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See what Ankeny, IA has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Ankeny

I like how clean it is. I like that it's pet and kid friendly. I like the location being close to schools and restaurants

Near grocery store. Near major roads. Nice ponds when they are maintained. Has a public park. Dog friendly

I love that there are a lot of kids my grandsons home and we have an excellent school two blocks away. The park is3 blocks Away. This is area for kids.

It is newer. There are a lot of young families. I feel safe. I like that there is a park within walking distance.

None This is a normal area to live. Most people are nice and caring Happy to live here and thankfully good people by me

What I like about my neighborhood is that we are outside city limits so we can really do whatever we want as long as our neighbors are ok with it

Who Lives Here

Ankeny Demographics

Education

High School

13%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

24%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

35%

Family Size

2 people

40%

3 people

19%

4 people

25%

5 people

11%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

26%

50-100k

34%

100-150k

22%

150-200k

10%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

15%

10-20

15%

20-45

39%

45-65

21%

65+

10%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Ankeny?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Nov '23$1177$1251$1536$1850
Oct '23$1160$1280$1584$1812
Sep '23$1305$1302$1539$1775
Aug '23$1277$1311$1550$1646
Jul '23$1241$1328$1566$1686
Jun '23$1247$1287$1562$1754
May '23$1242$1258$1575$1755
Apr '23$1172$1141$1550$1718
Mar '23$1190$1190$1557$1725
Feb '23$1228$1153$1555$1626
Jan '23$1189$1236$1555$1626
Dec '22$1165$1220$1555$1626
Nov '22$1141$1165$1555$1626

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Ankeny

Ankeny Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

28%

15-30 Mins

44%

30-40 Mins

21%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3333

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 15 of 22 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 14 of 22 renters

Percentage: 4141

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Top Scores: Health, Pet, Restaurant

Things To Do In Ankeny

Top Score

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Ankeny.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 21% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Ankeny.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 49% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 11% more restaurants than average
  3. 7% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 20% more shops than average
  3. 25% more shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Ankeny doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 29% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 32% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Ankeny.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 6% more coffee shops than average
  3. 25% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Ankeny is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. An average number of bars and clubs
  3. 84% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Ankeny.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 15% more parks than average
  3. 50% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 74% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 62% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 69% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Ankeny Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 22 of 22 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 21 of 22 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 20 of 22 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 18 of 22 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 18 of 22 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 17 of 22 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 16 of 22 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 16 of 22 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 16 of 22 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 14 of 22 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 12 of 22 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 12 of 22 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 12 of 22 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 16 of 22 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 16 of 22 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 18 of 22 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 18 of 22 renters

Ankeny Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Ankeny

10/10

Wallace Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

10/10

North Polk West Elementary School

Grades PK-4 • Public

10/10
10/10

Northeast Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

10/10

Westwood Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

10/10

Rock Creek Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

All About

Living in Ankeny, IA

The town of Ankeny, Iowa is home to approximately 56,000 people. Children under 5 make up a larger portion of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), making it a great place to raise a family, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just over 34, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Iowa. Renters tend to be in the minority in Ankeny, and 74% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,050 per month, exceeding the state average by $240 per month, relatively high rent costs could be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.

Ankeny residents have an average commute of about 23 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing means of commuting to work, chosen by 52% of workers, while public transit isn't used much. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Ankeny has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (28%) compared to the national average (21%). There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Ankeny. The four most common are retail, finance, healthcare, and education. Combined, these industries account for 30% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 10% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Ankeny workers bring in an average annual income of nearly $91K, more than the average Iowa resident. Ankeny's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).