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Sad Place - 9/28/2005
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Michelel
Ames, IA

Such a sad, sad place! Relocated here, nothing at all to do. People are really behind and are so lacking....People are not accepting here of other cultures or for that matter accepting of any new transports. If you do not have children and are single or married, you will feel isolated and treated as if something is terribly wrong for not having them. This town totally caters to people with children, however, sadly, you would not know it. Read the papers, this town has the highest rate of meth labs in the State of Iowa and teenage pregnancies and one of the worst records for education. To look at this town, driving in you would think a lovely quaint "Norman Rockwell-esque" town. Furthermore, if you read the Sex Offender registry -there are quite a few predators that live here and strangely, every part of town has a school in it. Restaurants are only open until 10:00 pm, and the only main store at the edge of town is a Wal Mart. However, there is multiple banks, gas stations, convenient stores, two Subways, two Pizza joints in a town of 12,000. The people are very unfriendly and when they are friendly it is only on Sundays at Church. If you have lived in a city before this, you will absolutely hate it here. Spent alot of money to get here, we are spending alot of money to get out. Spare yourself the pain-do not move here.

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RB
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Run...Don't walk! - 5/20/2013

As long as you grew up here, or have a relative who did, you will do just fine. Outsiders...they don't want them! Other than a railroad employee, or two, in 5 years, I never met anyone who either hadn't grown up there, or wasn't related to someone who did...your basic inbreeding! They definitely don't like change and unless it affects either their land, or their taxes, you won't see nor hear from them. The town has a definite, "From the Right Side of the Tracks" attitude which divides the town, not only north and south, but east and west. While it may appear Norman Rockwellesque - it is not. Didn't expect a central Iowa community of 12,600 to be dealing with as many social issues such as drug use and homelessness, and it has had its share of shootings (mostly by the cops). Lot's of "old" money in town that likes to control things; which explains the need/survival of 5 banks in a town that size, and a population that hasn't grown in 50+ years! And they must survive on pizza as there are about 6 pizza places. Pull up a chair at one of the many local watering holes, listen to the sound of a train whistle (About every 5 minutes), or the roar of the engines at the Boone Speedway and be sure to buy the Mayor a beer...he is their local Beer Pong Champ![read more...]


RB
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Run...Don't walk! - 5/7/2013

Lived there 5 years; other than a few railroad employees, everyone I ran into was related to someone in the community. Most are either resistant to change, or have a lot of apathy; which could explain why the community has had an almost stagnant population growth for the last 50 to 100 years! Basically a community of inbreds; struggling to survive and no plans, or hope to grow.[read more...]


RB
Boone, IA

Run...Don't walk! - 5/7/2013

Lived there 5 years; other than a few railroad employees, everyone I ran into was related to someone in the community. Most are either resistant to change, or have a lot of apathy; which could explain why the community has had an almost stagnant population growth for the last 50 to 100 years! Basically a community of inbreds; struggling to survive and no plans, or hope to grow.[read more...]


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Michelel
Ames, IA

Sad Place - 9/28/2005

Such a sad, sad place! Relocated here, nothing at all to do. People are really behind and are so lacking....People are not accepting here of other cultures or for that matter accepting of any new transports. If you do not have children and are single or married, you will feel isolated and treated as if something is terribly wrong for not having them. This town totally caters to people with children, however, sadly, you would not know it. Read the papers, this town has the highest rate of meth labs in the State of Iowa and teenage pregnancies and one of the worst records for education. To look at this town, driving in you would think a lovely quaint "Norman Rockwell-esque" town. Furthermore, if you read the Sex Offender registry -there are quite a few predators that live here and strangely, every part of town has a school in it. Restaurants are only open until 10:00 pm, and the only main store at the edge of town is a Wal Mart. However, there is multiple banks, gas stations, convenient stores, two Subways, two Pizza joints in a town of 12,000. The people are very unfriendly and when they are friendly it is only on Sundays at Church. If you have lived in a city before this, you will absolutely hate it here. Spent alot of money to get here, we are spending alot of money to get out. Spare yourself the pain-do not move here.[read more...]