Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Valentine's day crush...

So this year on Valentine's Day I started a huge crush on a new community!  We have been looking at many houses in Ankeny and are considering building a few houses down from our good friends, the Boyingtons, but this weekend I decided to hit up some open houses in Polk City and really liked what I saw! 
No decisions have been made, but I'm starting to really like it!  Here are the pros/cons so far.
We have been torn between small school, big town convenience, Polk City has the best of both worlds if that is what you want.  It is practically in Ankeny, but we would be in a much smaller school district. 
You can get A LOT more house for your dollar and I'm loving the builder of this home above.
We would be a little further from Baxter than I would like, but it is only 5 minutes further West than where we might build in Ankeny.
Keith's commute would be great, under 15 minutes, mine would probably 20-25 minutes.
There are a few houses on the market we are going to look at this weekend, the builder has a couple spec homes that are complete and one that is still at studs, so we could still customize somewhat or we could build. 

A downside is we don't really know anyone in the community, if any of you have friends or know anyone that lives in Polk City, we would love to connect with them or email them to learn a little more about the community, so please let me know!!!  We were spoiled with great neighbors and are hoping to still have fun neighbors, which is partly why we are loving the Boyington's neighborhood! 

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Polk City is a great community! It truly is a place where you know your neighbors and they become great friends! I don't want to luve anywhere else!

Check out and subscribe to the newsletter to see everything that is going on. And try checking out Polk City Women. It's a nonprofit group with about 30 active, fun and friendly members. I've made many great friends there. It meets at the library 1st Tuesday of the month at the library and they serve the best treats!

Good luck on your home search!

- Kimberly


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