Best Places to Live in Ankeny, Iowa

Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa
Pros
-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy
Cons
-Entertainment
-Air service
-Harsh winters

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As the cultural and economic heart of Iowa, Des Moines is headquarters to nearly 60 companies and most notably a center for the insurance industry as well as many agriculture-related businesses. Many characterize it as a “gentle” big city, retaining a small-town feel with larger-city amenities, but some also complain of a lack of entertainment and nightlife. It is quintessentially Midwestern with a clean but plain downtown with mostly rectangular tree-lined streets.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area
City: Ankeny
Zip Codes: 50023 50021
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Ankeny is 3.00% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ankeny jobs have increased by 0.70%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ankeny's cost of living is 3.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Ankeny's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Ankeny's population is 56,764 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 207.13%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Ankeny is $196,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.22%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Ankeny public schools spend $12,386 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Ankeny. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Ankeny

It's a good time to buy in Ankeny. Home Appreciation is up 2.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Ankeny Real Estate.

The median home price in Ankeny is $196,900. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Ankeny    3 Reviews
Life in Middle America - 12/1/2008
I moved to Ankeny from Southern CA in June, 2005. My immediate and lasting impression is the incredible home values here, the relatively low population density, and the... (Read More)

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ANKENYTOPIA - 7/31/2008
Ankeny is a great community to raise a family or to be single. The shools are wonderful and so many activities for kids and families. The weather when it is good, it... (Read More)

"ANKENYTOPIA" - 10/26/2007
We don't call it "Ankenytopia" for nothing! This is the best town in Iowa! The schools are top-notch, the town is growing and getting more attractions. We are missing... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN ANKENY, IOWA
50023 50021