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 June 16, 2024
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$242.76
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$370,000
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Beds
1F13/4
Baths
990
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
2
Days on Site
697155
MLS
3
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1F11/2
Baths
1,436
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
2
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697118
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3
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1,608
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2004
Year Built
2
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697251
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2
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1F13/4
Baths
1,048
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1994
Year Built
2
Days on Site
697275
MLS
2
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1F13/4
Baths
1,324
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
697305
MLS
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2F11/2
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1,884
Sq.Ft.
1991
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2
Days on Site
697297
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2322 SW 23rd St Ankeny,  IA 50023
5
Beds
3
Baths
1,763
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
2
Days on Site
697298
MLS
4
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,701
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2
Days on Site
697336
MLS
4
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,020
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1975
Year Built
2
Days on Site
697362
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3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,464
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
2
Days on Site
697380
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1
Baths
1,389
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
2
Days on Site
697332
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4
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,568
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
6
Days on Site
697057
MLS