Pleasant Hill


Pleasant Hill

Community Details

Pleasant Hill is a vibrant community located just east of Des Moines. Situated at the intersection of the US Highway 65 bypass and Iowa Highway 163, the city is experiencing rapid growth due to its prime location for both residents and local businesses. Pleasant Hill real estate consists of beautiful new construction and charming established neighborhoods. 

  • County: Polk
  • Total Area: 10.89 square miles
  • Population: 10,147


Pleasant Hill boasts eight parks and numerous recreation trails, including the Gay Lea Wilson Trail, which provides access to Des Moines and Altoona. The city is also home to the 18-hole Copper Creek Golf Club. In the summer months, Pleasant Hill hosts a local farmers market.



Most of Pleasant Hill is served by the Des Moines Public School District, but newer portions of the city are served by the Southeast Polk Community School District. Southeast Polk Junior High School and Senior High School are both located in Pleasant Hill.


Pleasant Hill


  • Copper Creek / Edgewater
  • Copper Wynd Court
  • Four Mile
  • P Hill
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Rising Sun
  • Spring Creek
  • Sunrise Pointe