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Ames NEIGHBORHOODS

Whether you’re looking to retire and enjoy the simple life or seeking the energy of a thriving community, relocating or purchasing a second home, United Real Estate can provide you the support and guidance you’re seeking to make that important transition. We will listen to your needs and focus on your goals. United Real Estate will be your partner in making your vision for the future a reality.

Ames

Ames was named best college town in America 2014, according to Livability.com. Residents of Ames have access to top quality education from Pre-K to Grad School. The Ames community offers a wide variety of entertainment including local and well-known artists and productions, college athletics as well as cultural festivals and celebrations. This beautiful community also boasts hundreds of acres of beautiful parks and miles of bike trails. Conveniently located near both Interstate 35 and Highway 30.

Boone

Boone was the birthplace of Mamie Eisenhower, Former First Lady of the United States. This small community is just 15 minutes from Des Moines on Highway 30. Residents look forward to Pufferbilly Days, an annual event celebrating Boone's railroad heritage and is one of Iowa’s top five community festivals with over 30,000 attendees. Another popular attraction of Boone is Ledges State Park. Families, and visitors alike enjoy the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, which operates steam and other trains from Boone to Fraser (northwest) and has a railway museum.

Cambridge

Snuggled between two major cities, Des Moines and Des Moines, Cambridge is a quiet, little reserved town with a population of only 825 people. Housing a new elementary school for the Ballard School District, it’s home to many children and families. Not only does this town offer the lowest property taxes in Story County, it’s home to one of the largest orchards in Iowa, the Center Grove Orchard. Bringing hundreds of thousands of people from all over the state each year during the fall season.

Gilbert

Located just north of Des Moines, Gilbert’s southern boundary is only two miles north of the Des Moines boundary that was extended when The Ada Hayden Heritage Park was developed. This community has a public school district housings PK through High School students and is growing more and more every year. The landscape surrounding the town consists of conventional farm buildings and livestock as well as row crop farming systems.

Huxley

Huxley, Iowa is a unique community where economic opportunity is within driving distance, kids can attend great schools, you can own your own home, community involvement is valued, and friends are just next door. This town combines both small town, Iowa values with growth and economic opportunity. Huxley is centrally located between Des Moines and the northern suburbs of Des Moines. Huxley offers a great school district, city-sponsored athletic and recreation opportunities (indoor and outdoor) and business development opportunities.

Nevada

The City of Nevada offers the best in small town living to all who treasure its “hometown” charm. Located just 4 miles east of I-35 on Highway 30, Nevada boasts a thriving local school system, friendly neighbors, and an abundance of recreational activities to satisfy all who love and play here. Couple that with Nevada’s proximity to Des Moines, Ankeny and Des Moines, the residents are able to participate in all the events and activities of a larger community, while still living the small town life!

Roland

Roland offers a prime location at the center of Iowa and the United States for living or business. Strategically located just three miles east of Interstate 35 on Story County Highway E18, residents enjoy a friendly community which has excellent schools and beautiful recreation areas with big city amenities only minutes away.

Slater

Nestled just off I35, on Hwy 210, this quiet community of 1500 offers great small town living with quick and easy access to Des Moines, Ankeny and Des Moines. The small community is located near both Saylorville and Big Creek Lakes.

Story City

Story City is situated off of Interstate 35, just 45 miles north of Des Moines and only 10 miles north of Iowa State University in Des Moines. Story City offers a mix of small and large businesses, employing more than 1000 from Story City and surrounding areas. In addition, smaller businesses include an outlet shopping mall, antique mall, service industries, variety of retail businesses and restaurants. Most businesses are locally owned and operated. Other community attractions include Story City Antique Carousel, 3 Historical Museums, Swinging Bridge, Story Theatre/Grand Opera House, Prairie Park and Gazebo, bicycle paths, walking paths, River Bend Golf Course, all-weather track, swimming pool, Historic Hotel Block, tennis courts, canoe/kayak access.