Best Places to Live

Ames, IA

Population: 62,815
LIV
SCORE
643
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Home to Iowa State University and 30 miles north of the Des Moines state capital is Ames, a community of many woodland parks and a four-time recipient of Best Places to Live recognition. Campustown is a major gathering place with a variety of restaurants, shops and nightlife venues, and Ames residents can receive quality healthcare services at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Ames is also headquarters for the Iowa Department of Transportation.


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Ames, IA Ranking Data

Civic
68
Demographics
23
Economy
59
Education
80
Health
68
Housing
63
Infrastructure
55