Des Moines is a waterfront community located halfway between Seattle and Tacoma. So named from its original inhabitants who migrated from Des Moines, Iowa, the city is bordered by Federal Way to the south, Burien to the north, SeaTac to the northeast and Normandy Park to the northwest. Numerous beaches and public parks populate the Des Moines waterfront, including Saltwater State Park that offers beach access, camping, forested trails, and underwater artificial reef.
Real estate in Des Moines ranges from centrally-located condos to charming Ramblers to custom-built luxury estates. No matter the style or price of homes for sale in Des Moines, many feature stunning views of Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountain range. Popular amenities include gourmet kitchens with granite counters and breakfast bar, master suites with private bathroom, office lofts, and hardwood flooring. Some homes for sale offer private beach access and many are within walking distance of downtown Des Moines restaurants, shops, and marina with fishing piers and a boardwalk.