Ames, IA

Talent and Opportunity Intersect

Residents can’t get enough of Ames’ career, education and entertainment options.

Photo Courtesy of Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University
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Ames, IA

What’s life like in Ames, Iowa? Pretty amazing. In addition to a plethora of top career opportunities, the area is laced with must-try restaurants, breweries and wineries. Also crowd pleasers: beautiful outdoor art (largely thanks to the Neighborhood Sculpture Program), dozens of parks and miles of bike trails. Plus, Iowa State University not only brings top program and degree options for students, but also a youthful spirit that radiates throughout the region.

Quick Facts

Average Commute
16.1 minutes
Median Home Value
$102,848
Median Household Income
$44,943
Total Population
67,027
Walk Score
39.4995
Median Property Tax
$1,336

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