Welcome to Ankeny! Ankeny is a fast growing suburb located north of Des Moines. This suburb has a population of around 60,000 people and was recently named the 3rd fastest growing city in the United States. Residents of Ankeny get a suburban and metropolitan feel all in one with its many restaurants, recreational activities, and shopping as well as cozy, safe neighborhoods.
Ankeny offers reputable schooling for grades K-12. This premier school district currently has 16 school buildings, using a k-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 grade level structure in two complete “feeder systems.” Ankeny is also home to DMACC, the largest community college in Iowa.
The Briarwood neighborhood is located in north Ankeny, with Ankeny Boulevard the main thoroughfare. Not only is this area family friendly, there is plenty of businesses in the area for all your needs. Otter Creek Park and Briarwood parks are a couple options to enjoy the great outdoors. The Outdoor Education Center is also in the area and offers a variety of recreation programs and has a facility to rent for a family gathering. Two popular golf courses are also in the area, Otter Creek and Briarwood, to enjoy a few rounds. Many businesses for all your needs too, Fareway, Fletcher’s Bar & Grill, Dunkin Donuts, Earl May, and Aspen Athletic Clubs to name a few!
Living in Ankeny, you will certainly have a exceptional quality of life. Some local favorite restaurants in the area are Rosati’s, Olive Garden, and Jethro’s BBQ n’ LakeHouse. Locals also enjoy the short distance to Saylorville Lake to enjoy an afternoon of boating and other water recreation. Bike enthusiasts can jump on the trailhead at Firetrucker Brewery and head towards the High Trestle Trail bridge for a spectacular view. Residents also look forward to the annual SummerFest which is a four-day celebration with parades, carnival rides, fair foods, bands and more!
We look forward to helping you find your place in Ankeny!