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Rocket Transfer Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
Rocket Transfer Lofts
320 Southwest 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,425
915 sqft
Last updated October 17 at 2:26 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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4 Units Available
The Randolph
200 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
$873
327 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,048
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 17 at 2:24 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.
Des Moines Building Photo Gallery 1
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22 Units Available
Des Moines Building
405 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
$875
476 sqft
1 Bedroom
$953
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,146
1000 sqft
Last updated October 17 at 2:16 AM
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4 Units Available
The Edge at Gray's Landing
406 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
$890
439 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,162
842 sqft
Last updated October 17 at 2:12 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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15 Units Available
Flats on 5th
7109 Southeast 5th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
1 Bedroom
$967
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,155
957 sqft
Last updated October 17 at 2:04 AM
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.
R & T Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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17 Units Available
R & T Lofts
717 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
$925
569 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,075
848 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1157 sqft
Last updated October 17 at 2:04 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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2 Units Available
Vine Street Lofts
101 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$985
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 17 at 2:03 AM
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.
The Residences at River View Photo Gallery 1
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17 Units Available
The Residences at River View
1405 Southeast 1st Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
McKinley School - Columbus Park
1 Bedroom
$1,058
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,422
910 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 11:53 PM
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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3 Units Available
Gray's Lake Apartments
2800 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321
Southwestern Hills
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$765
880 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$925
1200 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 11:51 PM
A good location near I-235 and area restaurants. On-site amenities include a large gym, outdoor green space, pool, and playground. Spacious interiors with modern updates and ample storage.
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19 Units Available
Rowat Lofts
601 E Vine Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Studio
$990
476 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,123
544 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,576
778 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 11:50 PM
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
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,299
596 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,639
1018 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 11:49 PM
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.
Soll Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
Soll
2301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
Woodland Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,161
612 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,355
792 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 11:47 PM
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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3 Units Available
Flux
1400 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,298
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 16 at 11:47 PM
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.
The Scott at East Village Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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9 Units Available
The Scott at East Village Apartments
700 E 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
East Village
Studio
$789
357 sqft
1 Bedroom
$874
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$755
723 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 11:47 PM
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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1 Unit Available
Crosswinds
1646 Hull Ave E., Des Moines, IA 50313
Union Park
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$860
776 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 16 at 11:46 PM
Come home to Crosswinds Apartments in Des Moines, IA just minutes from downtown and the historic Court Avenue District for shopping and dining, domestic and international grocery stores, banks, interstate highway systems and local attractions. We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes with plenty of storage space and room for your pet! Enjoy our clubhouse with fitness center, business center with wireless internet, community room with kitchen, community patio with BBQ grills, playground, and private garages available. Also offering on-site laundry facilities and off-street parking for you and your guests! Come see our model and make Crosswinds Apartments your new home! NOTE: Management & Leasing Office Open Sunday - By Appointment Only. *Crosswinds participates in an affordable housing program. Household income & student status limitations apply. Please call for more details.
Prairie Winds Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
Prairie Winds
2207 E Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
River Woods
2 Bedrooms
$836
800 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 11:46 PM
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.
Equitable Photo Gallery 1
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8 Units Available
Equitable
604 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,196
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
1156 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 16 at 11:46 PM
Excellent downtown location close to Cowles Commons. Luxurious apartments include laundry, patios or balconies, and granite counters. Community offers 24-hour maintenance, dog park, parking, gym and more.
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2 Units Available
Ingersoll Towers
3662 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
North of Grand
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,110
1070 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 16 at 11:44 PM
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.
The 31st Street Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
The 31st Street Apartments
500 31st St, Des Moines, IA 50312
Arbor Peak
1 Bedroom
$870
828 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 11:44 PM
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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24 Units Available
The Village at Westchester
5413 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
Beaverdale
1 Bedroom
$755
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$780
748 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 11:44 PM
A unique space on 23 acres of park-like land. Onsite amenities include a pool and sundeck. Fireplaces available. Within the Johnston School District. Apartments offer large closets and spacious layouts.
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5 Units Available
Westchester Square
5528 Meredith Dr, Des Moines, IA 50310
Beaverdale
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$995
976 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 11:44 PM
Just a few minutes from dining and entertainment. Outstanding amenities including a pool and ample green space. Apartments feature a fireplace, closets and a private balcony. Appliance packages provided.
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9 Units Available
Weston Park Apartments
4200 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
Southwestern Hills
1 Bedroom
$708
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$834
835 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 16 at 11:43 PM
**We are currently operating with a heightened sensitivity to social distancing. We would still very much love to show you our community and discuss available options for touring. Please contact us to learn more.**Welcome home to Weston Park Apartments in Des Moines, Iowa! Our ideal Southwest Des Moines location is perfect for people who enjoy a short commute to downtown Des Moines, but still treasure a quiet, comfortable atmosphere. Weston Park is less than a ten-minute drive to the metro, historic Valley Junction and The Des Moines International Airport.Weston Park offers newly renovated one, two and three bedroom apartments with granite countertops, black appliances, private patios or balconies and microwaves. Our community amenities including a 24-hour fitness center, two relaxing swimming pools, picnic areas, playground, bark park, basketball court and garages are well maintained throughout the year.
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1 Unit Available
Park Avenue by Broadmoor
4400 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
Southwestern Hills
1 Bedroom
$880
634 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 16 at 11:41 PM
Park Avenue by Broadmoor offers modern apartment living mere minutes from bike trails, parks, swimming beaches and more, making it perfect for the nature-lover or anyone with an appreciation for park-like grounds, shady trees and rolling grassy hills. Yes, please. If hikes and bikes aren’t your thing, you can soak up the great outdoors from the sprawling sun deck at the private community pool, the on-site dog park or the comfort of your attached balcony or patio. The inside is just as nice, too. Your spacious one- or two-bedroom apartment boasts a washer and dryer, super-sized closets and plenty of storage space.
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9 Units Available
Wakonda
1800 Watrous Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315
Watrous South
Studio
$658
465 sqft
1 Bedroom
$698
530 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$853
660 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 11:40 PM
**We are currently operating with a heightened sensitivity to social distancing. We would still very much love to show you our community and discuss available options for touring. Please contact us to learn more.**Come home to Wakonda Village and Manor located in Des Moines, Iowa. We are located just minutes from Downtown Des Moines, the Des Moines International Airport, Wakonda Golf and Country Club, Wakonda Shopping Center, Waterworks Park and Grey’s Lake, yet our quiet, neighborhood-like setting is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day.Wakonda's pet friendly community offers a bark park, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool, picnic areas and garages. Residents enjoy studio, one and two bedroom floor plans with spacious closets, garbage disposals, accent wall color options and private patios or balconies in select homes.
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The average rent in Des Moines is $873 for a studio, $1,124 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,293 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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How much is rent in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, the average rent is $873 for a studio, $1,124 for a 1-bedroom, $1,293 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,088 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Des Moines, check out our monthly Des Moines Rent Report.

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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Des Moines. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, Drake University, Grand View University, Iowa State University, and Des Moines Area Community College.

Average Rent in Des Moines

Last updated October 14
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Des Moines is $1,124, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,293.
Studio
$873
1 Bed
$1,124
2 Beds
$1,293
3+ Beds
$2,088
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List