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Ames

Come discover why Ames is the smart choice.

  • University
  • College Town
  • Employment
  • History
  • Parks
  • Family-Friendly

Situated in the heart of America's Heartland, Ames is a college town in central Iowa. The city wraps around its stellar Iowa State University, the state's flagship university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Living in Ames, you'll be able to visit the university's museums, including the Brunnier Art Museum, the Anderson Sculpture Garden, and the Farm House Museum -- a National Historic Landmark, built in 1860 and the first building on campus. You'll also be able to attend Iowa State Cyclones sports events. The football team began in 1878 and is now part of NCAA Division I as a member of the Big 12 Conference.

If you are looking at apartments in Ames, you may already be aware that the city has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country at 3.6 percent. Major employers include ISU, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames Laboratory, and GlobalVetLINK. Ames has a variety of "best of" awards, including one of the "Best College Towns in America" and one of the "Best Places to Live." It was also awarded with titles like one of the "Best Cities in America to Get a Job," one of the "Best Places for STEM Grads," and "Best Farmer's Market in Iowa.

Rent Trends

As of November 2017, the average apartment rent in Ames, IA is $637 for a studio, $757 for one bedroom, $856 for two bedrooms, and $984 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Ames has increased by 0.5% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 390 $637
1 BR 630 $757
2 BR 916 $856
3 BR 1,047 $984

Ratings

48 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
0 Transit Score® Minimal Transit
0 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

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South Duff
416 Billy Sunday Rd, Ames, IA 50010
1 hr
$415 - 915 1-5 Bed Available Now
515-817-1789
The Ridge Apartments
3920-4200 Maricopa Dr, Ames, IA 50014
2 hrs
$370 - 950 1-4 Bed Available 08/01/18
515-817-1911
West Village Apartments
4611 Mortensen Rd, Ames, IA 50014
2 hrs
$775 - 975 1-2 Bed Available 08/01/18
844-256-2676
Wyndham Heights
1201 Florida Ave, Ames, IA 50014
3 hrs
$840 - 1,124 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-742-9163
301 Main
301 Main St, Ames, IA 50010
7 hrs
$875 - 1,100 1 Bed Available Now
844-688-7579
Crystal Street Apartments
219 Crystal St, Ames, IA 50010
2 days
$725 - 1,095 1-3 Bed Available Now
844-285-4991
Wyndsor Terrace
4320 Westbrook Dr, Ames, IA 50014
3 days
$835 - 975 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-607-7502
Laverne Apartments
919 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010
1 wk
$660 - 990 2-3 Bed Available Now
515-337-0900
Village Park
2105-2121 Cottonwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014
1 wk
$1,000 2 Bed Available 12/01/17
515-337-2207
The Madison
4912 Mortensen Rd, Ames, IA 50014
2 wks
$429 - 479 3-4 Bed Available Now
844-681-0900
The Quarters at Ames
601 S 17th St, Ames, IA 50010
2 wks
$590 - 650 2-3 Bed Available 07/16/18
319-382-3545
1 hr
Hickory Ridge
4301 Lincoln Swing St, Ames, IA 50014
$755 - 875 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-249-3382
4 hrs
West Ridge Apartments
4625 Steinbeck St, Ames, IA 50014
$320 - 1,050 3-4 Bed Available 08/01/18
515-337-8707
4 hrs
Tripp Street Apartments
3726 Tripp St, Ames, IA 50014
$370 4 Bed Available 08/01/18
888-597-5839
4 hrs
Fountain View Apartments
1217 Mayfield Dr, Ames, IA 50014
$825 - 1,180 1-3 Bed Available 08/01/18
844-676-2436
6 hrs
Oakwood
2101 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014
$700 - 1,100 1-3 Bed Available Now
844-726-5311
3 days
Gateway Hills Apartments
1300 Gateway Hills Park Dr, Ames, IA 50014
$720 Studio - 4 Bed Available Now
844-238-3399
1 wk
Copper Beech Townhomes
1717 S Grand Ave, Ames, IA 50010
$529 - 990 1-4 Bed Available Now
877-518-2737
1 wk
The Grove at Ames
1407 S Grand Ave, Ames, IA 50010
$519 - 615 2-3 Bed Available Now
844-284-0682
1 wk
Windsor Pointe
3815 Tripp St, Ames, IA 50014
$575 - 825 1-3 Bed Available 12/01/17
844-887-6929
1 wk
Brighton Park
3815 Tripp St, Ames, IA 50014
$700 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-210-8417
2 wks
Alpine Manor Apartments
1209 N Dakota Ave, Ames, IA 50014
$950 - 975 3 Bed Available Now
855-374-8725
2 wks
Prairie West
2330 Prairie View West Dr, Ames, IA 50010
$899 - 1,225 2-3 Bed Available Now
515-817-1906
2 wks
The Edge
2311 Chamberlain St, Ames, IA 50014
$649 - 745 1-4 Bed Available Now
515-203-3416
2 wks
23 Twenty Lincoln
2320 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014
$649 - 820 1-4 Bed Available Soon
844-401-4646

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