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  • Nigel Chapman
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    The long anticipated Outlets of Des Moines have finally arrived! This open air shopping experience brings more than thirty outlet stores to Altoona with more expected to open in 2018. Located next to Bass Pro Shop and Adventureland, more development is underway in the area with housing, restaurants and more! It is a great addition to the town and tourism district of Altoona.
  • Lance Hanson
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    The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters broke ground earlier this year on a 47,000 square-foot training center at First Avenue and Interstate 80 in Altoona. The new building will house member training facilities and meeting and office space for Local 106 and council staff. Completion is expected in Fall 2017. Welcome to the community.
  • Sue Sutton
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    Altoona, IA
    It is a great time to remodel and/or do some updates to the house. Whenever you are considering doing this, make sure you think of the kitchen and master bedroom/bathrooms first. Professional reviews state that is where the best dollars are spent. Check out Royal Flooring in Altoona for any of your carpet, tile, cabinet, and counter top needs.
  • Sue Sutton
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    Altoona, IA
    Are you thinking about building? Now is the time. Altoona's Urban Revitalization has a tax abatement on new residential construction. Check out the new upcoming Fieldstone Estates.

    Fieldstones Estates in Altoona is a new construction neighborhood that is connected to bike trails and walking paths. Perfect for individuals looking for an active lifestyle. If you enjoy fishing, it is also within close proximity to a large city park with two fishing ponds. This development is worth checking out.
  • Nigel Chapman
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    If you've driven down I-80 lately near Altoona, just behind the Bass Pro Shop, you can see the steel going up for the latest shopping and entertainment venue in the metro: the Outlets of Des Moines! It's been a a long time coming for the residents of Altoona, and I don't think they are the only ones excited for the project to be finished! The first of its kind to the metro, its sure to draw lots of people. Located nearby are of course Bass Pro Shop, Adventureland and Prairie Meadows. A destination!
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Altoona, IA
    One place I like to get away and fish, camp or just enjoy nature is Thomas Mitchell Park. Located just a few minutes east of Altoona and less than half an hour from the metro, it's a great day spot. It has a pond stocked with fish, trails, playground, campground, shelters, ball fields and more.

    Thomas Mitchell Park is also a great place to learn a few outdoor sports. Canoeing, fishing, geocaching, creek walking, stand-up paddle boarding and more classes are offered at the park this summer. Head out and enjoy the great outdoors at one of the metros county parks!
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Altoona, IA
    Altoona is a great place to live. It's a great community of people and fun! And we are lucky enough to have several tourist attractions right on the edge of our town. Adventureland is opening for weekends on April 30th! But you won't be able to ride the Monster until June. But it's going up in the park as we speak!
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Altoona, IA
    Altoona welcomes its newest restaurant, Jethroni Pepperoni! Located across from Adventureland you'll find an Italian restaurant worth the wait! Pizza, pasta and a martini bar are included in a fun atmosphere. And did I mention it's "molto delizioso"!
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Altoona, IA
    Don't have the space for a garden but would love a patch of your own? Healthy Altoona Partnership has an answer for you! Altoona offers garden plots you can rent for the season in Lions Park! There are 42 garden plots up for grabs now! Yet another great feature of our wonderful town! Get them while they are hot and get growing!
  • Michelle Hanson
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    I remember growing up and our "big trip" to Altoona during the summer to go to Adventureland! When you live in Altoona, you have an entire amusement (and water) park in your backyard! The amusement park is within minutes and it's such a treat, especially with the kids! Opening day is in one month (April 30th)...yes, the countdown is on! The new roller coaster that replaces the beloved log ride will be an adventure all by itself!
  • Nigel Chapman
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    As the Millennials are growing into adulthood, getting married and starting families, they are moving to the 'burbs! And with Altoona's proximity to Des Moines and continued growth, its a great place to be! Just minutes from downtown and all the city has to offer, Altoona is also cooking up its own life. Long standing Prairie Meadows and Adventureland are now joined by the latest in theater technology, Cinemark Next. New restaurants and the Shoppes at Prairie Crossing are coming as well. Move past all the attractions, Altoona is a pleasant town in the Southeast Polk School District with beauty all its own.
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Altoona, IA
    Altoona is growing and bringing some great additions with it! Last month, Altoona opened its first ever movie theatre, a state-of-the-art Cinemark. A new restaurant opens this week, Jethroni Pepperoni. Finally, we're all waiting to see when they break ground for The Shoppes at Prairie Crossing this spring. There's never been a greater time to live in Altoona!
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Looking for something to do to keep you out of the cold weather this season? Here are a few happenings in Altoona coming up this month:

