Des Moines Real Estate
Discover Des Moines, where sweeping views draw you into the natural beauty of the city on the sound. Des Moines is located on the east shore of Puget Sound, approximately halfway between the major cities of Seattle and Tacoma.
Des Moines features the only public marina between Seattle and Tacoma, silhouetted against the backdrop of Puget Sound, the snow-capped Olympic Mountains and majestic Mt. Rainier. This recreational marina operated by the city, offers moorage, boat launching and pier fishing facilities.
Adjacent to the marina, explore the grounds, trails, and beach at 18-acre Des Moines Beach Park, a city park and National Historic landmark, recognized for its rustic buildings and history as Covenant Beach Bible Camp. Every Saturday June through October, the Marina’s ‘Waterfront Farmers Market’ offers unique vendors, with flowers, produce, meats, artisan cheeses, and much more, all fresh from nearby farms.
Make sure to stop by Anthony’s Homeport to enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the panoramic views of Puget Sound, and the Olympics.
The residential neighborhoods of Des Moines are served by four gorgeous new school buildings. Mt. Rainier High School is a stunning state-of-the-art facility complete with multiple gyms and the latest computer technology. Both ethnic diversity and success characterize the local academic climate – Parkside Elementary, at the south end of the city, is home to the District’s “Challenge Program” for top young scholars.
Woodmont Beach is an established waterfront community just north of Redondo Beach in Des Moines, WA. This area along the Puget Sound is known for its community beach and spectacular sunsets over the Olympic Mountains. Residents have the option to be members of the Woodmont Country Club which includes benefits such as: access to the beach with picnic areas, hiking trails and sports courts. Woodmont Beach is a convenient location between Seattle and Tacoma and is great for commuters being only 10-15 minutes away from the I-5 corridor.