Ankeny Real Estate
About Ankeny, Iowa
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 reached its all-time best year for growth in 2014. 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. As an added bonus, the city’s total property valuation increased by 16 percent last year.
Ankeny Schools are known for excellence, including Advanced Placement coursework. The Ankeny Community School District consists of nine elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. 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.
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 Tone’s Spices.
Retail and entertainment options keep families on-the-go satisfied with grocery and home improvement stores such as Hy-Vee, Target and Menards, 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 the Colin Panzi Real Estate Team to learn more about homes available in Ankeny.