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All about Ames, IA
Ames is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States, located approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of Des Moines in central Iowa. It is best known as the home of Iowa State University (ISU), with leading agriculture, design, engineering, and veterinary medicine colleges. A United States Department of Energy national laboratory, Ames Laboratory, is located on the ISU campus.
History of Ames, IA
The city was formed in 1864 as a station stop on the Cedar Rapids and Missouri Railroad and was named after 19th-century U.S. Congressman Oakes Ames of Massachusetts, who was influential in the building of the transcontinental railroad. Ames was founded by local resident Cynthia Olive Duff (née Kellogg) and railroad magnate John Insley Blair, near a location that was deemed favorable for a railroad crossing of the Skunk River.
Geography of Ames, IA
Ames is located along the western edge of Story County, roughly 30 miles (48 km) north of the state capital, Des Moines, near the intersection of Interstate 35 and U.S. Route 30. A smaller highway, U.S. Route 69, passes through the town. Also passing through Ames is the cross country line of the Union Pacific Railroad and two small streams (the South Skunk River and Ioway Creek).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.27 square miles (62.86 km2), of which 24.21 square miles (62.70 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.
Branch Manager + Mortgage Loan Originator // NMLS #7911
I am the mother of all boys, including our golden mountain doodle, Appa, and cat, Duke. As queen of my home, life is never dull. It is full of spills and thrills. We live and work in small-town America. I love living in Iowa. After graduating from college with my degree in teaching and coaching endorsements, I directed my love for business and teaching into the mortgage world and haven’t looked back. For over 20 years, I get to do what I love and love who I get to connect with every day.
I am passionate about giving back to my profession and my community by being involved with local non-profits and industry organizations. 100 Women who Care, Bridge Home, Boys and Girls Club of Story county the MBA just to name a few.
Our branch eats, breathes, and lives doing mortgages. We don’t want your checking account and we won’t try to sell you an investment. We are here to help you look at your mortgage options and walk you through the process until you obtain the keys to the home you are buying. Whether your credit is perfect or if there were a few hiccups, we can help you with your mortgage options. Our office has over 50 years of experience to draw on. We care deeply about your dream to own a home or to reach your financial goals by owning investment properties.