Beautiful Farm with Prime Development Potential

  • $1,400,000
  • 80 Acres
Dallas County, Iowa
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Beautiful Farm with Prime Development Potential

Dallas County, Iowa
  • $1,400,000
  • 80 Acres


Welcome to a rare opportunity in Van Meter, Iowa! This expansive property offers an array of features that will appeal to developers, investors, and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Situated along Old Portland Rd adjacent to Interstate 80, this property presents exceptional development potential. A proposed plan is already available, paving the way for exciting future possibilities. With easy access to Des Moines, just a short drive away, the location is ideal for those seeking a country lifestyle close to conveniences of the city.

Spanning nearly 3500 feet of scenic Raccoon River frontage, the property boasts endless recreational opportunities. Thick timber along the river provides excellent hunting potential, making it a haven for those wildlife enthusiasts desiring private hunting opportunities. These features also serve as an unmatched future greenspace area for future development. A newly constructed pond on the North of the property adds to the charm and functionality of this versatile property as well.

The income provided from cash renting the alfalfa field is a nice bonus that helps pay the annual taxes on the property. This could easily be converted to additional wildlife habitat through CRP practices, or placed in row crops should the new owner desire to increase the income potential. Additionally, an adjacent newly renovated home and shop are available separately, offering added flexibility and accommodation options.

Whether you’re envisioning a development project, seeking a prime recreational retreat, a place to build your future dream home, or looking to capitalize on a long term investment, this property is a rare find. Don’t miss out on this unique offering in Van Meter, Iowa.

Contact Land Broker Chuck Johnson for more details at 515-993-979.


In Dallas County, North West of Van Meter Iowa, on the West Side of Old Portland Road, adjacent to the South Side (East bound Traffic) of I-80.

Property Features:

  • 80.28 M/L Gross Acres
  • Approx. 37 Acres of Open Land
  • Newly Designed Potential Development Plan
  • Large Pond on North End of the Property
  • Approx. 3500 feet of South Raccoon River Frontage
  • Loads of Wildlife
  • Exceptional Recreational Opportunities
  • New well by pond
  • New 220v power by pond and by road, with RV plug ins
  • 60 new trees planted in 2023
  • New windmill aerator for pond
  • New electric aerator in pond
  • New fencing along Old Portland Road
  • Van Meter School District
  • Short Commute to Des Moines, via I-80
  • 29.90 Acres Enrolled in Forest Reserve
  • Estimated Annual Taxes: $1270


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