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About Nevada

Small Town Living ... Close to Everything!

Nevada is located right in the middle of Iowa, just a little more than 30 miles north of Des Moines, and 5 miles east of Ames. Nevada boasts small town charm with easy access to some of the larger population centers in the state via US Highway 30, which runs along the south side of town, and Interstate 35, which is just five miles west of town.

The County Seat of Story County, Nevada and Story County possess an enviable richness of highly productive and educated citizens as well as a diverse economic base of industrial, agricultural, educational and service enterprises. The city of Nevada has been recognized as the “26th Best Small Community in America”.

To learn more about what Nevada has to offer, visit our Community Links page!

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