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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: 0/0
MLS # 524660
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.
Beds/Baths: 4/3
MLS # 552939
Savannah Homes is now building in Tuscany, a conservation community featuring wide open spaces, trails, and natural beauty. Don’t miss this 4 BR, 2.5 BA “Bandon-IV” plan, a popular 2 story home with over 1600 sq ft of finish. Main level features an open floor plan with a nice sized great room, kitchen with pantry, dining area, and 1st floor laundry. Go upstairs to find 4 BRs, including the MBR with master bath and walk-in closet. Great location on east edge of Altoona, not far from SE Polk High School/Middle School campus, Terrace Hills golf course, shopping, dining, and more. Buy in confidence from Savannah Homes, your established and trusted builder with 20+ yrs of experience delivering quality, value, and attention to detail. As part of Savannah’s SELECTION SERIES, this attractive, energy efficient home includes a generous list of standard features and is offered at a very attractive price. Save even more with Altoona’s tax abatement plan.
Beds/Baths: 5/5
MLS # 555163
A modern Farmhouse feel is going to be the look of this Tyler Home. A story 1/2 that the buyer can personalize with their selections yet to date. Finished basement with a hidden Bonus room, wet bar and Family Room. Second level with 3 bedrooms 2 baths and another bonus room over the garage. Vaulted ceiling on main level with a covered deck with fireplace for outdoor living space.
Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 552717
Welcome to Happe Homes Rueben Ranch! Located in the new Fieldstone Estates in Altoona. This exciting floor plan is full of all of the amazing features you have come to love and expect from Happe Homes, like quartz in all kitchen and bath areas, wood floors in kitchen, dining, and great room, 2x6 construction, built to Energy Star 3.0 guidelines, including passive radon system, and much more! The main floor features a vaulted ceiling, and a split bedroom layout with master suite on opposite side of the other guest bedrooms, for extra privacy! Be sure to ask about our FREE moving program and zero closing option! Remember not all homes can be Happe Homes!
Beds/Baths: 3/2
MLS # 552561
New Hoover ranch plan offers 1166 Sq Ft of living area. Eat-in kitchen features breakfast bar, appliance package. Open floor plan. You will find 3BR, & 2BA's. 2 car attached garage. Ask about our special financing through preferred lender. 2 year Builder Warranty. Don’t wait won’t last long!

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