Des Moines is a small city about halfway between Seattle and Tacoma. Situated to the east of Seattle, Des Moines has quite a long stretch of coastline, with stunning views of Puget Sound, several of its islands, and the Olympic Mountains, beyond. It offers a marina, and significant park space. There’s not a whole lot going on in Des Moines, which is exactly where its charm comes from. It’s quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. It’s close proximity to Seattle, Tacoma and SeaTac Airport makes Des Moines a great place to live a get away from the city hustle, without really being too far away. Treat yourself to a nice drive, and check out Salty’s, on the waterfront, for some killer crab mac-N’-cheese. The median home price in Des Moines is about $350k.