Rent to own Homes in Ankeny, IA

This fast growing suburb of Des Moines gives you a high quality of life with a minimal commute. At just 22 minutes, the average commute here is shorter than the national average of 28 minutes. The Ankeny business parks are only 10 minutes away from downtown Des Moines and only 20 minutes from Iowa State University.

Ankeny, IA is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $89,484 and a median rent of $1,108, the Ankeny, IA rent-to-own market is more affordable than the traditional housing market which has shown tremendous growth across the U.S. and with it, aggressive competition for home purchases. With the current housing shortage trend it can make it harder to become a homeowner, including in Ankeny, IA. This means higher than average down payments for homes and higher qualification standards for conventional home loans. With a rent-to-own property, tenants are also buyers. You can live in the house for a set amount of time before you purchase it, meaning that you get to know the house, your neighbors, and your community before making the final purchase. This enables you and your family to make the right choice based on both information and experience. Rent-to-own is also a great alternative way to get into a home if you have bad credit or don't have enough saved for a down payment.

Check out Ankeny, IA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.
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108 NE 6TH CT
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Grimes
Single Family Home
Grimes, IA 50111
3
1
1088 ft2
1989
Hot
1 of 21 312 SW CARRIAGE DR
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Southwest Ankeny
Single Family Home
Ankeny, IA 50023
4
3
2417 ft2
2014
1 of 4 420 nw65th lane
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Saylorville
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Des Moines, IA 50313
5
2
2250 ft2
231 NE 62ND ST
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Single Family Home
Ankeny, IA 50021
4
3
1410 ft2
2021
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1 of 25 5022 NE SENECA DR
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Northeast Ankeny
Single Family Home
Ankeny, IA 50021
4
3
1616 ft2
2016
1 of 20 3919 LAY ST
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Douglas Acres
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50317
3
2
992 ft2
1968
1 of 16 2815 E CLINTON AVE
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Douglas Acres
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50317
3
1
928 ft2
1947
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1 of 11 3521 27TH PL
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Prospect Park
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50310
2
2
768 ft2
1950
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1 of 40 4060 NE 47TH ST
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Capitol Heights
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50317
3
1
1440 ft2
1942
1 of 9 3324 52ND ST
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Merle Hay
Townhouse/Condo
Des Moines, IA 50310
2
2
1224 ft2
1948
1 of 17 4703 64TH ST
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Urbandale
Single Family Home
Urbandale, IA 50322
4
3
1804 ft2
1997
1 of 6 6930 NE 56TH ST
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Single Family Home
Altoona, IA 50009
3
2
1216 ft2
1969
1 of 16 3610 HICKMAN RD
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Beaverdale
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50310
2
1
744 ft2
1947
3255 EASTON BLVD
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Accent
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50317
2
1
1816 ft2
1870
1 of 19 4310 ALLISON AVE
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Beaverdale
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50310
2
2
1683 ft2
1939
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1 of 23 2160 FOUNTAIN CREST DR
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Copper Creek
Townhouse/Condo
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
4
3
1397 ft2
2002
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1 of 21 2150 FOUNTAIN CREST DR
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Copper Creek
Townhouse/Condo
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
4
3
1397 ft2
2002
1 of 11 1440 64TH ST
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Windsor Heights
Single Family Home
Windsor Heights, IA 50324
3
2
1328 ft2
1938
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2308 CAPITOL AVE
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Fairground
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50317
2
1
748 ft2
1905
1 of 27 3213 ASHWOOD DR
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Urbandale
Single Family Home
Urbandale, IA 50322
4
2
912 ft2
1958
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2335 E WALNUT ST
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Fairground
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50317
4
2
1378 ft2
1912
1 of 27 3843 81st St
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Urbandale
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Urbandale, IA 50263
4
3
2202 ft2
1972
2415 HIGH ST
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Woodland Heights
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50312
3
1
1144 ft2
1908
1 of 12 7845 DRAKE ST
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Clive
Single Family Home
Clive, IA 50325
4
1
1339 ft2
1966
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1 of 24 5195 PINE VALLEY DR
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Pleasant Hill
Single Family Home
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
3
2
1704 ft2
2006
1 of 19 714 35TH ST SW
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Altoona
Single Family Home
Altoona, IA 50009
4
3
2300 ft2
2018
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403 LINCOLN ST SE
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Single Family Home
Bondurant, IA 50035
6
2
1315 ft2
1958
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1 of 31 9915 TANGLEWOOD DR
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Golf View Estates
Single Family Home
Urbandale, IA 50322
4
4
1749 ft2
1987
Hot
720 11TH ST
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West Des Moines
Single Family Home
West Des Moines, IA 50265
3
2
1752 ft2
1942
Hot
1 of 11 233 E PARK AVE
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Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50315
3
1
960 ft2
1957
1 of 21 630 34TH PL
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Fairmeadows
Single Family Home
West Des Moines, IA 50265
4
3
1954 ft2
1973
1 of 20 808 SE 13TH ST
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Grimes
Single Family Home
Grimes, IA 50111
3
3
1460 ft2
2006
Hot
1 of 3 19 E TITUS AVE
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Fort Des Moines
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50315
2
1
864 ft2
1947
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1 of 13 905 N JAMES ST
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Grimes
Single Family Home
Grimes, IA 50111
4
2
2349 ft2
1994
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1 of 24 12380 WALNUT RIDGE CT
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Clive
Single Family Home
Clive, IA 50325
5
3
2850 ft2
1997
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1 of 19 604 NW 10TH CIR
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Grimes
Single Family Home
Grimes, IA 50111
3
3
1594 ft2
2008
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4425 MILLS CIVIC PKWY #802
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West Des Moines
Townhouse/Condo
West Des Moines, IA 50265
2
2
1523 ft2
1999
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1 of 9 1116 59TH ST
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West Des Moines
Single Family Home
West Des Moines, IA 50266
3
3
1610 ft2
1987
1 of 39 715 79TH PL
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West Des Moines
Single Family Home
West Des Moines, IA 50266
4
4
1782 ft2
2004
Hot
1 of 25 197 79TH ST
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West Des Moines
Townhouse/Condo
West Des Moines, IA 50266
3
3
2056 ft2
2011
1 of 12 1804 TIMBERVIEW DR
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Single Family Home
Norwalk, IA 50211
5
3
1795 ft2
2018
Hot
1 of 72 795 SE WACO PL
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Waukee
Single Family Home
Waukee, IA 50263
4
3
3037 ft2
2005
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Buying a Home in Ankeny, IA

