Life in Central Iowa
Located in the center of the city, Urbandale has a lot to offer new or returning residents. At Ashford Ridge, you'll be encompassed in Central Iowa's art, dining and entertainment choices. Whether you want to stay within the city limits or go downtown, you can travel by car, on foot or on the great bike trail systems.
Urbandale has many local cafe and restaurant options for those looking to stay close to home. However, if you do want to venture outside of the community, downtown Des Moines and surrounding suburbs also have a list of choices and are a matter of minutes away.
Community School District
The Urbandale Community School District is less than three miles from Ashford Ridge. Sidewalks and trails connect the elementary, middle school and high schools for your convenience.
The city of Urbandale has more than 50 miles of bike trails connecting one community to the next. Whether you like to walk, run, hike or bike, these trails can connect you and your family to schools, countless parks, gardens, skateboarding parks and other connecting trail ways.
The perks of living in Central Iowa are you're surrounded by events and entertainment. Whether it's catching a baseball game at Principal Park, going to a concert at 7 Flags Event Center or visiting a local farmers market, there is something to do for everyone at every age.