Working with Tanzanite Homes as your home builder in Altoona gives you the benefits of a small town in a city large enough to have everything you need. Altoona is a growing community where new businesses are opening their doors and families are setting down roots. With a location close to Downtown Des Moines for work or entertainment, Altoona is perfectly sized to provide the best of both worlds. Altoona’s school district boasts a 98% graduation rate and includes a unique Environmental Learning Center, which provides opportunities for kids pre-k through 12th grade. Add in the miles of bike trails and acres of recreational space, including Adventureland Park and Resort, and it’s easy to see that quality of life here is truly one of a kind.