Quick Facts about Ames, Iowa
• "One of the Greatest Places You've Never Heard Of" according to Mother Earth News.
• One of "15 Cities for People Who Hate Driving and Long Commutes" by U.S. News & World Report.
• "One of the Best Places to Live" according to Money Magazine.
• "The 6th Smartest City in America" according to Forbes Magazine.
• "One of the Best Places to Raise Your Kids" according to Business Week.
• One of only a few cities with a resource recovery facility for burning trash for energy and reducing the volume of trash going to the landfill.
• The city has a whole series of "eco-smart' programs" for promoting environmentally friendly practices.
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