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    Carlisle, IA
    Carlisle is so close to Des Moines yet feels so far away. The city is surrounded by gorgeous views of farmlands, bike trails, great parks and much more. It is the perfect area for those looking for tranquility and a small town feel, but close to Des Moines and its amenities.
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    Carlisle, IA
    The City of Carlisle participates in Beggar's Night, which is Trick or Treating the night before Halloween. Since we're not originally from here, I thought this was strange that people/communities do this but I have grown to appreciate it. This is a common theme for most communities across the Des Moines Metro.

    Halloween is a very busy holiday. I never really paid any attention to how busy it is until we had our daughter (now almost 4 yrs old). Today (Halloween) she had two parties. Where I'm from she would also leave her costume on and plan to go out and trick or treat. Finally, after it's all said and done, we need to fit supper time in there somewhere, bath time and then somehow she will have come down from the massive amount of sugar she just ingested and be ready to fall asleep at bed time.

    With that said, we've very much grown to appreciate this tradition and definitely look forward to it in the years to come.

    The community in Carlisle is very receptive of Beggar's Night and our neighbors and the city have always made it a fun and safe night for the kiddos - despite the weather some years. Yet another reason why this small community is a Natural Choice for you and your family.
  • Drive into Carlisle and you see rolling hills, pristine woodlands and the valleys of two rivers. More important than what you see, is what you feel. This quaint community, nestled off the Highway 5 bypass and less than 20 minutes from downtown Des Moines, feels like home the minute you walk down the street.

    Carlisle is the ideal location for your family to live or your business to thrive. It has easy access to Highway 5 and interstates 35/80. Here, there are numerous opportunities to achieve a fulfilling lifestyle in Central Iowa. With top-rated schools and clean, safe and family-friendly neighborhoods, it’s easy to call Carlisle “home”. However, as part of a dynamic and growing metro area, the city is only a short drive from Des Moines area destinations such as Blank Park Zoo, the Science Center of Iowa and downtown events such as the nationally renowned Des Moines Arts Festival and Downtown Farmers Market.

    Carlisle is a community where America still believes in itself and carries on the traditions of yesteryear while embracing change and development.

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