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Last updated February 3 2023 at 4:43 PM

425 Short-term Apartments for rent in Altoona, IA

Finding a short-term apartment in Altoona takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new j... Read Guide >
Redwood Altoona Photo Gallery 1
1 of 5
2 Bedrooms
$1,549
1294 sqft
Redwood(R) Altoona is where you’ll find the single-story apartment you've been looking for. Live in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, pet-friendly home with an attached garage. Enjoy being surrounded by charming greenery, with all the amenities of the Altoona community just a stone’s throw away. Plus, you can get to the hustle and bustle of Des Moines in just 15 minutes. But more than that, you can feel at home in a neighborhood atmosphere where life is quiet and friendly. Won't you join us?
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Ironwood Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
2 Bedrooms
$1,140
1172 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,388
1391 sqft
Comfortable apartments, hassle-free living and a convenient location you can have it all at Ironwood. Our one, two and three bedroom apartments for rent in Altoona, IA, are the epitome of luxury living. In-home features such as energy-efficient appliances and resort-style amenities like a 24-hour fitness center make Ironwood the ideal place to call home.
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Results within 5 miles of Altoona
Golf View Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
1 Bedroom
$870
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,053
1129 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,228
1268 sqft
Make your way through the photo gallery of our 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments at Golf View. Our affordable homes are thoughtfully crafted to provide you with the best that Pleasant Hill, IA, has to offer. Enjoy in-home features like Walk-In Closets and convenient community amenities such as a Swimming Pool. Each Golf View Apartment unit has hardwood laminate flooring, a gas fireplace, a full-size washer and dryer, walk-in closets, a private balcony or deck and more. They are available in one, two and three-bedroom units and are ready for move-in. Reserve your apartment today!
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Riverwood Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 4
1 Bedroom
$895
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,044
960 sqft
This community is ideally located near University Avenue in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. It is within walking distance of Hy-Vee and a scenic bike trail! Residents of Riverwood will enjoy beautiful hardwood laminate flooring, in-unit laundry, walk-in closets and other amenities! Make your way through the photo gallery of our 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments at Riverwood. Our affordable homes are thoughtfully crafted to provide you with the best that Pleasant Hill, IA, has to offer. Enjoy in-home features like a fireplace and convenient community amenities such as a clubhouse. See our beautiful apartment community near Walmart for yourself. Schedule an in-person tour today.
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Parkside Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
Studio
$575
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$965
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
933 sqft
Come home to one of the most desirable and prestigious places in Bondurant, IA. Parkside Apartments will put you in the center of everything with immediate access to Hwy 65 and close proximity to I-35/80. Our perfect location provides easy access to Des Moines. Our brand new apartment community is close to great shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Pre-leasing has begun! Reserve your newly built apartment at Parkside today. Parkside Apartments has created breathtaking studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes for rent, with some paid utilities and furnished apartments available. Our spacious floor plans allow the perfect fit with extra storage, walk-in closets, balcony or patio, and garage. Our standard features include an all-electric kitchen, ceiling fans, and washer and dyer in each apartment. We are pet friendly! Our newly constructed apartment community is designed with beautiful landscaping, guest and garage parking, and high-speed internet access. We will provide more than just a place to live, but a lifestyle. Tour our brand new apartments and see what makes Parkside Apartments the best in Bondurant, IA!
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Results within 10 miles of Altoona
R & T Lofts Photo Gallery 1
1 of 22
Verified
30 Units Available
Studio
$875
590 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,075
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
1166 sqft
Loft-style apartments with 18- to 20-foot ceilings in historic Register and Tribune building. Walking distance to the Des Moines Civic Center or Iowa Events Center in Downtown Des Moines, with nearby public transit options.
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Flux Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
Verified
16 Units Available
Studio
$1,067
380 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,164
542 sqft
This newly constructed community features open layouts, nine-foot ceilings, and lots of storage. Cool, modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances. On-site rooftop lounge, outdoor courtyard, and stunning views of the city.
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Rocket Transfer Lofts Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
1 Bedroom
$1,030
770 sqft
Rocket Transfer Lofts is a former Hawkeye Transfer Company warehouse that was constructed in 1902 and converted into renovated loft apartments in 2013. All 1 and 2-bedroom floor plans feature modern finishes, walk-in closets, and original architectural elements such as exposed brick and duct work to create a unique reminder of the buildings warehouse roots. Our convenient location is only moments away from several downtown Des Moines employers, Principal Park, and a variety of local shops and eateries. Our community amenities include a fitness center, business center, and rooftop terrace with 360-degree views of the Des Moines skyline and surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a personalized tour!
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The Residences at River View Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
Verified
8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,018
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
910 sqft
Welcome to The Residences at River View, an apartment community where you can take in the beauty of nature and the beauty of the downtown Des Moines, all in the same breath. Whether you're riding your bike along the iconic Des Moines River Trail, sipping a cocktail along Locust Street or grilling out on our gorgeous rooftop deck, you will find the life you deserve at The Residences at River View! Our modern apartment homes offer sleek lines and cozy finishes. From the wood-plank flooring to the black stainless apliances and oversized closets, each of our 1- and 2-bedrom apartments was created with you in mind! Find your perfect fit today, and apply online to start living your life at River View.
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The Sterling at Prairie Trail Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
Studio
$1,003
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,042
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
1098 sqft
Welcome home. You’re going to love it here. The Sterling at Prairie Trail is a community unlike any other neighborhood in Ankeny, Iowa and is right down the road from the community’s vibrant new development known as The District at Prairie Trail. If you’ve never been to The District, it’s “hip urban vibe” meets “small town, Iowa nice.” We’re different than other communities. We put our people first – our residents, our employees and our commitment to be the best. At The Sterling, you’ll find everything is delivered with a personal touch because we want you to enjoy living here, all while feeling safe and a part of a big family. We offer quality amenities and regular activity options, so there is always an opportunity to try new things, get involved in the community and meet new people.
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Redwood Ankeny Photo Gallery 1
