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Best Places To Live In Ames, IA

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  • Ames, IA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 64,073
  • 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…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Polk City, IA
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,115
82
  • Garden City, IA
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 99
82
  • Gilbert, IA
  • 5.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,183
81
  • Jewell Junction, IA
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,230
81
  • Granger, IA
  • 20.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,461
80
  • Alleman, IA
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 499
78
  • Story City, IA
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,423
78
  • Boone, IA
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,609
  • I had a refreshing experience while living in Boone Iowa. The city is located in Boone County. Boone is close to Jefferson North Carolina. The town has great educational resources. It houses both public…[read more]
77
  • Slater, IA
  • 10.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,617
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  • Roland, IA
  • 11.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,312
76
  • Madrid, IA
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,585
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  • Huxley, IA
  • 9.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,474
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  • Maxwell, IA
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 839
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  • Zearing, IA
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 563
75
  • Luther, IA
  • 10.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 147
74
  • Kelley, IA
  • 5.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 306
74
  • Nevada, IA
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,796
73
  • Woodward, IA
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,621
73
  • Hubbard, IA
  • 25.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 891
72
  • Stratford, IA
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 645
72
  • Sheldahl, IA
  • 11.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 249
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  • Fraser, IA
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 165
71
  • Colo, IA
  • 15.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 886
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  • Ellsworth, IA
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 574
70
  • Cambridge, IA
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 853
70
  • Elkhart, IA
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 815
70
  • Collins, IA
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 458
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  • Randall, IA
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 188
68
  • Stanhope, IA
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 406
68
  • McCallsburg, IA
  • 15.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 325
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  • Mingo, IA
  • 25.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 255
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  • Bouton, IA
  • 23.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 161

Listed above are the best places to live in Ames, IA for 2020. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Ames, IA, followed by the best places to live near Ames, IA, sorted by Livability Score.

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