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Welcome to Altoona

Altoona is located in Polk County, Iowa about five miles from Des Moines. Altoona houses approximately 20,000 residents and is one of the lowest city tax rates in the metro area.  We offer many large city amenities but with small town quality and convenience. Altoona hosts beautiful recreational trails, parks, an abundance of shopping and restaurant opportunities, and our entertainment is renown. Welcome!
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