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639 Cheap Apartments for rent in Ankeny, IA

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622 Euclid Ave Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$780
600 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Located in the heart of the emerging Highland Park Neighborhood, within 1 block of The Slow Down Coffee Shop, Des Moines Mercantile, Highland Park Bakery, and right off 6th Ave, this large studio will be unlike any other in the area. The entire building has been completely renovated with custom finishes! All Units will include refinished original hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, new windows, brand new bathrooms with large showers, new efficient heating and AC systems, and completely new kitchens that include a stainless steel stove, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher. The building will include a new security system with cameras and a secured keypad entry for visitors to be buzzed in, new laundry on the main floor. These units are a 5 minute uber ride to Court Avenue, a 1 mile bike ride that connects you to hundreds of miles of trails in Central Iowa and a 1/2 mile walk to the Riverview Amphitheater which will feature live music concerts throughout the Spring/Summer months. Parking is included in the rental rate. No pets. No assistance programs. Location: 622 Euclid Ave, Des Moines. There is a $50 application fee per adult, deposit is $750, and if approved there is a one time administrative fee of $150. Resident Benefits Package (RBP): All Renters Warehouse Iowa residents are enrolled in the RBP which includes HVAC air filter delivery, utility concierge service making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident awards program, and much more! More details upon application.
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1928 9th St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$820
935 sqft
This 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment is on the second floor of a duplex and sits right off of Hickman Rd near Broadlawns Medical Center and North High School. The home hosts hardwood floors throughout. There is one large bedroom, one very large bedroom, and the living room area would be the back room with windows on three sides. There is also a large kitchen with built-in shelving that has a stove and refrigerator. Off street parking in the back. Pets allowed up to 50lbs with a $250 pet fee and $25/month pet rent. There is a $50 application fee, deposit is $790, and if approved there is a one time administrative fee of $150. No assistance programs. Location: 1928 9th St, Des Monies. Resident Benefits Package (RBP): All Renters Warehouse Iowa residents are enrolled in the RBP which includes HVAC air filter delivery, utility concierge service making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident awards program, and much more! More details upon application.
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2324 Dean Ave Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,030
600 sqft
This 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home is located on Dean Ave near the Iowa State Fairgrounds. As you walk into the home you're greeted with original hardwood flooring, followed by 2 pillars that lead into the living room and front bedroom, both with carpet flooring. In the back of the house is the large kitchen with updated LVP flooring, fridge, and gas stove. Off the kitchen is the second bedroom, bathroom, a back door, and stairs to the unfinished basement that includes a washer and dryer(not maintained). Included with the house is a detached 1 car garage. The entire property is 90% fenced in with only the driveway open. Tenants are responsible for all utilities, lawn care, and snow removal. Pets welcome up to 50lbs with a $250 pet fee and $25/month pet rent. There is a $50 application fee per adult, deposit is $1000, and if approved there is a one time administrative fee of $150. No assistance programs. Location: 2324 Dean Ave, Des Moines, IA. Resident Benefits Package (RBP): All Renters Warehouse Iowa residents are enrolled in the RBP which includes HVAC air filter delivery, utility concierge service making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident awards program, and much more! More details upon application.
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1361 York St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$685
613 sqft
This 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment sits near the corner of E 14th St and University Ave. This unit is a basement unit on the back side of a multi-family apartment building with a private entrance next to the parking lot. There is a large living room with open concept into the large kitchen with new hardwood flooring, plenty of cabinet and counter space, and includes a gas stove and fridge. The bathroom was recently updated with newer tile flooring and vanity. There is a large bedroom with good closet space. There is a $95/month utility fee that covers all utilities. There is a $50 application fee per adult, deposit is $655, and if approved there is a one time administrative fee of $150. Pets up to 50lbs allowed with a $250 pet fee and $25/month pet rent. Location: 1361 York St, Des Moines, IA. Resident Benefits Package (RBP): All Renters Warehouse Iowa residents are enrolled in the RBP which includes HVAC air filter delivery, utility concierge service making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident awards program, and much more! More details upon application.
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290 E 17th St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$885
