Just east of Boone, Ames is a college town that's perfect for young renters looking for city life or families seeking a lively environment. There are also plenty of attractions and recreational opportunities to keep individuals busy during their time there.
Ames is home to Iowa State University, and has a large population of students living in the city. The Cyclones are the university's team, and are part of the Big 12 Conference. They're very popular in the area, with the football team playing at the Jack Trice Stadium. There's lots of culture in the city as well, with the Central Iowa Symphony, Co'Motion Dance Theater and the Ames Historical Society. For nightlife, renters can look to the Campustown Action Association. It provides plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants for those who want to indulge in delicious food and cocktails or spend a night on the town dancing.