Located in central Iowa only 25 minutes northwest of the Des Moines metro area, Madrid is also within 25 minutes of Ames, the home of Iowa State University, and the business centers of Ankeny, Boone and Perry. Madrid is ideally situated as a business location at the junction of state highways 17 and 210, 12 miles (15 minutes) west of I-35, 18 miles (20 minutes) north of I-35/80 and 12 miles (15 minutes) south of US highway 30.