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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 March 1, 2021
11
Listed
79
Avg. DOM
$390.02
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$450,000
Med. List Price
11 Properties
1
Beds
1
Baths
252,695
Sq.Ft. Lot
1979
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1735634
MLS ®
Come check out your newly remodeled Condo. This spacious 1 bedroom and 1 bath is move in ready. Bathroom was remodeled this year. Newer carpet through out. Kitchen opens to living room and dining...
$400,000
Condo: Redondo Beach Conominiums
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1977
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1726981
MLS ®
WOW! What a view! Enjoy life near the beach! This condo in Redondo has it all. Two large bedrooms, 1.75 baths, along with an office space and huge storage room provides space to work from home or for...
$450,000
Subdivision: North Hill
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,540
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1732885
MLS ®
Welcome to this one owner home located in North Hill Des Moines neighborhood! First time on market. Home features 1540 square feet with living room with wood stove, walk in pantry, Extra large...
$279,950
Condo: Whalers Village Estates
2
Beds
1
Baths
1969
Year Built
7
Days on Site
1733025
MLS ®
Welcome home to the private gated community of Whalers Village Estates. This top-floor two-bedroom, one-bath unit offers updated Cabinets as well as Sound and Mountain views. Amenities include a...
$530,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,050
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
18
Days on Site
1730144
MLS ®
Amazing home that could be converted to an Adult Family Home (AFH) - contact knowledgeable listing agent for details. Beautifully updated and ready for new owner. Light, Bright and Open Spaces....
Open 3/6
601 S 227th St #404N Des Moines, WA 98198
$450,000
Condo: Mariner Manor
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1981
Year Built
25
Days on Site
1724880
MLS ®
Puget Sound View resort-style living at this top-floor home. You will love the spectacular serene views of the Puget Sound, Marina, mountains, boaters, shipping lanes, people, downtown Des Moines....
$2,000,000
Subdivision: Redondo
1
Beds
23/4
Baths
2,362
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
25
Days on Site
1721521
MLS ®
Unparalleled views. A buoy for your boat. A beach for your thoughts. The rise & fall of the tide & 69' of waterfront. Add an irreplaceable 2003 beach house (1372 sf +/-) & a vintage 1918 house (990...
$550,000
Subdivision: North Hill
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,200
Sq.Ft.
1953
Year Built
40
Days on Site
1719550
MLS ®
Energy efficient Airport Noise Abatement package. Oversize 2 car garage 26 x26 with 240 electric. RV Parking, Garden space. Close to bus line.
$1,075,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
7
Beds
4F13/411/2
Baths
5,391
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
50
Days on Site
1715789
MLS ®
Magnificient mansion is almost 5,400 square feet with 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.Breath taking entranceway with gorgeous chandelier and dramatic stairway.Designer kitchen with beautiful granite...
$355,000
Condo: Redondo Ridge
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
180,090
Sq.Ft. Lot
1988
Year Built
160
Days on Site
1667598
MLS ®
SMELL THE SALT AIR, LISTEN TO THE SEAGULLS AND WATCH THE EAGLES. AS A REALTOR AND OWNER I WILL MISS THAT! DESIRABLE COMPLEX: PEACEFUL;NATURE;WALK TO SALTY'S;FOR GOOD FOOD & HAPPY HOUR;WALK ON...
$1,000,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
3,510
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
543
Days on Site
1513943
MLS ®
Built in 1957, Daylight basement. Features, 4 bedroom, 1.75 bath, huge rec room, three shop areas in basement, deck off back. Zoned Pacific Ridge Commercial (multi use commercial), 2 fireplaces....

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!