A Great Home for Sale in West Des Moines

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This is a perfect starter home in West Des Moines, within short walking distance of Mercy West Lakes and Methodist West Hospital. It's a perfect location for anyone working at either of the hospitals, the Iowa Heart Center, Kum & Go headquarters, or Hy-Vee corporate. The house is just off 60th and Ashworth, with quick Interstate access at 60th Street. Peony Park is just around the corner, with a park shelter, children's playground, a huge open playfield, and a safe and well-maintained 1/3-mile loop that's completely free of street traffic. The house feeds into Brookview Elementary, part of the highly-regarded Waukee School District.

Jordan Creek Town Center is about a mile and a half away, and a well-stocked Hy-Vee Drugstore is just 1/4-mile away.


Low-maintenance exterior

The home is less than 15 years old, but there are several beautiful shade trees in the yard plus lots of perennial landscaping that give it a nicely-established look without much maintenance required:


A giant lilac bush in a corner of the back yard blooms magnificently in the spring and adds privacy in the summer:

Lilac bush

Bonus: Fruit trees

The two peach trees in the back yard have produced hundreds of delicious fresh peaches each of the last few summers. You'll find yourself giving away buckets of peaches to friends, family, and co-workers, and they will love you for it.

Peach tree

The yard is nicely-sized -- big enough to toss around a football or a frisbee, but not too much to mow -- and the neighbors are friendly. Privacy fences surround about half of the back yard.

A flagpole is solidly anchored in the front yard with clips for two flags. Show a little patriotic pride and some team spirit at the same time.


First floor

The first floor is a split-level, with a well-sunlit living room off the entryway and an adjacent kitchen and eating area.

Living room


Down a few steps is the lower-level living room with a walkout door to the concrete patio in the back. The home's third bathroom (with laundry) is off the family room.

Family room

Laundry room

Second floor

The second-floor master suite features a nicely-sized bedroom and 3/4-bath:

Master bedroom

Also on the second floor are a full bathroom and two other bedrooms (one is currently laid out as an office and workout room):

Second-floor bedroom


Second-floor bathroom

You can't beat the value in this home -- especially as a first-time buyer. The utilities are very low (average combined electric and gas, August 2012 to July 2013: $99.15), thanks to a southern exposure, efficient HVAC, good insulation, and a programmable thermostat. West Des Moines and Dallas County taxes are both very reasonable.