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Average Rent in Ankeny, IA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Ankeny Studio - $1,043-16%
Ankeny 1 Bed - $1,308+4%
Ankeny 2 Beds - $1,601+2%
Last updated 6/17/2024

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Local Reviews

I like how clean it is. I like that it's pet and kid friendly. I like the location being close to schools and restaurants

Near grocery store. Near major roads. Nice ponds when they are maintained. Has a public park. Dog friendly

I love that there are a lot of kids my grandsons home and we have an excellent school two blocks away. The park is3 blocks Away. This is area for kids.

It is newer. There are a lot of young families. I feel safe. I like that there is a park within walking distance.

None This is a normal area to live. Most people are nice and caring Happy to live here and thankfully good people by me

What I like about my neighborhood is that we are outside city limits so we can really do whatever we want as long as our neighbors are ok with it

Demographics

Education

High School

20%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

36%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

40%

3 people

19%

4 people

25%

5 people

11%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

26%

50-100k

34%

100-150k

22%

150-200k

10%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

15%

10-20

15%

20-45

39%

45-65

21%

65+

10%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/17/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Ankeny, IA

In Ankeny, IA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,043 to $1,601. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Ankeny, IA is $1,043. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,308. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,601.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-16%

Changed from $1,242 to $1,043
1 Bed

+4%

Changed from $1,258 to $1,308
2 Beds

+2%

Changed from $1,570 to $1,601
Last updated 6/17/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
15%
24%
39%
22%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Urbandale$1,139-42%
Johnston$1,052+17%
Waukee$974+24%
Des Moines$962+11%
Clive$900--
Grimes$895-10%
Pleasant Hill$8620%
West Des Moines$850+2%
Altoona$771+30%
Ames$735+5%
Indianola$625--
Bondurant$575+7%
Marshalltown$550-4%
Newton$495--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Johnston$1,309+16%
Waukee$1,234+22%
Grimes$1,230+43%
Altoona$1,228+33%
Indianola$1,177--
Des Moines$1,120+7%
West Des Moines$1,052-3%
Newton$1,050+100%
Norwalk$1,035-6%
Clive$1,025--
Pleasant Hill$987-2%
Bondurant$965+8%
Grinnell$900--
Urbandale$880-2%
Ames$840+7%
Story City$7450%
Marshalltown$550-8%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Waukee$1,559+15%
Johnston$1,486+8%
Altoona$1,395+42%
Clive$1,350--
Pleasant Hill$1,280+2%
Perry$1,270--
Bondurant$1,200+7%
West Des Moines$1,1720%
Norwalk$1,130-12%
Indianola$1,112+53%
Des Moines$1,087+10%
Ames$990+14%
Urbandale$9720%
Grimes$970+2%
Story City$8500%
Pella$775--
Marshalltown$750+3%
Newton$710+9%

Compare Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Northeast Ankeny$1,440+15%
Southwest Ankeny$1,346+2%
Northwest Ankeny$1,157+14%
Southeast Ankeny$1,070+9%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Southwest Ankeny$1,645+2%
Northeast Ankeny$1,621+18%
Northwest Ankeny$1,462+14%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

28%

15-30 Mins

44%

30-40 Mins

21%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3333

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 15 of 22 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 14 of 22 renters

Percentage: 4141

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Ankeny.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 21% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Ankeny.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 49% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 11% more restaurants than average
  3. 7% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 20% more shops than average
  3. 25% more shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Ankeny doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 29% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 32% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Ankeny.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 6% more coffee shops than average
  3. 25% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Ankeny is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. An average number of bars and clubs
  3. 84% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Ankeny.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 15% more parks than average
  3. 50% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 74% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 62% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 69% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 22 of 22 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 21 of 22 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 20 of 22 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 18 of 22 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 18 of 22 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 17 of 22 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 16 of 22 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 16 of 22 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 16 of 22 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 14 of 22 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 12 of 22 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 12 of 22 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 12 of 22 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 16 of 22 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 16 of 22 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 18 of 22 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 18 of 22 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Ankeny

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About

Ankeny, IA

Overview of Ankeny

The vibrant community of Ankeny, Iowa, is always progressing. Located in central Iowa, the city is home to top-rated schools, numerous recreational and cultural amenities, and the state's largest New Urbanist community: Prairie Trail. The city of Ankeny blends a small-town feel with urban sophistication in the historic downtown center. The state-of-the-art Crosswinds Business Park is a sustainable space spanning 450 acres in an ideal location that provides immediate access to interstates, with Des Moines just a short drive away. Ankeny is the location of the state's largest community college: Des Moines Area Community College.

Ankeny apartments for rent are in a dynamic location near the Blank Park Zoo, the Science Center of Iowa, and several sports arenas. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Ankeny has skyrocketed over the past two decades. Since 1990, the population has nearly doubled and today more than 46,300 people call Ankeny home.

Living in Ankeny, IA

The community of Ankeny began as a small farming region founded by John Fletcher Ankeny in April 1875. The active businessman was involved in local politics, and he was a promoter and stockholder of the Minnesota Narrow Gauge Railroad. By 1903, Ankeny was incorporated as a town that spanned one square mile. The community continued to prosper through agricultural opportunities and the opening of John Deere Des Moines Works. By the late 1940s, production included harvesting equipment for corn, cotton, sugar beets, and potatoes. In 1961, Ankeny was officially a city, and by the early 2000s, it spanned more than 26 square miles.

Ankeny Attractions and Special Events

Ankeny SummerFest is a time-honored tradition held the week after the Fourth of July each year. Residents enjoy the grand parade, live music, fireworks, performances, and carnival rides. The DMACC Kite Festival and Ankeny Art in the Park event are additional annual festivals residents look forward to. From watching hundreds of colorful kites fly high above to celebrating the artistic talents of locals, Ankeny events are truly unique. During the summer, the city also hosts Ankeny Unplugged, Summer Sounds, and Movies Under the Stars.

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