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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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Willow Park Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50315
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(2)

Des Moines, IA 50315

$619 - $729

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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

(2)

$619 - $729

300 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Brookside Condos & Apartments - West Des Moines, IA 50266
15

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$1250 - $1350

2 Beds 2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$1250 - $1350

64 Units 2 Beds 2 Baths

Prairie Winds - Des Moines, IA 50320
15

Des Moines, IA 50320

$719

2 Beds 1 Bath

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


$719

72 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

Sherwood Glen - Urbandale, IA 50322
73

Urbandale, IA 50322

$684 - $837

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Urbandale, IA (Patricia Park, Urbandale)


$684 - $837

180 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$945 - $1065

2 Beds 2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)

(76)

$945 - $1065

277 Units 2 Beds 2 Baths

Sutton Hill Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50320
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Des Moines, IA 50320

$610 - $700

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (East Des Moines, Park Forest...)


$610 - $700

72 Units 1-2 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

Urban Green - Des Moines, IA 50322
1
(3)

Des Moines, IA 50322

$649 - $749

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (Urbandale, Windsor Heights)

(3)

$649 - $749

97 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Maplewood - West Des Moines, IA 50266
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West Des Moines, IA 50266

$1295 - $1550

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Rosemont Place Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50320
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Des Moines, IA 50320

$610 - $855

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$610 - $855

210 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gray's Lake Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50321
27
(3)

Des Moines, IA 50321

$675 - $960

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Southwest Des Moines, Southwestern Hills)

(3)

$675 - $960

304 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sierra Pointe - West Des Moines, IA 50266
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West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$818 - $1650

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA

(2)

$818 - $1650

160 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avondale Trace - Ankeny, IA 50021
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Ankeny, IA 50021

$995 - $1145

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Ankeny, IA (Avondale)


$995 - $1145

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

Bennett Grand Woods - West Des Moines, IA 50266
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(37)

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$700 - $1200

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)

(37)

$700 - $1200

176 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wakonda Village Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50315
22

Des Moines, IA 50315

Contact for Pricing

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (Gray's Lake, Greater South Side...)


Contact for Pricing

382 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Wakonda West Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50321
20

Des Moines, IA 50321

$635 - $735

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (Southwest Des Moines, Southwestern Hills...)


$635 - $735

66 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Hamlet Apartments - West Des Moines, IA 50265
12

West Des Moines, IA 50265

$650 - $920

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (Meadow Point, West Des Moines)


$650 - $920

180 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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