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City of Des Moines, WA Neighborhoods

Des Moines, WA Redondo Beach
Des Moines, WA
Des Moines History Museum
Des Moines Farmers Market
Big Catch Plaza
Des Moines Historic Photo
Des Moines Historic Photos
Des Moines Historic Photo
Waterland Parade in Des Moines
Des Moines Historic Photo
Fireworks over Des Moines

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.


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. Our six miles of shoreline includes a 900 slip marina with fuel and guest services, beautiful city parks, public beaches and boardwalks, public boat launch, public fishing piers, and Saltwater State Park are all within the city limits.  

Des Moines is an excellent blend of quality homes, great schools, beauty, and business opportunities – all within minutes of the Seattle and Tacoma metropolitan areas. 


Marina District   

A waterfront village; home to restaurants, unique shops, and other retail and services to explore in this pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. City services, King County Library, and single and multi-family residences and retirement communities are centered around the Beach Park Historic Waterfront District, the Des Moines Marina, and the historic Des Moines Field House Park.                                                                                                                                                                                               

Pacific Ridge 

Des Moines' Business District and single and multi-family residential neighborhoods are located adjacent to the Pacific Highway. Home to many schools, Mt. Rainier High School, and Steven J Underwood Memorial Park 


South of the Marina District and home to Saltwater State Park, the historic Zenith Gardens, and Landmark on the Sound. Residential housing and Retirement communities overlook the water all within walking to the Des Moines Marina, Des Moines Elementary, and the Highline College campus.


further south of Saltwater State Park and just west of Hwy 99 the Woodmont area features beautiful parks, Woodmont Elementary, and a public library. This community features everything from waterfront homes with community beaches to family neighborhoods.


Redondo Beach 

This neighborhood features restaurants, beautiful waterfront facilities, and a sandy beach.  Highline College's Marine and Science Technology Center (MaST) and Seattle Aquarium, a boat launch, fishing pier, and boardwalk are or just relax on the sands of the beach.


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