This Is Altoona, Iowa

The Emory Altoona is your hidden gem just outside of downtown Des Moines. Living in this accessible, inviting part of Polk County means you’re close to the city yet can unwind in the serenity and quiet of home. When you’re ready to immerse yourself in all of Altoona for work or play, everything you can imagine is right around the corner.

Friends gathering at a pub near The Emory Altoona in Altoona, Iowa

There’s Energy All Around

The Emory Altoona brings you an opportunity to live a completely connected lifestyle.

Heading out the door and getting to your next destination is as effortless as ever, whether it’s exploring the area’s natural beauty, checking off a few errands down the street, or heading into Des Moines for work. No matter the time of day or day of the week, you’ll be met with an endless supply of coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants, indoor and outdoor recreation, and major employment hubs.

Keep scrolling to see what else is close by. Then, when you’re ready, reach out to schedule a tour of our Altoona community.

Eat + Drink

  • Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
  • Claxon's Smokehouse & Grill
  • Sugar Shack Diner
  • Planet Smoothie
  • Scooter's Coffee
  • Starbucks

Play + Explore

  • Adventureland Park
  • Bright Grandview Golf Course
  • Prairie Heritage Park
  • Greenway Park
  • Twin Creek Park
  • Gay Lea Wilson Trail

Shopping + Entertainment

  • Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel
  • Cinemark Altoona and XD
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Outlets of Des Moines
  • ALDI

Employers + Education

  • Amazon DSM5
  • Southeast Polk Jr High School
  • Southeast Polk High School
  • MidAmerican Energy

An Incredible Area Surrounds The Emory Altoona