Alleman Real Estate & Information

Alleman Real Estate & Information

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The demand for Alleman, Iowa real estate has grown as a result of people's desire for the many amenities that larger city such as Des Moines has to offer but don’t want to deal with the hustle and bustle that everyday life in the city brings. Alleman isn’t just the youngest city in the county, having been incorporated in 1973; it’s also one of the smallest, with a population of only 432 and a total area of only 2.7 square miles according to data collected by the last census. This makes Alleman real estate the perfect option for buyers that are looking for a more private and tight-knit community without the need to sacrifice the amenities of the city due to its relatively close proximity to Des Moines.

Shopping and Dining

While shopping and dining options within the city lines are relatively sparse, there are numerous places to shop and dine within a short drive of Alleman in the bordering towns. For example, Polk City is less than 9 miles away. Here, one can enjoy several different restaurants, including Papa’s Pizzeria and the Reising Sun Café. There are also a few shops in the area worth checking out, including the Treasures and more Consignment Shop and the Polk City Bait & Tackle Shop.

Even closer to Alleman and located on the way to Des Moines, is Ankeny, which is less than 7 miles away. Ankeny features restaurants that include Z’mariks Noodle Café, Alohana Hawaiian Grill, the Waterfront Sefood Restaurant, Jethro’s BBQ Lakehouse and more. Ankeny provides a variety of shopping options, including Mills Fleet Farm department store, Target, Shoe Carnival, Walmart Super Center, Home Depot and Brown’s Shoe Fit, just to name a few.

Alleman is within close proximity of several other towns as well, offering even more shopping and dining possibilities.

Parks and Recreation

There a lot of parks and recreation options in the surrounding areas of Alleman. The Saylorville Lake is less than 11 miles away, after all, which means that Alleman real estate owners have easy access to all the recreational activities that a lake has to offer, including boating – something that many nearby residents partake in at the Saylorville Lake Marina. Residents of Alleman are located within 7 miles of the popular Big Creek State Park as well. Here, residents can go fishing, swimming or boating on the 866-acre Big Creek Lake in addition to enjoying the beach, the picnic areas, the children’s playground and the multi-purpose sports field.  The state park also boasts a 26-mile paved trail for use by pedestrians and bicyclists as well as 11 miles of snowmobile trails for use during the winter. While camping is prohibited in this particular park, residents can easily find a number of large federal and county camping areas within 4 miles of Saylorville Lake.


Alleman is definitely a neighborhood community – one that can even be referred to as a bedroom community to the city of Des Moines due to its proximity - it’s only 20 miles away, making it perfect for anyone who needs to commute to the city for work. Considering both the population and the area of Alleman, it’s not surprising that the population densitiy is roughly 160 residents per square mile. According to the last census, there were 151 households in Alleman, 27.7 percent of which include children and 74.2 percent of which contained married couples. The most common industries in Alleman include construction, educational services and public administration. The most common occupations are as computer specialists, operations specialties managers and production occupations (such as supervisors). The unemployment rate in Alleman was only 4.7 percent as of last year – on par with that of the state of Iowa as a whole.

Schools, Health and Transportation

Children living in Alleman are served by the North Polk Community School District. Alleman is home to three public schools, including North Polk Central Ementary School, North Polk Middle School and North Polk High School.

There are plenty of family practices and doctors located in nearby Ankeny and several hospitals with emergency medical services nearby, including the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames and the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

As a tiny suburban community, the residents of Alleman mostly drive or carpool to work. Air travel to and from the region is available via the Des Moines International Airport located about 25 miles to the south.


If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (515)964-3662 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.