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 January 27, 2023
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$247.14
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Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,458
Sq.Ft.
2001
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1
Day on Site
666665
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This beautifully updated 2-story home is a must see! The main level has a spacious living room
with hardwood flooring and fresh paint throughout. The bright kitchen has been renovated...
5
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1F23/4
Baths
1,819
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
1
Day on Site
666756
MLS
This immaculate 5 BD, 3 BA walkout ranch is an absolute stunner that has gorgeous finishes and upgrades. Hardwood flooring throughout with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the center point of...
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Beds
2
Baths
1,014
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666614
MLS
Well-maintained Ankeny condo in a very convenient location, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, covered patio, and a full compliment of appliances offered at an attractive price! There is a detached garage...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,276
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666555
MLS
Location Location, Location! The Aspen Ridge Twinhomes are located in the heart of Ankeny w/easy access to I-35, Costco, shopping, schools, sports complex & parks! The Aspen Ranch features black...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,276
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666557
MLS
Location Location Location! The Aspen Ridge twinhomes are located in the heart of Ankeny w/easy access to I-35, Costco, shopping, schools, sports complex & parks! The Aspen Ranch features black...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,419
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666561
MLS
Location Location Location! The Aspen Ridge twinhomes are located in the heart of Ankeny w/easy access to I-35, Costco, shopping, schools, sports complex & parks! The Aspen Ranch features black...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,419
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666563
MLS
Location Location Location! The Aspen Ridge twinhomes are located in the heart of Ankeny w/easy access to I-35, Costco, shopping, schools, sports complex & parks! The Aspen Ranch features black...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,419
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666564
MLS
Location Location Location! The Aspen Ridge twinhomes are located in the heart of Ankeny w/easy access to I-35, Costco, shopping, schools, sports complex & parks! The Aspen Ranch features black...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,240
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666567
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Location Location Location! The Aspen Ridge twinhomes are located in the heart of Ankeny w/easy access to I-35, Costco, shopping, schools, sports complex & parks! The Aspen Ranch features black...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,240
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666569
MLS
Location Location Location! The Aspen Ridge twinhomes are located in the heart of Ankeny w/easy access to I-35, Costco, shopping, schools, sports complex & parks! The Aspen Ranch features black...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,419
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666579
MLS
Location Location Location! The Aspen Ridge twinhomes are located in the heart of Ankeny w/easy access to I-35, Costco, shopping, schools, sports complex & parks! The Aspen Ranch features black...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,276
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
666580
MLS
Location Location Location! The Aspen Ridge twinhomes are located in the heart of Ankeny w/easy access to I-35, Costco, shopping, schools, sports complex & parks! The Aspen Ranch features black...