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Ankeny, IA Homes for Sale

Ankeny, Iowa

Ankeny is an independent community on the northern edge of the Des Moines metro area in central Iowa. The long curve that I-80/I-35 describes around the outskirts of Des Moines is the rough dividing line between Ankeny and its sister city. Saylorville Lake, a reservoir that offers beaches and water sports, is a popular outdoor attraction, along with Big Creek State Park and Jester County Park.

Homes for Sale in Ankeny, Iowa

The Ankeny real estate market is a mix of newer suburban development homes, student apartment complexes and traditional family homes. Ankeny is often used as a bedroom community by people working or attending school in Des Moines, Johnston, and Urbandale.

Homes for sale in Ankeny range from smaller single family properties that list under $100,000 to townhouse units that list in the mid $100's. For luxury minded buyers, the Ankeny real estate market offers plenty of choices in the upper $700 to $800 range. These homes are found on the northeast side of Ankeny, near the Briarwood Golf Course.

Buyers searching for larger homes with more amenities should also look to the Saylorville community, which is perched between the Margo Frankel Woods State Park and Saylorville Lake. Fairly new single family homes for sale in Saylorville list in the high $300's. For the first time home buyer, smaller properties list in the high $100's and up.

Ankeny Community Schools

The Ankeny School District is the 10th largest in the state of Iowa, with seven elementary schools, two middle schools and a single high school. The Ankeny Christian Academy offers a private religious education for kindergarten through 12th grade. For students seeking higher education, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and Faith Baptist College and Seminary both operate campuses inside the Ankeny city limits. Students attending Iowa State University, Drake University and Grandview College often make their homes in Ankeny during their studies.

Business in Ankeny, Iowa

Casey's General Stores, a regional convenience store chain, operates their corporate headquarters out of Ankeny. Other businesses of note in the community include Tones Spices, SYSCO Foods and Monsanto. The John Deere Assembly Plant is also a major employer in Ankeny, along with DMACC.

Ankeny Real Estate Agents

The real estate market in Ankeny, IA has a lot of opportunities for the motivated buyer, but even the well-prepared buyer can benefit from the services of an Ankeny REALTOR. Their first-hand knowledge of the community is an asset that no home buyer should be without.