    Altoona Elementary Golf in the Halls: Saturday January 30th
    visit tinyurl.com/po6m57c to register

    Altoona Campus Pool Party: Sunday, January 31st
    visit altoonacampus.com for details
  • Gary J Garvis
    RE/MAX REAL ESTATE GROUP
    Are you a dog lover? Altoona holds a little secret for dog owners, a great dog park on 17th Ave SW. This park is conveniently located next to the walking trail which makes it an easy place to stop and let your pup run and play. They have an area specifically for small breeds and a separate area for large breeds. Bring man’s best friend over today to let them make some friends at the dog park.
  • Looking for a quiet small town atmosphere with all the amenities of the big city? Come call Altoona your new home. With mature subdivisions to new growing developments, we offer housing that will fit every style and budget.

    Altoona is part of the Southeast Polk school system. Southeast Polk is a great 5A school that keeps education in mind with its ever growing student body, and offers the opportunity to do any extra-curricular activity your child can imagine. From athletics to choir, your student will have the chance to get involved.

    Altoona is a growing community that has a diverse selection of dining, from fast food to steakhouses. Great shopping opportunities with Bass Pro Shops, Walmart, Target, Lowes, and Menards. It also offers entertainment for your family and friends with the annual Altoonapalooza, an annual festival held at the Sam Wise Complex that offers fun and entertainment for all ages.

    Altoona wants you!!
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Altoona, IA
    Central Iowa’s newest theater is set to open very soon! The parking lot has been poured, bushes have been planted, and other than a cherry picker parked outside, it looks ready to go! We can only hope the popcorn poppers have been installed! Altoona’s 10-screen, luxury seating, latest in cinema technology theater is said to open before the holiday blockbuster movies. And if so, what a way to see the new Star Wars movie - a long anticipated movie by many and a long-awaited theater newly open! The eastern half of Des Moines is changing, it's no longer just the western side of the city. And it looks very promising! There’s never been a more exciting time to live in eastern Polk County!
  • Nigel Chapman
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    One of Iowa’s favorite pastimes has got to be sledding! Especially after the first snow fall, when snow is so new and exciting for the year. The sound of children’s laughter is enough to keep that cold feeling at bay, at least for a little while! And Polk County offers some great hills! Thomas Mitchell offers a country feel, and you can snow mobile in some parts of the park as well! In Altoona Ironwood Park, aka the Pirate Park, is a popular place. Also there are smaller hills at Lions Park. Not many large hills in Altoona but a few local spots still get the job done! Or if you're more adventurous, Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is just a short drive to take advantage of all winter sports!
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Looking for something to do this weekend in Altoona? Here are a few events you won't want to miss!

