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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 December 5, 2020
38
Listed
54
Avg. DOM
$338.04
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$489,950
Med. List Price
38 Properties
Page 1 of 4
$519,950
Subdivision: Des Moines
5
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,340
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1695127
MLS ®
Beautifully remodeled home in a great location. Tastefully updated w/fresh paint,new flooring,SS appliances,newer roof (2015) & much more! Main floor features living rm w/wood-burning fireplace,...
$295,000
Condo: Hudson Ridge Condominium
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
10.98
Acres
1982
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1695045
MLS ®
Wonderful, spacious 3-bdrm unit in highly desirable Hudson Ridge community. Minutes from Saltwater Park, downtown Des Moines and the marina, this popular complex features beautiful grounds, an...
$444,800
Condo: Redondo Heights Condominiums
2
Beds
2
Baths
1978
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1695010
MLS ®
Very rare opportunity to own a top floor unit at the Redondo Heights Condominiums with spectacular views of the Puget Sound and the Olympics! Complex is located on a large secluded lot, no-stairs...
$539,950
Subdivision: Des Moines
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
2,410
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1692930
MLS ®
You will love this well-built, updated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Des Moines View Estates!
The well designed, open floor plan has entertaiment sized rooms that all get flooded with
loads of...
$479,950
Subdivision: Des Moines
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,870
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1689425
MLS ®
It's the first time on the market for this wonderful Des Moines charmer! Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac with amazing views of the Sound, this 3 bedroom, 2.25 bath home features a newer roof and...
$665,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,310
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1693268
MLS ®
Wonderful 4 bedroom cul de sac home in Des Moines. This spacious home features a formal living room and dining room, Tile and hardwood entry, large family foom with gas fireplace, Kitchen with eating...
$350,000
Condo: Marina Estates
2
Beds
1
Baths
1979
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1692662
MLS ®
Fantastic top floor unit in the Marina Estates facing west for stunning sunsets. Good size bedrooms. Master bath. and double closets. Open kitchen to extra large living room. Dining room. Private...
$665,000
Subdivision: Westwood
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,310
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1692496
MLS ®
Wonderful 4 bedroom cul de sac home in Des Moines. This spacious home features a formal living room and dining room, Tile and hardwood entry, large family foom with gas fireplace, Kitchen with eating...
$664,950
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
1
Baths
2,320
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1692581
MLS ®
Welcome to your urban oasis! Enjoy homeschooling or entertaining on this peaceful 3/4 acre property featuring playground w/swing, large deck & patio, fruit trees & raised beds. You ll appreciate the...
$694,995
Subdivision: Des Moines
5
Beds
2
Baths
2,886
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1692705
MLS ®
The last Legacy plan here @ Pacific Heights and it's on a corner lot! Includes quartz counters & undermount sinks in the kitchen & master bath. Stainless steel GAS appliances, tankless hot water...
$399,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,290
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
16
Days on Site
1691812
MLS ®
Welcome Home~Newly Updated, One Level Living! This spacious 3 bedroom open concept, excellent one level living floorplan features beautiful refinished HW floors, newly remodeled bathroom, newer...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1982
Year Built
18
Days on Site
1690630
MLS ®
Welcome to this rare end-unit home at Hudson Ridge, a community close to the heart of Des Moines, near the marina. This large layout includes 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Relax in the large living...

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!