Ankeny Economic Development Corporation

Quality of Life

Site selectors call it a positive vibe.  People in Ankeny call it community pride.  

Over 90% feel they live a healthy & productive life according to the 2014: Ankeny Central Iowa Human Capital Survey.  Eighty-nine percent are optimistic about Ankeny's economic future and 92% would recommend others to live in the community.

Ankeny has over 45 public parks and greenways, three regional trails connecting over 500 miles of trails including the new Ankeny Market Pavilion at the trailhead of the internationally recognized High Trestle Trail.  

Coupled with Ankeny's close proximity to other entertainment options in the surrounding metro areas makes this community an ideal place to live and work.

For additional information, visit the Ankeny Parks and Recreation website

High Trestle Trail Bridge on the High Trestle Trail in Ankeny, Iowa

Ankeny is the fastest-growing city in the Midwest. It is also part of an impressive region for professionals and families alike.

#1 Best Place for Millennials to Live in the Midwest – Growella, 2017
#1 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. – U.S. News & World Report, 2017
Top 25 Community for Well-Being – Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 2017
#3 Best Place to Live with a Low Cost of Living – Business Insider, 2017
#4 Best Place for Children – SmartAsset, 2017 
#5 Best City for Successful Aging – Milken Institute, 2017
#7 Most Charitable City – CNBC, 2017
#9 Best Place to Live – U.S. News & World Report, 2017
#9 Best City to Get Out of Credit Card Debt – SmartAsset, 2017

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