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Northwest of downtown Des Moines, Iowa and bordering Drake University is the neighborhood of Kirkwood Glen. It is a neighborhood of older-style colonial homes on tree-lined streets. The average listing price for homes in Kirkwood Glen is around $44,000.

Schools in this area belong to the Des Moines Public Schools District and the Des Moines Catholic Schools District. Drake University also offers a Headstart child development program for kids up to age five and their families.

There happen to be some extremely popular restaurants in and about Kirkwood Glen. Among these are Woody’s Smoke Shack, Flying Mango, Jethro’s BBQ, and Christopher’s.

Some recreational parks in the area for those who wish to get out and about for some fresh air or a bit of exercise are Ashby Park, Beaverdale Park, Tower Park, and Witmer Park.

Places to visit nearby and in downtown Des Moines include the Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines Botanical Center, Adventureland Park, and the Blank Park Zoo.

Just a few miles away to the north of Kirkwood Glen is Big Creek State Park. Featuring an 866-acre lake, the park has areas for swimming, fishing, and boating. There are 26 miles of hiking trails and a 160-mile bike trail loop that travels through several scenic areas.

Some of the movie theaters close by are Science Center of Iowa Blank IMAX Dome Theatre, Nova 10 Cinemas Haymarket Square, and Carmike Cobblestone 9.

The Des Moines Civic Center features Broadway shows, special events, and is the home of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra.

Nightlife opportunities include House of Bricks, Lift, Liars Club, Boys and Girls Club, and the Funny Bone Comedy Club.


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