885 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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This cozy 2 BR 1 Bath single family home ready to call your home. This unit also has a detached single car garage included. Book a time to see it in person! All PMI Central Iowa residents are enrolled in the Resident Benefits Package (RBP) which includes HVAC air filter delivery (for applicable properties), credit building to help boost your credit score with timely rent payments, $1M Identity Protection, utility concierge service making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident rewards program, and much more! RBP cost included in the marketed Rental Rate. More details upon application. Tenant is responsible for all utilities, lawn care, snow removal and Renters Insurance is required. At this time Owner is not allowing Pets. $50 per person Application Fee to apply. $100 Leasing Fee and Security Deposit Due at Lease Signing. Ask about our Zero Deposit program to move in faster!
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1345 7th St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1043 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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The original wood flooring was rehabilitated where possible! All appliances included including Washer/Dryer. Bedrooms have generous natural light. Spacious open format makes this a great inviting space to call your own. This ground floor unit also provides the resident with a private covered porch, located right off the up & coming 6th ave Corridor!! Minutes from Downtown and I235. School 2 blocks away! Private parking in the rear of the building; 1 spot per unit. Tenant Responsible for all Utilities and Snow Removal. Owner provides Lawn and Landscape Maintenance. All PMI Central Iowa residents are enrolled in the Resident Benefits Package (RBP) which includes credit building to help boost your credit score with timely rent payments, our best-in-class resident rewards program to earn gift cards, $1M Identity Protection, HVAC air filter delivery, utility concierge service making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, and much more! RBP cost included in the marketed Rental Rate. More details upon application. Application Fee of $50 per person. $100 Leasing Fee and Security Deposit due at Lease Signing. Looking to move fast? Ask about our Zero Deposit Program!
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4200 Knob Hill Dr Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$850
800 sqft
Newly renovated lower level 2 Bedroom 1 Bath apartment provides the Tenant with a great living space which flows into the eat in kitchen area and kitchen. Kitchen provides the Tenant with Refrigerator, Stove, Dishwasher and Garbage Disposal. The LVP Plank flooring throughout the living area and kitchen of the unit make the property easy to maintain throughout the seasons. Tenants have access to Coin Laundry within the Common Areas of the building which have also been recently remodeled. Private parking and great exterior green space in the rear of the building, owner takes care of snow removal, lawn care, exterior and common area maintenance. All PMI Central Iowa residents are enrolled in the Resident Benefits Package (RBP) which includes credit building to help boost your credit score with timely rent payments, our best-in-class resident rewards program to earn gift cards, $1M Identity Protection, HVAC air filter delivery (for applicable properties), utility concierge service making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, and much more! RBP cost is $30 per month in addition to the marketed Rental Rate. More details upon application. Water/Trash included. Tenant is responsible for Electric Utility and Renters Insurance is required. Application Fee $50 per person 18 and older. Security Deposit and $100 Leasing Fee due at lease signing. Pets: $300 Refundable Pet Deposit; Pet Rent $35 per month, per pet. Ask about our Zero Security Deposit program and move in faster!
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612 Grandview Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,065
769 sqft
612 Grandview Avenue Available 10/14/22 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom with garage! - This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is coming available in October. This home has a one car garage, large yard, and unfinished basement with laundry hookups. All kitchen appliances stay. This home does not have Central AC. Residents are responsible for lawn care and snow removal. Initial lease terms are 12 months with short term leases available for an additional fee. Residents are responsible for all utilities: Electric and Gas to be provided through MidAmerican Energy and Water/Sewer/Trash is provided through Des Moines Water Works. Pet-friendly, no breed or weight restrictions. No more than 2 pets per rental home. Initial pet fee ($300 for first pet, $100 for the second) and monthly pet rent ($30/mo. per pet) apply. There is a New Lease Administrative Fee of $70 applied to each approved household to be paid at or before move in. (RLNE7714011)
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3500 East 7th Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,100
848 sqft
3500 East 7th Street Available 10/21/22 Highland Park Area 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom with garage! - This two bedroom, one bathroom home has an unfinished basement and an unattached garage with a large back yard. More photos will be available in early October! Initial lease terms are 12 months with short term leases available for an additional fee. Residents pay all utilities. Electric and Gas are set up and billed through MidAmerican Energy and Water/Sewer/Trash to Des Moines Water Works. Residents also handle all lawn care and snow removal. Pet-friendly, no breed or weight restrictions. No more than 2 pets per home. Initial pet fee ($200 for first pet, $100 for the second) and monthly pet rent ($30/mo. per pet) apply. There is a New Lease Administrative Fee of $70 applied to each approved household to be paid at or before move in. (RLNE7671652)
