Review of Ames, Iowa


Alum of Iowa State
Star Rating - 1/29/2006
I graduated from Iowa State in 2003 and I have to say, I miss Ames terribly. I'm afraid I don't know much about the education system (except for Iowa State, which is consistenly one of the best public universites in the country), but I do know that Ames does have a lot to do, and is only 30 miles away from Des Moines, which has just about everything else Ames doesn't. However, as I get a bit older and look upon starting a family with my husband, I'm not sure if Ames is the best place to raise a family. One problem is drunken driving. I wouldn't even go out driving on a Friday or Saturday night because I knew drunk drivers would be out in force. There is also a lot of things to do...for college students. The last time I was there last year (I was 24), I felt bored (I don't know, going out with friends and getting drunk off my rocker doesn't seem too fun anymore). Anyway, what I'm trying to say that Ames is a great little college town, with a great college in it, but I'm just not sure I would raise young children there. GO CYCLONES!
Courtney | Council Bluffs, IA
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