Community Advantages

A community feeling, even in the city.

Any time you visit a new part of town, you’ll discover that midwestern kindness isn’t just a rumor, it’s a well-earned reputation. Whether you’re heading to an event in downtown Des Moines or stopping by a store in Altoona, you’ll be greeted with friendly faces and a warm welcome.

Events for everyone.

Less than 30 minutes from Iowa’s capital city, both of our communities offer easy access to events and attractions in downtown Des Moines. Sports fans will love the variety of action-packed games to attend, from baseball at Principal Park to hockey, basketball, and more indoors at Wells Fargo Arena. This space doubles as a music lover’s dream when it brings in big names like Paul McCartney and Willie Nelson. Spend an evening at the picturesque Simon Estes Amphitheater as you enjoy live bands near the river, or attend a Broadway performance at the Des Moines Civic Center.

Summertime fun.

Des Moines’ Downtown Farmers’ Market is a summertime staple with local vendors selling fresh produce and baked goods. Start your morning at the market bright and early, then stroll across town to visit the gold-topped Iowa State Capitol Building! Take a trip to the very top if you’re up for a climb or keep your feet on the ground and admire the vibrant view of the city.


Feeling lucky? A short drive away, Prairie Meadows features a casino, horse racing, live music, and more! And don’t forget—an Iowa summer isn’t complete without a trip to the annual Iowa State Fair for all the foods on a stick you can imagine.

Malls and more.

Are you ready for a shopping spree? Jordan Creek Town Center is Iowa’s largest shopping complex, located in West Des Moines and just a short drive from our communities. Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona offers a variety of affordable options, and Historic Valley Junction’s quaint mix of old and new features makes for a delightful afternoon spent browsing the district’s stores. With The District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny providing shopping, dining, exercise, and entertainment opportunities all in one place, it’s the perfect area to experience excitement or relaxation.

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