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Ankeny ranks #9 on WalletHub’s best small cities list

Ankeny residents already know their hometown is something very special. Even so, it still feels good to be recognized. The most recent list popping up on our feed today is WalletHub’s  ‘2015’s Best & Worst Small Cities in America’. Ankeny is #9! In this study of 1268 small cities in the U.S., the researchers used 22 […]

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Another new restaurant coming to The District!

Ankeny, Iowa – (April 10, 2015) – Dave Thompson, owner of The Urban Grill in Urbandale and D.R.A. Properties L.C., today announce a new restaurant will be coming to The District in Prairie Trail. Planning is underway for the 6,000+ square foot building on Main Street, overlooking Lake Promenade. Dave Thompson knows how to create […]

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Prairie Trail is brewing with Fall fun!

The beautiful fall weather this weekend was made to order. Of course homebuilding is in full swing.     Front doors are decorated…see more on the Front Door photo gallery….and Halloween plans are in progress. Don’t forget beggars night starts at 6pm Thursday, Oct 30. It was a perfect weekend for a run, walk or ride […]

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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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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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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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