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Des Moines, WA - “The Waterland City”

Des Moines, Washington is a quiet, relaxing city located on the eastern shore of Puget Sound, midway between Seattle and Tacoma, Des Moines' history dates from about 1867. The City was named after the Des Moines City Improvement Company, which was the original development company that came to the area from Iowa in 1887.

The Duwamish and Muckleshoot Indian Tribes used to come to Des Moines following the spawning salmon down the many tributaries and also to comb the Puget Sound beaches for clams.  Food and recreation were the main attractions in the 1920's and 1930's.  Des Moines Beach Park and Salt Water Park were developed and have attracted many from around the area to enjoy the myriad of amazing views and relaxing beaches.  During and after World War II, the population grew and businesses boomed, leading to formal incorporation as a City in 1959 and the eventual construction of a marina and pier which continues to attract year round visitors and seasonal residents.

Homes for Sale in Des Moines, WA

Des Moines May 12, 2021
17
Listed
61
Avg. DOM
$370.23
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$639,000
Med. List Price
17 Properties
Page 1 of 2
$315,000
Condo: Spyglass Condominium
2
Beds
1
Baths
827
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1770381
MLS ®
Coveted top floor end unit condo with winter views of the sound, year round views of lush greenbelt to the west. Wonderful vaulted ceilings and walls of windows bathe this home in soft filtered light....
$2,650,000
Subdivision: Des Moines Waterfront
4
Beds
2F13/411/2
Baths
4,310
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1731836
MLS ®
Overlooking 203 feet of Puget Sound waterfront you'll find this stately home, circa 1922, with a rich history dating back to the time of the mosquito fleets ferrying passengers from Seattle to Des...
$599,950
Condo: South Shores Condominiums
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,650
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
7
Days on Site
1768827
MLS ®
Popular South Shores Condominium Community is located in the Des Moines Marina District where the sunsets are spectacular. Enjoy Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain views everyday on the private,...
$305,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,220
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
7
Days on Site
1767863
MLS ®
3 bed, 1.5 bath North Hill rambler is conveniently located & ready for your modern vision & updates. Blocks away is the Normandy Park Towne Cntr. W/in 12 min. or less is nearby Burien, Salt Water St....
$415,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,010
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
7
Days on Site
1745882
MLS ®
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to own this charming 3 bedroom/1.5 bath home, situated on a rare and desirable extra large lot. You'll appreciate the long driveway and fully fenced yard. Among...
$639,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
5
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
2,140
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1766893
MLS ®
Beautifully remodeled home with sweeping sound views. Brand new roof, port package windows, gutters/downspouts, fresh low maintenance landscaping, new exterior and interior paint, updated bathrooms...
$274,950
Condo: Whalers Village Estates
2
Beds
1
Baths
774
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
13
Days on Site
1766634
MLS ®
BEACH FRONT PROPERTY! Imagine waking up every day and being just feet away from the beach, watching the sunset from your balcony, enjoying a swim in the pool with an ocean view or going for evening...
$625,000
Subdivision: North Hill
5
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
2,480
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
13
Days on Site
1765379
MLS ®
With TWO fully finished levels, TWO kitchens, TWO separate entryways, this home lives large. Beyond the sculpted terraced gardens and paved courtyard entry you'll discover inviting living spaces,...
$874,990
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,753
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
19
Days on Site
1762993
MLS ®
The Oakley plan greets guests with a charming covered front porch and features a 3 car garage, main floor bedroom with full bath, an expansive great room, contemporary style fireplace, a gourmet...
$325,000
Condo: Whalers Village Condos
2
Beds
1
Baths
929
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
20
Days on Site
1762845
MLS ®
Beautiful Home in the Whalers Village Community with beach access! Light and bright floor plan with spacious formal living and dining areas. Sliders open to a deck to enjoy the evening sea breeze...
$774,950
Subdivision: North Hill
3
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
2,490
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
26
Days on Site
1759507
MLS ®
Beautiful contemporary light filled home offers 3 bdrms & 4 baths. Main level features open concept living w/sound, mountain & territorial views. Spacious living room w/ gas frpl, easy access to deck...
$689,949
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
2,722
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
28
Days on Site
1752288
MLS ®
STUNNING LIKE NEW DES MOINES 2 STORY! Checks all of the boxes! Built 2018, main level features Large Den/Office, Formal Dining Rm, Big Chef's Kitchen (Granite counters, big island, Subway Tile...

Moving to Des Moines, Washington

Why should I move to Des Moines?

Des Moines is a fantastic place to live not only due to its centralized location, but also because of the city’s highly prized Puget Sound waterfront real estate.  There are several parks and public beaches available as well as a large public marina which takes advantage of the rare low bank beaches and natural topography of the land.  The city has recently undergone several improvements of its downtown area, marina and public fishing docks.  There aren’t many waterfront locations as relaxing as Des Moines and still so close to major metropolitan areas.

Des Moines is an economically thriving community that maximizes the potential of its natural assets.  Des Moines attractive real estate is always drawing in new businesses to help bolster their economy.

The city of Des Moines is easily commutable by Eastside, Seattle, Everett and Tacoma workers.  Interstate 5 and a system of local highways as well as State Route 99 run through the city making it easy to get where you want to go.  Sea-Tac airport is a short shuttle ride away.

The housing in Des Moines is widely varied from affordable and luxury, single family and condominiums, vintage and new, and everything in between.  Compared to the surrounding areas of Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Normandy Park, Seattle and Tacoma, the Des Moines housing market is relatively affordable.

What sort of fun things are there to do in Des Moines?

Des Moines is full of fun and adventurous activities to do with family and friends.  The Puget Sound’s beautiful forests, trails, beaches and parks are all well within reach of this gorgeous city.  The ferry system is a great way of exploring the waterways and islands of the Puget Sound.  If you’re looking for some family fun, Wild Waves and Enchanted Village, which is the largest water and theme park in the northwest, is close by.  Also, Westfield South Center Mall and shopping center is just a quick hop up I-5. 

If you’re looking for relaxation, just take a walk down to Redondo Beach.  Yes, Des Moines has one too!  It’s not as big as its California counterpart, but it is a relaxing treat nonetheless.  Whether you're fishing on the dock or sitting on a log somewhere on the beach, nothing beats the serenity of being near the water.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, Des Moines has it all.  Just an hour and a half drive from Snoqualmie Pass Ski and Recreation area.  The Puget Sound is right out your back door and the Pacific Ocean isn’t much further.  Des Moines hosts several festivals, markets and fairs that go on throughout the year.  There are several golf courses including Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club that are within city limits, or close by.  Des Moines has some of Washington’s most scenic beach parks and kayaking launches.  The city is also home to several mountain biking and hiking trails.  Hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, kayaking, skiing, camping, boating, dining, shopping.  The list goes on and on! 

What about Des Moines Schools and Education?

Des Moines is a great location for future thinking families due to the city’s proximity to major universities and colleges as well.  The University of Washington, University of Puget Sound and Seattle Pacific University are all easily within driving distance. 

Most of Des Moines is within the Highline Public Schools district; the neighborhoods of Woodmont and Redondo are within the Federal Way School District.  Highline Public School District is home to 39 diverse and dynamic schools.  There are approximately 23,000 students and 2,500 staff members.  The four district high schools were all included in the Washington Post’s article naming the top 1,500 high schools in the nation. 

Where can I get more information?

That’s where the King County Real Estate Team comes in!  If you have more questions and are ready to find your piece of Des Moines Real Estate, give us a call.  The King County Real Estate Team of knowledgeable Realtors know the area well and are here to help you find the Des Moines home of your dreams!