Des Moines Homes & Real Estate

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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 25, 2021
31
Listed
39
Avg. DOM
$314.31
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$575,000
Med. List Price
31 Properties
Page 1 of 3
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,092
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1812508
MLS ®
Light & bright townhome located in desirable Hudson Ridge community! Generous living spaces with main level patio to enjoy the outdoors. Upstairs boast large bedroom and master bedroom with double...
Open 7/25
21223 15th Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198
$595,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
2,440
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1809417
MLS ®
Well maintained 1962 Mid Century level entry w/full lower level. Current owners 41 years (only 2nd owner). Large living rm w/gas frplce (hardwds under carpet), formal dining rm w/slider to large deck...
$1,030,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
3,230
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1810499
MLS ®
Enjoy Sound & Olympic Mountain views from this beautifully maintained 4 bed +bonus room home in Woodmont Vista! Tall ceilings greet you as you enter this amazing home which features a living room...
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,192
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1812839
MLS ®
Spacious Top Floor, corner unit with Balcony over looks green space. Updated counter top, stainless steel appliances, crown molding, wood burning fireplace, kitchen has open breakfast bar, ceiling...
$619,000
Subdivision: North Hill
3
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
2,160
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1809562
MLS ®
Well Maintained home in North Hill! Recently updated includes new laminate flooring & more.This home offers an open kitchen into living space.Double pane vinyl windows let in lots of light.Home...
Open 7/25
905 S 200th St Des Moines, WA 98198
$499,999
Subdivision: Des Moines
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
2,100
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1810694
MLS ®
Don't miss out on the opportunity to see this beautiful Des Moines home. Main level features 3 bedrooms, full bathroom, large kitchen and dining room. Basement features additional family room with...
Open 7/25
23409 23rd Place S Des Moines, WA 98198
$625,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
5
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,930
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1809588
MLS ®
Beautiful East facing home located on corner lot perched up w/ Mountain & Sound views. Top floor features vaulted ceilings w/ open kitchen & dining rm + slider out to the deck. Light & bright Living...
$538,500
Subdivision: Des Moines
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,630
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1809328
MLS ®
Welcome to your one of a kind cabin inspired home in the city! Featuring a great room boasting vaulted ceilings & wood burning fireplace with brick surround. Kitchen with stainless appliances, new...
Open 7/25
1521 S 218th St Des Moines, WA 98198
$725,000
Subdivision: Des Moines
4
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
2,290
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1811633
MLS ®
Beautiful MUST-SEE custom built home with views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and expansive territorial views! This one of a kind home feat. 4beds, 2.5 baths, 3 Car Garage, office/den,...
$445,000
Subdivision: Huntington Park
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,450
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1807748
MLS ®
Very desirable Huntington Park 55+ community. Rare-large rambler w/huge 2 car garage. Kitchen with large eating bar open to family & dining area with slider to the rear yard. Large living room...
$305,000
Condo: Marina Estates Condominiums
1
Beds
13/4
Baths
724
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1810922
MLS ®
Beautifully remodeled 1 bedroom condo, overlooking Puget Sound. Watch whales, large container ships, and small boats from the comfort of your home. Enjoy the 4th of July fireworks right off your...
$979,000
Subdivision: Woodmont
5
Beds
2F23/4
Baths
2,960
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1808466
MLS ®
Woodmont home with TWO master suites, one offered on the main floor with 3/4 bathroom and mini kitchen while the other is upstairs with large walk-in closet & full bathroom. 3 bedrooms on the main...

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!