Everything You And Your Student Need

Off-campus living in West Ames has never been better and more convenient than The Social West Ames. Our community combines the best of apartment living with amenities that add even more convenience, security, and socialization. This is your home away from home complete with resident events to keep them engaged and private study rooms to help them succeed. This is the ideal combination of wellness, entertainment, and student success.

The Social Pledge

Our student community is part of The Social Student Spaces, a collection of student housing communities that balance student success with socialization and friendship. At The Social West Ames we work to maintain the four pillars of The Social Pledge:

 

Constant Communication

Always just a call or email away, our team makes it easy for you and your college student to get your questions answered, communicate with our team at any time, and submit maintenance requests online. Download our app for Android or iPhone, take advantage of our SMS texting capabilities, use our online communications portal, or call our 24/7 customer service line. We’re here when you need us.

 

Friendship

Our roommate matching service starts with a detailed questionnaire for your college student to complete. The answers help us find someone with similar interests and lifestyle goals, ensuring a great fit. We also have social communal spaces and resident-exclusive events where neighbors can meet, mingle, and build genuine friendships.

 

Community Rewards

Download our Community Rewards mobile app to get incentives every time you write a review, submit a referral, fill out a survey, or complete a resident challenge. Through our points program and gift card rewards, you can engage with the community and earn great items from your favorite retailers.

 

Easing the Financial Burden

Everyone has different leasing needs, and we’re happy to accommodate yours. We offer flexible options, including private and shared rooms, monthly, semi-annual, and annual payment plans, and inclusive rates with no hidden fees. Students and parents have enough to stress about—rent payments shouldn’t be one of them.

Off-campus Housing with On-campus Benefits

The Social West Ames has one of the best amenity packages available in Ames! Designed specifically for students in mind we provide private and group study areas, a business center with complimentary printing, two sparkling pools, two off-leash bark parks, a 24 hour fitness center, two tanning beds, an outdoor CrossFit gym and free parking for all residents and resident guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

  I am new to off-campus housing. Can you tell me a little about it?

Off-campus student housing at The Social West Ames provides amenities designed specifically for students with the added bonus of more housing options, more diverse amenities, and closer proximity to all your favorite attractions in West Ames.

  Which amenities set The Social West Ames apart?

The Social West Ames has one of the best amenity packages available in Ames! Designed specifically for students in mind we provide private and group study areas, a business center with complimentary printing, two sparkling pools, two off-leash bark parks, a 24 hour fitness center, two tanning beds, an outdoor CrossFit gym and free parking for all residents and resident guests.

  Can I get a virtual tour?

Of course! We offer virtual tours for students and parents, so you can experience The Social West Ames even if you’re not in West Ames! Just give us a call and we’ll set yours up!

  Do you offer roommate matching?

Absolutely! Available if you need it, our in-depth roommate matching questionnaire helps us match you with a roommate based on your preferences, likes and dislikes, and preferred floor plan.

  Can I request specific roommates?

Yes! If you already have a roommate, let us know during the leasing process and we’ll make sure you’re paired together.

  What is included in my rent payments?

At The Social West Ames, Internet is included you will be responsible for Trash, Water and Electricity.

  Do you offer fully-furnished apartments?

Yes! Our fully furnished four bed, two bath apartment home comes fully furnished with all Utilities included. Check out The Social West Ames Steinbeck for more details

  Do you allow pets?

Yes, pets are permitted at our community! We even have two Bark Parks with obstacle courses for your furry friends to play! All pets must be registered prior to entering the community. There is a one-time Pet Fee of $200 and $25 per month in Pet Rent due for each animal at the community. Additionally, our community has a 2-pet maximum per apartment.

  Is Renters Insurance required?

Yes, our community requires each resident to have an active tenant liability policy for damage to the landlord’s property during the term of their lease. We require a minimum of $100,000 in general liability coverage and recommend personal property insurance. You can request a free quote from our preferred insurance provider, eRenterPlan.

  What safety precautions are in place?

We do everything to ensure you have a comfortable living environment at The Social West Ames. We have key fob entry to all of our doors.

  Can I pay up front?

Yes! You may also pay by semester.

  Do you provide on-site maintenance? How do we report any maintenance related issues?

Yes, we do have on-site maintenance. Our online Resident Portal makes it easy to submit work requests online directly to our office staff. Our maintenance staff is great at quickly responding to our residents’ needs! You will know when your work is completed via email by receiving a satisfaction survey. We love to hear the opinions of our residents so that we can continually improve our services.

  Do I have to have a guarantor?

A guarantor is not required if an applicant meets both our individual income and credit requirements outlined in the Terms and Conditions.

  What is an individual lease?

An individual lease means you’re responsible only for your portion of rent, so you won’t be penalized for missed or late payments by roommates.

  I'm ready to live here! What is the first step?

We can’t wait to welcome you on move-in day! You can start by filling out our online application. It takes 15-20 minutes, and, if you’re utilizing a guarantor, they can fill out their portion at the same time.

  How do I qualify to live at Social West Ames?

You can complete our application and approval process all online. Simply fill out the online application and get approved with a guarantor, with an advanced deposit, or on your own if you meet the individual income and credit requirements.

  Can I make a special request for my room location?

Yes, you can! You can request certain floors, certain units with a view and we’ll accommodate you as much as we can.

  What kind of resident events do you offer?

Our regular resident events include large monthly events as well as weekly events like grocery bingo, pool party, bar crawls, volleyball tournaments, breakfast on the go and more!

  Do you have to be a student at ISU to live here?

Our community is open to anyone who qualifies. Our location and amenities make this a convenient community for anyone including students at other colleges like DMACC, Faith Baptist Bible College or Drake University.