Altoona is located in Polk County, Iowa about 5 miles from Des Moines. Altoona has a population of 15,583 at the 2010 census and one of the lowest city tax rates in the metro area. The city is conveniently located approximately 20 minutes from the Des Moines International Airport and about 15 minutes from the Ankeny Airport.
Southeast Polk Community School district is located just east of the Des Moines metro area. They serve more than 6400 students from preschool to 12th grade. The central campus - consisting of the high school, junior high, sixth grade building, distric office, bus maintenance facility, and buildings and grounds department - is located in the geographic center of the distric, with eight elementary schools located throughout the district. If you would like to learn more about Southeast Polk Community Schools please visit their website.
Altoona offers many large city amenities but with small town quality and convenience. Altoona offers beautiful recreational bike trails, a new aquatic park, fire department, and library. Shopping is abundant with a Lowe's, Menards, Target, and Wal-Mart. After a day of shopping enjoy entertainment at Prairie Meadows Casino or Adventureland Park. Come see why Altoona, Iowa is the best little town in the metro.
The TornadoRandom Fact:When The Tornado opened it was rankedin the top 10 wooden roller coaster in the world.Adventure BayKokomo Cove is a virtual splash factory and Adventure bay includes20 waterslides, Iowa's longest lazy river, food and retail stands.
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