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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 January 21, 2022
18
Listed
84
Avg. DOM
$374.10
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$547,425
Med. List Price
18 Properties
Page 1 of 2
$525,000
Subdivision: Federal Way
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,340
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1875162
MLS®
Desirable Des Moines location; Curb appeal plus in this charismatic mid century modern.Sprawling flat yard, 2 driveways, tons of parking, rv spots & beautiful curb appeal. New paint, carpet, roof &...
$385,000
Condo: Huntington Park
2
Beds
1
Baths
920
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1877670
MLS®
Single level, renovated home located in the picturesque Huntington Park. This active 55+ community is surrounded by miles of well manicured nature trails, beautifully maintained gardens, clubhouse,...
$1,295,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
6
Beds
3F13/4
Baths
3,940
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1880335
MLS®
Highly sought-after custom-built Woodmont home! Situated on a cul-de-sac, you won't believe the scenic views you get of Puget Sound from every floor of this home! Step inside and fall in love with...
$759,000
Subdivision: North Hill
6
Beds
2F13/411/2
Baths
2,180
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1877407
MLS®
Fully remodel contemporary style home w/ view of the Sound!! This Exceptional remodel will even satisfy the pickiest buyers. This 6 bed 3.5 bath home offers a versatile floor-plan that meets the...
Open 1/22
24830 10th Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198
$399,000
Subdivision: Huntington Park
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,080
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1873221
MLS®
Desirable active adult 55+ community townhome. Property sits on a greenbelt & cul-de-sac. Enter to vaulted ceilings in the living room with warming fireplace & large windows allowing lots of light,...
Open 1/22
1210 S 259th Place Des Moines, WA 98198
$549,950
Subdivision: Woodmont
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,780
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1879960
MLS®
This home is an absolute stunner! When you come visit this sprawling rambler nestled on a private cul-de-sac in the highly sought after Woodmont neighborhood, you won't ever want to leave. This home...
Open 1/22
22039 24th Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198
$459,950
Subdivision: Des Moines
3
Beds
1
Baths
910
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
8
Days on Site
1878061
MLS®
Welcome Home to this private, main level living rambler surrounded by an abundance of windows & natural light! This 3-bedroom 1 bath sits on a generous sized fully fenced level lot. Plenty of space...
$175,000
Condo: Sunset View Condo
13/4
Baths
365
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1878332
MLS®
Expansive sound, mountain and sunset views. This fully & freshly updated Studio Condo has much to boast. The Modern style unit features an updated kitchen, complete w/SS appliances, & subway tile...
$544,900
Condo: South Shores Condominiums
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,167
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
16
Days on Site
1873268
MLS®
PRICE REDUCTION!! Watch the sunset over Puget Sound & the Olympics from the comfort of your HUGE, covered balcony. This total turnkey, top-floor unit was meticulously updated in 2018 w/ a $100K...
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,167
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
32
Days on Site
1873676
MLS®
Enjoy the views of Puget Sound. Covered Oversized deck to enjoy the territorial view of the water, marina, Olympic Mountains year round. Stunning sunset views. Secured gated community and an assigned...
$699,000
Subdivision: Downtown Des Moines
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
2,350
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
50
Days on Site
1869821
MLS®
Excellent location! It's a spacious home in Downtown Des Moines! it also has great potential for a development site with a total of 22,500 SF, Including the Vacant Land at 21910 6th Ave S directly...
$699,000
Subdivision: Downtown Des Moines
4
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
2,020
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
50
Days on Site
1869818
MLS®
Excellent location! It's a spacious home in Downtown Des Moines! it also has great potential for a development site with a 17,900 SF lot. Zoning RM900 (multi-family/townhomes). Walking distance to...

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!