Grimes is geographically located on the northwest side of the Des Moines Metropolitan Area and is located in both Polk and Dallas Counties. Grimes was incorporated in 1894 and named after James W. Grimes, former senator and third governor of the state of Iowa. Grimes has easy access to the rest of the Metro via Highway 141 and I-80. It has a population of approximately 9,335 making up approximately 2,820 households, with an average household size of 2.71, and a median income of approximately $72,308.
Grimes is not short of entertainment and recreational opportunities and the following are just a few that it has to offer:
Beaver Creek Golf Course - Situated northwest of Des Moines. The 27-hole bent grass golf course is one of the best in Iowa, and the driving range is a superb practice facility.
The Grimes Sports Complex - Soccer fields, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, skate park, sand volleyball courts, concessions, restrooms, etc., make up the Grimes Sports Complex. A second major sports complex is currently being developed.
The City of Grimes offers miles of improved recreational trails that connect parks, neighborhoods, and other unique community destinations, and allows for a relaxed venue to become active, thereby promoting wellness.
Grimes is served by two school districts.
Information is as follows:
The Johnston Community School District has approximately 6,367 students K-12. Class sizes range from 18-27 students per classroom. Johnston competes in Class 4-A in sports and extracurricular activities. The Dragons represent the Johnston Community School District as their mascot.
The Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District has approximately 2,400 students, grades K-12. Class sizes range from 20-26 students per classroom. Dallas Center-Grimes competes in Class 3-A in sports and extracurricular activities. The Mustangs and Fillies represent the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District as their mascot.
The City of Grimes offers TIF as an incentive to assist in some economic development related projects. These projects are considered and awarded on a case-by-case basis.
Grimes is one of the fastest growing communities in Iowa. Today, the population is under 10,000 people. A recently completed Comprehensive Land Use Plan suggests that the City's population will be approaching 30,000 people in approximately 20 years. Therefore, there is anticipated demand in just about every sector of housing, including single-family lot development, single-family home construction, multi-family market rate rental construction, etc.
For more information on Grimes, please visit www.GrimesIowa.gov.