West Des Moines is a nice and welcoming town outside of Des Moines. Its rich history is intertwined with its modern culture, creating a unique dynamic for residents of West Des Moines real estate.
A must-see for West Des Moine home owners and tourists alike is Valley Junction. This historic downtown area is filled with cute shops and eateries as well as preserved architecture and culture from years past. There is an afternoon farmer’s market, live music, and an eclectic mix of antique and vintage shopping. Click here for more information.
Those who live in West Des Moines homes go to the Jordan House to learn even more about the history of the town. Jordan House features a gothic Victorian manor and Bennett School, which is among the last one-room schoolhouses built. Both buildings have been preserved and transformed into museums. They want to educate the public about the history of the Midwest in order to better the future. For more information, click here.
To better enjoy the nature of the area, a local favorite park is Raccoon River Park. This 630 acre park features Blue Heron lake (which provides a great place to go boating, fishing, and swimming), hiking trails, grills, picnic tables, playgrounds, soccer fields, and a few hundred acres of nature areas just for wildlife.