1 of 4
2 Bedrooms
$1,655
1294 sqft
Apartments just off State Street near Westside Park and Saylorville Lake. Pet-friendly units with attached garages, full-size washer and dryer connections, and large walk-in closets.
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Rowat Lofts Photo Gallery 1
1 of 80
Verified
12 Units Available
Studio
$915
483 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,330
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,520
982 sqft
Housed on the former site of the Rowat Cut Stone and Marble Factory, Rowat Lofts celebrates the tradition and innovation unique to Des Moines' East Village. Here, ambitious trendsetters enjoy bright open-concept apartments. Modern-industrial common spaces include rooftop decks, a fitness center, and an outdoor courtyard. Rowat's central location offers walkable access to entertainment and nightlife, award-winning restaurants, and riverfront events. Come dwell on the edge at Rowat Lofts.
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Confluence on 3rd Photo Gallery 1
1 of 40
Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,337
596 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,763
1018 sqft
Conveniently located next to Des Moines passenger depot. Luxurious resort-style community features 24-hour gym, car wash area, parking, and pool. Well-appointed units include dishwasher, garbage disposal, and hardwood floors.
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The Scott at East Village Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 51
Studio
$786
357 sqft
1 Bedroom
$887
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$970
723 sqft
A charming community near I-235 and Downtown Des Moines. Open-concept apartments with larger kitchens and on-site laundry. Newly renovated. Walk to area shopping and dining. Smart home tech packages available.
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Affordable Housing - Prairie Winds Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
Affordable Housing
2 Bedrooms
$909
800 sqft
Prairie Winds participates in an affordable housing program. Household income & student status limitations apply. The household income is based on GROSS annual income (before any deductions) earned from all sources including; wages, social security payments, public assistance, pensions, annuities, interest income, dividends, stocks, bonds, insurance settlements, recurring gifts from family/friends, lottery winnings, etc. The property has a minimum household income requirement of 2.5 times the monthly rent amount to qualify. Third-party verification will be required of all income and copies of tax returns and pay stubs may be required. Total household income must be UNDER the following limits based on household size: - 1 Occupant: $41,400 - 2 Occupants: $47,280 - 3 Occupants: $53,220 - 4 Occupants: $59,100 A beautiful community with a great management team, only minutes away from Downtown at a fraction of the price! Our 2 bedroom apartments feature walk-in closets, spacious living areas, an in-home washer & dryer (select homes), a walkout patio or balcony & more. All of our apartment homes include free heat and Wi-Fi. Our location can't be beat as we are conveniently located on the South East side of Des Moines, within walking distance of River Woods Elementary School! Prairie Winds (Affordable Housing) is the place you'll love to call home. *Prairie Winds participates in an affordable housing program. Household income & student status limitations apply. Please call for more details.
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LINC Photo Gallery 1
1 of 36
Verified
27 Units Available
Studio
$968
505 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,265
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1100 sqft
Welcome to LINC at Gray's Station, the beautiful apartment community in downtown Des Moines' newest neighborhood. Connected to everything the city has to offer, our 1-3 bedroom floor plans will make you feel right at home!
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Woodland Reserve Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
1 Bedroom
$981
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
1171 sqft
APARTMENTS OF MODERN LUXURY Your new home is waiting for you at Woodland Reserve. With one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent in a bustling neighborhood of Ankeny, IA, we have the perfect option for you. Each of our pet-friendly apartments is stacked with modern luxuries to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. Our excellent shared amenities give you ways to engage with your community and create a routine that helps you thrive.
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The Vue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
Verified
8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,345
812 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
1077 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1194 sqft
Find your new apartment home at VUE. Our variety of spacious 1, 2, or 3-bedroom floor plans is a perfect fit for all lifestyles. Connected to everything in downtown Des Moines, our excellent location and modern apartments will give you exactly what you're looking for. Come take a tour!
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The Randolph Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
Verified
5 Units Available
Studio
$813
434 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,338
734 sqft
A restored historical building. Onsite amenities include a fitness center, WiFi community spaces, and a grand restored lobby. Apartments offer in-unit washer and dryers, black appliances, large historic windows, and designer cabinetry.
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Lake Shore Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
Studio
$1,004
665 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,087
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,352
1110 sqft
Welcome to Lake Shore apartment homes! We offer spacious studios, 1, 2 & 3-bedroom apartment homes located in Ankeny. We provide quality and comfort with an unbeatable location. And we have a variety of amenities you'll love! Lake Shore is the perfect place to call home! Call today to schedule a tour, we'd love to show you around our beautiful community.
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5Fifty5 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 44
Verified
1 Unit Available
3 Bedrooms
$2,545
2095 sqft
When you live at 5Fifty5 Executive Townhomes, it is like bringing the energy of downtown right into your home. Step out onto your rooftop patio and you are overlooking the Raccoon River and have a front seat view of the fireworks over Principal Park after the Iowa Cubs finish one of their Friday night games. If that isn't enough to reel you in, easy access to the bike trails and our 9 foot ceilings will make these luxury rental townhomes a must-have for anyone wanting to live in a downtown Des Moines apartment.
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Velocity Photo Gallery 1
1 of 22
Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,321
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,681
1110 sqft
Welcome to Velocity, our community of gorgeous apartments in the East Village neighborhood of Des Moines, IA. Between our studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, there’s a floor plan tailored just for you. We’ve designed our apartments with large windows - perfect for checking out the city views and letting in a plethora of natural light.
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The Edge at Gray's Landing Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,074
649 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,280
842 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,670
1141 sqft
Located in the downtown area. Onsite amenities include a coffee bar, outdoor grill area, fitness center, and community garden. Homes offer large windows, beautiful cabinetry, low flow toilets, and energy efficiency throughout.
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Income Restricted - Rumely Lofts Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
Affordable Housing
1 Bedroom
$746
773 sqft
A historically charming building near area amenities. Onsite amenities include a fitness center, media center, and community room. Spacious, updated interiors with large windows, high ceilings, and stained concrete flooring.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent for a short-term apartment in Altoona?

