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Back-to-School is the BEST!

It’s back-to-school time for Ankeny students, from elementary through high school and those heading off to college. How fortunate that our students attend some of The Best schools in the country! Ankeny High School, nationally ranked by US News and World Report in June 2013 and #10 overall in Iowa. And just this week, Ankeny […]

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Affordable Open Floor Plans

Home building is on the rise in central Iowa and many homebuyers are searching for that perfect new space that fits their lifestyle. That’s why the open floor plan has become one of the most popular styles in new construction. Today’s families and friends like to move freely between casual entertainment spaces and dining areas so the guests can […]

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Building a Community

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ― Yogi Berra How long does it take to build a growing, thriving, planned community? Summer is a fun-filled time for events and celebrations. So, what better time than mid-July for a look back and forward as we celebrate the excitement of our growing Prairie […]

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Moving Dirt to Moving In!

Prairie Trail is buzzing with new construction homebuilding. If you’re looking for that special new home with all of today’s latest and greatest features, consider new construction at Prairie Trail. House hunting is fun, stressful, challenging, exciting, intimidating and exhilarating. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time homebuyer, moving up or downsizing. Interest rates are at all […]

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Art & Design

Today is the beginning of the award-winning Des Moines Art Festival ®. This is a much-anticipated weekend in the Central Iowa area. Visual arts, performing arts, interactive arts and even culinary arts will be on display to entertain and celebrate the impact that art and design have on our everyday lives. It’s fun and it’s […]

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Beautiful Spaces

From the beautiful streetscapes to the individual character of the homes to the outdoor spaces, Prairie Trail has been purposefully designed. Here are just a few examples: This is a photo of Precedence Street. Notice the uniqueness of the home exteriors. In many of today’s suburbs, it’s much more common to see row after row of […]

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2013 Scholarship Winners

At the 2013 Scholarship Recognition Dinner. From left: DMACC President, Rob Denson, Madeline Wignall, Issac Dahlman, Collin Urquhart, Hannah Johnson, Albaugh Inc. President, Dennis Albaugh, Jon Lindaman, Cheryl Cardin and Jenny Montange.  Ankeny students were awarded Prairie Trail scholarships at a dinner held in their honor last week. For the fifth consecutive year, Prairie Trail has […]

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Is it Summer yet?

It’s still raining in central Iowa. Usually by Memorial Day weekend, we are enjoying long days of sunshine, just right for families picnicking in the parks, bicyclists out in full force and kids spending long afternoons at the pool.  Although Summer may be a bit delayed, the haphazard sunshine and rain of the Spring of […]

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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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