Neighborhood

Ames: A City with Unlimited Possibility

Located in the heart of Iowa, Ames is a growing metropolitan city that still exudes small-town charm. Home to Iowa State University, a leading public institution with agriculture, design, engineering, and veterinary medicine colleges, the city proudly prioritizes education and is also a major hub for emerging technology and progressive businesses. Additionally, Ames enjoys natural, tranquil landscapes that are preserved through its 36 parks, 55 miles of bike trails, and vast, open Midwestern skies. A blossoming arts community thrives in the city with artisanal breweries, a vibrant music scene, and local galleries and boutiques, in addition to many community events and festivals held throughout the year. With so many attractive features to indulge in, it’s clear to see why Ames was honored as “One of the Best Places to Live” by CNNMoney. Experience the best of both worlds in Ames, a shining star on Iowa's horizon.