West Des Moines

YES! WEST DES MOINES

When clients ask – I say “Yes!  West Des Moines!”   West Des Moines is the largest suburb just west of Des Moines, straddling the junction of highways I-35 and I-80. The area started as a railroad town, but now is also a retail and business hub.  West Des Moines has been recognized by business and economic analysts as a Best Place to Live and Do Business.  Here are some things you will find. Yes! West Des Moines

Parks

RACOON RIVER PARK | 2500 GRAND AVENUE, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50265

Link: www.wdm.iowa.gov/home/showdocument?id=5855 Includes Dog Park / Archery Facility / Shelter Rentals / Biking & Hiking Trails / Ice Rink  

WALNUT WOODS STATE PARK | 3155 SE WALNUT WOODS DR., WEST DES MOINES, IA 50265

Link: www.iowadnr.gov/Places-to-Go/State-Parks/Iowa-State-Parks/ParkDetails/ParkID/610133  

Sports / Golf Courses / Health Clubs / Pools

DES MOINES GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB| 1600 JORDAN CREEK PKWY

Link:  www.dmgcc.org World class course, hosted the Solheim Cup in 2017, Pool, Tennis, Dining  

GLEN OAKS COUNTRY CLUB | 1401 GLEN OAKS DRIVE, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266

Link: www.glenoakscc.com Award-winning gated community and private club in West Des Moines.  Has been named the #1 golf course in Iowa in 2011.  

WEST GRAND GOLF | 6450 RACCOON RIVER DR, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266

Link: www.westgrandgolf.com Driving range, mini golf, golf lessons

PRIAIRE LIFE HEALTH & FITNESS | 4875 MILLS CIVIC PKWY, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50265

Link: www.prairielife.com  

FARRELL’S | 5954 ASHWORTH RD, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266

Link: www.extremebodyshaping.com  

HOLIDAY AQUATIC CENTER | 1701 RAILROAD AVE, WEST DES MOINES, IA

Link: www.wdm.iowa.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/4/1427  

VALLEY VIEW AQUATIC CENTER | 255 81ST STREET, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50265

Link: www.wdm.iowa.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/3/1427  

Library

WDM LIBRARY | 4000 MILLS CIVIC PARKWAY, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50265

Link: www.wdmlibrary.org Books, Public Access Computers, Children’s programs, Clubs, photocopiers, DVD, movies, reference  

Shopping / Retail

HISTORICAL VALLEY JUNCTION | 217 5TH ST, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50265 | 515-222-3642

Link: www.valleyjunction.com Historic Valley Junction is home to over 150 specialty shops, restaurants, and services and the single largest collection of independent businesses in Greater Des Moines. Check out their year round  list of activities, festivals and farmer markets  

JORDAN CREEK TOWN CENTER | 101 JORDAN CREEK PARKWAY, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266 | 515-440-6255

Link: www.jordancreektowncenter.com Jordan Creek Town Center offers a retail experience indoor and out. Explore a new way to shop in this giant lifestyle center that’s filled with a collection of upscale brand names in a park-like atmosphere complete with a lakefront boardwalk and a 20-screen movie theater.

VALLEY WEST MALL | 1551 VALLEY WEST DRIVE, SUITE 400 | (515) 225-3632

Link: valleywestmall.com High end department stores, shops and national retailers  

WEST GLEN TOWN CENTER | 5465 MILLS CIVIC PKWY, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266 | 515-223-7885

Link: www.westglentowncenter.com West Glen has something for all interests: good meals, trendy clothes, beautiful apartments, and more.  

Schools – Public, Private, Community College, Universities

West Des Moines Community School District: www.wdmcs.org Complete List of Area Schools: www.wdm.iowa.gov/discover-wdm/about-west-des-moines/schools Preschools / Childcare  – Public, Montessori, Private, and Daycare are abundant and available For the list of Iowa services/regulations: dhs.iowa.gov/licensure-and-registration

Chamber of Commerce

www.wdmchamber.org  

City of West Des Moines

wdm.iowa.gov All public services in the West Des Moines area – Human services, Youth Sports Registration, Adult Programs

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