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 Prairie Trail neighborhood is a central hub for entertainment for both youth and adults alike! It is located right off of State St and Oralabor Rd. In this development, you will find a sense of community where business is booming, education is important, and meeting new people is easy. This area has 13 miles of trails and 200 acres of parks which allows the residents to get together to create a healthier environment. Living here you will embrace a urban lifestyle. Prairie Trail has a sustainable community design. The residents get together to plant flowers and crops while builders in this area are using energy saving techniques as they build new, modern homes.
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!