With Altoona leading the movement, the Des Moines metropolitan area is growing at an unprecedented rate: nearly twice that of the national average. Altoona has already experienced an 8% population increase since 2010, and is continuing to rise. By 2019, the city’s population is expected to reach more than 17,000—a 17% increase since 2010.
Altoona is the prime choice for Iowa families—and residential developers are taking notice. Projections show that from 2000-2019, Altoona will have increased its number of households by a staggering 60%.
This growth is not simply the future of Altoona, it’s happening now.
- The Linden Oaks development broke ground in November on a 173-unit town home rental project along Adventureland Drive and 5th Street NE. Developer: Redwood Living.
- Bennett Bay development has 48 scenic lots in a wide variety of sizes tucked into a quiet neighborhood along 15th Avenue NW, between a city park and elementary school. Developer: Element 119.
- Ironwood South development is currently under construction with over 300 apartments, 110 single family lots, a large City park and daycare center. Realtor: Stanbrough Realty.
- Fieldstone Estates along 1st Avenue South and 36th Street SE has approximately 60 single-family lots with bike trails, walking paths, fishing ponds and more. Developer: Vista Real Estate & Investment Corp.