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 21, 2021
285
Listed
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Avg. DOM
$215.74
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$349,900
Med. List Price
285 Properties
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3
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,285
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
637936
MLS
Better than new construction home with nearly 2,000 square feet of finish. Upstairs boasts nearly 1,300 square feet with laminate flooring through the main area. With 2 bedrooms up you have more...
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
2,053
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
626743
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the Bellhaven plan. This open concept, 2-story home has 4 large bedrooms & 2.5 baths. The main level living area offers solid surface floors throughout for...
5
Beds
3
Baths
1,722
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
2
Days on Site
637956
MLS
Beautiful ranch located within the heart of Prairie Trail! Featuring over 2,800 livable square feet, this 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home has everything you could dream of. The main floor has a beautiful...
2
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,373
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
2
Days on Site
637967
MLS
Best location in the development! 2 story TH with side entry garage (private) and finished LL. Gorgeous 2 sty entry. Updated flooring throughout most of the home. Meticulously maintained. HUGE...
3
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,692
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
2
Days on Site
637977
MLS
Don't miss out on this beautiful townhome! You can't beat the gorgeous views overlooking the 5th hole of Briarwood Golf Course with all the beautiful windows and natural light. Prime location in NE...
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,635
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
637985
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the Neuville plan. This floor plan offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in a single-level living space. The main living area offers solid surface flooring throughout...
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
2,155
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
637986
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents the Pennington plan. This two-story, open concept home provides 4 large bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The main level living area offers solid surface flooring...
3
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,935
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
637989
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents a spectacular twinhome with the Jack. Located in our Willow Run community, this floor plan presents 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage with a...
3
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,928
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
637991
MLS
D.R. Horton, America's Builder, presents a spectacular twinhome with the Jack. Located in our Willow Run community, this floor plan presents 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage with a...
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,427
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
625132
MLS
Jerry's Homes Copeland ranch plan with over 1400 Sq Ft of finish is a favorite! 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and open concept living. The beautiful kitchen features bright white cabinets and upgraded...
2
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
1,296
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
4
Days on Site
637853
MLS
You'll love this two story town home conveniently located close to groceries, shops, parks, gyms and dinner! Enjoy the beautiful Iowa sunsets in this end unit with windows to the west. Built in 2019...
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,056
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
5
Days on Site
637827
MLS
Super cute, updated all brick ranch home with nearly 1600 SF total finish in a great Ankeny location! Entering the home, you are greeted by a spacious family room with beautiful hardwood floors. The...