Welcome to West Des Moines!
West Des Moines is a fast growing city with the 8th largest population in the state of Iowa. The city has over 64,000 people and is perfectly located at the crossroads between I-35/I- 80. West Des Moines is part of Polk, Warren, Dallas and Madison counties. The WDSM school district includes 9 elementary schools, two junior high schools, and one high school with parts of Urbandale and Clive also in the same school district.
The Valley Junction neighborhood has a hometown feel to it with a pleasant mix of both old and new. This area preserves and shares their history, connects the community, and supports small businesses. Here you will find a variety of local businesses and restaurants such as Cooper’s on 5th, Let them Eat, The Hall, and the Funky Zebra. You will also be in close proximity to Wilson Park. The Historic Valley Junction neighborhood is a great place for gatherings making it the heart and soul of West Des Moines.
Living in West Des Moines you will be in hands reach of many amenities. There are over 200 restaurants and bars with different cuisines. West Des Moines also has many recreational services such as the Valley Junction Activity Center and the Raccoon River park. In addition, West Des Moines is one of the best areas in the Greater Des Moines area for shopping. The Jordan Creek Town Center and Valley West mall are two of the many retail establishments. Living in West Des Moines, you will always have plenty of entertainment options!
We look forward to helping you find your place in West Des Moines!