The neighborhood of Douglas Acres is located to the northeast of downtown Des Moines, Iowa and is just to the east of Interstate 235. It consists of small to medium-sized homes on mostly tree-lined roads. Some homes are close together, but in some areas they are farther apart and occupy larger properties. A large part of the eastern portion of Douglas Acres has a rural flavor to it. Home listings here range from around $86,000 to $329,000.
Sargent Park, which is across the road from Douglas Acres to the east, contains a hike/bike trail which borders the road.
Schools that serve the educational needs of the younger residents of Douglas Acres include Norwoodville Elementary School, St. Joseph Elementary School, and North High School.
Some of the restaurants nearby are Latin King Restaurant, Dragon House East, and Court Avenue Restaurant and Brewing Company.
The Heartland Inn Altoona, as well as the Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines-On the River are some of the hotels in the area. For people who prefer a bed and breakfast experience, Cozy Fox Inn Bed and Breakfast, and the 4J’s Horse Ranch Ltd and B&B are a couple of the nearby choices.
Nearby golf courses include Grand View Golf Club, Copper Creek Golf club, and Woodland Hills Golf Course.
The Iowa Events Center, which consists of the Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall, has concerts and special events throughout the year. The Iowa Energy, which is an NBA minor league team, plays at the Wells Fargo Arena.
Some places to go to see a first-run movie include Fridley – Copper Creek Cinemas, Fridley Springwood 9, and Carmike Southridge 12.