Ames

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Exceptionally Livable

Ames

  • Ames is ranked #13 in Iowa
  • Ames is ranked #522 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
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85Ames
72Iowa
70USA

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Johnston, IA8524.218,874
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ames, IA85061,276
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Clive, IA8429.816,246
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Ames: A College Town with a Neighborhood Feel

Attractions7/10
Community9/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping8/10
I moved to Ames almost nine years ago to attend Iowa State University (ISU) after growing up near New York City. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine falling in love with this city and staying here past graduation day. As a college town there is a never ending rotation of people moving in and out. Ames has such a sense of community and belonging, however, that once my …
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AreaVibes ContributorPosted on May 24, 2012

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Source: The Ames, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau.