The East Village is Des Moines’ most vibrant and diverse district, boasting many of the finest shopping, dining, nightlife and commerce in Iowa.
Emerging from the east side of the Des Moines River in downtown Des Moines, you will discover a neighborhood that is vibrant, inclusive and fun.
The diverse shops, restaurants, bars and residents bring a comfortable feeling to this pedestrian friendly village. The charm of this unique village is due largely to the passion of those who have chosen to open businesses here, move here, and spend time enjoying all that there is to experience in our inviting area of the city.
Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a day with friends, a new home or a place to locate your business, we invite you to visit the Historic East Village.
Historic East Village, Inc. was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in June 2003.