    Class Act Productions presents Alice in Wonderland Jr.:

    Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
    Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
    Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
    Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
    Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
    Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

    Bass Pro Shops unveils the 2016 Winter Wonderland

    Preview Night and Santa's Arrival is Saturday, November 14 from 5-8 p.m.
    Magical tree lighting
    Unveiling of Santa's Wonderland
    Carolers
    Free craft and Outdoor Plush Buddy, November 18, 6-8 p.m.
    Free cookies and McSteven's hot chocolate
  • Gary J Garvis
    RE/MAX REAL ESTATE GROUP
    Altoona is an area of the future in the Des Moines Metro with a new shopping district, lots of entertainment, restaurants and a highly successful school district. A great place to raise a family. No traffic jams!
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Altoona, IA
    While children everywhere are headed back to school, maybe it’s time for us adults to get back into a good book as well. And here in Altoona, we are blessed with a great library and programs for adults and children alike. This fall programs include a book club for adults, laser-tag for adults, social media guide for parents; life-sized games for teens; story times, sensory play times, and nature exploring for children. So not only is our library a great place to check out a book, the opportunities to expand your learning through events are numerous as well. So this fall as a chill sets in the air, try heading to your local library for books and events to remember.
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Even being so close to a city like Des Moines, it’s still important for a town like Altoona to offer amenities to the community. And boy, do they! Altoona has so much to offer! Did you know that Altoona has a skate park? While I myself am not much of a skateboarder, I think it’s neat that there is one in town. And I don’t own a dog, but I appreciate we have a dog park in town. What I do have are children, and Altoona is very fortunate to have so many great parks, a swimming pool and walking paths to enjoy. Another of my favorite places is the library. Altoona’s librarians are phenomenal, offering a variety of programming for all ages. Check out what’s new this fall. We’re also lucky to have all the entertainment venues in town that we do. It’s nice to be able to take advantage of them, yet have the locations tucked on the edge of town so it doesn’t feel like a tourist town at all either. And with the new outlet mall and movie theater on their way, we are set! If you don’t live in Altoona, it’s a great place to live and grow. And if you do, keep following to see if there may be something in town you just haven’t discovered yet.
  • Angela Meek
    RE/MAX Precision
    Stop by and have some fun!
    Upcoming events!
    Music in the Park at Haines Park Stage:
    Sun., Aug. 30th—6:00 p.m.
    Sun., Sept. 27th—6:00 p.m.

    CAP THEATER—Comedy of Errors at Haines Park Stage
    Thurs, Aug. 6, 2015 7:00 p.m.
    Fri, Aug. 7, 2015 7:00 p.m.
    Sat, Aug. 8, 2015 7:00 p.m.
    Sun, Aug. 9, 2015 2:30 p.m.
  • Peggy Harmeyer
    RE/MAX REAL ESTATE GROUP
    Friday June 19th was a beautiful day for the Wine & Craft Beer Festival in Altoona at the Enabling Gardens. The gardens were in full bloom and added a beautiful surrounding for the fest. What a relaxing evening to mingle and try the wines, draft beer, chocolate and appetizers. On last count there were over 250 tickets sold for this event. Everyone was having a great time.
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Altoona, IA
    Altoona is growing! Houses and businesses are on the rise. New housing developments like Tuscany on the eastern edge and Eagle Creek Estates to the south offer homes. But it gets better! More entertainment is coming to eastern Polk County! This fall, a new 12-screen movie theater will open in Altoona. Construction is already underway across from Prairie Meadows on Adventure Land Drive. In addition, set to open by Thanksgiving of 2016 are the long awaited Shoppes at Prairie Crossing featuring entertainment, residential and commercial opportunities. The main feature is an open air outlet-style mall across from Bass Pro Shoppes. Both venues will provide current residents with entertainment and shopping opportunities but also bring in more business to the community. There’s never been a better time to live in eastern Polk County!
  • Nigel Chapman
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    Gardening – it's not just for your backyard anymore. The Healthy Altoona Partnership opened a Community Garden just a year ago and it is growing! Vegetables! Located at Lions Park, there are 42 plots that residents can apply to rent for the season. Renters have access to tilling, compost bins, water and tools on site. Several plots are also dedicated to giving back to our community. Local food pantries and centers receive produce grown from these plots. Garden parties and classes are also held at the gardens for the public. So even if you don’t have room in your yard or even have a yard, you too can grow your own vegetables this summer.

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