Altoona


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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: 3/2
MLS # 523366
Welcome to Ironwood Cottages! Enjoy the privacy of a single family home without the hassle of lawn care and snow removal! The Summit II ranch plan is well appointed inside and out. The interior features 10' ceilings, hardwood floors, stained mission trim and gas fireplace. The kitchen is furnished with granite countertops, birch stained cabinets w/slow close drawers and stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom has tray ceiling w/ceiling fan. Master bath features ceramic tile shower, double vanity, under mount sinks and granite counters. Baths will feature stainless steel or oil rubbed bronze fixtures. Two additional vaulted bedrooms and bath finish out the main level. First floor laundry. The lower level is stubbed for a 3/4 bath. Includes a spacious deck. The HOA maintains the lawn, irrigation, and snow removal! All you need to do is enjoy everything that Altoona has to offer from your new home in Ironwood Crossing! Tax abatement & Special Financing are available.
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MLS # 545925
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.
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MLS # 524685
Meadow Vista South Plat 2 offers 38 single family residential lots for sale. Conveniently located just off of 8th Street and south of Prairie Meadows. The City of Altoona has implemented a residential tax-abatement program for eligible residential property. There are walk-out, day light, standard and cul-de-sac home-sites available.
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MLS # 545881
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.
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MLS # 524658
Meadow Vista South Plat 2 offers 38 single family residential lots for sale. Conveniently located just off of 8th Street and south of Prairie Meadows. The City of Altoona has implemented a residential tax-abatement program for eligible residential property. There are walk-out, day light, standard and cul-de-sac home-sites available.
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