Welcome to the Neighborhood

Welcome to Campustown, an active and vibrant corner of Ames, Iowa that places you near Iowa State University and close to everywhere else you want to be in Story County. Iowa State University is minutes from your front door with tasty dining options like Mr. Burrito and Macubana along the way. Let the pup roam free at the dog run or go for a nature walk along the Daley Park & Greenbelt. When it comes to rest, relaxation, and fun, your to-do list is never empty when you call CORE home.

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  • Iowa State University
  • DMACC Career Academy
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

Food & Drink

  • Daytime Diner
  • Big Acai Ames
  • Hy-Vee Market Grille
  • Macubana
  • Cafe Beaudelaire

Shops & Grocers

  • Hy-Vee Grocery Store
  • North Grand Mall 
  • Fareway Grocery
  • ALDI
  • Target

Recreation & Entertainment

  • Perfect Games
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Cyclone Sports Complex
  • Christopher Gartner Park
  • Furman Aquatic Center

College Town & Proud

CORE’s youthful vibe can be felt around every corner of Campustown. Whether you’re focused on your degree or just starting out, our home address sets you up for a balanced lifestyle of work, study, comfort, and fun. Head downtown and introduce yourself to the area's top employers or book a room at Iowa State University for a group study session. Quiet walks with the pup through Christopher Gartner Park are always a great way to start the day before heading to Perfect Games for some classic laser-tag shenanigans.

When the weekend hits, North Grand Mall is packed with name-brand retailers to update your wardrobe. Be sure to stop off at Hy-Vee Market Grille for some of the tastiest chicken strips in the city. As you get to know the neighborhood, discover new favorites, form fast friendships, and live your life to the fullest. At CORE, we make adulting look good.

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