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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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