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The Area

The Des Moines metro areas were ranked by Forbes magazine as the best city in the nation for young professionals. West Des Moines is a fast growing community that offers an array of activities, whatever your interest may be. There is something new and exciting around every corner! 

West Des Moines
Ranked in the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2014

Feel like you're always looking for something new to do? Look no further than this affluent suburb 15 minutes from downtown Des Moines.

The community has an impressive roster of activities, including free weekly yoga classes in front of the city's town hall and various events in "Valley Junction," the city's historic downtown. 

Whether you're into shopping at farmer's markets, checking out car shows, or combing through antiques, there's something here for almost everyone.


From unique boutiques to convenient shopping malls, West Des Moines has several opportunities for great shopping.

West Glen Town Center. Located right across the street from Glen Oaks Country Club is an area full of one-of- kind shopping. Retail chic abounds whether you need something hot for the party or cool for that momentous occasion. Discover a fresh perspective to the art of shopping as you mingle through their walking landscapes and avenues of style, from home furnishings and wine tasting to the latest look and plush pampering. West Glen Town Center is your shopping destination. Please click here to view the website.

Jordan Creek Town Center. Just a short trip up the road and you will find one of the most premier shopping destinations in Central Iowa. The two million-square-foot center highlights the Shopping District, the Lake District, and the Village which plays host to a collection of large and specialty retailers in an open-air lifestyle design. Please click here to view the website.

Historic Valley Junction. Is located within 10 minutes of Glen Oaks and serves as a historic link to West Des Moines’ past, present, and future shopping districts. From treasures to trinkets, shopping in Valley Junction is an Iowa experience not to be missed. Valley Junction offers a friendly atmosphere of neighborhood shops highlighted by unique stores found only in the Fifth Street area of West Des Moines. Please click here to view the website.

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