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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.
As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Ames, IA is $639 for a studio, $771 for one bedroom, $825 for two bedrooms, and $835 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Ames has increased by 1.1% in the past year.
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