Life in Ames & Central Iowa
Home to Iowa State University, Ames is a Midwestern community consistently rated by national publications as one of the best communities to visit, live, work and go to school. With a population of just over 50,000, the City of Ames prides itself on being a “smart choice” based on the quality of its public school system, its parks and bike paths, recreational and cultural opportunities, and award-winning public transit system.
Iowa State University is a leading research university with a diverse student population, beautiful campus and thriving research park. The university contributes significantly to the economic success of the area, as well as to the area’s cultural offerings.
To learn more about the progressive community that is Ames, visit these sites:
City of Ames
Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau
Ames Community School District
Iowa State University
Iowa State Center