With a population nearing 50,000 residents, Ankeny is a rapidly expanding city, with modern amenities and small town charm.
Moving to Ankeny
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Ankeny, Iowa has an abundance of quality health care available. Ankeny residents have access to hospitals, clinics and pharmacies that deliver services to satisfy everyone’s needs. Alternative medicine such as, chiropractic care and be found here as well.
Education & Childcare
Ankeny has one of the fastest growing education systems in the State of Iowa. With two public high schools, three middle schools, nine elementary schools and a private K-12, Ankeny education has worked to outpace the growing community.
Ankeny is full of resources for traditional and non-traditional students. Area higher learning institutions include: Des Moines Area Community College, Simpson College, Faith Baptist Bible College, Upper Iowa University and Iowa College of Natural Health.
Ankeny also has a large selection of Childcare services as well as Preschool options.
Taking care of our aging population is a priority in Ankeny. Our Senior Living is progressive and inventive, working to create new styles of living communities.
Maintaining an active lifestyle is easy in Ankeny, which offers noteworthy amenities including Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, Cascade Falls Aquatic Center and an extensive trail system.
Parks & Trails
Ankeny is the hub for three major trails: the 26-mile High Trestle Trail, which connects Ankeny to Woodward; the Gay Lea Wilson Trail, which connects Ankeny to Des Moines; and the Neal Smith Trail, which connects with Saylorville Lake.
Ankeny and the surrounding area welcome you to explore our recreational and entertainment opportunities. Whether you are visiting the Des Moines Metro area or here for a sporting event at the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, check out what Ankeny has to offer for shopping, dining, recreation and lodging.