Ankeny, IA is seeing rapid growth and Ankeny, IA's' housing market remains not optimal with an average home price that is 10% above the 2024 national average. Ankeny, IA is part of Polk county and taxes are an important factor to consider when purchasing a home whether through rent to own or a traditional purchase. The average tax rate as of 2024 for county Polk is 1.6% which is above the national average, which is 0.99%.

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Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms.

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Ankeny

The housing prices are pretty close to the national median price, and the $157,000 median price is really affordable for many Ankeny residents. Whether you're looking for a rent to own house or want to buy upfront, you may find your best place in neighborhoods like Boulder Brook or Highpoint North.

Ankeny has a lovely four season climate and the city has developed a system of beautiful parks for you to enjoy the best that nature has to offer. On the west side of the city, you might want to go to Hawkeye Park; on the east side of the city, Heritage Park is more convenient.

There are fewer renters than average here, at only 21% of residents compared to the national rate of about 35%. But you can still find a one bedroom rent to own apartment or even a two bedroom townhome; many apartment complexes are located along highway 69 and NE 94th Avenue.

People in Ankeny like to be active, so there are plenty of facilities for you to enjoy. The Prairie Ridge Sports Complex is a great place for youth soccer or baseball, and Cascade Falls Aquatic Center is perfect for swim practice.

Housing here is much newer than average - about 20 years newer. This means that you should be able to get an updated, nice looking home. Check out popular neighborhoods like The Westwinds or Prairie Trail.

Forget the reputation of the Midwest for being unadventurous about food! Some of the exciting cuisines you can find in Ankeny include Vietnamese fare at Pho K & K, and Thai dishes at Thai Flavors.

There's a very low housing vacancy rate, at only about 4%. That means that you may have some competition when you are looking for your next rent to own home, so you should start looking as early as possible. Consider sought after neighborhoods like Gray's Woods and Douglas Acres.

You don't have to travel into Des Moines to have great shopping opportunities. You'll find all the prime retail stores in the Delaware Shopping District, and you'll appreciate the charming shops in Historic Uptown Ankeny.

Cultural amenities surround you here. The Walnut Street Gallery hosts several important exhibits, and the Ankeny Community Theatre is a great place to watch your most talented neighbors put on a show.