Author Archive | Ashley Johnson

Prairie Trail Elementary

Meals from the Heartland

At Prairie Trail, you can live here, work here and play here. Cheryl Cardin lives in the Prairie Trail development and works here too, teaching first grade at Prairie Trail Elementary. The First and Fourth Grade Buddies Program at the school is designed to partner older and younger students on various activities throughout the year. […]

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Happy Earth Day!

The idea for developing Prairie Trail as a planned urban development began in 2005.  Today, the Prairie Trail community in Ankeny, Iowa, is a dream becoming a reality as the residential community has grown and new businesses have located here. Part of a true planned urban development is the walkability factor.  Walkability means that residents […]

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your dream home is waiting!

Dreaming of a new home, close to schools, plenty of green space and wonderful neighbors? It’s not a dream, it’s Prairie Trail in Ankeny. If you’re thinking and dreaming about your next new home, make sure to drive through Prairie Trail in Ankeny. This planned urban development is nestled in the heart of the greater […]

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building beautiful homes this Spring!

It’s finally Spring and we have a lot to share at Prairie Trail in Ankeny. New homes are going up. New neighbors are moving in! Come and see how easy it is to build your new custom home. Prairie Trail in Ankeny Iowa, one of the areas fastest growing cities, is just bursting with good […]

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generation next open to kids

Residents of all ages benefit from the Prairie Trail’s growth, beginning with the youth who experience the Generation Next Child Development Center and Preschool. Locally owned and operated, kids 6 weeks to 12 years are provided a world of opportunities at this stimulating learning environment. Generation Next Child Development Center is focused on each child’s […]

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welcome hy-vee

Hy-Vee begins construction of second Ankeny store january 22, 2013 ANKENY, IA –Hy-Vee has started construction on a new supermarket in the Prairie Trail planned community in Ankeny. The 92,000-square foot store, to be located at the northwest corner of Southwest Oralabor Road and Southwest State Street, will be Hy-Vee’s second supermarket in Ankeny. Andy McCann, […]

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a vision of beauty

Residents of Prairie Trail in Ankeny, Iowa, tout the uniqueness of the homes – “we like that all the houses are different out here” and “we’re so happy these aren’t cookie-cutter houses” are just some of the sentiments – and the friendliness of neighbors – “everyone’s walking around, everyone’s out saying ‘hi’” – and they […]

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a sustainable plan

According to John Peterson, Director for the City of Ankeny, the ethos of Prairie Trail can be summed up in one word: “sustainability.” Peterson explains: “When people say, ‘What’s so sustainable?’, we talk about the layout, the walking, the connections the neighborhood makes because of the way it was designed. And then there’s the other […]

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when neighbors become friends

the vision in focus Children – childhood friends – playing together in a nearby park. Parents watching, not much more than a front lawn away. Neighbors waving at neighbors from frequently used front porches. Green spaces left intact for the sake of the environment – and the future. Houses springing up and filling up, quickly […]

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