Useful information and links about the Des Moines area communities. Parks, shopping, schools and community attractions. What you need to know about areas when you are looking to purchase a home.

Giving Back 2021
Des Moines, Iowa Charities

Giving Back 2021

If you’ve followed Home Sweet Des Moines for a little while, you may have noticed that Tawnia, Jeannie, and I are huge believers in the saying that “a rising tide…

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Surviving 2020
As 2020 nears its end, I have been reflecting on all the challenges the year brought in its wake. Despite all of this, however, I am focusing this month on finding the good in our world. When the storms are gathering, I have a few simple steps to let the sunshine break through.

Surviving 2020

As 2020 nears its end, I have been reflecting on all the challenges the year brought in its wake. The pandemic, the derecho, economic instability, hard discussions about race and…

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Best Internet Providers in Des Moines, IA
Broadband Search, has an in-depth blog page dedicated to the best internet providers in the Des Moines area

Best Internet Providers in Des Moines, IA

The following is a guest blog from Broadband Search | Photo: Canva Broadband Search have put thousands of hours into our extensive research and our rankings are completely unbiased. They…

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Norwalk, Iowa is a family-friendly, economically strong community that offers metro living with a small-town atmosphere. Just 10 minutes from the metro south of the metro area. The area started…

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AltoonaThe Altoona community is the northeastern suburb of the Des Moines metro area, located directly off the Interstate 80 and the Highway 65 bypass. It is only a 15-minute drive…

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Grimes Grimes is located on the northwest side of Greater Des Moines area. It offers the amenities of city living while maintaining all the advantages of a small hometown. Convenient…

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The Beaverdale neighborhood is one of the largest of the recognized neighborhoods in the city of Des Moines. It extends from Forest Avenue at its southernmost border to the city…

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The city of Johnston is another fast-growing Northern suburb of the Des Moines Metro area. Johnston is home to numerous businesses and organizations, parks and bike trails.  There is always something…

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Urbandale Urbandale is located in the northwest part of the Des Moines Metro Area at the intersections of Interstate 35, Interstate 80, and Iowa 141. Urbandale is in both Polk…

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West Des Moines

YES! WEST DES MOINES When clients ask – I say “Yes!  West Des Moines!”   West Des Moines is the largest suburb just west of Des Moines, straddling the junction…

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Waukee Waukee, the western most suburbs of Des Moines is one of the areas fastest growing communities.  Located west of Interstate 35 and straddling Interstate 80. Waukee is a great…

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AnkenyAnkeny is north of the metropolitan area it has one of the areas fastest growing housing markets.   Many successful businesses have settled in Ankeny, attracted by its highly skilled and…

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