori Children's House and the Iowa Christian Academy.

Business in West Des Moines, Iowa

Major employers in West Des Moines, Iowa include Principal Life Insurance, Iowa Health Systems, Mercy Medical Center, and the United Parcel Service. Resources available to the business community include easy access to several major routes of transportation, as well as a dedicated, statewide fiber optics network.

West Des Moines Real Estate Agents

In a real estate market that is growing as fast as West Des Moines, a local real estate agent is the buyer's greatest asset. A West Des Moines REALTOR has the up to the minute information on real estate and housing trends that buyers need.