Archive | 2014


A Work of Art

It’s time for the Des Moines Arts Festival ®, one of Iowa’s most celebrated festivals and for good reason. Hundreds of the nation’s best artists will display work as well as inspiring talent in performing arts, film and music. Even the culinary arts take stage with great food, wine and craft beers. And it’s all right […]

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Can you eat healthy at McDonalds?

You may have heard the story about the Iowa teacher who actually lost weight eating at McDonalds. What started as a high school biology project ended up making local and national headlines. What you might not have heard is that Dr. Doug Layton with UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine at Prairie Trail was the physician who medically monitored the […]

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Hy-Vee dietitians mentor healthy lifestyle

Imagine living in a community that is designed to have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing. Imagine living in a community intentionally developed as a collaboration between residents, businesses, schools and public services. This is the foundation of Prairie Trail in Ankeny, Iowa. Research shows that your environment significantly impacts your overall health […]

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Groundbreaking… Again!

Prairie Trail is excited to welcome another exceptional business to the community. Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) recently celebrated the groundbreaking of their newest Ankeny location at the corner of State Street and Magazine Road near the entrance of The District at Prairie Trail. LSB is slated to open in the Fall of 2014 and adds to a growing number […]

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IA Dept of Education recognizes Prairie Trail Elementary

The Iowa Department of Education recently honored Prairie Trail Elementary with the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Emerging Schools Award for their work to implement the PBIS program. PBIS is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 19,000 schools in the United States are […]

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A Truly Sustainable Venture

Sustainability. Walkability. Connectivity. These are the new urbanism principals upon which the Prairie Trail development was built and thrives on and what makes living, working and playing at Prairie Trail so appealing. And like Prairie Trail, Hy-Vee believes that healthy lifestyles and a healthy environment go hand-in-hand. That is why Hy-Vee store director, Kevin Hudachek […]

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Simpson College moves to Prairie Trail

Exceptional education is an important part of the Prairie Trail lifestyle, making the planned urban development in Ankeny a perfect fit for the new Simpson College. Simpson is moving from its current Ankeny location into new facilities in The District at Prairie Trail in time for Fall semester. The new Simpson location will be on the second level of […]

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Earth Day, Every Day

Sustainable living is fundamental to life at Prairie Trail, making every day Earth Day for all who live, work and play in the 1,031 acre planned urban development located in Ankeny, IA. Prairie Trail embraces the ideals of a truly sustainable community design. Preservation of the natural environment was central to the original planning of Prairie Trail. […]

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