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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 July 6, 2022
41
Listed
62
Avg. DOM
$412.47
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$680,000
Med. List Price
41 Properties
Page 1 of 4
Open 7/9
24726 12th Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198
$585,000
Neighborhood: Des Moines
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,310
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1963168
MLS®
Live life at Des Moines' Huntington Park's 55+ community! Come learn about this great option if you are considering retirement community living? Homeownership here will protect your equity-building...
Open 7/10
724 S 231st St Des Moines, WA 98198
$2,750,000
Neighborhood: Des Moines Waterfront
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,828
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1962897
MLS®
Designer Built Waterfront Estate. Rarely available property w/ no-bank beachfront. Modern remodel w/ stunning views & great room spaces, plus brand new detached ADU. Calm morning waters meet warm...
Open 7/9
26926 9th Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198
$875,000
Neighborhood: Woodmont
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,280
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1959787
MLS®
Modern Puget Sound view home! Watch epic sunsets & the ships pass by from this amazing western exposure property. This is a state of the art SMART home with every inch well utilized . This immaculate...
$999,950
Neighborhood: Woodmont
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
2,430
Sq.Ft.
1935
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1961621
MLS®
Incredible opportunity in this updated 4 bedroom, 2.25 bath Sound and Mountain view home. The main level features a living room with deck access, dining room, light and bright kitchen and a family...
$649,999
Neighborhood: North Hill
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,770
Sq.Ft.
1953
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1947563
MLS®
There's room to ramble in this single level home located in sought after North Hill! Features include formal living area as well as spacious Great Room that includes vaulted ceilings, family room,...
$274,950
Condo: Pinebrook Terrace
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,232
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
8
Days on Site
1959499
MLS®
Welcome to conveniently located Pinebrook Terrace. This 3 bedrooom, 1.75 bath 2 level townhome is move-in ready. The large living room has a wood burning fireplace & spacious windows. The large...
$950,000
Neighborhood: Downtown Des Moines
4
Beds
1
Baths
3,030
Sq.Ft.
1926
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1955163
MLS®
Excellent location in downtown Des Moines! it has great potential for a development site with a 23,000 SF lot. Keep the original home and possible to build townhomes or apartments. Walking distance...
$459,000
Condo: Pacific Place Townhomes
3
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
1,617
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1955878
MLS®
Welcome to this lovely 3 Bedroom and 2.5-bath home conveniently located with a great view of the sound. Golden location right in the center of the city of Des Moines, close to I-5, the marina, and...
$549,900
Neighborhood: Des Moines
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,250
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1956711
MLS®
Desirable 1,250 sq. ft. rambler offering 3 bedrooms, 13/4 baths and is situated on a 12,357 sq. ft. lot. Spacious, light filled living room with fireplace and hardwoods under the carpet. Bedrooms...
$845,000
Neighborhood: Des Moines
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,870
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
13
Days on Site
1958125
MLS®
Look no more!!! Get a home with a shop, great, location and even water view!! Home offers a large open kitchen, walk in pantry, spacious living room, 2 gas fireplace, dining room w/sliders to a big...
$899,950
Neighborhood: North Hill
4
Beds
2
Baths
3,370
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
13
Days on Site
1957257
MLS®
Every so often, a special home comes along that must be seen in person to appreciate, this is no exception. Spacious & airy living with tons of outdoor living space including a large entertainment...
$659,950
Neighborhood: North Hill
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,782
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
14
Days on Site
1957225
MLS®
Light and bright, well maintained craftsman home in the heart of Des Moines features a large front porch. Open main floor concept. Living room with cozy gas fireplace, dining with slider access to...

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!