With a population of more than 65,000, Ames, Iowa has the heart of a big city with the charm of a small town. “Ames offers cultural, recreational, educational, business, and entertainment amenities more common in bigger metros. As a growing city, Ames continues to focus on building a strong community filled with opportunities for all.” (cityofames.org)     

Home to Iowa State University, Ames not only educates local children from K-12 but also students from around the globe at the collegiate level. If you arePicture of the Ames water tower and surrounding area driving through or visiting, don’t miss the chance to see Iowa State’s gorgeous campus, attractive buildings, and modern sports facilities.

While many cities often lack green space, Ames has more than 36 parks, 55 miles of bike trails, 4 golf courses, and so much more! Located in the heart of Iowa, Ames is conveniently close to Iowa’s capital, Des Moines, a bustling city with endless activities and opportunities. On the other hand, it is also close to smaller towns if you want to get away from city life for a bit.

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Visit the City of Ames site to learn more about living, working, and thriving in Ames!