U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Iowa
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-24-2012, 11:32 AM
 
42 posts, read 117,868 times
Reputation: 27

Advertisements

I was very happy with Westfield Apts., 5910 Lincoln Way. Being a 44-year-old undergrad at the time, I wanted a safe and quiet place where I could study and not have to deal with the party scene. Most of the tenants are grad students, middle-aged non-students, or younger people starting careers.

The building is on the edge of town; the view out my window was of cornfields. Plus, the building was originally built to house senior citizens so the walls are nice and thick. Definitely peaceful and pleasant. Although if you feel like getting in with some crowds, CyRide runs a lot of nighttime and weekend hours.

I had a one-bedroom apt. and paid either $600 or $625 a month, I forget which. It was clean and bright and cheerful.

The only drawback is that it's a little too far west to be on the CyRide route. At least, it was when I went there in '09. They may have expanded it since then. However, since technically this building is in Boone County even though it has an Ames address, I qualified to purchase a parking place on campus. Something to consider if you get a car at some point.

Wishing you success in finding an place to live and in your studies!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-25-2012, 02:41 PM
 
9 posts, read 20,434 times
Reputation: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Salsa10 View Post
I have checked the grove last year when I first moved to Ames, each apartment has three bedrooms and the rent was about 500$ per person. The Idea is if you don't have 2 roommate, they will place 2 random people with you. Another thing is, people here told me that it is a flood area. so that's why I didn't move in.

ok here are some landlords names in Ames, you can google them and get there phone numbers or emails:

- hunziker property management
- Jensen Property Management
- University Plains
- University Towers Apartments
- University West Townhomes
- Total Property Management
- Arkae Management
- campustown property management
- Martin Property Management
- Prairie West Apartments
- Brighton Park Apartments
-Windsor Pointe Apartments
- Somerset Apartments

for sure there are more here if you search on the internet. Ames is a quiet town, but if you wan't to see the action it's only on the welch ave where the college kids party. If you buy a car, you could drive to des moines or west des moines where it's more active. and if you like driving, you can go up to the twin cities, kansas city, chicago etc...

Thank you for responding. I guess I should drop the idea of going for Grove apartments. I will check the other properties you mentioned. Thank you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-25-2012, 02:44 PM
 
9 posts, read 20,434 times
Reputation: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by wide-eyed View Post
I was very happy with Westfield Apts., 5910 Lincoln Way. Being a 44-year-old undergrad at the time, I wanted a safe and quiet place where I could study and not have to deal with the party scene. Most of the tenants are grad students, middle-aged non-students, or younger people starting careers.

The building is on the edge of town; the view out my window was of cornfields. Plus, the building was originally built to house senior citizens so the walls are nice and thick. Definitely peaceful and pleasant. Although if you feel like getting in with some crowds, CyRide runs a lot of nighttime and weekend hours.

I had a one-bedroom apt. and paid either $600 or $625 a month, I forget which. It was clean and bright and cheerful.

The only drawback is that it's a little too far west to be on the CyRide route. At least, it was when I went there in '09. They may have expanded it since then. However, since technically this building is in Boone County even though it has an Ames address, I qualified to purchase a parking place on campus. Something to consider if you get a car at some point.

Wishing you success in finding an place to live and in your studies!!!

Thank you wide eyed. I am trying my best to find a suitable place.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Iowa
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top