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Serving Johnston 50131 and surrounding areas including Des Moines and Central Iowa

As your Johnston Real Estate agent, it is my priviledge to provide you with all the information you need to make a wise home buying or home selling decision. Whether you want to find homes for sale in Johnston, find out the value of a home or other property in Johnston, or merely need local information, you can find it all right here. Use the following links to learn more about the wonderful community of Johnston, Iowa.

Johnston City Government

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Johnston  Chamber of Commerce

Johnston, Iowa is located just northwest of downtown Des Moines and just outside the I-35/80 loop. Johnston is one of the fastest growing cities in the Des Moines Metropolitan area.  The US Census Bureau 2005 estimated population for Johnston was 12,931, an increase of 49.5% since 2000.

Johnston offers a wealth of recreational facilities, numerous parks and trails, new business development and excellent proximity to the Interstate Highway system as well as other primary roads.

Johnston is also home to Camp Dodge, an historic military reserve that is now home to the Iowa Army National Guard and Iowa's Emergency Preparedness Center as well as a superior golf course and other facilities.

Johnston is also the southwestern gateway to Saylorville Reservoir on the Des Moines River.

Johnston is the home of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, and i
nternational seed company that develops, produces and sells agricultural seeds of many kinds.

Johnston Iowa History (courtesy of

Johnston was established in 1905 as a station on the Des Moines & Central Iowa interurban railway between Des Moines and Perry known as Johnston Station. It was named for the railway's freight supervisor, John F. Johnston.

Incorporation did not come until September 18, 1969. At the time, the Johnston Station area did not become part of the incorporated city because of a state law that prevented a town within three miles of another city from incorporating. The neighboring cities of Des Moines and Urbandale were also interested in that land, but in April 1970, Johnston and Urbandale reached an agreement that allowed Johnston to annex the Johnston Station area.

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Johnston Iowa Real Estate

Johnston offers a wide variety of housing opportunities from post WWII ranch houses to the latest in single family, townhome and condo developments. On the north and northeast side of Johnston, nearer Saylorville Reservoir, there are many scenic housing areas and luxury home developments. (Saylorville is a Corp of Engineers reservoir, thus, waterfront development is not allowed.) 

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