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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.

Common questions asked in Altoona, Iowa

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🏠 How can I tour properties in Altoona, Iowa during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Altoona, Iowa are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

🏠 How can I find a rental house in a specific school district? was built with parents in mind. Within Altoona we have 128 rental houses spread across multiple school districts. To help narrow your search, simply enter the school name within the search bar to find rental homes in that school district.