Quality of Life

Waukee is a community in every sense of the word. Given its affordable housing, extraordinary schools and exceptional community involvement, it’s no surprise that Waukee is consistently ranked a “Best Place to Live.” Frequent community events, such as the annual Celebrate Waukee festival and the annual BACooN Ride, draw hundreds of residents and visitors. The highly active Parks & Recreation Department, Public Library, Police and Fire Departments, schools, and Downtown Business group, work together to ensure the community is never without something to do.

Shopping and Dining

In 2014, the City of Waukee unveiled a comprehensive and strategic plan to realize a vision decades in the making. Waukee’s 1,500-acre Kettlestone development aims to create a new town center of shopping, dining, housing and entertainment.

Complementing an already vibrant business community, Kettlestone aspires to accommodate a rapidly growing community. The Hickman and Alice's Road Corridors are also bustling with new personal and professional service businesses.

Outdoor Recreation and Sports

Waukee is home to magnificent parks and greenways, and the 25 acres of greenway along with 10+ miles of trails planned for Waukee’s new 1,500 acre development, Kettlestone, underline the City’s commitment to preserve our environment and our health. Whether biking along the Raccoon River Valley Trail, visiting the new Waukee Family YMCA, or participating in one of Parks & Recreation’s many planned activities, outdoor enthusiasts will find that Waukee is a breath of fresh air.