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 May 29, 2022
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$241.94
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$374,990
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219 Properties
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5
Beds
2F13/411/2
Baths
2,453
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
3
Days on Site
652957
MLS
Looking for a fantastic Ankeny home, here it is. An absolutely stunning 2 story home with open floor plan, tons of natural light. The stunning kitchen features a large island, quartz countertops,...
4
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
2,108
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
3
Days on Site
652937
MLS
Beautifully kept, 2 Story in convenient Ankeny location with over 3,000 SF of finish! Not to mention so many updates, including new furnace and AC in 2022. Entering you are greeted by 2 Story entry...
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,889
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
3
Days on Site
652964
MLS
Melrose Plan has 1,889 sq ft. Large great room with Gas fireplace and built-in component shelf. The large eat-in kitchen has Quartz counters, beautiful cabinets, back splash, GE appliances, pantry,...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,602
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
3
Days on Site
649178
MLS
Welcome to a charming, turn-of-the-century, two-story home in the historical district of Ankeny. The home has been updated with fresh paint and new carpeting throughout and is ready for you to add...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,028
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
3
Days on Site
653000
MLS
Lovely split foyer home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on a walkout lot with a fully fenced in backyard. Newer Kitchen cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Main floor has an open airy feel from...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,745
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652746
MLS
Gorgeous ranch located in prime Ankeny area just minutes from Cascade Falls Aquatic Center and Prairie Trail Elementary!. 4BR 3BA with tall ceilings throughout the house with huge windows and curb...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,385
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652760
MLS
This is such a special house! This lovely Golfview Terrace home is truly one of a kind. Well maintained, pet-free, light and bright, roomy and open, it is an entertainer's dream. Upgraded and updated...
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,459
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652872
MLS
Beautifully maintained ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms & 2 car attached garage. Split bedroom plan with 1 bedroom in front of house & full bath leading to living room with a stunning...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,426
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652895
MLS
Elevated Builders presents their Nico plan, a Farmhouse design in Ankeny's newest development, The Crossings at Deer Creek. Minutes to Ankeny amenities and easy access to I35. Generous entry leads to...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,166
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652899
MLS
Greenland Homes American Dream Series, the Hoover MS Ranch Plan offers 1,166 Sq. Ft. of finished living space. The ranch offers an open floor plan, eat-in kitchen that features a breakfast bar,...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,575
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652901
MLS
Elevated Builders presents their Gavin plan, a modern farmhouse design with large front stoop in Ankeny's newest development, The Crossings at Deer Creek. The main level has an open and functional...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,526
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
652905
MLS
Elevated Builders presents their popular Hughes plan, a modern craftsman design with large front stoop and excellent curb appeal in The Crossings at Deer Creek. The main level has an open and...