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Altoona, Iowa sits at the crossroads of America’s busiest Interstates. Altoona's business community is progressively growing, while staying rooted in small town traditions that make the city a great place to live, work and play.

Whether you're looking for a gourmet dinner, an exciting horse race, an enjoying run or bike ride along scenic trails, or a quiet night out, Altoona has something for you! Prairie Meadows, Bass Pro Shops, and the Adventureland Theme Park all have events throughout the summer for people of all ages.  If the weather gets too hot, head over to the Altoona Aquatics Center where you can zoom down water slides, take a leap off of a diving board or get your exercise in the lap lanes.  There's also a wide assortment of restaurants to satisfy anyone's palate! 

At the end of the summer, be sure to check out AltoonaPalooza that boasts car/motorcycle shows, kids games and inflatables, wine and craft beer tastings, live music from some of Iowa's new bands to local fan favorites and a kickball, mud volleyball and softball tournament.  Finally, keep October open for the Taste of Altoona, where you can enjoy a 3 hour all-you-can eat feast from Altoona area restaurants.

If that's not enough, just a short drive from Altoona can bring you to all of Des Moines' featured destinations, such as Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market

To find out more about what Altoona has to offer and the lastest events and happenings around town, visit the Altoona City Councils website or the City of Altoona's website.  Be sure to also check out the Catch Des Moines website, which includes events and entertainment around Altoona and the Des Moines Metro area.

If you're interested in moving to this growing community, check out the current list of Altoona homes for sale and find the home of your dreams!

Altoona Homes for Sale:

Beds/Baths: 4/3
MLS # 542435
Berkey Home Builders Camden 2 Story. 1st floor boasts an open concept great room fireplace & w/ tons of natural light. The home is great for entertaining w/ family room connected to the dining area/kitchen. Kitchen boasts a pantry, peninsula island, stainless steel apps, granite counters, & tile backsplash, off the kitchen is a slider to the covered deck! 1st floor is capped off w/ 1/2 bath, mudroom w/ built in locker, & 3 car garage. Upstairs you’ll find spacious master w/ en suite bath w/ dual vanities & large closet, you’ll also find 3 addtl bdrms, full bath, & laundry. At Berkey Home Builders we built w/ 100% Hardie Plank cement board siding, 40 year architectural shingles, a BIB Insulation System, basement stubbed for bath, pre-plumbed for radon mitigation, insulate garages, rebar in our concrete, & more. Ironwood South is conveniently located by schools, aquatic center, grocery, & park. Altoona 5 Year Tax Abatement!
Beds/Baths: 4/3
MLS # 551213
Wow! Custom, executive ranch on "in-town acreage" (.6 + acre) with nearly 4,000 sq. ft. finished (including 2,438 on the main level!). Updated en-suite with new bath featuring a tile shower and claw-foot soaking tub. Remodeled kitchen with lots of granite counters and island. Newer wood flooring and carpet on the main level. Finished walkout with family/recreational room, two bedrooms, bath, and cedar closet. Newer mechanicals: GFA/CA (2011), water heater (2017). Big rooms - (smallest bedroom is 15'6 x 11'4). 1st floor laundry, popular lockers, private fenced yard for children or pets (includes a shed with overhead door for you "green thumbs"). Only two minutes from I-80 with quick access to downtown. Low dollar cost per square foot. Must see!
Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 533540
Looking for the perfect place to call home? Look no further....this ranch home has all the extras you are looking for. Beautiful white cabinets highlight the kitchen with ample counter space. The family room has a tray ceiling, corner fireplace, dining area with sliders to a deck that overlook the backyard. The master bedroom has a spacious bathroom with double sinks, tiled shower and a large walk in closet. The laundry is conveniently located off the garage. 3 car garage and located on a cul-de-sac make this home a must see!
Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 533535
Welcome Home to Quality Construction! Popular split bedroom plan with all the extras. Open floor plan with spacious family room, corner fireplace, and tray ceiling. Kitchen highlights granite counter tops, island and pantry. Master bedroom with tray ceiling, master bath with double sinks, tiled shower and large walk in closet. The laundry room with drop zone is conveniently located on the main level. Relax on the covered deck and enjoy the recreational trail and pond within walking distance. Located on a corner lot, in the new Fieldstone Development, Southeast Polk Schools and 5 year tax abatement. make this home a Must See!
Beds/Baths: 0/0
MLS # 545889
Brookhaven Estates Plat 1 offers 38 single family residential lots. This plat offers a variety of standard, daylight and walkout lots with several lots backing up to the park, bike trail and the pond. The City of Altoona has put in place a residential 5 year tax-abatement program for all eligible properties. Located on 36th St just west of Clay Elementary School. BYOB- Bring Your Own Builder. For more information visit us at

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