Des Moines Neighborhoods


To live in Des Moines is to love it! Whether you’re looking for big city perks like high-end shopping and fine dining or wide open spaces and small town charm, the Des Moines Metro area has it all. Des Moines and the surrounding suburbs is consistently ranked one of the best places to live and raise a family, and it boasts a higher than average standard of living.

Des Moines was named one of the top 10 places to live in 2017 by Successful Meetings and Value Penguin ranked it #4 on its list of best cities for young families in 2016.

Des Moines Moms Blog is proud to partner with Ingrid Williams Real Estate Team to present you with this guide of what we love about living in Des Moines and the surrounding suburbs.

Whether you’re new to the area or picking the best place for your next family home, we hope this guide helps you find the best place to raise your family.

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Get to Know Ingrid Williams

Ingrid Williams Realtor Des MoinesIngrid has been helping home buyers and sellers as a Remax agent since 2009. Ingrid is wife to her husband of 32 years and a mom to five; she also has two grandkids. After raising her kids she jumped into full-time real estate in 2009. “Real estate has been my passion now that my kids are grown,” she says. “I love helping buyers from out of state with a move to the Des Moines area, and I enjoy helping families and first time buyers and sellers with the real estate process.”  

Ingrid has lived in Des Moines for over 20 years and raised her family here. She takes time to explain the details and make your move smooth as possible. Whether this is your first move or your fifth, she is here to help you! 

“Nothing is more exciting to us than helping people meet their real estate needs,” Ingrid says. “You can count on us to always do what’s in your best interest. We pride ourselves on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market. We know how important it is to find your dream home or get the best offer for your property.”

Ingrid was a top individual Remax agent in Des Moines area for 2016 and one of the top 100 individual Remax agents in the Nation for 2015. In 2016, Ingrid brought Erin Glaza onto her team as an agent to assist her clients with outstanding customer service. She also has a full-time administrative assistant and a transaction coordinator on her team.  

Clients primary work with one team member, and the others are there to provide back up and answer questions. “We value relationship-based home buying and selling,” Ingrid says. 

We take great pride in working with clients at their own pace. There is never any rush or pressure when you are working with our team. We aim to produce the best results for each of our valued buyers and sellers.

As a seller, we work to sell your home for the best price possible and in the least amount of time. For buyers, we love meeting with you before we start the home-buying process to go over the steps to buy and learn what you are looking for in a home. 

When you want a Des Moines realtor team who will be dedicated to getting the results you want – call Ingrid Williams Real Estate Team. They’ll help you find the right house – or the right buyer for your family’s needs and lifestyle. 

Connect with Ingrid

(515) 371-5277

This post is part of a 10 part series about why Des Moines and the surrounding suburbs are a great place to raise a family. Check out the other communities featured in our Ultimate Guide to Des Moines Neighborhoods and Suburbs and learn more about our series sponsor, Ingrid Williams.

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Kara Knaack
Kara originally hails from northwest Iowa where she met her husband, Lance, through a 4-H fashion show. After a decade of living in central Iowa, Kara is still figuring out which way is north. Wearing the hat of “wife, mommy, employee, chef, ribbon tie-er and family calendar organizer,” Kara knows a bit about juggling life and work. Kara became a boy-mom in June of 2011 to Lucan and a girl-mom to Gracelyn in December of 2014. Most days you can find her mixing up metaphors and oversharing life’s moments via social media. Kara enjoys yoga, reading, gardening, cooking, sewing in straight lines and singing along to musicals. A spender by nature, but thrifty by necessity, Kara is always in hunt of a bargain. She’s an active member of Northpoint Church and a resident of Grimes. Her vision for life includes “doing the best we can with what God gives us.”



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