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4809 nw 62nd ave Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$795
700 sqft
4809 NW 62nd Ave - Property Id: 930341 Johnston apartments offers affordable updated 2 Bedrooms 1 bathroom - approximately 650 SF with Heat Included. Tenant pays water and electric. Updated units come with newer counter tops, appliances, carpet and vinyl. Location, Location, Location -Easy access to I-35, great schools, close to parks and safe location. Coin operated laundry, updated common area and cameras on-site. Deposit is equal to rent. Application cost is $35.00 - New Carpet - New vinyl - New Paint - New AC units - Off-street Parking - Close to parks - On-site cameras - On-Site Coin operated Laundry Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/4809-nw-62nd-ave-johnston-ia/930341 Property Id 930341 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7710297)
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2626 Des Moines Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,250
896 sqft
2626 Des Moines Street Available 10/12/22 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home - *Please note - the hardwood floors are being refinished in this home and photos will be updated October 10th. Initial lease terms are 12 months with short term leases available for an additional fee. Residents pay all utilities. Electric and Gas are set up and billed through MidAmerican Energy and Water/Sewer/Trash to Des Moines Water Works. Residents also handle all lawn care and snow removal. Pet-friendly, no breed or weight restrictions. No more than 2 pets per home. Initial pet fee ($200 for first pet, $100 for the second) and monthly pet rent ($30/mo. per pet) apply. There is a New Lease Administrative Fee of $70 applied to each approved household to be paid at or before move in. (RLNE7571257)
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1359 Idaho St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1359 Idaho St Available 10/03/22 Three bedroom one bath house available for lease! - Recently updated three bedroom one bath house available for rent . Freshly painted New flooring throughout Refrigerator stove and dishwasher included Unfinished basement with washer and dryer hook ups. Lots of storage space Two car garage! You can schedule a self-guided tour today! Just visit Www.stanbroughrealty.com Or call us at 515-334-3345 (RLNE7151349)
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2418 Elizabeth Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,195
864 sqft
2418 Elizabeth Avenue Available 10/28/22 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home with enclosed front porch and 2+ car garage! - This beautiful two bedroom, one bathroom home is coming available in late October! Initial lease terms are 12 months with short term leases available for an additional fee. Residents pay all utilities. Electric and Gas are set up and billed through MidAmerican Energy and Water/Sewer/Trash to Des Moines Water Works. Residents also handle all lawn care and snow removal. Pet-friendly, no breed or weight restrictions. No more than 2 pets per home. Initial pet fee ($200 for first pet, $100 for the second) and monthly pet rent ($30/mo. per pet) apply. There is a New Lease Administrative Fee of $70 applied to each approved household to be paid at or before move in. (RLNE7535632)
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2729 East Grand Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,260
684 sqft
Adorable 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home! - This adorable two bedroom, one bathroom home is coming available in September. This home features a garage, great backyard space, an enclosed front/back porch area, a rear deck, new flooring throughout, new kitchen cabinets and countertops, and a pass through style bathroom. Initial lease terms are 12 months with short term leases available for an additional fee. Residents pay all utilities. Electric and Gas are set up and billed through MidAmerican Energy and Water/Sewer/Trash to Des Moines Water Works. Residents also handle all lawn care and snow removal. Pet-friendly, no breed or weight restrictions. No more than 2 pets per home. Initial pet fee ($200 for first pet, $100 for the second) and monthly pet rent ($30/mo. per pet) apply. There is a New Lease Administrative Fee of $70 applied to each approved household to be paid at or before move in. (RLNE7327891)
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3021 East 9th Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,100
816 sqft
3021 East 9th Street Available 11/11/22 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom rental home - This home has many updated finishes completed in Spring 2022 throughout the interior. New flooring, fresh paint, etc. Residents pay all utilities. Electric and Gas are set up and billed through MidAmerican Energy and Water/Sewer/Trash to Des Moines Water Works. Residents also handle all lawn care and snow removal. Pet-friendly, no breed or weight restrictions. No more than 2 pets per home. Initial pet fee ($200 for first pet, $100 for the second) and monthly pet rent ($30/mo. per pet) apply. There is a New Lease Administrative Fee of $70 applied to each approved household to be paid at or before move in. (RLNE7195960)
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3338 Dubuque Ave Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$1,250
1342 sqft
