The award-winning city of Ankeny, Iowa is a great place to live. A family-friendly community with dozens of parks, Ankeny is just 10 miles north of Des Moines.
After selecting your apartment in Ankeny, you’ll be able to enjoy the High Trestle Trail, a rail trail that extends from Ankeny to Woodward — a distance of 25 miles. The trail, which opened in 2011, is a paved walking, jogging, equestrian, and biking trail used by more than 3,000 people every week.
Opportunities abound in Ankeny with a unique combination of educational, recreational, and living opportunities. The state’s largest community college, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), is located in Ankeny. Simpson College and Upper Iowa University have satellite classrooms in Ankeny, and Drake University is a short distance away in Des Moines. In addition, Ankeny Public Schools are consistently ranked among the top schools in the country.
Employers include Casey’s General Stores, Deere and Company, Tone’s Spices, and Mrs. Clark’s Foods. Commuters will appreciate the Ankeny Express, which provides service to Des Moines. Ankeny Regional Airport, located off I-35, is also convenient.
Shopping opportunities range from the Historic Uptown Ankeny area, which features antiques and one-of-a-kind stores, to the Delaware Shopping District, which has over 100 shops to choose from.
After moving to your Ankeny apartment, be sure to catch a performance by the Ankeny Community Band or the Ankeny Chorus, or attend a show at the Ankeny Theater. Festivals in Ankeny include Summerfest, Ankeny Kite Festival, Art in the Park, Summer Sounds, and Ankeny Unplugged.