Altoona Iowa Community Information

Altoona Real Estate, Altoona IA Homes for Sale
and Neighborhood Guide

Brought to you by Carolin Gibson, Realtor®
Serving  Altoona 50009 and surrounding areas including Des Moines and Central Iowa

As your Altoona Real Estate agent, it is my priviledge to provide you with all the information you need to make a wise home buying or home selling decision. Whether you want to find homes for sale in Altoona, find out the value of a home or other property in Altoona, or merely need local information, you can find it all right here. Use the following links to learn more about the wonderful community of Altoona, Iowa.

Altoona, Iowa is located five miles east and two miles north of downtown Des Moines - just to the east of the US Hwy. 65 bypass and to the south of Interstate-80. The US Census Bureau 2005 estimated population for Altoona was 12,938, an increase of 25.1% since 2000.

Altoona is now known as Central Iowa's Entertainment Center. It is home to
Adventureland, Central Iowa's premier amusement park, and Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino1, the Des Moines metro's only horserace track and casino.

Altoona's Interstate-80 location is also attracting many new businesses. Ongoing road and highway improvements are making Altoona an even more important crossroads for the future.

Altoona Iowa History (courtesy of

Altoona incorporated as a city on March 11, 1876. It is named for the Latin word for "high," altus, after surveyor Julian B. Bausman discovered that Altoona was the highest point on the Des Moines Valley Railroad between Des Moines and Keokuk. Click here for more on Altoona's history and 'Olde Town Altoona.'

Altoona Iowa Real Estate

Altoona now offers the full range of housing opportunities. Old Altoona offers quaint starter homes and post WWII ranch houses. More recent residential developments are offered both east and west of downtown Altoona including newer townhome, condo and luxury housing areas.

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Altoona Iowa Links

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