The quality of life in your residential community is determined by many factors, but chief among them are the nearby opportunities for dining, shopping, fitness and relaxation. Whether you're planning a move or settling into your new home, have a look at some of the places within easy walking or driving distance of Springs Apartments in Des Moines.
You’re in luck if you enjoy swimming. Just an eight-minute drive from your Springs Apartment, Valley View Aquatic Center is an extensive outdoor complex, featuring a swimming pool, four slides, 10-lane lap pool, a lazy river, and sprays. The aquatic center also includes a “speed slide,” for the daredevils among us. Valley View Aquatic Center is open every summer weekday until mid-August, and is located on grounds of the 80-acre Valley View Park.
If you’re in the mood for pizza, why not try the pizzeria voted the best in the West Des Moines area? Taste of New York, open Tuesday-Sunday, is less than a mile away and offers everything you'd expect from a pizza place, as well as arancini (fried rice balls, bread crumbs and mozzarella), and sausage rolls.
Your favorite shops and restaurants are just a two-minute drive from home. Shop at Talbot's, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers, Dillard’s and many more; break for lunch at P.F. Chang's, Joe's Crab Shack, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, and others.
It’s a five-minute drive from home to this traditional Irish pub. Lunch or dine daily on pizza and subs, Phillies and burgers, or salads and wraps. Mickey's also offers a kid’s menu and coloring books, books for reading, board games, free Wi-Fi and a cozy lounge.
Enjoy the outdoors in an urban setting in 33-acre Centennial Park, located just 2.1 miles away. Features include two sand volleyball courts, a 12-hole disc golf course, three baseball diamonds, a basketball court and three playgrounds. There's also open space for soccer, and tables and shelters for picnicking.
You're bound to come up with some interesting finds as you explore Des Moines. Let us know about them in the comments section.