Welcome

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 25 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 a class 1 railroad, Highway 5 and interstates 35/80. Here, there are numerous opportunities to achieve a fulfilling lifestyle in Central Iowa. With our 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. Come join us….it is the natural choice for you.