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Des Moines

Come feel the beat of the heartland in Iowa's capital city

  • Vibrant
  • Active
  • Urban
  • Family-Oriented
  • Midwestern
  • Riverfront

A vibrant gem in the heart of the prairie, Des Moines is named for the river that snakes through the city. This is Iowa's capital (and the county seat of Polk County), and it is filled with things to do. From concerts at the historic Salisbury House to the collections at Des Moines Art Center, and from the 81 miles of hiking and biking trails to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens, Des Moines offers so much that it was named one of the top 10 cities in which to live by US News.

Home to such companies as Meredith Corporation, Wells Fargo, Voya Financial, and Principal Financial Group, Des Moines is considered one of the nation's wealthiest cities. But you'll also have fun after moving to your Des Moines apartment -- the city offers amazing shops and restaurants in East Village, the nearby Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, the family-friendly Adventureland Park, and the fascinating Living History Farms. Festivals in Des Moines include the wildly popular Iowa State Fair, the Des Moines Art Festival, and the World Food & Music Festival.

Explore the City

The historic Iowa State Capitol was built in 1871

The Landmark Bridge is a pedestrian bridge with a glass bottom

Rent Trends

As of April 2018, the average apartment rent in Des Moines, IA is $730 for a studio, $840 for one bedroom, $916 for two bedrooms, and $1,200 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Des Moines has increased by 0.8% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 470 $730
1 BR 648 $840
2 BR 915 $916
3 BR 1,211 $1,200


52 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
33 Transit Score® Some Transit
55 Bike Score® Bikeable

Living in Des Moines

  • Transportation

    There is a skywalk system in Des Moines that is one of the largest in the country. With four miles of high-rise covered walkways, it is definitely an intriguing site, and a safe way for pedestrians to get around downtown. Des Moines Area Regional Transit operates the city's public bus system. The Des Moines International Airport offers commercial passenger service within the United States, and cargo service outside the country. There are plenty of interstates in and around Des Moines, as well, making it easy for drivers to get to anywhere in the state without having to travel too far to find an entrance ramp.


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  • Wakonda
    1800 Watrous Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315
    1 / 19
    $555 - 605 Studio Available Now
  • Drake Park Apartments
    1260 34th St, Des Moines, IA 50311
    $545 1 Bed Available 05/11/18
  • East Village Square
    333 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
    1 day
    $540 Studio Not Available
  • Oakview Terrace Apartments
    2901-2907 Boston Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
    1 wk
    $555 Studio Available Now
  • 1 day
    Stockbridge Apartments
    1815 High St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    $500 - 780 1-2 Bed Not Available
  • 1 day
    Woodland Avenue Brickstone
    1500-1520 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
    $590 - 825 1 Bed Available Now
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    Pleasant Court
    708-716 16th St, Des Moines, IA 50314
    $595 Studio Available Now
  • 1 day
    MLK Brickstone Apartments
    1039-1051 19th St, Des Moines, IA 50314
    $590 1 Bed Not Available
  • 1 wk
    3720 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
    $576 - 660 1 Bed Not Available
  • 1 wk
    Southern Meadows Homes
    2800 SE 8th St, Des Moines, IA 50315
    $590 3 Bed Not Available
  • 2 wks
    Wakonda West Apartments
    2221 Stanton Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
    $595 1 Bed Available Now
  • 2 wks
    Beaverdale Properties
    1417 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
    $575 - 650 1 Bed Available Soon
  • 2 wks
    Grand Colony Apartments
    2824 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
    $560 Studio Not Available
  • 1 day
    4041 Hubbell Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    $565 2 Bed Available Now
  • 2 days
    1540 E Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    $600 1 Bed Available Now
  • 1613 9th St
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    $545 Condo for Rent Available Now
  • Meredith Homes
    3716 Indianola Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
    $510 1 Bed Available Now
    2 hrs
  • 100 Water St
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    $520 Condo for Rent Available Now
  • 1621 9th St
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    $545 Condo for Rent Available Now
    1 day

Apartments for Rent Under $600 in Des Moines, IA

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