Greenwood, Des Moines, IA

Greenwood Neighborhood Guide Des Moines, IA


Greenwood is a residential neighborhood located in Des Moines, Iowa. It is bordered by the major roads of Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy to the east and Keo Way to the west. The neighborhood is notable for its close proximity to downtown Des Moines, providing easy access to numerous restaurants, shops, and cultural hotspots. Greenwood park, a local green space, adds charm and recreational opportunities to the area.

What You Will Love about Greenwood, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Greenwood's location provides the perfect balance of residential calmness and downtown accessibility.
  • The neighborhood is rich in green spaces, with Greenwood park providing a local spot for relaxation and recreation.
  • You are conveniently located near major roads, making commute and travel easier.
  • The community is friendly, tight-knit, and known for its neighborly spirit.

What’s Nearby

Greenwood is only a short drive to downtown Des Moines, where you can find a myriad of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. It's also near the Des Moines Art Center and the Science Center of Iowa, offering both educational and cultural experiences.


Living in Greenwood provides a community-oriented and family-friendly lifestyle. The vicinity to downtown adds an element of vibrancy and convenience, making it easy for residents to enjoy the city's amenities while residing in a peaceful, suburban environment. The neighborhood also offers opportunities for outdoor recreation through its local park and green spaces.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 32 restaurants, 5 grocery stores, and 8 parks within a mile of the Greenwood neighborhood.

    Chim-Cheree Chimney Sweeps

    Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    0.4 miles

    534 35th St

    Price Chopper

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    3425 Ingersoll Ave

    Chocolaterie Stam

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Candy Store, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.6 miles

    2814 Ingersoll Ave

    Iowa Pacific Processors

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    1.2 miles

    2606 Sunset Rd

    Brewer Meats

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    1.2 miles

    2418 Sunset Rd

Greenwood Apartments and Rentals

104 Rental properties in Greenwood, Des Moines, IA.

  • Old Main Apartments property


    Old Main Apartments

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    387–850 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Gray's Lake property


    Gray's Lake

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    880 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Slate at Gray's Landing property


    Slate at Gray's Landing

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    708–1339 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Canary Lofts property


    Canary Lofts

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    330–964 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Imperial Grand Prix property


    Imperial Grand Prix

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    420–900 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 443 SW 12th Street property


    443 SW 12th Street

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1558 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Greenwood Demographics

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Greenwood Reviews

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  • Area Has Litter


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  • Area Has Potholes


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  • Well Lit


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  • Busy Streets


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  • Area Has Kids Play Outside


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Greenwood Transportation

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DART Ingersoll Ave & 42nd St

Bus Stop

Ingersoll Ave


Greenwood Schools

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