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About Ames

Beneath the small-town charm of Ames, Iowa, beats the heart of a much larger city. With a population of more than 65,000, Ames offers cultural, recreational, educational, business, and entertainment amenities more common in larger metros. As a growing city, Ames continues to focus on building a strong community filled with opportunities for everyone.
Ames residents enjoy being surrounded by friendly people, beautiful parks, great shopping, progressive schools, cultural and entertainment venues, quality healthcare, and recreational opportunities in every season. And Iowa State University brings additional excitement and vitality to the city, providing next-level academics, arts, athletics, and entertainment. 

Learn More About Ames

To learn more about Ames, go to the City of Ames website. This site includes information about Ames Community School District, parks and recreation, rental information, sustainability, neighborhoods, and many other local services.

Moving to Ames?

The Ames Chamber of Commerce provides relocation services.

Additional Information

For additional information about the Ames and surrounding communities, businesses, careers, housing, innovation, and quality of life, read the latest issue of Livability Magazine.


The Ames Chamber maintains a list of retirement communities.

Realtors & Hotels


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