West Des Moines Real Estate
About West Des Moines, Iowa
The second-largest city in the Des Moines metropolitan area and the tenth-largest city in Iowa, West Des Moines’ population exceeds 61,000. The family-friendly city hosts a variety of entertainment options and attractions for people of all ages – from individuals just getting started in their career and young families to retirees. It’s no wonder West Des Moines was ranked in Money magazine’s list of the “100 Best Places to Live” in 2015.
West Des Moines provides residents with an array of amenities that range from top-ranked golf courses in the nation and nature parks to an expansive mall, fine dining and top-rated schools. Golf fanatics can indulge in a membership at Glen Oaks Country Club or Des Moines Golf & Country Club, while the avid shopper has access to more than 150 shops in the largest shopping complex in the state, Jordan Creek Mall. Fine dining and attractions make West Des Moines a destination in the metropolitan area.
The West Des Moines School District has nine elementary schools, two junior high schools, and one high school (Valley), with a second high school for freshmen only (Valley Southwoods) and an alternative high school (Walnut Creek Campus). Valley High School is ranked 7th in the state of Iowa and 1,219 nationally. Private schools in West Des Moines include Dowling Catholic High School and Iowa Christian Academy.
West Des Moines is home to some of Iowa’s largest employers, including Hy-Vee, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Athene and Kum & Go.
West Des Moines’ attractions, available education and family-friendly atmosphere make it the perfect community for residents of all ages. Contact the Colin Panzi Real Estate Team to learn more about available homes in West Des Moines.