Everything your student needs

Grove at Ames is designed to support student productivity through community amenities like a fully equipped study area and computer lab with free printing. Students can get social and stay healthy through shared spaces like our 24-hour fitness center, resort-style pool, and basketball court. Our fully furnished apartment community meets every need your student may have, so they can succeed in a fun, social atmosphere.

Individual Leases

Individual leasing means peace of mind for you. Your financial responsibility is your student’s space only—unlike many apartments or rental houses with joint leases. That means if a roommate transfers or moves out for any reason, you don’t have to worry about covering their portion.

On-Site Professional Staff

Our on-site maintenance staff responds to maintenance issues quickly and professionally. Grove at Ames also offers 24-hour emergency maintenance so your student’s comfort is never affected by a maintenance issue.

Affordable Floor Plans

Grove at Ames offers two- and three-bedroom floor plans so you can find the perfect one to match your student’s needs. Every option comes with private suites, walk-in closets, a full kitchen, and in-home laundry.

Fully Furnished Apartments

Grove at Ames is a fully furnished community. Each room comes furnished with a full-size bed and mattress, a desk and desk chair, a dresser, and an end table. The furniture in the living area varies depending on the size of the apartment but can include a couch, sofa chair, ottoman, side table, kitchen table, and dining chairs. The kitchen comes fully equipped with a refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, and a washer and dryer.

Roommate Matching

If your student doesn’t have a roommate, we can find them one! Each roommate will fill out a Roommate Matching form so we know what they’re looking for. During the summer, we spend weeks looking at these preferences and matching them up with the best person available.

Resident Events

Here, your student will create life-long relationships and connections that will make them even more successful after graduation. Our staff plans monthly resident events to help keep students involved. These range from pizza parties to karaoke nights and from resume-building classes to gaming tournaments. We also keep our residents connected to events going on at Iowa State University as well as events happening around town so they never miss a thing.

Frequently asked questions
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What does it mean to have an individual lease?
Grove at Ames offers individual leases per person instead of per apartment. This means if your roommate fails to pay their rent, you won’t be held responsible.
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What is included in the rent?
Grove at Ames rent includes water, sewer, and trash pickup, a premium cable and Internet package, your furniture and appliances, parking, and electricity usage up to $25 per room.
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Do you have a roommate matching system?
Yes, we offer a roommate matching system. When you fill out your lease agreement, you’ll also fill out a resident profile card which includes a questionnaire about your lifestyle and preferences. If you need to be matched with a roomie, we’ll use this information to find you roommates with similar interests. We take roommate matching very seriously and spend a lot of time making sure that we find just the right fit.
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When is my rent due?
You have three installment payment options to pay the entire amount due under the lease: one installment, two installments, or twelve installments. If you choose to pay a single installment for the entire amount, that single installment is due August 1. If you choose to pay in two semester installments, those installments are due August 1 and January 1. If you choose to pay in twelve installments, the first installment is due on August 1 and the remaining eleven installments are due on the 1st of the next eleven months. Please note, these are all installment payment options and not monthly rent.
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How do I pay my installment?
We accept payment via check, money order, or online payments through our resident portal, which can be found on this website.
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What if I don't have a guarantor?
No guarantor is no problem, because we offer Leap as an option. Leap is a quick and easy process that fills in for a guarantor or co-signer. The application is free online and takes around 5 minutes to complete, and you’ll even get a conditional decision within 30 minutes during normal business hours. Contact our office for more information.
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Do you allow pets?
Yes, pets are allowed.
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Does my lease provide coverage for my belongings?
Our insurance will not cover your personal belongings. For this reason, we suggest getting renter’s insurance, which will cover your personal belongings if something happens.
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What if I need to break my lease or don't return for the spring semester?
Your Grove at Ames lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you can’t live here after signing your lease, you’ll need to re-let. Please call the leasing office for information on re-letting.
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What if I need maintenance in my bedroom or apartment?
For apartment maintenance, give us a call, stop by the office, or submit a service request through our online resident portal. If it is a maintenance emergency, please notify the front office immediately.
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What furniture is provided?
Our fully furnished apartments come with a full-size bed and mattress, a desk and desk chair, a dresser, and an end table. The furniture in the living area varies depending on the size of the apartment but can include a couch, sofa chair, ottoman, side table, kitchen table, and dining chairs. The kitchen comes fully equipped with a refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, and a washer and dryer.
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How do I receive my mail and packages?
Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located on our property. Packages are available for pick up at the front office with a valid ID.
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What do I need to bring to my new apartment?
We suggest you bring bedding for a full-size bed, toiletries, dishes and cookware, and decorations to make your new apartment feel like home.
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What kinds of events do you host?
We host resident events ranging from pizza parties to karaoke nights and from resume-building classes to gaming tournaments. These often include free food as well as tons of opportunities to meet new people.
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Are leases for families with children available?

Yes. This policy is for family occupants with one or more children under the age of 18 who are domiciled with (i) at least one parent, legal guardian, or another adult with legal custody of the children, or (ii) the designee of a parent, guardian, or other adult with legal custody, with written permission of such parent or other adult.

For family households with children, all household members 18 or older must (A) complete an application, and (B) sign the lease as a resident. For family households with children under 18, at least two people will be permitted to occupy a single bedroom. If a family household with children under the age of 18 requires additional occupancy per bedroom, additional occupants may be allowed on a case-by-case basis, depending on factors including but not limited to the size of the bedroom(s) and unit, age of the children, configuration of the unit, physical limitations of the property, and local occupancy codes.

If a child reaches 18 years of age during the term of the lease, the lease will be allowed to complete its term, but the renewal will only be offered in compliance with the occupancy policy as stated for those aged 18 and above. Children under 24 months of age at the time of lease signing will not be counted under the occupancy policy for purposes of maximum occupancy, but they will be counted for subsequent leases if they reach the age of 24 months during the term of the lease. The landlord reserves the right to lease any empty bedroom(s) in a unit.

Families should not contact the office directly regarding the application for family households, as this process varies from individual leasing and the required forms are not all available electronically.

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