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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.

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Rent Trends

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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Studio
441
$639
1 BR
634
$771
2 BR
920
$825
3 BR
1,221
$835
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48 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
0 Transit Score® Minimal Transit
0 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

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Wyndham Heights
1201 Florida Ave, Ames, IA 50014
6 hrs
$840 - 1,124 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-742-9163
Crystal Street Apartments
219 Crystal St, Ames, IA 50010
9 hrs
$725 - 1,095 1-3 Bed Available Now
844-285-4991
South Duff
416 Billy Sunday Rd, Ames, IA 50010
10 hrs
$415 - 1,285 Studio - 5 Bed Available Now
515-817-1789
Laverne Apartments
919 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010
5 days
$710 - 990 2-3 Bed Available Now
515-337-0900
West Village Apartments
4611 Mortensen Rd, Ames, IA 50014
2 wks
$775 - 1,030 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-256-2676
Wyndsor Terrace
4320 Westbrook Dr, Ames, IA 50014
2 wks
$835 - 975 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-607-7502
The Madison
4912 Mortensen Rd, Ames, IA 50014
2 wks
$419 - 469 3-4 Bed Available Now
844-681-0900
1 day
Oakwood
2101 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014
$700 - 1,100 1-3 Bed Available Now
844-726-5311
2 days
The Grove at Ames
1407 S Grand Ave, Ames, IA 50010
$585 - 615 2-3 Bed Available Now
844-284-0682
2 days
Hickory Ridge
4301 Lincoln Swing St, Ames, IA 50014
$755 - 875 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-249-3382
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Tripp Street Apartments
3726 Tripp St, Ames, IA 50014
$1,500 4 Bed Available Now
888-597-5839
5 days
Alpine Manor Apartments
1209 N Dakota Ave, Ames, IA 50014
$950 - 975 3 Bed Available Now
855-374-8725
2 wks
West Ridge Apartments
4625 Steinbeck St, Ames, IA 50014
$1,100 - 1,280 3-4 Bed Not Available
515-337-8707
2 wks
Fountain View Apartments
1217 Mayfield Dr, Ames, IA 50014
$1,010 - 1,060 2 Bed Not Available
844-676-2436
2 wks
Prairie West
2330 Prairie View West Dr, Ames, IA 50010
$899 - 1,100 2-3 Bed Available Now
515-817-1906
2 wks
Brighton Park
3815 Tripp St, Ames, IA 50014
$799 - 899 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-210-8417
2 wks
Copper Beech Townhomes
1717 S Grand Ave, Ames, IA 50010
$625 - 990 1-4 Bed Available Now
877-518-2737
2 wks
The Edge
2311 Chamberlain St, Ames, IA 50014
$649 - 820 1-4 Bed Available Now
515-203-3416
2 wks
23 Twenty Lincoln
2320 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014
$649 - 1,150 1-4 Bed Available Now
844-401-4646
2 wks
Maple Glen Apartments
229 S 5th St, Ames, IA 50010
$855 1-3 Bed Available Now
844-299-0713
2 wks
Campustown - 200 Stanton
200 Stanton Ave, Ames, IA 50014
$414 - 689 1-5 Bed Available Soon
844-720-3702
2 wks
Windsor Pointe
3815 Tripp St, Ames, IA 50014
$983 - 1,131 1-3 Bed Available Soon
844-887-6929
2 days
2609 Aspen Rd Unit 8
Ames, IA 50010
$1,010 2 Bed Available 09/06/17
515-337-0789
1 wk
1422 Roosevelt Ave
Ames, IA 50010
$1,450 House for Rent Available Now

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