Beaverdale is the largest of the 51 recognized neighborhoods in Des Moines and has a unique perception of being its own town.  With a population of just under 15,000, it's as large or larger than several independent suburban cities in the metropolitan area.  The neighborhood is known for its distinctive brick homes that sit on lovely tree-lined streets.  Beaverdale attracts people from all walks of life who love the neighborhood for its community-focus and close proximity to parks, shopping, and employment centers. Residents who own Beaverdale real estate have the opportunity to be part of a thriving neighborhood where people take pride in their homes, public spaces and community spirit. 

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Beaverdale Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $359K
Lowest Listing Price $1
Highest Listing Price $20M
Total Property Listings 4,830
Avg. Days On Market 130
Avg. Price/SQFT $239

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Beaverdale homes for sale are reasonably priced considering how close the neighborhood is to downtown Des Moines. The average home price is $326,000, which is much lower than some of the more affluent neighborhoods in the Des Moines metropolitan area.

The neighborhood is famous for its ‘Beaverdale Brick’ homes that were first built by E.T. Murray in 1938. Many of these older homes have been remodeled and updated over the years. New features could include roofing, vinyl siding, HVAC systems and kitchen appliances.

Single-family homes in Beaverdale typically have three to four bedrooms and one to two bathrooms. Most have yards that are perfect for outdoor entertaining and play. Other features could include hardwood floors, fireplaces, spacious living rooms, finished basements, and garages.

Beaverdale is an established residential community in Des Moines, so you won’t find many empty lots or commercial properties for sale here. Instead, you’ll find mainly single-family homes on well laid-out streets that form a grid pattern. Condos and townhomes do occasionally come up on the market.

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About Beaverdale, IA

Once an area awash in fruit orchards and farms, Beaverdale began to develop in the early 20th century. It was originally called Urbandale until a neighboring village adopted that name, so residents officially named the community Beaverdale in 1917. The neighborhood saw the majority of its growth between 1920 to 1940.

Beaverdale has always attracted families and professionals because of its close proximity to the center of Des Moines and its safe, suburban atmosphere. Today it continues to attract home buyers looking for a pleasant place to buy a starter home, raise a family and set down roots in a close-knit community.

Amenities & Attractions in Beaverdale, IA

One of the nicest things about living in Beaverdale is that you have access to all the amenities of a big city, as well as peaceful parks and green spaces. The neighborhood is home to over 50 acres of public parkland including Witmer, Ashby and Beaverdale parks where residents can play sports, have picnics and explore nature trails.

Although the neighborhood is primarily residential, there are several shops and restaurants within the community. Popular eateries include Snookies Malt Shop, The Flying Mango for Southern cuisine, and Christopher’s for Italian food. The Dam Pub is a great gathering spot for cold beers with friends and family.

The Beaverdale Neighborhood Association is very active and supports a number of community events throughout the year. These include the Beaverdale Fall Festival, Spring Cleanup, Garden Walk and an annual Easter egg hunt. There are also numerous events and programs just for children.

Beaverdale is just a 10-minute drive from downtown Des Moines and the Valley West Mall, so residents are never far from great shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Within minutes you can be at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines Art Center, and the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

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