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Living in Downtown Des Moines


owntown Des Moines is a great place to live and play. I have lived down there for more than two years and I may just stay. Things are a little messy right now with all of the bridge updates and construction, but if you love a life full of action and options, downtown is a great place to be. Now is a smart time to buy down here too, because once all of the various projects are complete, purchase prices and lease rates will likely head north fast.

I utilize everything that living downtown has to offer including trails, food, entertainment, events, and it is quite convenient and a quick commute anywhere in the metro.

Downtown insights and secret information! Downtown Farmers Market – it’s coming, so here’s my advice….get there early (9:00 a.m. at the latest) to avoid parking frustration and a 1/2 mile to one mile walk. The garage at 3rd/Court is best, but only takes cash during special events and charges $5 cash only, not the usual $1/hr. Science Center Parking Garage on 5th Street is close, too.

Downtown Des Moines, IA

Submitted by
Jim Mooney
RE/MAX Real Estate Group
Des Moines, IA

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I’m Proud to Be A Peculiar Gal


eculiar is an amazing city and a great place to live. I may be a little biased and I will tell you why. My husband and I bought our first home here. We wanted to have more of that country feel, but still be close to town and the highway. We found the perfect spot in one of Peculiar’s many beautiful and friendly subdivisions.

I got married here in my parents’ front yard…which is 20+ acres. They found a beautiful spot to build their dream home, dream barn, and dream horse pastures. Peculiar is where I fell in love with community involvement by joining the Lions Club. They have a farmers market from summer to fall, many parks, fishing derbies at the local lake, and a walking trail throughout the city.

I can’t wait for you to see all Peculiar has to offer and for you to be my new neighbor, whether you are looking for the perfect home in town or lots of acreage to call your own!

Peculiar, MO

Submitted by
Shanna Ackerson
RE/MAX Elite
Lee’s Summit, MO

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Post Like the Bartlesville Agents Do

The big advantage of Agent Insight over other real estate sites is it gives you an opportunity to present many features of your community through photos and written posts. Several RE/MAX agents in Bartlesville, OK are doing just that with a diverse collection of submissions.

Robert Phillips, a new agent with RE/MAX Results in Bartlesville, has posted several photos and insights during his first month on the job.

“Our branch broker, Kevin Lynch, said our agents make Agent Insight posts frequently as a way to show ourselves as experts on our community, ” Robert said. “I think this is a good time for me to submit many posts while I’m just getting started. I intend to continue adding to my collection as I grow my business.”

Many of the Bartlesville agents are following the same pattern. Throughout the town, they have covered very diverse subjects.  Written insights include local businesses and restaurants, charities, Robot City at the local tech center, a medical center, and the weather. The paragragh below is an excerpt from a post by Dennis Rudisaile from RE/MAX Results. It is written in first-person and tells about an event he attended at a unique Bartlesville wildlife preserve.

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve – Hidden Gem in Osage Hills
I recently took a road trip to visit the sprawling wildlife preserve located on Highway 123 between Bartlesville and Barnsdall that is Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve. The event I attended, one of many that attracts visitors to the area, was the Mountain Man Camp. It’s a place where you can view the inside of a teepee and see how people lived in the 1840’s, all within the beautiful grounds of Woolaroc. You, too, can visit it anytime between mid-March to early Septembe. Be sure to check on their website for the many events put on during the year.

The Bartlesville photos have even more variety. Subjects include the downtown area, parks, pools, bike trails, the community center, pastureland, schools, and good shots of local flora and fauna. The selections below are great examples of some different features of the Bartlesville area.

Wild horses grazing at the Cross Bell Ranch
Mountain Man Camp at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
The Bartlesville Community Center is a world-class performing arts center
Majestic buffalo sculpture at Tri County Tech 
Buzzards seem to like perching on the Phillips Tower
The Drake Library located on the campus of Oklahoma Weslyan University

Photo credits:  from RE/MAX Results in Bartlesville, Robert Phillips and Dennis Rudisaile; from RE/MAX of Green Country in Nowata, OK, Sherman Shanklin and Lindsey Coe.

Many thanks to the four agents featured in this article and to the other Bartleville area agents who have contributed excellent submissions for this community page. To other RE/MAX agents, take a look at your community pages and make sure you have a wide variety of subjects covered. You can’t tell a good story with only subdivision entries. Get creative!

From a New Agent

“I think this is a good time for me to submit many posts while I’m just getting started. I intend to continue adding to my collection as I grow my business.”

Robert Phillips
RE/MAX Results
Bartlesville, OK