River Bend Neighborhood Association

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About Us and Membership

The River Bend Neighborhood Association was formed in 1986 when a group of neighbors met to discuss how to better meet the needs of the area’s residents and how to preserve the historic nature of neighborhood.

River Bend FAQ

Everything you wanted to know about the River Bend Neighborhood Association, including how to report problems, renovation ideas, contractor recommendations and more, in an easy to read Question and Answer format.

River Bend Neighborhood Home Tours


The River Bend Neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City of Des Moines, Iowa. Within this area, you’ll find a diverse mix of families living in some of the oldest homes in the city. Many of the houses in River Bend date back to the 1870’s. Each year, the Neighborhood Association sponsors a tour of homes in the district.