About Ames and ISU

Beneath the small town charm of Ames, Iowa, beats the heart of a much larger city. With a population of more than 65,000, Ames offers cultural, recreational, educational, business, and entertainment amenities more common in bigger metros. As a growing city, Ames continues to focus on building a strong community filled with opportunities for all. In 2015, Ames was named one of the “15 Cities That Have Done the Best Since the Recession” by Bloomberg Business and one of the top 25 “Best Places for STEM Grads.” Ames ranked No. 8 by Niche Ranking for “Best Towns for Millennials in America.” Additionally, USA Today named Ames as the healthiest city in America.

(Description taken from City of Ames website: https://www.cityofames.org/about-ames/about-ames)

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More information about Ames and Iowa

About Ames
Ames makes MONEY magazine’s top 10 best places to live
Ames makes MONEY magazine’s top 100 best places to live 2012

Washington Monthly magazine’s reasons for “Why Iowa State Might Be the Best College in America. Really.”

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