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 September 29, 2022
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Open 10/2
1602 NE Pittsburg Ct Ankeny, IA 50021
4
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
2,054
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661071
MLS
Nearly an acre & 4 car garage w/ 3300 sqft finished in this immaculate w/o ranch. Sitting on a peaceful culdesac in Deer Creek, you will not feel like you are in town, but you will also realize how...
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
2,053
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
660932
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the Bellhaven floorplan. This 2-story home has 2053 total sq ft, 4 bedrooms & 2.5 baths, and backs to a large pond. The Owner's Suite is HUGE with 2 walk in...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,295
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661073
MLS
Located in a well-established NW Ankeny neighborhood, this turn-key two-story stately 3 bed 3 bath home is ready for you! You will love the open concept main floor which features the family room,...
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,718
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661076
MLS
There's so much to love about this colonial 2 story, inside and out! The large welcoming porch, extensive landscaping, patio and private deck are going to make this the one to beat. The main floor...
Open 10/2
912 NW 31st St Ankeny, IA 50023
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,554
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661080
MLS
Check out this lovely home in NW Ankeny within walking distance to Ashland Ridge elementary school. This 3 bed/2.5 bath has a grand two-story entry with front office and spacious living area with...
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,803
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661068
MLS
Updated and stylish, this Ankeny 2 story home is move-in ready! Great location across from Glenbrooke Park, near Crocker Elementary and a short distance to Saylorville lake, shopping and restaurants!...
4
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
2,546
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
660935
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the Bridgeport plan. This two-story, open concept plan provides 4 large bedrooms and 2.5 baths that backs to a pond. The main level offers solid surface...
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,058
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
660950
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the Elbert plan. This two-story home boasts 2,035 sq ft of finished living space with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, in an open-concept layout. Exclusive to The...
3
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,263
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661008
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents a spectacular twinhome plan named the Jack. Located in our Willow Run maintenance provided community, this home is situated on a walk out lot, and a deck...
3
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,263
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661009
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents a spectacular twinhome plan named the Jack. Located in our Willow Run maintenance provided community, this home is situated on a walk out lot, and a deck...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,116
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661105
MLS
Great location, minutes from everything! You will absolutely love this cozy townhome. This home features a large living area, eat-in kitchen with newer appliances. You will also find a 1/2 bath on...
Open 10/1
117 NW Scott St Ankeny, IA 50023
3
Beds
2
Baths
942
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
1
Day on Site
661090
MLS
This is your chance to own a beautifully renovated ranch home in Ankeny! From the gorgeous curb side appeal and great landscaping, to the backyard patio that's perfect for enjoying nature and the...