Ames Real Estate

    About Ames, Iowa

    Home of the Iowa State Cyclones, Ames is a popular community, centrally-located just 30 miles north of Des Moines. Recently recognized by Expansion Management magazine as a “Five-Star Quality of Life Metro,” Ames ranks top in the nation for a highly-educated work force, excellent public schools, and as one of the best places to live, work and play in the country.

    Ames has much to offer its more than 60,000 residents – from museums and historic neighborhoods to recreational activities, shopping and dining. The community offers unlimited entertainment with four golf courses: Veenker Memorial, Coldwater Golf Links, Ames Golf & Country and Homewood Municipal, unique dining experiences at restaurants such as Hickory Park and Aunt Maudes; Iowa State University athletic events and more.

    Get the big city feel in a safe, charming community. As an added bonus, residents can hop on I-35 for a quick commute to Des Moines or a weekend getaway to Minneapolis.

    The community is also known for its top notch education. Ames High School is ranked third in the state of Iowa and 751 nationally. Ames has five public elementary schools, David Edwards, Abbie Sawyer, Kate Mitchell, Warren H. Meeker and Gertrude Fellows Elementary Schools; one middle school, Ames Middle School; and one high school, Ames High. Private education is also available at Saint Cecilia School (K-5) and Ames Christian School.

    Ames is home to the Iowa State University of Science and Technology, the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s National Animal Disease Center, and the main offices of the Iowa Department of Transportation. Other area employers include: Mary Greeley Medical Center, a 3M manufacturing plant, Sauer-Danfoss, Barilla, Ball, Renewable Energy Group and the National Farmers Organization.

    Contact the Colin Panzi Real Estate Team to learn more about homes available in Ames.