A quiet, older neighborhood located in the heart of central Des Moines, the North of Grand neighborhood pampers residents with easy access to I-235, shopping and a short commute to downtown. The neighborhood is pedestrian-friendly with cafes, grocery stores, churches, shops and restaurants within walking distance from most parts of the neighborhood.
Residents will find a diverse mix of housing options in the North of Grand neighborhood. The neighborhood offers a range of condos, apartments, starter homes, and family-friendly homes rich with charm and character to provide housing options to fit every budget and lifestyle. The North of Grand neighborhood is in the 50312 zip code. The neighborhood is conveniently bordered by I-235 to the north, 31st Street to the east, 42nd Street on the west, and Grand Avenue to the south.
For convenient living, the North of Grand neighborhood boasts a mix of both commercial and residential properties. The commercial district lies in the southern portion of the neighborhood between Ingersoll and Grand Avenue. A few businesses are also scattered throughout residential areas. Des Moines University is located south of Grand Avenue and is within walking distance from many homes in the area. Residents can picnic, play on playground equipment, hike on trails, or enjoy an afternoon in nearby Chamberlain Park, Grays Lake Park, or Ashworth Park.
The Iowa State Capitol is located less than five miles from the North of Grand neighborhood. Residents can spend the afternoon exploring several monuments located on the capitol grounds or take a tour of this historic building featuring 19th century architecture. Other attractions located a short drive from the North of Grand neighborhood include The Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines Botanical Gardens, and the Valley View Aquatic Center.