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.
Siena Hills is located in the southern part of Ankeny sitting off of southwest Oralabor Rd and Highway 69. Living in this family-friendly neighborhood, you get to choose from many housing options such as the perfect ranch, 2-story, or a townhome. In this community, you are close to the action but living quietly in seclusion. The people living in the Siena Hills neighborhood have many amenities. There are many recreational options such as roaming through Somersby Park or walking your dog at the Ankeny dog park. This area is also great for students since you are living across the street from DMACC, and Fareway, Hy-Vee, Thunderhead Sports Bar and Grill, and China Moon are only a few of many food establishments in this area.
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!