City of Des Moines, WA Neighborhoods
The City of Des Moines, WA dates back to 1867.
For more information on the history of Des Moines, WA go to the Des Moines Historical Society website.
Modern day Des Moines is surrounded by urban centers, yet retains its distinct small town feel. There are spectacular views of Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and Mt. Rainier. A wide variety of recreational activities and facilities are available for adults, families and children. A major marina with fuel and service, several city parks, public beaches, public boat launch, a State Park and public fishing piers are all within the city limits.
Des Moines is an excellent blend of quality homes, natural beauty, and business opportunities – all within minutes of the Seattle and Tacoma metropolitan areas. Our six miles of shoreline include public beaches, natural areas, waterfront parks, a 900 slip marina, fine dining and a popular board walk and park.
An old fashioned waterfront village; home to restaurants, a major grocery store and unique shops to explore in this pedestrian friendly neighborhood. Offices, medical services and a variety of other retail and service companies can also be found here. This area is adjacent to the Des Moines Marina.
Just south of the Marina District and home to Saltwater State Park, Zenith Park and the Zenith Gardens. There are several Retirement facilities overlooking the water and even a 55 and older housing community. You can walk to the Des Moines Marina or take classes at the Highline Community College.
Just south of Saltwater State Park and just west of Hwy 99 the Woodmont area features a beautiful park, Woodmont Elementary and a public library. This community features everything from waterfront homes with community beaches, large view homes on the bluff or a simple ramblers that will satisfy every buyer’s needs.
Redondo Beach Park and Boat Ramp
Just south of Woodmont is a waterfront community with restaurants, boat launch and a fishing pier. you can enjoy a walk on the boardwalk or just relax on the sands of the beach.
Redondo also plays host to the Highline Community College MaSt - Marine Science Center with regular events including Squid-a-Rama in November each year.