City of Ames, IA

Home to Iowa State University, Ames provides residents with a wide array of amenities that range from walking trails and golf courses to woodland parks and a vibrant downtown full of restaurants and cultural experiences. Ames is the setting for one of two national locations of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. It’s been ranked one of the best college towns in the country and many students come to study veterinary medicine.


  • Schools

    In Ames, Iowa

    The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Ames rates.

    Public Schools in Ames, Iowa
    Private Schools in Ames, Iowa
  • Business

    In Ames, Iowa

    Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Ames.

    Major Industries in Ames, Iowa
    Employment in Ames, Iowa
  • Health

    In Ames, Iowa

    Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Ames.

    Healthy Lifestyles in Ames, Iowa
    Doctors in Ames, Iowa
    Hospitals in Ames, Iowa
  • Real Estate

    In Ames, Iowa

    Ready to move to Ames? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Ames.

    Housing in Ames, Iowa
    Home Values in Ames, Iowa

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