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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, 2022
43
Listed
78
Avg. DOM
$379.32
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$553,000
Med. List Price
43 Properties
Page 1 of 4
$1,050,000
Neighborhood: Des Moines
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,420
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2020348
MLS®
Incredible opportunity in this 4-bed end of Cul-De-Sac home. Spectacular views from the main floor of the Puget Sound. It's just blocks away from restaurants, shops, & the Marina. Near all major hwys...
$590,000
Neighborhood: Des Moines
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,510
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
6
Days on Site
2018508
MLS®
You will love this 3-bedroom 2 bath home all on one level with a fenced backyard and plenty of room for everyone including pets. The location is preferred with easy access to freeways and the light...
Open 12/10
24403 13th Place S Des Moines, WA 98198
$650,000
Neighborhood: Des Moines
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,680
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
17
Days on Site
2018197
MLS®
Updated rambler situated on a corner lot. This beauty features new flooring and fresh paint throughout the entire house, lovely bathrooms and the kitchen has a new stove and dishwasher, plus a big...
$499,000
Neighborhood: Des Moines
2
Beds
1
Baths
800
Sq.Ft.
1953
Year Built
17
Days on Site
2018251
MLS®
This charming home has been renovated including electrical, plumbing, tankless water heater, floors, kitchen, bathroom, brand new septic system, and mini-split. Primary bedroom has direct access to...
$900,000
Neighborhood: Woodmont
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
2,430
Sq.Ft.
1935
Year Built
19
Days on Site
2017782
MLS®
Welcome home: experience the tranquility of peaceful living while being only minutes away from everywhere. Surrounded by awe-inspiring views of the Sound and Mountains, this 4-bedroom, 2.25-bath home...
Open 12/10
23003 Marine View Dr S #B202 Des Moines, WA 98198
$325,000
Condo: Whalers Village Estates
2
Beds
1
Baths
929
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
19
Days on Site
2016413
MLS®
A rare offering awaits you with this beautiful waterfront condo at Whaler's Village! Enjoy breathtaking Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain views from your private balcony. This spacious 2 bedroom, 1...
$674,995
Neighborhood: Des Moines
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
2,100
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
25
Days on Site
2015932
MLS®
Well maintained & updated Pacific Ridge home with Rare 4 beds on one level. Primary BR w/Prvt bath & walk-in closet. 2nd full bath on upper level. Semi-open floor plan allows for formal dining &...
$750,000
Neighborhood: Des Moines
4
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
2,150
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
25
Days on Site
2007215
MLS®
This home comes with Views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound! A 4 bedroom with 1.75 bath split level home with hardwood floors is waiting for your personal touch. Location within walking...
$509,950
Neighborhood: Des Moines
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,060
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
26
Days on Site
2016124
MLS®
A gem in the heart of Des Moines! Check out this charming move-in ready 3 bedroom rambler, it's been recently updated with so many upgrades inside and out. Brand new paint and flooring throughout,...
$1,049,950
Neighborhood: Des Moines
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,801
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
27
Days on Site
2015507
MLS®
Beautiful white modern farm house offering main level living & HUGE 3 car garage. Vaulted ceiling upon entry way with light and bright home office to the right. Dramatic 2 story vaulted ceiling in...
$525,000
Neighborhood: Pinebrook
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,622
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
29
Days on Site
2001710
MLS®
Don't miss this opportunity to put your signature touches on this great 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home in Des Moines Pine Brook Neighborhood! This home features a nice floor plan with a sunken living room...
1
Beds
1
Baths
610
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
32
Days on Site
2013962
MLS®
Great Location , Cozy Clean One bedroom condo with Fireplace, , full bathroom , washer and dryer area , move in ready , includes covered parking and storage shed also clubhouse and outdoor pool,...

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!