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  • 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.

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The historic Iowa State Capitol was built in 1871

The Landmark Bridge is a pedestrian bridge with a glass bottom

Rent Trends

As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Des Moines, IA is $695 for a studio, $851 for one bedroom, $914 for two bedrooms, and $1,155 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Des Moines has increased by 6.2% in the past year.

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Avg Rent
Studio
447
$695
1 BR
663
$851
2 BR
913
$914
3 BR
1,215
$1,155
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Ratings

52 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
23 Transit Score® Minimal Transit
55 Bike Score® Bikeable

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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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City Square Lofts
210 E Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
1 / 79
New
$825 - 1,075 Studio Available Now
844-277-1151
Evergreen Terrace
2101-2111 E Caulder Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
1 / 34
1 wk
$620 - 750 1-2 Bed Available Now
888-553-1279
Jackson Crossing
100-150 Jackson Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315
1 / 73
2 wks
$825 - 875 Studio Available Now
515-259-3969
Windsor Square by Broadmoor
900 65th St, Des Moines, IA 50324
1 / 22
1 hr
$870 - 930 1 Bed Available 09/03/17
844-804-7462
Park Avenue by Broadmoor
4400 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
1 / 30
1 hr
$870 - 1,005 1 Bed Available Now
844-370-2572
Wakonda
1800 Watrous Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315
1 / 19
1 hr
$660 - 825 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
888-851-0618
Weston Park Apartments
4200 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
1 / 50
New
$648 - 1,076 1-3 Bed Available Now
888-718-8974
The Edge at Grays Landing
406 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
1 / 76
2 hrs
$775 - 975 Studio - 1 Bed Not Available
844-407-1415
Randolph Apartments
202 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
1 / 68
2 hrs
$736 - 1,336 Studio - 1 Bed Available Now
844-279-0812
Des Moines Building
405 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
1 / 41
4 hrs
$825 - 950 Studio Available Now
844-545-9228
3000 Grand Apartments
3000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
1 / 16
New
$810 - 895 Studio - 1 Bed Available 08/24/17
866-367-2999
Fourth and Court
420 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50301
1 / 35
2 wks
$900 - 1,150 Studio Not Available
515-218-2379
Metro Lofts
100 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
1 / 32
2 wks
$745 1 Bed Available 11/01/17
515-505-7188
Southwinds Apartments
1264 Cummins Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315
1 / 24
2 wks
$767 2 Bed Not Available
877-346-2189
Harbach Lofts
300 SW 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
1 / 45
2 wks
$875 Studio Not Available
515-218-1968
Prairie Winds Apartments
2207 E Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
1 / 25
2 wks
$740 - 760 2 Bed Not Available
864-610-3020
Franklin Court Apartments
4925 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
1 / 26
2 wks
$610 - 660 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-883-0539
Park Winds Apartments
3604 E Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
1 / 16
2 wks
$632 - 770 1-2 Bed Not Available
888-406-7126
Woodside Park Apartments
3301 SE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50320
2 hrs
$685 - 710 2 Bed Available Now
515-505-7195
Park Ridge
3200 Indianola Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315
2 hrs
$710 - 835 2-3 Bed Available Now
844-618-3656
Prairie Woods
4014 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
2 hrs
$640 - 825 1-2 Bed Available Now
515-608-8439
Drake Park Apartments
1260 34th St, Des Moines, IA 50311
3 hrs
$615 - 755 1-2 Bed Available Now
855-756-7599
Hillcrest
7201 SE 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50315
46 min
$550 - 770 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
844-845-8766
Westchester Square
5528 Meredith Dr, Des Moines, IA 50310
46 min
$774 - 909 1-2 Bed Available Now
888-909-6944

Des Moines, IA Average Apartment Rent

Des Moines apartments provide all of the culture, shopping, and nightlife you'd expect from urban living. While apartment rent varies, you can expect to pay, on average, $710 for a studio, $800 for a one-bedroom apartment, $830 for a two-bedroom apartment, and $990 for a three-bedroom apartment. Apartments in Des Moines typically range from 470 square feet for a studio to 1,230 square feet for a three-bedroom unit.

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