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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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Evergreen Terrace - Des Moines, IA 50320
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Des Moines, IA 50320

$599 - $649

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

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


$599 - $649

192 Units 1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Metro Lofts Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50309
28

Des Moines, IA 50309

$735 - $835

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Downtown, Downtown Des Moines...)


$735 - $835

111 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Market Place Lofts - Des Moines, IA 50309
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Des Moines, IA 50309

$600 - $1250

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Downtown, Downtown Des Moines...)


$600 - $1250

52 Units 1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Rumely Lofts - Des Moines, IA 50309
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Des Moines, IA 50309

$757 - $899

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Downtown, Downtown Des Moines...)


$757 - $899

66 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riverpoint Lofts - Des Moines, IA 50309
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Des Moines, IA 50309

$650 - $890

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Downtown, Downtown Des Moines...)


$650 - $890

91 Units 1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Hubbell Tower Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50309
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Des Moines, IA 50309

$670 - $805

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Downtown, Downtown Des Moines...)


$670 - $805

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Cityville on 9th - Des Moines, IA 50309
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Des Moines, IA 50309

$845 - $1675

0-2 Beds 0 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Downtown, Downtown Des Moines...)


$845 - $1675

0-2 Beds 0 Baths

Old Main Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50311
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Des Moines, IA 50311

$615 - $1060

0-2 Beds 0 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Carpenter, Drake...)


$615 - $1060

0-2 Beds 0 Baths

Oakview Terrace - Des Moines, IA 50310
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Des Moines, IA 50310

$510 - $780

0-3 Beds 0 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Beaverdale, Euclid Heights...)


$510 - $780

233 Units 0-3 Beds 0 Baths

Fieldstream Apartments Homes - Ankeny, IA 50023
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Ankeny, IA 50023

$790 - $1015

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Ankeny, IA (Golfview Terrace)


$790 - $1015

90 Units 1-2 Beds 0 Baths

The Woodland Reserve Apartments - Ankeny, IA 50021
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Ankeny, IA 50021

$885 - $1114

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Ankeny, IA (The Woodland Reserve)


$885 - $1114

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Sunburst Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50315
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Des Moines, IA 50315

$590 - $670

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Dodge Heights, McKinley Heights...)


$590 - $670

102 Units 1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Westchester Square - Des Moines, IA 50310
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Des Moines, IA 50310

$729 - $848

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Meredith, Northwest Des Moines)


$729 - $848

168 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cottages At Johnston Commons - Johnston, IA 50131
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Johnston, IA 50131

$650 - $760

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Winwood Apartments - Johnston, IA 50131
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Johnston, IA 50131

$690 - $940

0-2 Beds 0 Baths

Johnston, IA (Winwood)


$690 - $940

419 Units 0-2 Beds 0 Baths

Mansions At Hemingway - Johnston, IA 50131
15

Johnston, IA 50131

$999 - $1485

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Deer Ridge Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50321
22

Des Moines, IA 50321

$590 - $900

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (Southwest Des Moines, Waterworks Park...)


$590 - $900

200 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Country Club Village - West Des Moines, IA 50265
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West Des Moines, IA 50265

$640 - $1200

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

West Des Moines, IA (Golf & Country Club, West Des Moines...)


$640 - $1200

310 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

CandleRidge Apartments - Urbandale, IA 50322
13

Urbandale, IA 50322

$689 - $890

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Urbandale, IA (The Meadows, Urbandale)


$689 - $890

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Furnished Studio - Des Moines - West Des Moines, IA 50266
12

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$1560

1 Bed 0 Baths

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