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500 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 >
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Redwood Altoona
437 Elgin Lane NW, Altoona, IA 50009
2 Bedrooms
$1,399
1127 sqft
Last updated November 29 at 8:57 PM
Now available! Single-story apartment homes with attached garage. Redwood Altoona gives you built in peace of mind, no one above or below you, energy efficiency, open floorplans, lots of storage. Contact the leasing professionals for current specials.
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Broadway Heights Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
Broadway Heights
4216 East 50th Street, Des Moines, IA 50317
1 Bedroom
$879
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,001
908 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,171
1150 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:25 AM
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3 Units Available
Broadway Heights
4282 E. 50th St, Des Moines, IA 50317
Meredith
1 Bedroom
$879
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,001
908 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,171
1150 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:12 AM
Reach new heights at our apartment community in the growing eastern loop of Des Moines. Broadway Heights has one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments available for rent with a variety of different layout options. Enjoy our 24-hour fitness and business center, playground area, community garden and large outdoor dog park when you make Broadway Heights home!
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Parkside Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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51 Units Available
Parkside Apartments
2335 Paine St NE, Bondurant, IA 50035
Studio
$700
606 sqft
1 Bedroom
$850
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
933 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:01 AM
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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R & T Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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24 Units Available
R & T Lofts
717 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
$975
834 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,025
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
919 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 10:18 AM
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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16 Units Available
The Residences at River View
1405 Southeast 1st Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
McKinley School - Columbus Park
1 Bedroom
$995
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,378
910 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 8:57 AM
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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18 Units Available
Rowat Lofts
601 E Vine Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Studio
$779
329 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,123
544 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,576
778 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 8:54 AM
NEW EAST VILLAGE APARTMENTS! 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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11 Units Available
Confluence on 3rd
103 SW 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,230
674 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1126 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 8:52 AM
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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3 Units Available
Flux
1400 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,253
659 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 8:51 AM
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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9 Units Available
The Scott at East Village Apartments
700 E 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
East Village
Studio
$1,129
357 sqft
1 Bedroom
$907
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,177
723 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 8:50 AM
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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4 Units Available
Prairie Winds
2207 E Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
River Woods
2 Bedrooms
$868
800 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 8:50 AM
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, 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 to River Hills Elementary School! Prairie Winds 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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4 Units Available
The Maxwell
915 Mulberry St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,195
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
960 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:29 AM
Maxwell offers urban, modern luxury in the heart of Downtown Des Moines. Maxwell's sophisticated apartments feature an impressive suite of finishes, and the impeccably designed micro, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units come in array of unique floorplans. Live Well when you come home to Maxwell.
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6 Units Available
Sutton Hill
2100 King Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
Pioneer Park
1 Bedroom
$700
572 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$710
748 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:25 AM
Sutton Hill has one- and two-bedroom apartment homes ready for you. Sutton Hill is located just south of downtown Des Moines and our spacious floor plans make our community unique from the rest. And we have a variety of amenities that set our community apart from the rest - you get access to our great community room, swimming pool, basketball court, tennis court, playground, and much more!
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8 Units Available
The Vue
922 8th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,295
878 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,271
1047 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1349 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:22 AM
Find your new apartment home at VUE. Our variety of spacious 1, 2, or 3 bedroom floor plans are a perfect fit for all lifestyles. Connected to everything downtown Des Moines, our excellent location and modern apartments will give you exactly what you're looking for.
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5 Units Available
The Randolph
200 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
$775
434 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,074
658 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:22 AM
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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3 Units Available
7th St Brownstones
325 Southwest 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
1559 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:20 AM
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5 Units Available
Rocket Transfer Lofts
320 Southwest 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,184
684 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
915 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:20 AM
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 ductwork to create a unique reminder of the building’s 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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8 Units Available
Lake Shore
902 East 1st Street, Ankeny, IA 50021
Studio
$904
665 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,045
785 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,255
1060 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:19 AM
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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4 Units Available
5Fifty5
555 Southwest 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
1590 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,445
2210 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:19 AM
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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4 Units Available
Velocity
200 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
East Village
Studio
$1,225
664 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,348
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,817
1111 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:14 AM
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, theres a floor plan tailored just for you. Weve 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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9 Units Available
Verve
225 E Center St, Des Moines, IA 50309
East Village
Studio
$1,164
519 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,282
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
1188 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:12 AM
A contemporary touch on upscale living, Verve apartments combine the warmth of a home with industrial accents. Between our studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, theres a floor plan designed just for you.
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1 Unit Available
Station 121
121 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
East Village
1 Bedroom
$1,399
692 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:11 AM
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9 Units Available
Rosemont Place
2202 E Rose Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
River Woods
2 Bedrooms
$715
913 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,039
1091 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:05 AM
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2 Units Available
Income Restricted - Rumely Lofts
104 SW 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$847
773 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 7:03 AM
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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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.