Today, Des Moines is often called the "Boating Capital of the Pacific Northwest" and is considered among the best places in the North West metro to retire or raise a family. It blends the benefits of waterfront living with the convenience of metropolitan access. The city's six miles of shoreline offer public beaches, waterfront parks, top-notch restaurants, fishing piers and a well-used boardwalk. It also has a 900 slip, full service marina with 1,500 feet of transit moorage and fuel services.
Culturally Des Moines is a paradise with all of the museums, symphonies, opera and theater companies within thirty minutes. Family activities include camping, fishing, whale watching, boating and personal options seem limitless with community sports, skiing, boating, hiking, bird-watching,rock hounding and more.
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