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 Greystone area is a thriving neighborhood located off southwest Oralabor Rd. This is a great place for families to reside. If you are a family with children, Generation Next Child Center is near by and offers quality care. You are also located close to a new Hy-Vee, Mainstreet Cafe, and Original Pancake House. In the warm summer months, there is plenty of activities to enjoy nearby such as taking a stroll at White Birch Park, checking out the new bikes at Kyle’s Bikes, or taking a 10 minute drive over to the Cascade Falls Aquatic Center.
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!