Located across the street from one another on Altoona’s 34th Ave SW, The Emory and Vintage Cooperative could hardly be closer.
At the same time, they couldn’t be more different: One property is geared towards residents ages 55 and up. The other is designed for people of all ages (and their furry friends, too).
What these two properties have in common – beyond their convenient location – is that both are thoughtfully designed for their residents’ lifestyles. These are beautiful, unique buildings surrounded by lush greenery and equipped with amenities that make life more comfortable and more fun. Choosing the best option is a matter of finding the one that’s right for you.
Let’s take a look…
Fair warning: If you’re under 55, Vintage Cooperative might make you feel a little jealous.
In addition to being a stylish and thoughtfully designed property, with shared spaces and amenities, Vintage features services tailored specifically to its residents’ lifestyles.
As a resident of Vintage Cooperative, you never have to worry about maintenance. From roof repairs to routine appliance maintenance, everything is covered, saving you time and hassle.
The property also offers this incredible Vacation Service, in which their staff waters your plants, brings in your mail and packages, and ensures that your home is safe and secure while you’re away. It definitely brings peace of mind when you’re traveling and makes vacations even more enjoyable.
Some of the shared amenities include:
- A library & coffee nook, along with a vintage lounge and fireplace
- A spacious great room with a serving kitchen, fireplace and outdoor patio
- A guest suite
- A fitness center
- A workshop
- A club room and multi-purpose room
- Raised garden plots
It’s hard to beat the feeling of enjoying a drink with friends in The Emory’s chic clubhouse right after taking a dip in the pool. But it’s even better when you have a furry friend by your side.
At The Emory, you can choose from one of five flexible, pet-friendly floor plans. You really can’t go wrong; each space features beautiful finishes and spacious rooms with oversized windows, fully equipped kitchens and plenty of storage space.
Plus, no matter which style of living space you choose, you have access to the properties’ amazing amenities, including:
- A pool, along with a patio, grilling area and firepit
- A 24-hour fitness center
- Tanning beds
- A lounge space
- A chic clubhouse where you can relax with friends, play a game of pool, and grab a drink at the bar
- Package lockers
- A dog park (coming soon) and playground
What’s so good about the location?
Both properties are located near Route 65 and I-235, making it easy to hop on the highway and get anywhere in the Des Moines metro in minutes.
Also, the properties are just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, which is great for downtown commuting and Friday nights in the city. You can meet up with friends along Court Avenue or in the East Village, then head home for some peace and quiet.
Not that you need to travel downtown to have fun. Altoona has rightfully earned a reputation as Iowa’s entertainment destination, featuring:
- Big entertainment attractions like Prairie Meadows and Terrace Hills Golf Course
- Shopping destinations like Outlets of Des Moines
- Beautiful parks and more than 28 miles of walking/bike trails
- Top-shelf restaurants and breweries
- Outdoor concerts, festivals and more
All of this is right down the street from your new place. Plus, for families, there’s the outstanding Southeast Polk Community School District, along with many family-friendly activities and destinations.
Beyond the amenities, there’s the culture of Altoona. Residents love this city because, although it’s grown over years, it still has the best parts of a small town: the charm, the unique identity, and the sense of togetherness.
We recently interviewed a number of Altoona residents for our #PeopleofAltoona series, from a co-founder of the annual Altoona Palooza festival to a longtime resident who has literally walked around the world. They were all so different! But, when we asked them to tell us what they love most about Altoona, they all gave pretty much the same answer:
Altoona feels like home.
Thanks for reading! Want to learn more about living in Altoona? This is a good place to start.