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Apartments for Rent in Ames, IA
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    2505 Jensen Ave, Ames, IA 50010
    3 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $675
    • $775
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    4415 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014
    28 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $950+
    • $1,398+
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    4611 Mortensen Rd. #106, Ames, IA 50014
    2 Units available
    • 4 BEDS
    • $1,350
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    200 West Crystal Street, Ames, IA 50010
    52 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • 3 BEDS
    • $925+
    • $1,205+
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    4611 Mortensen Rd. #106, Ames, IA 50014
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    • 1 BED
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    • 4 BEDS
    • $700
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    450 E 7Th St, Ames, IA 50010
    7 Units available
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    1309 S. Linn St, BOONE, IA 50036
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    1735 NW Fieldstream Lane, Ankeny, IA 50023
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Prices and availability in Ames, IA were last updated on 21 May 2022.

What are the best apartments in Ames, IA?

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

What is the average rent in Ames, IA?

The average rent in Ames, IA is $1,287. 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 $675 and $1,225. 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 $700 and $1,500. 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 $925 and $1,230. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Ames, IA.

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.

Ames, IA Demographics

  • Total Population66,023
  • Female 35,378
    Male 30,645
  • Median Age23.3

Ames, IA has a population of 66,023 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 30,645 of Ames’s residents are women and 35,378 are men. The median age of those who live in Ames, IA is 23.3.

Average Rent in Ames, IA

  • Ames, IA Average Rental Price, April 2022 $1,287 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Ames, IA is $1,287.

Ames, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

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.

Ames, IA Households

  • Total Number of Households25,538
  • Family 10,421
    Non-family 15,117
  • Children 4,430
    No Children 21,108
  • Average People Per Household2.18
  • Median Household Income$48,105
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$960

According to U.S. Census data, there are 25,538 households in Ames, IA. 10,421 are family households and 15,117 are non-family households. There are 4,430 households with children in Ames and 21,108 households without children. On average, about 2.18 people live in a household in Ames, IA. The median income of a Ames household living in Ames is $48,105 per year. The median housing costs per month are $960.

Ames, IA Education Statistics

The level of education of the population of Ames, IA is as follows: 1% have no high school education, 21% completed some high school, 17% partially completed college, 10% have an Associate Degree, 31% have a Bachelor Degree, and 21% have a Graduate Degree.

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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