Endless Townhome Options at Gray’s

As a master planned community, Gray’s Station offers the most variety of townhomes in one location in downtown Des Moines. Whether you’re right-sizing or looking to upgrade into a larger footprint, there are so many home options for sale within the neighborhood.  

Modest + Modern 

The smaller square foot floorplans have proved to be some of Gray’s most popular to date. The Bexley, Emden and Paisley floorplans all feature approximately 1,500 square feet of space. The Bexley’s feature a stacked 2-car garage and two floors – kitchen, living on the first with bedrooms and a walk out to a partial rooftop patio on the second.  

The Emden plans, one of our residents’ favorites, are one of the most built plans in the neighborhood. The bold orange, white and gray exteriors are hard to miss along the Gray’s bike trail. With two finished floors and a walk out to an expansive rooftop patio, these modest homes bring out the best for entertaining. A kitchen, living room (with or without fireplaces), and guest bath are all on the first floor with the bedrooms, laundry, primary suite and rooftop access on level two.  

The Paisley’s feature three stories of space, a two-car garage and a pale exterior color palette. While these homes are sold out, watch for the release of the newly revamped Preston’s, another two-story floorplan that will officially release later this year.  

All of these homes are built on slab-on-grade.  

All About Levels 

The Maison and Marlow floorplans are for people looking to make a statement with their home without skimping on extra space. While these layouts are just shy of the 2,000 square foot mark, they both have distinct differences that set them apart from the rest of the homes in the community.  

The Marlow plan is sandwiched in between the Maison plans on the exterior of the same building. These homes have two floors of space with a primary bedroom walk out to a private patio overlooking downtown Des Moines. These homes also feature a fully customizable basement space with additional storage.  

The Maison plans, while sold out currently, are another popular option thanks to their loft-level overlook and sky-high ceilings in the living room. With all bedrooms and living spaces located on the first floor, these homes also feature a basement as well as a second-level wet bar and large rooftop patio.  

These homes are located along our paseo pathway which is home to the Gray’s Summer Concert Series and it will connect from SW 11th to SW 16th when the community is complete.  

High End Living 

The remaining floorplans – Asana, Chava, Cordova and Grayson – leave little to the imagination with a long list of upscale finishes from top to bottom of the three-story townhomes. With large kitchen islands and living spaces on the first floor, all of the homes lend themselves to entertaining friends and family for special occasions and holidays. Each plan ranges from 2,088 to 2,353 square feet.  

The second floor has three bedrooms, two more bathrooms – including the primary suite – as well as a large laundry space. Finally, on all of the third floors of these homes, homeowners will find expansive rooftop patios and refined pergolas. These homes are located just steps from the Gray’s Bike Trail that connects downtown and Gray’s Lake.  

What’s Next?  

The Gray’s Station designers and architects are already planning for the next phase of the neighborhood that includes new home designs, finishes, and concepts. The Preston plan, which will be a smaller square footage on slab-on-grade next to the Emden homes, will release later this year – so keep watch! In addition, more original floor plans will also be added as the first phase rounds out the building.  

If you can’t visit one of the above homes or community in person, take a virtual tour HERE 

If you’re in search of a rental townhome or apartment instead of purchasing, take a look at LINC at Gray’s Station, just steps away from the for-sale products. These options range from 800 square feet up to 2,400 with garage parking options, private patios and endless community amenities like fitness centers, dog park and a swimming pool. 

Summer Events in Greater Des Moines

Des Moines is one of the Nation’s best kept secrets thanks to growing job opportunities, the fantastic night life, and diverse food.  In addition to all of that, every summer Des Moines has events that are fit for everyone. Here are just a couple of our favorite events to catch in and near Des Moines this summer.

Downtown Des Moines Farmer’s Market

The Downtown Des Moines Farmer’s Market is ranked the “#2 Best Farmers’ Market in America” (thanks Daily Meal). The market is in the Historic Court District in Downtown every Saturday from 7-12 until October! And yes, there are all kinds of fresh produce, meat, nuts, but that’s not all! There is freshly made, ready-to-eat food sold by local vendors, street musicians and entertainers, as well as local shops that sell all kinds of merchandise and handmade items. The farmer’s market is perfectly placed to get your shopping, eating, and steps in on a beautiful Saturday morning.

Need transportation to the market? Hop on the DART bus and come on down to the farmer’s market next Saturday, or for the residents of the LINC and Cityville communities, take the short walk over to Court Ave. and enjoy the food and fun.

Other nearby farmer’s markets include: Beaverdale (Tuesdays from 4-7pm), Ankeny (Saturdays from 9am-noon), and Valley Junction (Thursdays from 4-8pm)

80/35 Music Festival

Looking for a way to enjoy both international and local artists in Downtown Des Moines? The 80/35 music festival is back again this year in Downtown Des Moines at Western Gateway Park. The event is Friday and Saturday July 8-9, headliners this year are Father John Misty on Friday and Charli XCX on Saturday. In addition to the Hy-Vee Main Stage – featuring the headliners and other prominent artists – there are other stages with free admission featuring emerging and local artists. Learn more or get your tickets here.

Iowa State Fair

It’s one of the most essential activities in Iowa in late summer. The Iowa State Fair is the perfect place to celebrate agriculture, various industries and enjoy all the events and bizarre food combinations. With so many concerts to choose from, tickets are available to see Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, and more performing live over the 11-day extravaganza.  (We recommend a throwback with Alanis Morissette!)

Get the kids out of the house and bring them to the fair for the 2022 coloring contest (with divisions for ages 3-10), veterinarian camp for 4th-7th graders and advanced vet camp is back for 8th-12th graders. There are many more activities for kids available throughout: check out all the activities for kids HERE.

The State Fair naturally features all your favorite snacks and comfort foods and some you may have never heard of before. This year there will be a total of 69 foods on a stick, and local vendors added over 60 new foods for this year’s festivity. (Peanut butter and fluff dough anyone?)

Hinterland Music Festival

There are even more music options available for music lovers in the area. Hinterland 2022 is August 4-7th in Saint Charles, just 10 miles south of the metro. This four-day event has camping and glamping opportunities, and lots and lots of music (did we mention there’s lots of music?). Learn about artists who could be your new favorites or check out artists you already love. Starting in 2015 and growing in length and offerings, this year’s event is sure to be spectacular.

Iowa Cubs Game

Take the family, friends, or coworkers out to the ballgame at Principal Park right in downtown Des Moines! See our very own Iowa Cubs play all summer through September. With games six days a week and fireworks for each Friday home game there are plenty of opportunities to get to a game. Single game tickets are available, as well as skybox suites and group packages.

What are you waiting for? Come on down to the farmer’s market next Saturday, block off your weekend for Hinterland, and buy your tickets to see your favorite artists at the state fair – fill up that summer calendar!

To learn about the other events in the area, make sure to check out the events calendar at catchdesmoines. If you’re looking to buy a home that’s within walking and biking distance to the best downtown events, restaurants, and attractions, visit our Hubbell Homes at The Banks or Gray’s Station or any of our downtown Indigo Living communities to see what is available now!