Large 4 Bedroom 1 Bath Home - 4 bedroom home north of Fairgrounds! Plush carpet throughout, vinyl planks in kitchen, bathroom, and laundry/mudroom area, and new paint throughout. Living room with big windows welcome you from the front door, with a large bedroom off the living room. The spacious dining room at the core of the home. Full bathroom conveniently located off the dining room. The kitchen is spacious with ample cabinets and countertop space. Convenient first floor laundry towards the back of the home, along with a second large sized bedroom. Upstairs you will find two good-sized bedrooms. Large backyard with a concrete pad for those great summer nights. To schedule a showing call or text, Byron, at 515-707-0598 or Bree at 515-601-0796 Apply at: www.pyramidpropertysolutions.com $50.00 per month per pet $40.00 application fee $75.00 administrative fee $9.50 per month for liability insurance (RLNE6514841)
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6460 Merle Hay Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,000
679 sqft
Im looking for someone to take over my lease at BrickTowne Johnston. Theres still 11 months left on the lease (it was an 18 month lease). Im moving in with my partner so nothing bad about the apartment but do need to find a subleaser. $1,000 per month (excl. electric and utilities which is around $75 total each month). Its a 1 bed 1 bath on the first floor. Has a little patio that you can enter and exit through rather than going to the main building doors. It has in unit laundry, newer appliances, no carpet, pet friendly, internet and basic cable included in rent, and secure package deliveries in the office.
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1820 Arlington Ave Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$900
668 sqft
ALL NEW appliances, new cabinets, new fixtures, new floors! Blocks away from the Neal Smith Bike/Pedestrian Trail, Des Moines River Water Trail, Birdland Marina, large parks and green spaces! 3 blocks to a DART bus stop, about 1 miles to Downtown, Lauridsen Skatepark, Wells Fargo Arena, more! Free parking now, plus a 4 stall bicycle/storage garage coming next year. You can bike to work or play from here! Each unit has a new high efficiency furnace and Central AC, fully insulated and air sealed for energy efficiency. ************************************* $1000 security deposit required (everything is brand new in here!). Small pets negotiable (no dogs over 40 lbs., other restrictions). No smoking in building. All utilities paid by Tenant. Each unit has their own new 40 gallon hot water heater, new high efficiency furnace and Central AC, apartment is fully insulated and air sealed for energy efficiency. Credit and criminal background check required (this requires a fee to complete). This step will only be required if you pass the initial free application and wish to proceed. Please contact Mike at 515-505-8246 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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Affordable & Senior Housing - Clover Ridge Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Affordable Housing
Senior Housing
1 Bedroom
$626
600 sqft
Clover Ridge Apartments is an affordable-senior housing community located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Altoona, IA. Rental assistance is provided by the USDA for those who qualify. Clover Ridge offers one-bedroom apartments with amenities specifically tailored to residents 62 or older or disabled of any age. Each unit offers both a private entrance as well as a hallway entrance that connects with our fun community area. Clover Ridge offers ideal accommodations for the active senior. Tenants enjoy coffee and chat sessions, card games, and soaking up the sun on the community patio. Tenants stay active and social by organizing special activities such as potlucks and bingo. With all Clover Ridge has to offer, it could be just what you are looking for in a place to call home. Pictures are representative of units at the property, may not be specific unit available. No office onsite. Showings are by appointment only.
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R & T Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
40 Units Available
Studio
$850
576 sqft
1 Bedroom
$930
689 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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Flats on 5th Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,047
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,252
1070 sqft
Flats on 5th is South Des Moines' newest and best housing development. The Flats offers premium amenities and a convenient location to shopping, dining and nightlife without the premium price tag! We are now open and have apartments available for immediate move-in! Income limits do apply, please contact our office for more details.
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Vine Street Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,107
1039 sqft
This charming community is near Principal Park, Downtown Farmers' Market and Court Avenue District. Updated interiors with large windows and carpet. Spacious layouts. Onsite amenities include a community courtyard and underground, heated flooring.
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Cambridge Court Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$905
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$965
957 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Cambridge Court blends a convenient location with a relaxing community offering the amenities you are sure to enjoy with all the comforts of home. We offer eight spacious one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans to select from. Our community amenities include a new 24-hour fitness center, resident package lockers, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor spa, a playground, and a dog park. When you're on the go you'll appreciate being near I-235 and I-35, major employers, schools, shopping, and local eateries. Stop looking and start living. Call us to schedule a tour today.
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District at 6th Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$962
582 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,198
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,577
1052 sqft

