Community Details

Grimes is a rapidly growing community located northwest of Des Moines. It is known for its small-town atmosphere, with easy access to all the “big city” amenities. Residents of Grimes enjoy great neighborhoods, schools, restaurants and activities. 

  • County: Polk, Dallas
  • Total Area: 11.80 square miles
  • Population: 8,246 (2019 estimate of 14,804)


Grimes is home to acres of parks and miles of trails. The Grimes Community Complex offers 35,000 square feet of community and recreation space, and a newer sports park offers a skate park, soccer fields and baseball fields. Grimes is also home to a public library and the Beaver Creek Golf Club.



Grimes is largely served by the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District. The high school, middle school and three out of four elementary schools are all located directly in Grimes. A small portion of the city is served by the Johnston Community School District.




  • Beaverbrooke 
  • Beavercrest 
  • Capitol City Park 
  • Channon Heights 
  • Chevalia Run
  • Day’s Run 
  • Elmerodo Estates 
  • Kennybrook 
  • Meadowlark 
  • Millard Place 
  • North Pointe 
  • Parkview 
  • Prairie Creek 
  • Providence Pointe 
  • Taylor Estates 
  • The Crossing 
  • Timberbrooke