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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.

Facts for Renters About Ames

  • There's evidence of human activity in this region from as early as 6,000 B.C. based on artifacts discovered by archeologists in the region.
  • The land near Ames was originally used for the Iowa Agricultural College and Experimental Farm, which opened in 1869.
  • The town was plotted in 1865, incorporated in 1870, and saw its population grow immensely during the Civil War.

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Things to Do in Ames

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.

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How can I tour properties in Ames, Iowa during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Ames, Iowa are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

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