Nov 9, 2021 - Real Estate
The Des Moines metro's most popular ZIP codes
Data: Zillow; Map: Sara Wise/Axios

The most popular Des Moines metro ZIP codes for home buyers — and scrolling dreamers — are in a mixture of the city's more affordable neighborhoods and suburbs in Polk County, according to a Zillow analysis.

Why it matters: It signals what potential homebuyers want — homes in their price range and near good schools.

State of play: The online real estate marketplace tracked which ZIP codes had the highest number of median website views in the Des Moines metro.

  • The top picks were in the Beaverdale and Merle Hay areas, where homes are $250K and below.

The intrigue: While Waukee and Ankeny are booming, especially for new construction, consumer demand is still high for cheaper Des Moines neighborhoods, Ted Weaver, president of Des Moines Area Association Realtors, said.

  • They may also feed into Urbandale's school district, giving parents more choices of where to send their kids.

The five most popular ZIP codes:

1. 50310 — Beaverdale, median home value: $202,985

2. 50265 — West Des Moines, median home value: $262,384

3. 50322 — Merle Hay, Urbandale, median home value: $246,383

4. 50311 — Waveland/Drake (Des Moines), median home value: $198,535

5. 50312 — Ingersoll (Des Moines), median home value: $252,592

avatar

Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios Des Moines.

🌱

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More Des Moines stories

No stories could be found

Des Moinespostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Des Moines.

🌱

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more