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Apartments for Rent in Ames, IA
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    2505 Jensen Ave, Ames, IA 50010
    1 BED $675
    2 BEDS $775
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    200 West Crystal Street, Ames, IA 50010
    1 BED $1,025+
    2 BEDS $1,300
    3 BEDS $2,000
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    4611 Mortensen Rd. #106, Ames, IA 50014
    1 BED $400
    4 BEDS $400+
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    4611 Mortensen Rd. #106, Ames, IA 50014
    1 BED $700
    2 BEDS $850
    4 BEDS $1,250
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    4611 Mortensen #106, Ames, IA 50014
    1 BED $800
    2 BEDS $900
    3 BEDS $1,100
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  • Today

    4611 Mortensen Rd. #106, Ames, IA 50014
    3 BEDS $1,100
    4 BEDS $1,400
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    200 West Crystal Street, Ames, IA 50010
    3 BEDS $2,700+
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    450 E 7Th St, Ames, IA 50010
    Income Restricted
    1 BED $775
    2 BEDS $876
    3 BEDS $1,239
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    1309 S. Linn St, BOONE, IA 50036
    2 BEDS Ask for pricing
    3 BEDS Ask for pricing
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    1735 NW Fieldstream Lane, Ankeny, IA 50023
    1 BED $936+
    2 BEDS $1,197+

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Average rent in Ames, IA

$1,238/mo Ames, IA average rental price, July 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Ames, IA is $1,238.

Ames, IA apartment rent ranges

About 37% of apartment rents in Ames, IA range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 15% of apartments. Around 37% of Ames’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 3% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Ames, IA rent trends

Getting around in Ames, IA

15 /100
38 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 15, Bike Score®: 38

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Ames, IA last updated?

Prices and availability in Ames, IA were last updated on 7 Dec 2023.

What are the best apartments in Ames, IA?

The best apartments in Ames, IA are: Grandview Square Apartments, Brick Towne Ames, Tripp Street Apartments, The Ridge at Fountainview Apartments and Fountain View Apartments.

What is the average rent in Ames, IA?

The average rent in Ames, IA is $1,238. Start your search for apartments in Ames, IA now.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ames, IA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ames, IA is between $400 and $1,400. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Ames, IA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Ames, IA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Ames, IA is between $775 and $1,300. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Ames, IA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Ames, IA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Ames, IA is between $800 and $2,900. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Ames, IA.

What type of rental buildings are in Ames, IA?

In Ames, 58% of the residents are renting compared to 42% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 13% of Ames’s rentals, 76% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 11% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Ames, IA?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Ames are about 21 years old, on average. Of these, 71% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 4 stories. About 92% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 8% are mid-rises, and 1% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Ames, IA?

Rental apartments in Ames come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 4% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 28% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 35% of all rentals in Ames. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Ames, IA

Located halfway between Minneapolis, MN, and Kansas City, KC, Ames is a college town in Story County, Iowa. It’s home to Iowa State University (ISU), boasting a lively lifestyle, growing job market, low cost of living and top-notch schools. Ames has a humid continental climate, with average temperatures ranging between 20 °F and 74 °F year-round, though there are occasional tornado warnings. The city experiences all four seasons, so renters enjoy the local summer and winter sports opportunities. Ames is a great place for sports enthusiasts, home to many sports courts and stadiums, plenty of parks and hiking trails.

Renting in Ames, IA

Most people living in Ames are renters. There are plenty of rental options, mostly high-rise apartment buildings and multifamily communities located around the Iowa State University campus. For those who want to rent an apartment in the heart and soul of Ames and within walking distance to lifestyle amenities and major attractions, the downtown historic district is a great spot to live. You can find more affordable rentals near the intersection of U.S. Highway 30 and S. Duff Avenue. These quiet, family-friendly neighborhoods have older single-homes as well as more recent apartment communities. The city’s Rent Smart Ames program provides landlords and renters with helpful resources for the renting process. Security deposits and renter’s insurance aren’t mandatory by law, but landlords may include them in the lease agreement.

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Shopping in Ames, IA

Ames doesn’t have a shopping district per se, but renters have access to several malls throughout the city. North Grand Mall is the most popular, with brands like JCPenney, Kohl’s, Sephora, American Eagle, T.J. Maxx, Buckle, Claire’s and more. For upscale shopping, people who rent in Ames go to neighboring Des Moines, located 37 miles directly south. There is a small business area downtown, where renters can shop for apparel, art pieces and various products from local stores. Walmart, ALDI, Target, Fareway, Dollar Tree, Hy-Vee and Sam’s Club are some of the grocery store chains you will find in Ames. There are also local brand stores and small supermarkets where renters shop for their everyday necessities.

Transportation in Ames, IA

Thanks to reliable public transportation, developed bike trails and good walkability, getting around in Ames is quite easy. Highways 30 and 69 and Interstate 35 pass through the city, so most renters rely on their cars as the primary transportation method. Still, many opt to walk or bike thanks to a highly developed walking and biking infrastructure. CyRide, a partnership between Iowa State University, the ISU Student Government and Ames, provides several free, public bus routes throughout the city. The Moonlight Express is another public bus transit option that runs Friday and Saturday nights. Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are also available in the area. The nearby Ames Municipal Airport offers limited regional routes. For international travel, the closest major airport to Ames is the Des Moines International Airport, located some 43 miles south.

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