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Why You Should Consider Living in Middlebrook Agrihood, Des Moines’s Best New Home Development


Middlebrook: Iowa's First Agrihood
Middlebrook Agrihood

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Are you looking for a new home in Des Moines, Iowa? Do you want to live in an up-and-coming community that is sustainable, health-conscious, and connected? If so, you should consider living in Middlebrook Agrihood, Des Moines’s best new home development. There are many best places to live in Iowa, and one of them is this beautiful community. 


Middlebrook Agrihood is a unique concept that combines residential living with agricultural production, creating a harmonious and vibrant neighborhood that offers a variety of benefits for its residents. 


In this article, I will explain what Middlebrook Agrihood is, what it offers, and why you should consider living there. You should also see my video below for an insider's peek into this vibrant community and the thoughtfully designed homes that could be yours.


What is Middlebrook Agrihood?


Middlebrook Agrihood is Iowa’s first agrihood, which is a term that describes a single-family, multi-family, or mixed-use community centered around working farms. Instead of housing developments pushing agriculture further away from population centers, agrihoods enable development to preserve land for farming, invest in critical farm infrastructure, and subsidize a portion of the cost of operating a diversified community farm. In essence, agrihoods help curb the effects of urban sprawl.


Middlebrook Agrihood covers over 500 acres, with residential plots, a farm, various commercial projects, and a town center. It is located near Cumming, a small town that offers a quiet retreat for active professionals and families after the hustle and bustle of the day.


This community is only 20 minutes away from downtown Des Moines, and anchors the southwest corner of the metro. It is also close to the Great Western Bike Trail, which connects to other trails and parks in the region.


What does Middlebrook Agrihood offer?

Middlebrook Agrihood offers a lot of amenities and features for its residents, such as:


  • A farm: The heart of Middlebrook Agrihood is the farm, which produces fresh and organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, eggs, honey, and more. The farm is managed by a professional farmer, who also provides educational and recreational opportunities for the residents and visitors. They have events like farmers' markets, workshops, festivals, and dinners. The residents can enjoy farm-to-table living, and access the farm products through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, a farm stand, or a delivery service.

  • A town center: The hub of Middlebrook Agrihood is the town center, which provides a variety of commercial and social spaces. The town center includes a mercantile, a restaurant, a coffee shop, a bakery, a brewery, a salon, a fitness center, a co-working space, and more. It also hosts events, such as live music, art shows, yoga classes, book clubs, and more. The residents can enjoy the convenience and the vibrancy of the town center, and support the local businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • A community: The soul of Middlebrook Agrihood is the community, which fosters a deeper connection to the land, to the food, and to the neighbors. The community is composed of diverse and friendly people, who share a common vision and values. It also organizes activities, such as volunteer projects, potlucks, movie nights, game nights, and more. People can enjoy the sense of belonging and the quality of life that the community offers, and make lasting friendships and memories.

Why Should You Consider Living in Middlebrook Agrihood?


There are many reasons why you should consider living in Middlebrook Agrihood. Here are some of them:


  • It is good for your health: Living in Middlebrook Agrihood can improve your physical and mental health, as you can enjoy the fresh air, the green spaces, the natural beauty, and the healthy food that the agrihood provides. You can also stay active and fit, as you can walk, bike, hike, or jog around the agrihood, or join the fitness classes or the sports teams that it offers. Roaming around the peaceful and serene environment that the agrihood creates can help reduce your stress and anxiety.

  • It is good for your wallet: This community can help you save money, as you can reduce your expenses on food, transportation, entertainment, and more. You can increase your income, as you take advantage of the opportunities that the agrihood provides, such as working from home, starting a business, or renting out your space. It can also help you increase your home value, as you benefit from the appreciation and the demand that the agrihood generates.

  • It is good for our planet: Another good reason is that living in Middlebrook Agrihood can help you protect the environment, as you contribute to the sustainability and resilience that the agrihood promotes. You can reduce your carbon footprint, as you use less energy, water, and resources, and produce less waste and pollution. Additionally, you can support the local economy by buying from and selling to the local producers and vendors.

How Can You Learn More About Middlebrook Agrihood?


If you are interested in living in Middlebrook Agrihood, or if you want to learn more about it, watch my tour vlog where I explored the state-of-the-art amenities available to residents and a lot more that it offers. I showed here the different aspects of Middlebrook Agrihood, and what makes it a special and desirable place to live.



If you have any questions or concerns about Middlebrook Agrihood, or if you need any assistance or guidance, you can also book a free consultation with me. I will be happy to help you find your dream home, and make your home-buying process as smooth and easy as possible.



Middlebrook Agrihood is a unique and innovative concept that offers a lot of benefits for its residents. It is a community that is sustainable, healthy, connected, and that provides a variety of amenities and features. It is close to the city, but far from the noise, and that preserves the agricultural legacy of the state and region.


If you are looking for a new home in Iowa, you should consider living in Middlebrook Agrihood, Des Moines’s best new home development. 


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