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Ankeny is located just north of Ames and Des Moines. This city has homes for rent close to the capital in a family-friendly environment. The region has many educational opportunities, and nearby cities have plenty of entertainment.

Facts for Renters about Ankeny

  • Ankeny was rated as one of the best places to live in America by Money magazine  due to the quality of its education, low crime rates and high job growth.
  • The city was founded by John and Sarah Ankeny in 1875. It was named after the couple, and incorporated in 1903.
  • The first volunteer fire department was organized in Ankeny in 1907. It had 24 metal pails and three ladders for equipment.

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Attractions in and Around Ankeny

Uptown Ankeny features lots of shopping and services for renters. There, individuals can get a massage, grab a beer at the FireTrucker Brewery or check out the Uptown Ankeny Farmers Market. There are also 40 parks and 34 miles of trails for fun that will keep the whole family happy. In nearby Des Moines, renters can check out other attractions, like the Science Center of Iowa. It also has events like the Des Moines Arts Festival for those who want to explore the region's cultural options.

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Where can I find cheap rental houses in Ankeny, Iowa?

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Find Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom, 4 Bedroom rental houses within your budget in Ankeny, Iowa. Or you can search for houses over 600 sq.ft, 800 sq.ft, 1000 sq.ft, 1200 sq.ft, 1400 sq.ft, 1600 sq.ft.

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

Many landlords in Ankeny, 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 Ankeny we have 211 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.