Why Build in Central Iowa in 2021?

We love Des Moines, and we know you will too! Whether you are a longtime resident or considering moving to the city for the first time, our wish is that you will find as much joy in our community and its surrounding towns as we have. Kimberley Development has been building homes in the Des Moines area for over four decades and we plan to continue to be a leader in the home building industry for years to come. Des Moines metro is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

Des Moines has topped the charts in many top publications in recent years including Forbes magazine naming Des Moines the #1 city in the nation for business and careers, as well as the #1 place to raise a family. The Greater Des Moines metro has also been the fastest-growing city in the Midwest, growing 1.6% in 2018, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the metropolitan area growing by 10,309 residents to a total of 655,409 residents as of July 1, 2018.

The growth to the Des Moines area has caused a need for housing across several socioeconomic levels. Because of this and the low interest levels that we saw this past year, the 2020 real estate industry saw a surge despite the pandemic. In September, the homes that were sold in the Des Moines market far outpaced the total from the year before. The Des Moines housing market saw a total of a 21% boost in September sales.

As we look forward to 2021, continued low mortgage rates and homebuyers to meet the housing demand means that new construction homes are providing buyers with options.

Build Des Moines wrote that based on the current sale pending counts, you can find the most single-family new construction homes under contract right now in these seven communities in the Des Moines metro:

  • Ankeny with 510 (+34% over last year)
  • Waukee with 218 (+15%)
  • West Des Moines with 144 (+12.5%)
  • Norwalk with 128 (+15%)
  • Urbandale with 123 (+11%)
  • Altoona with 121 (23.5%)
  • Grimes with 108 (+5%)


Centennial Pointe

A Kimberley Development that is a family-friendly community on the northwest side of Ankeny. Located just north of Ankeny Centennial High School and the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex and just south of Rock Creek Elementary, this community is perfect for active families.

Kimberley Estates

This is Ankeny’s latest executive living community, where luxury living meets the outdoors. What used to be a Century Farm is now a development backed up to Four Mile Creek with established grassy trail meandering along it with mature trees.

Kimberley Crossing

An upcoming development in northeast Ankeny off Deleware Ave., directly north of Otter Creek Golf Course. Plat 1 will be ready to build in Fall of 2022.

Otter Creek

Ankeny’s premier golf course living location. If you’re searching for the serenity of a private cul-de-sac living or a new golf course with wide fairways and great views, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to own an Ankeny house.

Otter Ridge

Otter Ridge is a single family home community in prime real estate Ankeny. This beautiful neighborhood is on the northeast side of Ankeny and has something to offer that many neighborhoods do not – beautiful executive-sized lots with mature trees and walking paths throughout.

Parkway North at Prairie Trail

This development consists of 9 lots within Ankeny’s Prairie Trail neighborhood, all overlooking the soon-to-be green space/park. Centrally located, Prairie Trial offers a quaint small town feel within the larger city with parks, trails, schools, and shopping all within walking distance.


Painted Woods West

Located in Waukee, Painted Woods West is only 15 minutes from Downtown Des Moines. With a country-like setting, large community pond, mature trees and easy access to I-80, Painted Woods West makes an ideal place to call home.

West Des Moines:

Woodland Hills Villas

Where you combine luxury amenities with the convenience of a free-standing association home to have lawn care, irrigation, and snow removal covered by the HOA! Amazing location just minutes from Jordan Creek Town Center. You’ll be right at home in West Des Moines!


Bent Tree Crossing

If you’re looking for a walk-out to build on nestled in Urbandale, look no further! This quiet development is located just off Meredith and 156th Street.

Highland Meadows

Welcome! This gorgeous new development is tucked away in an established neighborhood which is great for low traffic streets.


Brooke Field Estate

Located in Grimes, Brooke Field Estates, a semi private community just a few minutes north of the metro, in Johnston Schools District. There are several oversize lots available for your custom dream home.


Our humble and growing city of Des Moines is full of amazing people, thriving businesses, and beautiful scenery. It’s a wonderful place to live, grow your career and if you choose to build in our community, we hope that you will consider Kimberley Development Corporation. If you have any questions please call 515-963-8335.