Cumming

If you love small town living, but still want to be close to the big city, Cumming is the place for you. This charming suburb of Des Moines has a population of just under 450 people, making it easy to get to know your neighbors and experience a close-knit community atmosphere. Residents spend their free time cycling the Great Western Trail, perusing the farmer’s market, and enjoying the spectacular vistas of rolling green hills and farmland on all sides.

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Cumming Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $258K
Lowest Price $20K
Highest Price $1.4M
Total Listings 33
Avg. Days On Market 414
Avg. Price/SQFT $322

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For such a small city, Cumming real estate is surprisingly diverse. You’ll find beautiful executive estates with expansive lawns, charming farmhouse cottages with picket fences, and even waterfront homes on a private lake. There is also plenty of land for sale for those who want to build their dream home.

Single-family homes in Cumming typically have two to four bedrooms, backyards, and patios or decks. Garages are common, as are laundry rooms, mudrooms and basements. Most homes have spacious master suites with ensuite bathrooms, as well as additional bedrooms that can be used as children’s rooms, guest rooms, or converted into home offices.

On the higher end of the price scale, you’ll find impressive estates with plenty of space to spread out. Luxury homes in Cumming often have high-end finishes and plenty of features for convenience and comfort. These could include stone fireplaces, chef’s kitchens, walk-in pantries, games rooms, theater rooms and wet bars.

There are a number of master-planned communities in Cumming with beautiful homes on spacious lots, well-maintained green spaces, and access to hiking and cycling trails. Middlebrook Farm is Iowa’s first agrihood and features a collection of neighborhoods in a peaceful rural setting. 

For those looking for a plot of land to build on, Cumming has plenty to go around. Land for sale in Cumming includes pond lots, park lots, and single-family lots in master-planned communities that are designed with a vision for the future. Cumming land for sale is a great investment opportunity, as prices are currently very reasonable.

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About Cumming, IA

Cumming is a small city about 20 minutes southwest of Des Moines. Although it is part of the Des Moines and West Des Moines Metropolitan area, it has a very rural feel. The community is surrounded by farmland, fields and forests, and offers direct access to the Great Western Trail.

Once a simple strip of farmland, Cumming was officially surveyed and established as a city in 1888. For nearly a century it was a small farming community served by the Chicago and Western railroads. Over the past 25 years, Cumming has grown into a dynamic community that is highly sought after for its peaceful environs and high quality of life.

Amenities & Attractions in Cumming, IA

Cumming is best known for its peaceful rural atmosphere and connection to nature. This is the ideal spot for those who love outdoor activities and being part of a close-knit community. Residents of Cumming take pride in their abundant green spaces and the local farmers and small business owners who contribute to the thriving community.

Cyclists can easily access The Great Western Trail and Bill Riley Bike Trail from Cumming. Both trails used to be part of the Chicago and Western Railroad lines, but they have been converted into beautiful paved trails that wind through the countryside. Hikers and bikers can explore prairie and wetland environments along the trails.

There aren’t many dining or shopping establishments in Cumming. However, there is a farmer's market in the community. West Des Moines is just a 10 to 15-minute drive to the north and is home trendy cafes, gourmet restaurants and an array of independent and brand name shops. In addition, downtown Des Moines is just a 20-minute drive from Cumming.

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Cumming FAQs

What is Cumming known for?

Cumming embraces its agricultural roots, so you’ll find an abundance of working farms, expansive farms and country shops throughout the community. Many people come here to soak up the rural atmosphere and enjoy the beautiful trails in and around the community. This is also the site of Middlebrook Farm, Iowa’s first agrihood that integrates farming into a residential neighborhood.

Is Cumming a good place to live?

With a tiny population of under 500 people and plenty of space to spread out, Cumming offers rural living at its best. Residents love that you can have all the peace and privacy you want, but still enjoy a tight-knit community where nearly everyone knows their neighbors. There are only a few shops and eateries in the community, but Des Moines and its western and southern suburbs are just a short drive away.

How far is Cumming from Des Moines?

Cumming is located just under 17 miles southwest of Des Moines via the I-35 N and I-235 E. It takes approximately 20 minutes to drive from Cumming to downtown Des Moines.

Is Cumming a good place to invest in real estate?

If you’re looking for a farm, ranch or farmette, Cumming is a great place to start your real estate search. There are several plots of land for sale where you can build an agricultural property or equestrian estate. In addition, Cumming has very affordable homes for sale compared to other suburbs of Des Moines. As Des Moines expands, it is highly likely that Cumming will also grow, which could result in an increase in home values.

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