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Des Moines, WA

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The waterfront community of Des Moines has plenty to offer residents both old and new. With beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities, you will find something for everyone to enjoy. The town is full of quality retail options, prospering businesses, and high class residential neighborhoods making it a great place to work and live. Des Moines has all of the big city amenities needed for comfortable living, but continues to retain its small town feel and welcoming atmosphere.

Getting Around in Des Moines, WA

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The average commuter time in Des Moines is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.23%
  • 15.15%
  • 3.8%

Good Eats

When you are not in the mood to cook, but crave a fabulous meal, Des Moines always has you covered. The town is home to over 55 restaurants with a host of ethnicities. If a laid back, fun time is what you need, visit All Star Sports Bar. This establishment serves a full menu along with a host of adult beverages. You can also catch a game during your visit. If seafood is on your list, drop in at Anthony’s Oyster Bar & Grill. This restaurant is a great place to enjoy a variety of fresh catch, including crab, lobster, and of course, oysters.

Saltwater State Park

Saltwater State Park offers a great place to spend your outdoor time. Home to a beach that spans over 1,400 feet, part of which serves as a swimming area, the park features a bluff sitting directly below the beach that can be used for camping and relaxing. Many trails also run throughout the area to provide hikers with beautiful scenery. Fishing, boating, and skiing are popular activities when visiting Saltwater State Park, giving you a host of choices for a fun-filled day. The park is also home to playgrounds for the little ones to enjoy.