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Community Reference Guide


Altoona, home to Iowa's only Thoroughbred Race Track - Prairie Meadows - is conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstates 35 and 80, making it easily accessible from all directions of the state. The Greater Altoona Community Service Campus, eight new sub divisions, the Sam Wise Youth Sports Complex, Adventureland Theme's no wonder Altoona continues to grow with record-breaking housing starts since 1994!

Committed to quality, Altoona's growth is controlled and well -managed, dedicating itself to providing a positive climate for growth while preserving the best quality of life we can for our citizens. Altoona is only as good as the services it provides, and continually maintains a high standard of services while remaining one of the least expensive cities in which to live in the area.

Altoona offers an excellent school system (Southeast Polk Junior High School is considered to be one of the best in the country). Altoona is home to 10 churches; girls, boys, and adult sports leagues; 6 parks; and an active Chamber of Commerce.

POPULATION (2000 Est.) 8,842

  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • 2 Golf Courses
  • 6 Public Parks
  • 4 Public Tennis Courts
  • 1 Youth Complex (7 softball, 7 baseball and 7 soccer fields)
  • 1 YWCA Facility
  • Altoona Rose Garden (1,100 rose plants)
  • Prairie Meadows Race Track
  • Adventureland Theme Park
  • Veterans Memorial Jet Display


Southeast Polk Schools

Altoona Elem. 301 6th Street SW 967-3771
Centennial Elem. 910 7th Ave SE 967-2109
Delaware Elem. 4401 NE 46th Street 262-3197
Four Mile Elem. 670 SE 68th 967-7512
Runnells Elem. RR 1 966-2068
Mitchellville Elem. 308 Elm Ave NW 967-4274
SEP High School 8325 NE University Ave 967-6631
SEP Jr High School 8031 NE University Ave 967-5509

For more information on Altoona, call or write:

Altoona City Hall
Jeff Mark, City Administrator
P.O. Box 338
407 Eighth St. S.E.
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-5136 or (515) 967-3366
Fax (515) 967-0842

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