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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 October 16, 2021
30
Listed
60
Avg. DOM
$328.74
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$609,950
Med. List Price
30 Properties
Page 1 of 3
Open 10/16
1713 S 254th Place Des Moines, WA 98198
$499,995
Subdivision: Woodmont
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,600
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1852112
MLS ®
Pride of ownership is on display in this 3B/3B updated Des Moines home sitting on just under 1/4 acre beautifully landscaped lot! Step inside & find your remodeled kitchen with SS appliances, & a...
$449,900
Subdivision: Des Moines
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,010
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1853722
MLS ®
Comfort and seclusion are found tucked away in this over .22 acre cul-de-sac setting. Generous rooms, vaulted and beamed ceiling, hardwoods and wood-toned flooring, brick frplc complement this...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,192
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1853658
MLS ®
Welcome home to the highly desirable Hillwood Community! This is a well-maintained, low-maintenance, move-in-ready condo on the ground floor and features three bedrooms including a master suite,...
$355,000
Subdivision: Huntington Park
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,020
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1853444
MLS ®
Phenomenal opportunity in Des Moines to own a little piece of paradise for yourself. This 2 bedroom townhome is duplex style with a neighbor only on one side. The interior boasts nice sized bedrooms,...
$520,000
Condo: Mariner Manod
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,430
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1849443
MLS ®
Desirable Condominium in Gated Community,with Spectacular Views of the Olympic Mountains,Puget Sound,Des Moines Marina, Located near Local Hot Spots,easy access to I-5. One of three Elevators...
Open 10/16
25122 Marine View Dr S Des Moines, WA 98198
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,610
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1852891
MLS ®
Enjoy the neighborhood bald eagles from this fantastic rambler just a few min walk from beautiful Saltwater State Park!
This exceptionally well maintained home is on the market for the first time...
$874,950
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,978
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1851463
MLS ®
Quality new construction homes located Minutes away from Renondo Beach, Pac Highway shopping & Saltwater State Park. Only 2 homes available! On lot 4 is the popular Soundbuilt Homes Teton Plan. This...
$884,950
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,086
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1851466
MLS ®
Quality new construction homes located minutes away from Saltwater State Park with quick access to I5 and HWY 167. Only 2 homes available! On lot 3 is the spacious Soundbuilt Homes 3086 sq ft Liam...
$350,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,120
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1852161
MLS ®
Investor/sweat equity opportunity - bring your ideas and tools! Mostly cosmetic with good bones. Spacious two-bedroom home. Port windows, doors and insulation. Hardwood floors, wood-burning...
$619,950
Subdivision: North Hill
4
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
2,080
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1848759
MLS ®
IMMACULATE!!! Newly refinished gleaming oak hardwood floors, new interior paint, new wall to wall carpet and an awesome kitchen. Quartz counters, wood cabinets, tile backsplash with Shaw apron sink...
Open 10/17
20818 2nd Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198
$765,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,610
Sq.Ft.
1934
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1848293
MLS ®
North Hill In Des Moines. Spacious home sits above surrounding homes. Partial sound views from various locations of home. New Roof and Carpet. New Interior and Exterior paint. Large living room with...
$695,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
5
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
2,150
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1834991
MLS ®
Don't miss the opportunity to own this 4 bedrooms house, plus 1 bonus room and 2.75 baths. High vaulted ceiling living room that gives natural light and ventilation. Newly painted interior. Walk-in...

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!