Polk City

Polk City is a recreational haven on the north side of the Des Moines Metro area.  With a population just under 6,000, Polk City is in Polk County and boasts great convenience to Saylorville Lake and Big Creek State Park. Saylorville Lake alone has over 6,000 acres of water and more than 20,000 acres of public land for hiking, camping, biking and spotting wildlife.  For the golf lovers, The Tournament Club of Iowa is a championship golf course and offers fine dining at the club house.  Polk City offers great activities for families and close proximity to all the Metro amenities.  

Bridge over a river in Polk City, Iowa

Polk City Real Estate

Average Home Price $332K
Lowest Listing Price $69.9K
Highest Listing Price $1.8M
Total Property Listings 127
Avg. Days On Market 201
Avg. Price/SQFT $288

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Polk City homes for sale come in all styles, sizes and price points, so there is something to suit every home buyer. The real estate ranges from elegant estates with golf course or lake views to reasonably priced ranch homes, split-levels, townhomes, and tracts of land that are ready for development.

Luxury homes in Polk City are nothing short of impressive with elegant suites, multiple living spaces and beautifully landscaped grounds. Some features you may find in higher end Polk City homes include covered decks, huge windows, gourmet kitchens with butler’s pantries, fireplaces, theater rooms, wet bars, and finished basements.

Mid-range single-family homes include ranch style homes, split levels, modern farmhouses, and new constructions with open-plan floor plans. Many Polk City homes for sale have backyards where kids and pets can play, formal living and dining rooms, laundry rooms, and access to trails and wooded areas. 

Townhomes and condos in Polk City are affordable options for those who prefer low-maintenance living. HOAs typically take care of tasks like garbage removal, snow removal, and general upkeep of public spaces. Many townhomes and condos have dedicated parking areas and plenty of space for storage. 

If you want to be the first to live in your new home, Polk City has a number of new construction homes on the market and tracts of land on quiet cul-de-sacs. Choose from a pre-designed floor plan from renowned home builders like Sage Homes and Orton Homes or build your own design.

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About Polk City, IA

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Polk City is a small city in Polk County, Iowa. It is about 30 minutes north of downtown Des Moines and enjoys an ideal location next to Saylorville Lake and Big Creek Lake. It is also just a short drive from other north Des Moines communities including Grimes, Ankeny, and Johnston.

The community in Polk City consists of people from all walks of life. Young professionals love that it is an easy commute to Des Moines, families like the small-town feel and close-knit community, and retirees enjoy the easy-going pace of life and access to the golf course and areas of natural beauty.

Attractions & Amenities in Polk City, IA

Polk City is the ideal spot for nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Its location on two beautiful lakes means that water sports are part of life here. Boating, swimming, fishing, and paddle boarding are popular activities in Polk City. Residents also enjoy hiking and cycling along the numerous trails in the area.

The Tournament Club of Iowa is a championship golf course that spans 500 acres between Saylorville Lake and Big Creek Lake. It is the only Arnold Palmer Signature Course in the state of Iowa. Besides having beautiful fairways and challenging holes that run between ravines, the TCI also has a beautiful clubhouse, golf simulator, and offers classes with pros.

There are no schools in Polk City, however, young people can attend schools in nearby Alleman, which is only 8.5 miles away. Schools in Alleman include North Polk Central Elementary, North Polk West Elementary, North Polk Middle School, and North Polk High School.

Are you interested in learning more about real estate in Polk City? Contact us online or call 515-329-4667 to speak to one of our experienced Des Moines real estate agents today!

Polk City FAQs

What is Polk City known for?

Polk City sits on the shores of Saylorville Lake and is beside the Big Creek State Park, so it is known for its abundance of outdoor activities. Residents and visitors can go hiking, fishing, boating and camping in the area. Polk City is also home to the Big Creek Historical Museum.

Is Polk City a good place to live?

Polk City is a great place to live if you love being close to nature, but still want access to urban amenities. The community has a small-town, suburban feel and offers amenities for all ages including recreational facilities, a community library, golf course, and several restaurants and shops.

How far is Polk City from Des Moines?

Polk City is about 16 miles north of Des Moines. It takes approximately 30 minutes to drive from Polk City to downtown Des Moines.

Is Polk City a good place to invest in real estate?

There is a wide range of real estate in Polk City including executive estates, single-family homes, condos and townhomes. This makes it an attractive place to invest in real estate at any stage of your homeowner journey. The city is growing, so it is reasonable to expect that homes will be in high demand in the coming years and possibly appreciate in value.

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