Norwalk was platted in 1856, formally known as “Pyra”, was deemed Norwalk, Iowa in 1900. Norwalk is in Warren County just a few miles south of Des Moines, covers 11 square miles and is home to 10,000 people.
Norwalk is a community with a true small town feel. It is home to two golf courses with premier homes, including Echo Valley where the 2014 home show was held. It is chalk full of local businesses and centers around Lake Colchester. Lake Colchester is a private lake spanning nearly 170 acres full of recreational fishing and boating. There are several beach areas, parks, playgrounds, shelters, piers, trails, and boat ramps surrounding Lake Colchester. While it is a private lake, non-residents of the Lakewood community may purchase an annual user fee making it a great central location for all of those within Norwalk.
Norwalk’s median home cost is $201,000 with something for everyone.
While Norwalk maintains that great small town feel, it is just minutes from Des Moines and West Des Moines. The Des Moines International Airport is less than 5 minutes away, while West Des Moines and Jordan Creek Town Center less than 10 minutes away. Norwalk is highly sought after location close to all the action with that small town Iowa feel.