Best Places to Live

Ames, IA

Population: 62,815
LIV
SCORE
639
Ames Chamber of Commerce

Named one of Livability's 10 Best College Towns in 2014, Ames is home to Iowa State University and its Big 12 Conference sports affiliation. The city includes more than 30 distinct neighborhoods, and facilities like Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa Heart Center and McFarland Clinic PC create a strong health-care network.

Here's why Ames is a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

Ames, IA Ranking Data

Civic
78
Demographics
29
Economy
58
Education
74
Health
76
Housing
81
Infrastructure
63