Ankeny, Iowa

A great place to live, work and play. A community with
abundant spirit, loyalty, growth and excitement!



¨      Central Iowa

¨      North Des Moines Metro

¨      10 minutes from Downtown Des Moines

¨      Near I-80/I-35 Mixmaster

¨      20 minutes south of Ames

¨      Ankeny Regional Airport; 5500’ runway; Crosswinds runway



¨      Extensive bike trails

¨      Boating and marina activities -- Saylorville and Big Creek

¨      Golf – four area golf courses; two area disc golf courses

¨      Canoeing and camping

¨      Sports Car Clubs – Corvette Club of Iowa, Mustang Club, SCCA, etc.

¨      Hunting

¨      Winter sports



¨      Ankeny K-12 schools are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

¨      Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny campus – 12,000 students

¨      Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny – 450 students

¨      Drake University, Des Moines – 4,800 students

¨      Iowa State University, Ames – 26,000 students


Community Activities  

¨      Summerfest – First weekend in July

¨      Celebration in Brass – Third week in July

¨      Local golf outings

¨      Santa’s North Pole Village, regional craft sale – First Saturday in November

¨      24 Hour Relay Challenge – First weekend in June


Organizations and Interests       

¨      Neveln Community Resource Center

¨      Wide variety of special interest groups representing the arts, sports and community education

¨      Full range of service organizations

¨      Central Iowa Computer Users Group


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