Ankeny is a northern suburb of Des Moines where over 45,000 residents call home. The city is one of Iowa’s fastest growing communities and is committed to maintaining the small town atmosphere in a well-planned and growing metropolitan city. Explore what Ankeny has available – an outstanding business community, prestigious educational opportunities, unique housing choices and exceptional quality of life.
The city offers numerous opportunities to achieve a fulfilling lifestyle in Central Iowa. Residential areas, both new and well established, are clean, safe and family-friendly. Top-rated schools and secondary educational institutions are a huge draw for families. Active civic leaders and city government officials are accessible and responsive to the needs of residents. And, in-turn, engaged residents work with civic leaders to preserve what they value most about the community.
Attractive new residential developments are underway, including Prairie Trail, Iowa’s largest “New Urbanist”, or master-planned, community. Seamlessly integrated within this pedestrian-friendly development will be residential areas, green space and a town center fit for large or small gatherings.
Ankeny Schools are consistently ranked among the best in Iowa. Currently, Ankeny has nine neighborhood elementary schools and two middle schools, and two high schools. Ankeny is home to Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa’s largest community college. Simpson and Upper Iowa University also have a presence in Ankeny.
Numerous recreational and cultural amenities help create an enviable quality of life in Ankeny. The annual Ankeny Summerfest draws crowds from all over Central Iowa. Water sports at Saylorville Lake and hiking and biking trails are just minutes away from anywhere in the community. As part of a growing and dynamic metro area, the city is also only a short drive from Des Moines-area destinations such as Blank Park Zoo, the Science Center of Iowa, and downtown events such as the nationally renowned Des Moines Arts Festival and farmers market. For sports enthusiasts, Ankeny offers easy access to Iowa Cubs baseball and Iowa Energy basketball.
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