Downtown Des Moines is a great place to visit and, as a result of many new and exciting developments, an even better place to live. Your home is bigger than the square footage of your residence. Your home is perhaps the entire Downtown area. For instance, the sculpture garden is your backyard, Court Avenue’s restaurants are your new kitchen, and the many music and entertainment venues serve both your audio and visual needs. The skywalk system is a convenient way to move about the Downtown area.
There are five main neighborhoods in Downtown Des Moines: Court District (residential lofts and apartments), Western Gateway (repurposed historic buildings), East Village (the Greenwich Village of Des Moines), Sherman Hill (Victorian homes and oak lined streets), and Gray’s Landing (newest part of Downtown).