Living in Central Iowa

Office Locations

Heartland AEA serves students, families and communities across central Iowa. Our main office is located in Johnston, a suburb of Des Moines. The Agency also has regional offices located in the central Iowa communities of:

Adel

Ames

Carroll

Guthrie Center

Indianola

Knoxville

Newton


Things to See & Do

Whether you live in the Des Moines metro area or in an outlying community, there are numerous housing options available for you and your family. You can live in a downtown loft or on an acreage in the peace and quiet–it’s all up to you. And when it’s time for some entertainment, the entire region is full of things to see and do!

Des Moines

Pay a visit to the Science Center of Iowa, spend a day at the Blank Park Zoo or take in a play at the Des Moines Performing Arts.

Ames

Visit Reiman Gardens to see the 11 gardens and indoor butterfly wing and then catch an array of Division I sporting events at Iowa State University.

Boone

Check out the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, which is an operating railroad museum providing excursion and dinner train rides across the Des Moines River Valley.

Indianola

Make it a point to head to Summerset Winery to listen to some great jazz music, and in the summer be sure to see the hot air balloons at the National Balloon Classic.

Newton

If you’re a racing fan, you’ll love the Iowa Speedway in Newton.

Knoxville

The Knoxville Raceway is home of the Sprint Car National Championships.

There are great things in every corner of central Iowa!