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Community Reference Guide

Pleasant Hill

 Energy is a word that describes not only the community spirit of Pleasant Hill, but also the heart of its industry. Pleasant Hill is the home of Mid American's Energy Center which provides power for the entire Des Moines area.

The community's convenient location east of Des Moines is just three miles from I-80. The relocated Highway 65 bypass links Pleasant Hill even more conveniently with the Interstate and south Des Moines.

Pleasant Hill has plenty of room for residential growth. Large, affordably priced lots and the lowest crime rate in the metropolitan area have attracted hundreds of families to the community.

All the other amenities are here, too. Three municipal parks, two community centers, tennis courts and an area attraction - White Water University, a popular water slide park.

From the June Summerfest Celebration with its parade, fireworks and craft tent to the Hill of Lights, Holiday Lighting Festival, you'll know you have real friends in this close-knit community. You can feel the small town sense of caring.

POPULATION (2000 Est.) 5,000


  • 2 Municipal Parks
  • 2 Community Centers
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 1 Water Slide Park


*Reference: Pleasant Hill is included in the Des Moines and Southeast Polk school districts.


For more information on Pleasant Hill, call or write:

City of Pleasant Hill
Community Planning Director
5151 Maple Drive
Pleasant Hill, Iowa 50317
(515) 262-9368
Fax: (515) 262-9570

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