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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 September 20, 2020
50
Listed
44
Avg. DOM
$301.94
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$524,997
Med. List Price
50 Properties
Page 1 of 5
$365,000
Subdivision: SeaTac
2
Beds
1
Baths
730
Sq.Ft.
1953
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1662208
MLS ®
Charming rambler! This cozy home features original hardwood flooring, modern paint palette and white trim. Kitchen hosts newer appliances, tile backsplash and a pantry nook. Updated bathroom hosts...
$500,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,790
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1660649
MLS ®
Live amongst nature in a uniquely peaceful picturesque park like setting. Interior open spaces inside with vaulted ceilings & lots of natural light. QUALITY FEATURES AND UPGRADES throughout include...
$459,950
Subdivision: North Hill
4
Beds
1
Baths
1,560
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1664593
MLS ®
Charming 4 bedroom home situated on desirable North Hill. Plenty of living space with large family room. Home boasts fireplace, corner lot, RV parking + carport. Freshly painted with new carpet in...
$435,000
Subdivision: North Hill
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,130
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1664482
MLS ®
Pride of ownership is evident in this clean and tidy Des Moines rambler. Nice original features like hardwood floors in most of the house and a corner brick fireplace in the living room. Loaded with...
$375,000
Subdivision: Highline
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,400
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1664105
MLS ®
Welcome to the beautiful City of Des Moines. Bring your vision and HGTV ideas to make it your own home. Great corner lot located in a lovely cul-de-sac. This charming tri-level home has 3 bedrooms...
$227,900
Condo: Watermark Cove
2
Beds
1
Baths
850
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1664354
MLS ®
Commuter's dream! Welcome to this convenient condo in Des Moines, ready for it's new owner. Spacious unit with updated kitchen, stylish hardwood laminate floors, private patio w/storage & peekaboo...
$650,000
Subdivision: Highline
4
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
2,518
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1662836
MLS ®
Modern home in the Highline View Estates community. Close proximity to Highline College, future Link light-rail station, I5, and shopping. Gourmet kitchen with large granite island slab, open format...
$600,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
2
Baths
3,030
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1663932
MLS ®
Beautiful and well built home recently renovated on extra large, fully fenced lot. Large private yard ideal for entertaining. The open kitchen sparkles with new finished and stainless steel...
$674,995
Subdivision: Des Moines
5
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
3,008
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
7
Days on Site
1663195
MLS ®
SPACIOUS, the Lexington has a main floor Den or Bedroom w/ a 3/4 Bath. The Kitchen has quartz counters, gas cooktop w/ glass hood, SS appliances and is open to the large Great Room & spacious Dining...
$619,950
Subdivision: Redondo
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,654
Sq.Ft.
1913
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1657604
MLS ®
Amazing views of sound & mountains and a short walk to Redondo Beach drive, this beautiful home boasts tons of updates! Has newer interior & exterior paint, plush carpet, refinished wood cabinets w/...
$524,995
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,640
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1662586
MLS ®
D.R. Horton's Sherwood plan - great room concept downstairs with laminate throughout the main floor. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining w/gas stainless steel appliances, quartz counters...
$289,950
Condo: Marina Estates
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,092
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1662589
MLS ®
Charming 2BR, 1.75BA condo in Des Moines waterfront community. A block away from the marina, shops, restaurants and downtown Des Moines. Double-pane windows, fresh paint and recent updates...

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!