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About Altoona

About Altoona

Altoona is located in Polk County, Iowa about 5 miles from Des Moines. Altoona had an official Census population of 14,541 in 2010 and one of the lowest city tax rates in the metro area.

We are conveniently located approximately 20 minutes from the Des Moines International Airport and about 15 minutes from the Ankeny Airport.

We offer 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. Then enjoy dinner at one of our many restaurants and stay for the night in one of our five hotels.

Come see why Altoona, Iowa is the best little town in the metro.