The City of Waukee is recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities within the state of Iowa and is located in Dallas County - one of the fastest growing counties within the United States. The official Census count based on fall 2015 data is 17,945. Waukee offers a family-friendly environment featuring quality parks, schools and trails. The city is also dedicated to economic development and expanding business opportunities, including the creation of its mixed-use development, Kettlestone. The city is also home to the Waukee Community School District, an innovative learning community which consistently ranks among the top in various ratings. It is the fastest-growing district in the state of Iowa, with nearly 9,500 students (2016-2017). The district employs more than 1,200 people, and 68 languages are currently spoken by Waukee students.
Waukee invites you to come and play in its 10 parks and more than 19 miles of trails, including the popular Raccoon River Valley Trail. Enjoy the city's many events and festivals such as Celebrate Waukee, the 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks, and the annual WinterFest. Throughout the year, the Triangle, Waukee's downtown business district, plays host to the Farmers Market, parades and other festivities. The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce also hosts great events such as the annual Economic Development Bus Tour and "What's Cookin' in Waukee."
Thanks to an ideal location, Waukee also provides residents with easy access to all of the premier Des Moines Metro area events and attractions while still maintaining a small town feel. You can find more information about events and entertainment around Waukee and the Des Moines Metro area on the Catch Des Moines
website. For additional information on living, working and playing in Waukee, visit the City of Waukee
website or the Waukee Chamber of Commerce website