Travel just 25 minutes northwest of Des Moines and you’ll find the rural city of Perry, Iowa. Perry is located along the North Raccoon River, giving residents access to the Raccoon River Valley Trail, 56 miles of trails perfect for walking, biking, or inline skating. Residents and visitors also enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.
Just 28 miles from Ames, Perry residents are also conveniently located to Iowa State University. Drake University is 25 miles away in Des Moines.
Established in 1869 as a railroad town, Perry has enjoyed steady growth while retaining its rural Midwestern charm. Those interested in renting apartments in Perry will enjoy annual festivals and community events, including a 4th of July celebration with live entertainment and a lighted Christmas parade complete with horse-drawn carriage rides and kettle corn. This quiet city in central Iowa has a lot to offer new residents, so start your apartment search and find your place in Perry.