Des Moines Waterfront Real Estate

Located on the eastern shores of Puget Sound, Des Moines waterfront real estate owners enjoy convenient access to Seattle and Tacoma, living halfway between the two major cities. This is one of the few places along the shoreline where the topography allows access to the water, with the city’s recreational marina, including moorage, boat launching and pier fishing situated there. The community of Des Moines packs a lot into its six square miles, with all the services one could need right in this little area, and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport just minutes away.

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Des Moines Waterfront Real Estate

Des Moines waterfront property owners can look forward to being steps away from the picturesque boardwalk along the water and lots of shopping opportunities with multiple small town retailers. An oasis for outdoor recreation, owning Des Moines waterfront real estate not only offers spectacular water views, but a wide range of activities from kayaking and paddle boarding to sailing and diving.

Waterfront homes make up a large percentage of the luxury real estate in Des Moines, though the city has lots of outstanding waterfront property that is relatively close to Seattle, yet just far enough to make them a great value. You’ll find a wide range of waterfront topography as well, with homes that include everything from flat low bank lots to higher bank lots, with the latter being more predominant.

Des Moines waterfront real estate primarily includes west-facing homes which enjoy glorious sunsets along with views of the soaring Olympic Mountains that loom over Vashon Island across Puget Sound. Some of those views stretch even further, including the marina and fishing pier all the way to Tacoma and the South Sound. No matter what your pick, you’re sure to enjoy the tranquil feeling of living in a secluded Des Moines waterfront neighborhood.

Downtown Des Moines Waterfront Real Estate

Downtown Des Moines is just 30 minutes south of Seattle, set along the eastern shore of the Puget Sound, directly across from Vashon Island. When you own downtown Des Moines waterfront real estate, you can look forward to enjoying a peaceful environment while being just a short drive from the big city, and enjoying a host of amenities right in town as well. You’ll be just minutes from Saltwater State Park which offers endless outdoor activities, like hiking on one of the shady forested trails, or bringing food to cook up on one of the many BBQ grills throughout the park. There are sandy beaches for building sand castles, and on a warm day, visitors enjoy wading in the shallow water. Investigating the park’s tide pools is a great way to spend an afternoon, as you never know what treasures you’ll find. Saltwater Park is also the only state park with an artificial underwater reef, accommodating local divers. 

With downtown Des Moines waterfront real estate, you’ll have multiple dining options at your doorstep, with everything from Marina Wood Fired Pizza & Italian Cafe and Wally's Chowder House Boiler to popular upscale restaurants like Anthony’s HomePort. While you can easily access the myriad of world-class shopping opportunities in Seattle, you’ll find a number of gems right here in Des Moines too. Sea-Tac airport is only about a 10-minute drive away, making it easy to travel out of the area as well. 

Owning downtown Des Moines waterfront real estate means enjoying the benefits of the city, and a retreat along the tranquil saltwater shores of the Sound, coming home to unwind and watch the sun go down over the water right from your back patio or front porch, as well as the wealth of wildlife that passes by.

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