Rental prices for short-term apartments in Altoona range from $1,100 to $2,000 per month.

How many short-term apartments are available for rent in Altoona?

Currently, there are 2 short-term apartments available for rent in Altoona.
City Guide for Altoona, IA

In 2013, Facebook began construction of a new data center here and requested that a wind farm be installed to offset the carbon footprint by putting more energy into the system than it used!

Altoona is a small town with a big heart. You aren't going to find skyscrapers here, but you will find friendly people, a relaxing environment and plenty of entertainment. Small doesn't have to mean boring and Altoona has worked hard to prove that! You will find everything from Facebook data centers to horse racing; now that is diversity! See more

What to keep in mind when looking for short-term apartments in Altoona, IA

Finding a short-term apartment in Altoona takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new job, a relationship change, or to explore a new city before committing to staying. Whatever the reason, short-term apartments can provide the flexibility that traditional leases don’t.

Before signing a rental agreement or short-term apartment lease, study all of the details thoroughly. Renters usually have more restrictions and rules to follow when renting a short-term apartment. For starters, you usually can’t make modifications like painting or hanging pictures.

Short-term apartments are ideal for flexibility, but also don’t protect the renter long-term. You could face the possibility of rent increases on a monthly basis. The landlord could also decline to renew your lease and leave you looking for another short-term rental.

If your main priority is flexibility, a short-term apartment is an ideal situation. However, ensure that you fully understand the rental agreement terms before signing.