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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
31
(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
(4)

Altoona, IA 50009

$705 - $769

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Centennial Place - Altoona, IA 50009
25

Altoona, IA 50009

$645 - $840

1-3 Beds

Altoona, IA (Centennial Place)


$645 - $840

96 Units 1-3 Beds

Ironwood - Altoona, IA 50009
2

Altoona, IA 50009

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds

Altoona, IA (Heritage Homes)


Contact for Pricing

288 Units 1-3 Beds

Altoona Towers - Altoona, IA 50009
10

Altoona, IA 50009

$590 - $1760

0-4 Beds

Adam Ridge - Johnston, IA 50131
45

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
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West Des Moines, IA 50266

$975 - $1575

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (Newport)


$975 - $1575

176 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

$975 - $2095

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$975 - $2095

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westpointe Apartments and Townhomes - Urbandale, IA 50322
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Urbandale, IA 50322

$610 - $1240

0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Urbandale, IA (Charleston Court, Urbandale)


$610 - $1240

442 Units 0-3 Beds 1 Bath

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

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$795 - $1895

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)

(42)

$795 - $1895

310 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Polo Club Apartments - West Des Moines, IA 50266
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(76)

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$915 - $1065

2 Beds 2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)

(76)

$915 - $1065

277 Units 2 Beds 2 Baths

Maplewood - West Des Moines, IA 50266
25

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$1295 - $1550

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Prairie Winds - Des Moines, IA 50320
10

Des Moines, IA 50320

$719

2 Beds 1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (East Des Moines, Easter Lake...)


$719

72 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

Foxboro and Ashworth Pointe Townhomes - West Des Moines, IA 50266
36
(4)

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$1325 - $1565

3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (Sun Prairie, West Des Moines)

(4)

$1325 - $1565

72 Units 3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookside Condos & Apartments - West Des Moines, IA 50266
16

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$1245

2 Beds 2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$1245

64 Units 2 Beds 2 Baths

Springs At Jordan Creek - West Des Moines, IA 50266
36
(2)

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$838 - $1752

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA

(2)

$838 - $1752

160 Units 0-3 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

Meadowlark Place - Grimes, IA 50111
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Grimes, IA 50111

$695 - $1115

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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