1. Home

Apartments for rent in Ames, IA

Beds

132 Apartments

Ames Apartments Options

Ames Local Guide

See what Ames, IA has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Ames

It's very quiet. Love the Mexican restaurant. Love going to the parks. There are one to three great swinger parties around here the people are great to meet and out with and more and more new people are coming to join.

I like that there's public transport nearby, it's easy to get to the highway, and it's family friendly

No restaurants in the area, but there are several good ones in town. It IS a quiet neighborhood most days.

Who Lives Here

Ames Demographics

Education

High School

15%

Associate's

23%

Bachelor's

34%

Master's

17%

Doctorate

11%

Family Size

2 people

52%

3 people

24%

4 people

17%

5 people

5%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

51%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

5%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

17%

20-45

52%

45-65

13%

65+

10%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Ames?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24$840$862$930$550
Jun '24$735$858$933$1097
May '24$735$840$1000$1097
Apr '24$735$837$982$1100
Mar '24$735$838$1010$1100
Feb '24$735$840$1050$1100
Jan '24$775$875$1050$1001
Dec '23$775$877$1070$950
Nov '23$755$857$1105$1001
Oct '23$682$850$1120$1001
Sep '23$840$818$875$515
Aug '23$840$818$922$515
Jul '23$840$818$922$515

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Ames

Ames Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

53%

15-30 Mins

33%

30-40 Mins

4%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4747

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Percentage: 6767

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Percentage: 8585

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Top Scores: Retail, Health, Pet

Things To Do In Ames

Top Score

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Ames is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 68% more shops than average
  3. 9% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Ames.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 40% more gyms than average
  3. 13% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Ames.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 60% more pet facilities than average
  3. 71% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. 41% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Ames gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 6% more grocery stores than average
  3. 39% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 31% more restaurants than average
  3. 13% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 58% more coffee shops than average
  3. 50% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Ames.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Ames.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 62% fewer parks than average
  3. 64% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 50% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 23% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Ames's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 57% more medical facilities than average
  3. 14% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Ames Features

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 7 of 7 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 7 of 7 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 7 of 7 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 7 of 7 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 7 of 7 renters

Ames Education

Schools

Percentage: 5/55/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Ames

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in Ames, IA

Ames is a town in Iowa with just over 65,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) make up a larger portion of the population here (45%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find a surplus of activities, while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. At an average age of just under 32, the city's residents are notably younger than most cities in Iowa, ranking as the third-youngest municipality in the state. The majority of Ames residents rent, and 40% of residents own their homes despite paying roughly $160/month more in rent than the state average.

Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Ames. The four most common are education, entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 35% of the workforce in the city. Ames workers take home an average annual income of just under $62,000, a bit less than their peers elsewhere in Iowa. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Ames has a large number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 13% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree.

With an average commute time of about 18 minutes, outperforming most cities in Iowa, Ames residents have found that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 39% of commuters, while public transportation isn't widely used. Relatively few residents (5%) commute to work on foot, though the number far surpasses the national average.