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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.
The historic Iowa State Capitol was built in 1871
The Landmark Bridge is a pedestrian bridge with a glass bottom
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.
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.
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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