- Town in Iowa
Rating 3.94 out of 5 347 reviews
I have lived in Ames my whole life and it has grown so much already. One thing that never changes, though, is the community. Though I can complain a little about the traffic on Duff during lunch, the town itself has been a very nice place to grow up.
Ames community is a nice town to start fresh. When you feel like you are struggling in the world and you know you want to start over to create a better journey, Ames is the right place for you
Ames is great. Lots of food and shopping options. Really good community and buildings and yards are all well kept.
Besides the cold weather, Ames is awesome! Small town, college town brings fun stuff. Great place to raise a family. I grew up there and "Iowa Nice" is really a thing. People are great!
Ames is a great college town. It is smaller than a city, but has all the amenities and business variety of a smallish city (like Des Moines or Omaha).
It is a nice smaller town but it is completely ran by the university in town. There are not many opportunities for those who are not traditional college age.
It's a pretty good college town with a large variety in places to eat and also a good distance from apartments to the Campus itself.
Ames is a lovely safe town in nowhere Iowa. It’s central to most places you want to go. Even for traveling out of state for concerts and things. Public transit on Cyride is decently priced and free for college students with an ID.
Iowa State has a beautiful campus, there are lots of good local placed to eat, and it is close to Des Moines for anything that is not available in Ames.
Ames, Iowa is a great town. Ames is very educated towan and has a great university: Iowa State University. A beautiful place and has lots of opportunities.
Ames is such a wonderful community to live in. There are a wide variety of food options including fancy sit-down restaurants, cafes, and fast food places. There are also plenty of places to shop either in the historic downtown area or in the developed business area on Duff. Ames also has a variety of playgrounds, schools, churches, and services such as a library. These factors make living in Ames very convenient and useful. Another benefit of Ames is that it is home to Iowa State University. This provides many opportunities for enjoyment such as talking a walk on the scenic campus, attending a play or performance at CY Stephens Auditorium, or watching collegiate-level sports in Jack Trice Stadium or Hilton Coliseum. Overall, Ames is a great place to stop by for a day or to call your home.
I just moved to Ames to start at Iowa State University and I really enjoy it. There is such a sense of community here. You also get the small town feel while still having a mall and the majority of stores you need. Plus if you want to got into the city for a day trio Des Moines is super close.
its a really good town, a good environment lots of stuff to do. affordable and everyone is really nice. loved growing up here.
Ames is a beautiful peaceful town in central Iowa. Good nightlife in campustown with great accessibility to campus.
An overall nice college town, however, there are not many things to do or visit other than the college campus.
I love the natural beauty of this area. There are parks and lakes and walking and hiking trails along the river. There are so many fun animals to see out and about like deer and rabbits walking around right in the neighborhood! The university is great and the people here are very kind.
Ames is a safe place, has lots of small parks scattered throughout, and a low cost of living for the most part. It is a cute college town, capable of suiting growing families and empty-nesters, as well. It is only 45 mins away from Des Moines, the capital of Iowa. It is the perfect mixture of farmland and modern infrastructure. Everything in Ames is a fifteen-minute drive at most, everything is close together to make for a short commute time.