Now don't be mislead, a big portion of condos and townhome are actually outside of the downtown areas. Many empty nesters tend to move to townhomes when all the kids are moved out or when they just simply do not want to maintain and upkeep their home anymore. With the convenience of minimal HOA fees, they can have their lawns mowed and driveways plowed when it snows, making it a wonderful living experience.
If you are looking for a Des Moines condo or townhome, you definitely have plenty to choose from. There are the brand new and renovated condos and lofts downtown all over. The price range can vary depending on size, updates and location, but some examples would be close to $200k around the Riverwalk and about $300k off of Grand.
Others include the 4th Street Condos, with underground parking, 1 or 2 bedrooms and an extra room to use as a study or office, and the townhomes at Druid Hill, which offer 2-4 bedrooms, huge living spaces, and up to a 3 car garage. Druid Hill condos can go up to nearly $400k for those who are willing to pay for the extra luxury and space.
And speaking of luxury, those discerning types who desire true luxury in a condo in Des Moines can check out the 111 City Lofts. Vaulted ceilings, covered terraces, huge living spaces, extra baths, and luxurious landscaping make these lofts a don't-miss choice for condo living. Prices range from the low 200's to around $300k. Some other worthy mentions are Park Fleur downtown condos. The live-and-work condos are in the historic district and in the East Village, where convenience and culture is a total way of life. The Hillside Condos in Des Moines are popular, as are Winward condos, and several cottage homes in West Des Moines.
Browse a few of the newest Des Moines condos for sale below or maybe check out other areas like townhomes in West Des Moines to see what else is out there before you beginning driving all around town.