Live Off-Campus Near ISU

Enjoy the Best of Ames, IA

Located less than two miles southwest of the Iowa State University, home here means the campus is just a short five-minute drive away. For any local travel needs outside of Ames, our community gives you convenient access to the US-30 at less than a half-mile away. Our neighborhood has plenty of dining, grocery, and entertainment options nearby, so you won’t have to travel very far to find what you’re looking for. Check out a few of these local favorites:
Location of The Social West Ames Station

From I-35 - Take Exit 144 for S Dakota Ave towards Kelley. Turn Right on S Dakota Ave. Turn Right on Mortensen Rd. Turn right on Coconino Rd.

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Perfect Games

Enjoy an evening of fun at Perfect Games. Between the two-story laser tag arena, the bowling alley, the arcade, and the pizza parlor, there’s something to keep everybody happy here.

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Cafe Milo

Cafe Milo will surely become your go-to coffee shop in no time. Serving artisanal coffee and tea as well as an array of gourmet snacks, this coffee shop is irresistible! As usual, there is free Wi-Fi, too!

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Ames/ISU Ice Arena

Whether you’re itching to get on the ice for skating or pickup hockey or you’d rather enjoy an ISU hockey game, there are plenty of way to enjoy yourself at Ames Ice Arena. Students get in for a reduced rate on Wednesdays!

West Towne Pub

West Towne Pub

If you’re in the mood for a big, juicy burger after a long day of studying or working, this might just be the place. It’s sports themed, so chances are you’ll be able to catch the big game while you’re there. Visit during happy hour for a great deal on daily specials and drinks!