Centrally located just 20 miles north of Des Moines and 10 miles south of Ames, the city of Slater, Iowa is convenient to busy metro areas, major colleges and universities, and more. A small city with Midwestern charm, Slater is family-oriented with several parks, businesses, shops, and restaurants.
On warm summer days, residents enjoy Slater Municipal Pool, or Earl Grimm Park’s 25-meter swimming pool. Earl Grimm Park also features a bathhouse, picnic shelter, and playground. Nelson Park has large, mature trees, a gazebo, playground, and a stage. The Trailhead and Arboretum is the starting point for the Heart of Iowa Trail which leads from Slater to Melbourne.
Iowa State University is about 15 minutes away in Ames, while Drake University is in nearby Des Moines. Slater offers excellent public schools as part of the Ballard Community School District.
If living in a small Midwestern city central to major metro areas appeals to you, be sure to find your next rental apartment in Slater.