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Altoona is located just east of the city of Des Moines, and offers homes for rent in a region filled with plenty of excitement. Renters with an adventurous streak are sure to love all that this area provides.

Facts for Renters About Altoona

  • Julian B. Bausman gave the city its name. As the highest point between Des Moines and Keokuk, its name is derived from the Latin word "altus," meaning "high."
  • The city was first settled in 1845 and incorporated in 1876.
  • George Kurtzweil created the first commercial hybrid corn seed in America in Altoona, and is known as an agricultural pioneer for his work.

Resources for Renters in Altoona

  • Renters who want details on businesses and development in Altoona can check out the Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce website.
  • The city is served by the Southeast Polk Community School District. Parents can use its website to get information on enrollment and activities. 
  • The official City of Altoona website lets renters request utility hook-ups, pay bills, register for recreational programs and more.

Attractions in Altoona

Altoona is perfect for renters who like thrills. For some adrenaline-pumping excitement, the city is home to Adventureland. For the summer months, it has two 60-foot-high water slides in its Adventure Bay water park. It also has the Tornado, which was Iowa's first-ever wooden roller coaster, as well as the double-looping, upside-down Dragon coaster. For a different kind of excitement, there's Prairie Meadows. This track features both thoroughbred and quarter horse racing. It also has a casino with card games and over 2,000 slot machines. Prairie Meadows also has plenty of dining options, such as a steakhouse and a gourmet buffet.