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Last updated December 5 at 5:04 AM

700 Short-term Apartments for rent in Ankeny, IA

Finding a short-term apartment in Ankeny 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... Read Guide >
Soll Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
8 Units Available
Soll
2301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
Woodland Heights
1 Bedroom
$927
498 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,505
955 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 5:04 AM
Community has bike storage, electric car charging, and outdoor pool. Apartments feature large closets, quartz countertops, and nine-foot ceilings. Close to the Raccoon River and Chamberlain Park.
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1 of 39
Verified
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 5 at 5:04 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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Results within 5 miles of Ankeny
Four Seasons Apartments II Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Four Seasons Apartments II
641 35th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
North of Grand
2 Bedrooms
$915
1000 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 5:03 AM
Four Seasons is located in the middle of Greater Des Moines which means we are about 10 minutes from anywhere in the Greater Des Moines area. In addition, we are 5 minutes from downtown, 3 blocks from Des Moines University (highly-accredited medical school), and 6 minutes from West Des Moines. This unit is in one of our newer buildings, at Four Seasons II. This building has a dishwasher, central air conditioning, private deck, is in a limited-access building, is nearly sound-proofed between apt's for privacy, with 1-1/2 baths. We have also adopted a no-smoking policy in our buildings and inside the units. Any 2 bedroom can be furnished for an additional $250 per month. That would include two complete bedroom sets, a dining room set, and a complete living room set. Come visit our apartment community. It really stands head and shoulders above the others in Des Moines and West Des Moines. We are situated on 6 acres, have plenty of off-street parking, and the property is beautifully landscaped. We also have an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool and a full 2000 sq. ft. clubhouse. The clubhouse has free wireless Internet, cardiovascular exercise equipment, pool table, game room, fireplace, wet bar, men's and women's saunas, showers and changing rooms, and more!
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Verified
3 Units Available
The Maxwell
915 Mulberry St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,195
732 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 5:02 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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Verified
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 5 at 5:01 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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Verified
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 5 at 1:27 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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Verified
4 Units Available
The Edge at Gray's Landing
406 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
$890
439 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,162
842 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:23 AM
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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Verified
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 5 at 1:20 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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Verified
2 Units Available
Meadowlark Place
1250 Southeast 11th Street, Grimes, IA 50111
Grimes
2 Bedrooms
$1,083
850 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:19 AM
Come home to Meadowlark Place, a charming suburban apartment community that offers big city conveniences. Enjoy the small-town character and comfort of Grimes while living just minutes from Iowa's best entertainment, fine dining, and exquisite shopping. Available in a choice of one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans, each Meadowlark Place apartment home offers a host of extras including designer appliances, in-unit washers/dryers, and patios/balconies.
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Verified
2 Units Available
Somerset Apartments
6620 Southeast 5th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
Somerset
2 Bedrooms
$865
830 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,003
1055 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:19 AM
With one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available, we have a layout perfect for both individuals and families of all sizes. Enjoy an abundance of natural light and new appliances in select units. Take some time to relax or exercise in our swimming pool and 24/7 fitness center. Youll also love the benefit of having laundry facilities on every floor and a playground for the kids to enjoy.
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Verified
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 5 at 1:18 AM
Allure at 141 Photo Gallery 1
Verified
1 Unit Available
Allure at 141
725 SE Gateway Dr, Grimes, IA 50111
Grimes
1 Bedroom
$920
849 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:17 AM
Discover exceptional apartment living at The Allure at 141. Our luxury apartments are now open in Grimes, Iowa. Our ideal location will put you in the heart of everything you need, with shopping, eateries, and local parks just minutes away. With easy access to IA-141, The Allure at 141 will provide limitless opportunities to experience the history and excitement of Polk County. Our apartments are being designed with contemporary features to enhance your lifestyle. Residents will be able to choose from a selection of studio to three bedroom floor plans. A modern touch will distinguish every home with sleek plank flooring, energy-efficient layouts, walk-in closets, and elegant kitchens complete with black appliances. A unique blend of refined style and quality will make The Allure at 141 the perfect place to call home. Indulge in the riches of life at The Allure at 141 apartments in Grimes, IA. We are crafting our community to be a place of relaxation and enjoyment. Our team is dedicated to catering to all of your needs. Your furry friends will be welcome, so be sure to bring them along to our pet-friendly community. Be a part of the excitement and join our interest list today! Your new home will be waiting at The Allure at 141.
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Results within 10 miles of Ankeny
Country Club Village Photo Gallery 1
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Contact for Availability
Country Club Village
1200 Office Park Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265
1 Bedroom
$770
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$780
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,120
900 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:15 AM
Apartments and townhouse with full appliance packages, heat and air, fireplaces, and eat-in kitchens. Close to Sacred Heart and Dowling Catholic High School. Pool with sundeck for residents.
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Verified
2 Units Available
Income Restricted - Rumely Lofts
104 SW 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,593
773 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:14 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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Verified
7 Units Available
Bristol Ridge
4435 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
2 Bedrooms
$775
804 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,030
1004 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:13 AM
Living in Urbandale means having access to all of the best events downtown Des Moines and surrounding suburbs have to offer, including the annual Urbandale celebration! With connections to bike trails, interstates and all of the extra amenities, it will be easy to call these apartments home. Combine quality and affordability when you choose Bristol Ridge.
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Verified
4 Units Available
Prairie Winds
2207 E Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
River Woods
2 Bedrooms
$870
800 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:13 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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Verified
2 Units Available
Ashford Ridge
3650 Patricia Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322
2 Bedrooms
$790
934 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:13 AM
Come home to Ashford Ridge, an apartment community that offers affordable living in Urbandale, Iowa. Enjoy living in Central Iowa just minutes away from Des Moines. Head to our website to view our floor plans, photos, and amenities to see why Ashford Ridge is the perfect choice for you!
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Verified
3 Units Available
The 31st Street Apartments
500 31st St, Des Moines, IA 50312
Arbor Peak
1 Bedroom
$870
828 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:12 AM
A charming home near the downtown area and several universities. Large balconies and spacious layouts provided. On-site parking and laundry facilities. Pet-friendly. Near entertainment and shops.
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Verified
3 Units Available
Ingersoll Towers
3662 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
North of Grand
2 Bedrooms
$980
901 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:08 AM
A beautiful community near the area's best dining and shopping. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, sundeck and clubhouse. Apartments feature a private balcony and patio, large kitchen and updated appliances.
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Verified
9 Units Available
Crescent Chase
8650 Crescent Chase, Johnston, IA 50131
Southwest
1 Bedroom
$935
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$985
950 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:07 AM
A stunning community with several floor plan options available. On-site pool with a sundeck, playground and community room provided. Apartments feature walk-in closets and washers and dryers.
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Verified
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 5 at 1:07 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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Parkside Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
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 5 at 1:06 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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Verified
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 5 at 1:06 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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Verified
1 Unit Available
Station 121
121 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
East Village
1 Bedroom
$1,399
692 sqft
Last updated December 5 at 1:06 AM

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Rental prices for short-term apartments in Ankeny range from $900 to $2,850 per month.

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

Currently, there are 2 short-term apartments available for rent in Ankeny.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Ankeny?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Ankeny by using the cheap apartments filter.
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 short-term apartments in Ankeny, IA

Finding a short-term apartment in Ankeny 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.