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Ankeny?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Ankeny is $1,026.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Ankeny?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Ankeny is $1,179.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Ankeny?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Ankeny is $1,322.
City Guide for Ankeny, IA

Welcome to Ankeny, a friendly Iowa town with a lot to offer in terms of apartments rental options. Now let’s start sifting through these classifieds so we can find you the home of your dreams!

Ankeny is located about 10 miles north of Des Moines and is largely considered a suburb of the city. Ankeny’s primary industry is centered on the John Deere plant located in the southwest portion of town. Additionally, many Ankeny residents commute to the economic center of Des Moines for work.

Ankeny is very suburban in the sense that it has seen a lot of development in the past 50 or so years. There’s a small historical district located in the city center, with a few mom and pop type shops and older homes, but the majority of the city has been developed since the 1960s. This means that there are plenty of newer apartment complexes, condominiums and townhomes for your renting pleasure. It also means that most of your shopping, dining and nightlife will happen in big box stores and chain restaurants located in the malls and shopping centers of Ankeny. Don’t fret, though! If you’re looking for independently owned shops and restaurants, you’re just a 15-minute drive from Des Moines.

The center of town is located at the intersection of Ankeny Boulevard and 1st Street. These two roads divide the town into quadrants, with each quadrant having its own unique character. The type of rental you want will probably determine which section of town you end up in.

The southern portions of town are where you’ll see some of the older 1960s development. Affordable apartment complexes and the occasional rental home are typically what you’ll find available. The southeastern portion of town generally has more rentals, but you can find the odd apartment on the west side, as well. Two bedroom properties in this area tend to range from $500-$700 per month.

There’s plenty of newer development in the northern part of town. Here, you’ll find a lot of townhomes, newer apartment complexes and condominiums, particularly in the area around Saylorville Lake. Many of these newer apartments offer great amenities, including swimming pools, gyms and clubhouses. Additionally, these developments will usually offer more in the way of flexible leases, studio apartments and furnished apartments for rent. Two bedrooms in the north skew on the slightly more expensive side than southern rentals, generally ranging from $600-$800.

You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a pet-friendly apartment in Ankeny, either. Though some rentals may have limitations on the number or size of pets, you can frequently find apartments that will accept furry friends of all kinds. Remember to ask your landlord prior to signing the lease to avoid any hairy situations (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

So welcome to Ankeny, dear Internet renter! Enjoy all the suburban comforts this Des Moines area city has to offer! See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Ankeny, IA

Finding cheap apartments in Ankeny takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Ankeny by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Ankeny in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Ankeny.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Ankeny. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Ankeny.