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Overview of Altoona

The city of Altoona is located in central Iowa, approximately 10 miles east of Des Moines and 131 miles east of Omaha, Neb. The city is situated in Polk County and is considered part of the Des Moines metropolitan area. Altoona apartments for rent can easily be found across its 9.35 square miles of land and are excellent options to join more than 14,700 residents.

The city is lined by major roads, including Route 65 and Interstates 80 and 235. The Ankeny Regional, Morningstar Field, and Des Moines International airports are all easily accessible and provide numerous opportunities for air travel.

Living in Altoona, IA

The name Altoona is taken from the Latin word "altus" meaning "high," because the city was positioned on a high point on the Des Moines Valley Railroad. The city was officially named by Julian B. Bausman and was incorporated on March 11, 1876.

According to the city website, Altoona residents enjoy one of the lowest city tax rates in the metropolitan area. The city offers residents large city amenities but with all the perks of a small-town, including quality of living and convenience. Altoona's position at the crossroads of two of America's busiest interstates puts residents in a prime spot to enjoy a large variety of business opportunities and recreational attraction. There are many locally-owned businesses that make up the city's profile, and the city claims to have "contagious community pride."

Altoona Attractions and Special Events

Residents of Altoona rentals have many area attractions to enjoy. The city is known for its beautiful recreational bike trails, an aquatic park, and an abundance of shopping destinations. Big-box shopping stores include Lowe's, Menards, Target, and Wal-Mart, and other popular area attractions include Prairie Meadows Casino and Adventureland Park.

For a taste of culture and history, residents and visitors would be wise to pay a visit to the International Wrestling Institute and Museum, the nearby Des Moines Art Center, and the Living History Farms, which features a replica of an Indian village. Popular parks for residents to enjoy prime outdoor recreation include the Prairie Heritage, Sleepy Hollow Sports, and Lions parks.

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Triple Crown Apartments - Altoona, IA 50009
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(6)

Altoona, IA 50009

$655 - $925

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Altoona, IA (Greenway)

(6)

$655 - $925

136 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Spruce Pointe Apartments - Altoona, IA 50009
15
(10)

Altoona, IA 50009

$705 - $840

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Altoona, IA (Altoona Estates)

(10)

$705 - $840

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Centennial Place - Altoona, IA 50009
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Altoona, IA 50009

$645 - $840

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Altoona, IA (Centennial Place)


$645 - $840

96 Units 1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Ironwood - Altoona, IA 50009
40

Altoona, IA 50009

$920 - $1240

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Altoona, IA (Heritage Homes)


$920 - $1240

288 Units 1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Altoona Towers - Altoona, IA 50009
10

Altoona, IA 50009

$590 - $1760

0-4 Beds 0 Baths

Altoona, IA


$590 - $1760

120 Units 0-4 Beds 0 Baths

Adam Ridge - Johnston, IA 50131
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Johnston, IA 50131

$995 - $1195

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Johnston, IA (Adam Ridge)


$995 - $1195

112 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Brookview Point Condominiums - West Des Moines, IA 50266
15

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$1200 - $1400

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$1200 - $1400

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Watermark at Jordan Creek - West Des Moines, IA 50266
28

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$975 - $1585

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (Newport)


$975 - $1585

176 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Silver Oak Condos - West Des Moines, IA 50266
42

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$995 - $1250

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA


$995 - $1250

64 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Broadmoor At Jordan Creek - West Des Moines, IA 50266
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(42)

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$795 - $1995

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)

(42)

$795 - $1995

310 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mansions at Jordan Creek - West Des Moines, IA 50266
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(2)

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$939 - $1499

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA

(2)

$939 - $1499

140 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Turtlecreek Apartments - West Des Moines, IA 50266
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West Des Moines, IA 50266

$755 - $1440

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$755 - $1440

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Saddlebrook - Urbandale, IA 50322
10

Urbandale, IA 50322

$880 - $1360

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Urbandale, IA (Colby Woods, Urbandale)


$880 - $1360

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Broadmoor Marquee at Jordan Creek - West Des Moines, IA 50266
12

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$925 - $1995

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$925 - $1995

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Crescent Chase - Johnston, IA 50131
20

Johnston, IA 50131

$839 - $899

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Johnston, IA (Green Meadows West)


$839 - $899

120 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Village at Westchester - Des Moines, IA 50310
18
(3)

Des Moines, IA 50310

$659 - $875

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Beaver Woods, Meredith...)

(3)

$659 - $875

606 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westpointe Apartments and Townhomes - Urbandale, IA 50322
19

Urbandale, IA 50322

$610 - $1130

0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Urbandale, IA (Charleston Court, Urbandale)


$610 - $1130

442 Units 0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Melbourne - Des Moines, IA 50320
4

Des Moines, IA 50320

$635 - $865

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Allen, East Des Moines...)


$635 - $865

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Colonial Village - West Des Moines, IA 50266
18
(3)

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$739 - $830

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (Colonial Village, West Des Moines)

(3)

$739 - $830

168 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Legacy Landing - Norwalk, IA 50211
1

Norwalk, IA 50211

$795 - $1195

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norwalk, IA (Colonial Meadows, The Legacy)


$795 - $1195

120 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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