Why is it Great to Live in Ankeny, Iowa?

Discover the Activities, Entertainment and Advantages of Living in Ankeny

Ankeny, Iowa Location

Conveniently located just off I-35 and minutes north of I-80, Ankeny is positioned for a simple commute to downtown Des Moines attractions or a quick trip to Ames – but that’s only if you want to leave. Ankeny provides a variety of offerings when it comes to employers, attractions and education. This is exactly why the city continues to be one of the safest, most active and fastest growing communities in the entire United States. If you’re looking for a change, Ankeny is the place to be.

Since 1980, Ankeny’s population has more than tripled – from 15,000 to over 51,000 in 2014, and now approaching 70,000. The city’s population projections continue to show substantial growth over the next twenty years, and as an added bonus, the city’s total property values are growing as well.

 Ankeny, Iowa Schools

Ankeny Schools are known for excellence, including Advanced Placement coursework. The Ankeny Community School District consists of ten elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. The public schools are split into two districts, one south of 1st St and one north of 1st St.

Ankeny Christian Academy, a non-denominational Christian school, is a private preschool through 12th grade school accredited by the State of Iowa. Ankeny is also home to Iowa’s largest community college, DMACC, a publicly supported two-year institution serving the Des Moines metropolitan area and surrounding counties. DMACC’s Ankeny Campus hosts over 15,000 full and part-time students.

Ankeny, Iowa Community

In addition to prime location and an outstanding school system, Ankeny hosts some of the state’s largest employers, including Casey’s General Stores headquarters, John Deere, Mrs. Clark’s Foods, Perishable Distributors of Iowa, SYSCO Foods and the headquarters of Tone’s Spices.

Retail and entertainment options keep families on-the-go satisfied, while shopping malls and unique boutiques offer the latest trends. Ankeny hosts two, 18-hole public golf courses, 18 parks, bike trails, a multi-sport complex, over 23 churches and much more.

Ankeny’s location, amenities and family-friendly atmosphere make it the perfect community to put down your roots. Contact Ankeny Real Estate Group to learn more about homes available in Ankeny.

Ankeny December 2, 2021
301
Listed
97
Avg. DOM
$224.11
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$354,000
Med. List Price
301 Properties
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3
Beds
1F21/2
Baths
1,732
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
2
Days on Site
642371
MLS
Southeast Ankeny RANCH home with 1732 sqft on main and 572 sqft finished in the lower level. Plenty of room for everyone with the huge sunken living room, spacious kitchen and the dining area large...
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,337
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
2
Days on Site
642406
MLS
Stunning Strahan Construction Co rare custom two-story resale on over 1/2 acre! This large custom provides over 2300 square feet in 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths with many features - see additional...
2
Beds
2
Baths
834
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
642430
MLS
You don't want to miss this well maintained and much desired Ranch town home with finished w/o lower level in SW Ankeny. This home greets you with it's welcoming, covered front porch. Inside you...
2
Beds
1
Baths
888
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
2
Days on Site
642462
MLS
Two Bedroom Condo across the street from City Park! Second floor unit with laundry and 1 car detached garage.
Great for rental or 1st time homebuyer!!
4
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,502
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
2
Days on Site
642269
MLS
Beautiful 4BR 3BA split level located on the outskirts of Ankeny/Saylor Township area on a half acre corner lot! Just over 2500 sq feet. Nice private patio with hot tub, a deck off the kitchen...
5
Beds
3
Baths
1,642
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
642486
MLS
Enjoy this newer neighborhood and nearly 2500 s.f. of finished area. The main level features 3 large bedrooms, including a master suite. The walkout lower level has a large finished area with a wet...
Open 12/5
2438 NW Heritage Ave Ankeny, IA 50023
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,166
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
3
Days on Site
642358
MLS
Bright spacious 2 story townhome just minutes from all the amenities that north Ankeny has to offer. This home offers an open floor plan and vaulted ceilings to create a sense of depth and added...
5
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,713
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
3
Days on Site
642397
MLS
Benelli Homes, LLC offers this unique ranch that has 5 bdrms w/3 baths - located close into Ankeny. Offers 10 ft living room for that open feeling. 3 bdrm' up that makes it nice for a family. Sits on...
Open 12/5
3121 SE Magnolia Dr Ankeny, IA 50021
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,413
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
3
Days on Site
642378
MLS
Solar paneled and well maintained 2 story home is nestled in southeast Ankeny on a quiet cul-de-sac. Spacious open floor plan on the main level offers living room w/fireplace and dining area with...
4
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,504
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
4
Days on Site
642230
MLS
Claman Custom Homes has done it again. Ranch style home, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3 car garage, walkout basement and a great lot in the Grove, NW Ankeny.
Upon entry to the home you have 2 bedrooms...
Open 12/5
1206 NE 15th Ln Ankeny, IA 50021
4
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,339
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
4
Days on Site
642277
MLS
Feel right at home in this beautiful, Ranch townhome with finished basement! Come inside to find an office/den area to the right and then take a walk into the large, open kitchen, dining and living...
3
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,263
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
4
Days on Site
642301
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents a spectacular twinhome with the Jack. Located in our 36 West community, with access to an exclusive clubhouse, pool, pickleball court, and more, this floor...