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Community Reference Guide

We at Next Generation Realty are pleased to introduce you to our community! Inside this electronic guide, you will find an overview of each community in the Metro area, cultural and recreational facilities, attractions and events, educational facilities, and more. It's our way of helping you make your move/relocation an enjoyable experience!

Directory Listing:

Des Moines

Des Moines is located in the heart of Iowa. The city is the political, economic, and cultural capital of the state and provides many advantages of both large and small-town living. The community, with its agrarian past, has emerged as a vibrant, heartland metropolis with an ever-expanding business climate that offers many outstanding opportunities.

Des Moines, "The new style American city," is alive with new industries such as agribusiness, biotechnology, computer development, financial services, insurance, and warehouse and distribution. More than $3.5 billion in new construction and renovation has taken place in the city. Over 30 downtown blocks are connected by climate-controlled skywalks giving access to offices, hotels, parking, department stores, shops, restaurants, public facilities, movie theaters, and convention centers.

POPULATION (2000 est.) 194,814


  • 3 Public Golf Courses
  • 73 Public Parks
  • 1 Country Club
  • 87 Public Tennis Courts
  • 3 Family Aquatic Centers
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • Blank Park Zoo Botanical Center
  • Greater Iowa Aquarium
  • Science Center Art Center
  • State Historical Museum
  • 6 Public Libraries
  • Des Moines Convention Center
  • Des Moines Play House
  • Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
  • Veterans Memorial Auditorium (Home of the Iowa Barnstormers, Arena Football)
  • Metro Ice Sports Arena (Home of the Des Moines Buccaneers, Jr. "A" Hockey Club)
  • Sec Taylor Baseball Stadium (Home of the AAA Iowa Cubs)


The internationally recognized Drake Relays are held in April. In June the World Pork Expo is held at the state fairgrounds with one of the nation's largest barbeque contests. Each July Des Moines celebrates the Two Rivers Festival, featuring downtown water events, a carnival, activities for children and ethnic foods. One of the nation's largest state fairs - the Iowa State Fair - is held in August. Cultural attractions in Des Moines include: the Des Moines Ballet, Des Moines Symphony, Des Moines Metro Opera, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines Botanical Center, Iowa Historical Buildings, and Science Center of Iowa.


Des Moines Public Schools
1801 16th Street Des Moines, Iowa
50314 (515) 242-7911

Adams School 3720 E 29th St 266-5169
Brody Middle School 2501 Park Ave 244-7129
Callahan Middle School 3010 Center St 242-8101
Capitol View School 320 E 16th St 242-8402
Cattell School 3101 E 12th St 262-5697
Central Campus 1800 Grand Ave 242-7846
Cowles School 6401 College Ave 242-7818
Douglas School 3800 E Douglas Ave 265-0366
Downtown School 501 Locust St 284-5848
East High School 815 E 13th St 242-7788
Edmunds 1601 Crocker St 243-1174
Findley School 3000 Cambridge St 282-5281
Garton School 2820 E 24th St 262-3144
Goodrell Middle School 3300 E 29th St 265-6051
Granger School 101 E Leach St 285-7525
Greenwood School 1001 Amos Ave 242-8410
Hanawalt School 225 56th St 274-3824
Harding Middle School 203 E Euclid 244-9189
Hiatt Middle School 1214 E 15th St 242-7774
Hoover High School 4800 Aurora Ave 242-7300
Howe School 2900 Indianola Ave 244-8161
Hoyt Middle School 2700 E 42nd St 265-7395
Hubbell School 800 42nd St 242-7345
Jackson School 3825 Indianola Ave 288-0157
Jefferson School 2425 Watrous Ave 287-2020
King School 1849 Forest Ave 243-1297
Lincoln High School 2600 SW9th St 242-7500
Longfellow School 1101 E 6th St 266-8067
Lovejoy School 801 E Kenyon 285-3156
Madison School 806 E Hoffman 265-5609
McCombs Middle 201 SWCounty Line Rd 287-2565
McKee School 2115 E 39th St 266-3423
McKinley School 1610 SE 6th St 243-1844
Meredith Middle School 4827 Madison Ave 242-7250
Merrill Middle School 5301 Grand Ave 274-3441
Mitchell School 111 Porter Ave 285-2378
Monroe School 2250 30th St 242-8425
Moore School 3725 52nd St 278-0407
Moulton School 3929 Bel Aire Rd 242-8427
North High School 501 Holcomb Ave 242-7200
Oak Park School 3928 6th Ave 244-0301
Park Ave School 3141 SW9th St 242-8429
Perkins School 4301 College Ave 274-3421
Phillips School 1701 Lay St 265-3406
Pleasant Hill School 4801 Oakwood Dr 265-7573
Roosevelt High School 4419 Center St 242-7272
Smouse School 2820 Center St 242-8210
Stowe School 1411 E 33rd St 265-5684
Studebaker School 300 E County Line Rd 287-2330
Van Meter School 710 28th St 242-8220
Wallace School 1401 E 12th St 265-5301
Willard School 2941 Dean Ave 262-5681
Watrous/Mann School 1000 SWPorter Ave 242-8421
Weeks Middle School 901 E Park Ave 288-6755
Windsor School 5912 University Ave 242-8440
Woodlawn School 4000 Lower Beaver Rd 279-9744
Wright School 5001 SW14th St 285-5348

Colleges and Universities

  • American Institute of Business
  • Des Moines Community College
  • Drake University
  • Grand View College
  • Hamilton Business College
  • University of Osteopathic Medicine

Extension Programs

Several extension programs are offered by Iowa State University.
ISU Extension/Polk County Center
5035 N.E. 14th
St. Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 263-2660

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