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            Ames, Iowa 

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            Population

            65,005

            +13.4% since 2010

            Unemployment Rate

            1.5%

            Median Income

            $42,373

            $183,400

            Best Places to Live in Ames, Iowa

            College town - Central Iowa, 25 miles north of Des Moines. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Ames, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

            Pros
            -College-town amenities
            -Steady employment
            -Cost of living
            Cons
            -Outdoor recreation
            -Low diversity
            -Harsh winters

            Local Listings in Ames
             $314,999 
            527 Bellflower Dr
            Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 1357 SqFt
             $337,500 
            1134 Oklahoma Dr
            Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2256 SqFt
             $172,000 
            3329 Harcourt Dr
            Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 874 SqFt

            What Bert Has To Say About Ames Metro Area

            全民彩票app下载安装安卓 to land-grant Iowa State University, Ames is a pleasant college town a short distance north of Des Moines along I-35. Downtown is typical of most small college towns, clean, attractive and containing a variety of independent small businesses. The economic base is steady, anchored by the university and other state agencies and an assortment of mostly agricultural, pharmaceutical and biotech-related manufacturing and research facilities for companies like 3M, BASF, Ball Plastics and Boehringer Ingleheim.


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            QUICK FACTS

            Real Estate:
            State: Iowa
            County: Story County
            Metro Area: Ames Metro Area
            Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
            City: Ames
            Zip Codes: 50010 50014 50012 50011
            Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
            Elevation: 921 ft above sea level

            Highlights

            ECONOMY
            The unemployment rate in Ames is 1.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ames jobs have increased by 2.3%.

            VOTING
            Story county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.

            SCHOOLS
            Ames public schools spend $11,680 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Ames. More Education


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            Housing Market in Ames

            It's a good time to buy in Ames. 全民彩票app下载安装安卓 Appreciation is up 3.0% in the last 12 months.

            The median 全民彩票app下载安装安卓 price in Ames is $183,400.


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            Reviews for Ames  
            From California to Iowa - 9/30/2012
            Hello, I am in San Jose Ca, but am seriously thinking of moving somewhere much slower for a better quality of living. I've just turned 59, so I'm kinda preparing for... Read More

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            Good and Bad - 2/5/2012
            Like every other city Ames has both good and bad points. The good points are: low cost of living, very friendly people, lots of outdoor activities and quite a few events... Read More

            Cost of Living in Ames, Iowa - 12/18/2010
            Ames enjoys a high quality of life at a very affordable cost, substantially lower than many other communities. The presence of Iowa State University, a large (28,000... Read More


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            ZIP CODES IN AMES, IOWA
            50010 50014 50012 50011

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            NEW LISTINGS IN AMES
            $314,999
            527 Bellflower Dr
            Bed 4 | Bath 3

            $337,500
            1134 Oklahoma Dr
            Bed 3 | Bath 3

            $172,000
            3329 Harcourt Dr
            Bed 3 | Bath 2

            $537,500
            5218 Windrose Ln
            Bed 4 | Bath 3

            $369,000
            2916 Bayberry Rd
            Bed 4 | Bath 3

            $795,000
            4788 Copperstone Dr
            Bed 5 | Bath 5

            $429,000
            3916 Aldrin Ave
            Bed 4 | Bath 3


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