Community Details

Indianola is a thriving community located 14 miles south of Downtown Des Moines. It is known for its relaxed atmosphere, diverse local offerings and proximity to all the amenities of Des Moines. Indianola real estate offers a wide range of properties in town and larger acreages outside of the city. 

  • County: Warren
  • Total Area: 11.32 square miles
  • Population: 14,782 (2019 estimate of 16,015)


Indianola is home to the annual National Balloon Classic – a nine-day hot-air balloon festival held every summer. It also hosts the National Balloon Museum, the Des Moines Metro Opera and popular Summerset Winery. 

Residents also enjoy 14 parks – encompassing 255 acres of green space, recreation trails and an aquatic center. For camping and boating, Lake Ahquabi is just six miles away.


Indianola is largely served by the Indianola Community School District. There are four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Indianola is also home to Simpson College – a private, four-year, liberal arts college.




  • Autumn Ridge
  • Central 65 Indianola
  • Central Indianola
  • Deer Run
  • Greenfield Township
  • Indianola Wilder
  • South West Edge Indianola
  • West of Indy