Welcome to Grimes! One of the fastest growing cities in the Des Moines metropolitan area with an increasing population from 8,000 in 2008, to almost 12,000 today!
Grimes is located right off of Highway 141, and only a couple miles from Saylorville Lake which is located near the neighboring town of Polk City. One of the advantages of Grimes having easy access to Highway 141 is the convenience of a large retailer, Walmart, being right in town! Walmart made an addition to Grimes back in 2010, so it still has a new store feel! If you’re looking for somewhere to do your shopping, Jordan Creek Mall is only a 15 minute drive.
The town of Grimes has many community-friendly parks and amenities for everyone to enjoy! Some of them are Beaverbrook Park, Green Belt Trail, and the Waterworks Park attached to the Public Library, how convenient is that? The Grimes Public Library is open to the community seven days a week. Grimes has 4 elementary schools, a middle school and a high school located in town. Not to mention SkyZone (the popular trampoline park), the nostalgic Old School Arcade, and the MB2 Raceway are all located within city limits! All of these are family fun activities that any one, any age, can enjoy!
If you’re looking for a bite to eat, Grimes has a handful of local restaurants, as well as a couple fast food restaurants close by. Looking for day to hang out with the guys or a day to get out of the office? Beaver Creek Golf Course is located just off of Highway 141 when you’re traveling northwest from Polk City!
What is so great about Grimes is that it has a small-town feel, but also has plenty of opportunities to grow and develop! If you’re looking to make the move into an apartment or condo, there are over seven apartment/condominium complexes available at a great price and with great amenities. Grimes is also in the process of developing a new housing development right off of Highway 141.
We look forward to helping you find your place in Grimes!