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561 Apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA

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Check out 561 verified apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA with rents starting as low as $650. Some apartments for rent in Des Moines might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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The Hampton Meadows Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$750
575 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$750
792 sqft
Located in Des Moines, IA, The Hampton Meadows is the perfect community for you. From the moment you walk through the front door, you'll feel the comfort of our community. The Hampton Meadows offers a variety of spacious 1- and 2- bedroom options for you. Come visit us today!
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Velocity Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
15 Units Available
Studio
$1,003
483 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,337
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,720
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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Melbourne Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$820
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$945
927 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,035
1154 sqft
At Melbourne, everything you need is within easy reach. Located south of downtown Des Moines, Melbourne is a quick commute to the best entertainment, dining and cultural events the metro has to offer. We offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with multiple floor plan options and price points. Enjoy a collection of community spaces to relax, take care of business, and spend time with family and friends. Head outdoors to our splash pad, picnic area, or playground. Indoors you can enjoy our clubhouse, business center, and 24-hour gym. Contact us today to schedule your tour!
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LINC Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
24 Units Available
Studio
$1,015
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,295
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
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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Des Moines

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Des Moines is $1,087, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,053. Last updated December 1 2022
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
The Vue Photo Gallery 1
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8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1020 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1194 sqft
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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Somerset Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$810
672 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$835
806 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,046
1055 sqft
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. You’ll also love the benefit of having laundry facilities on every floor and a playground for the kids to enjoy.
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Cityville on 9th Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
$925
472 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,345
638 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
1120 sqft
With quick access to hot spots like Gray’s Lake and Principal Park, Cityville on 9th is your premium choice of Des Moines apartments. Each of our studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments puts the energy of Des Moines right at your front door without making you sacrifice the space or amenities you’d find in the suburbs. Set up a tour today to see how Cityville fits into your lifestyle.
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The Ridges Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$675
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$825
875 sqft
Come home to The Ridges and discover what sets us apart from the rest! Our community blends the comfort of home with the conveniences you deserve, all within our beautifully manicured grounds. We offer a variety of amenities that include a swimming pool, recently renovated apartment homes and the perfect location. Come home to the apartment home that fits you, with a variety of spacious floor plans that we have available. Plus, we're within walking distance to a variety of nature trails, shopping centers and only minutes from the Des Moines international airport.
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5Fifty5 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,031
1590 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,345
2210 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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Sutton Hill Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$675
572 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$745
748 sqft
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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Rosemont Place Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$695
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$715
913 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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7th St Brownstones Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
Verified
3 Units Available
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
1559 sqft
Flats on 5th Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
1 Bedroom
$975
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
947 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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R & T Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
38 Units Available
Studio
$875
590 sqft
1 Bedroom
$985
887 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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Vine Street Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,033
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,093
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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Rocket Transfer Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,110
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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Canary Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$875
330 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Experience modern living in the brand new Canary Lofts, located at the heart of the energetic Drake neighborhood. Based on a design-led aesthetic and commitment to modern simplicity, our apartments are functional, luxurious and bathed in natural light. Surrounded by great bars, restaurants and retail, Canary Lofts is more than a place to call home. Our convenient location has something for everyone, with dining, unique shops and entertainment just a short walk away.
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District at 6th Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$905
571 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,199
771 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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The Residences at River View Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
12 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$995
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,328
980 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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Gray's Lake Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
9 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$765
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$855
880 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,035
1200 sqft
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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Rowat Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
16 Units Available
Studio
$990
476 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,040
538 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,651
984 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
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Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
$1,050
492 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,194
555 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,669
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
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Studio
$767
357 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,041
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$851
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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Prairie Winds Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$875
800 sqft
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 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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Searching for an apartment for rent in Des Moines, IA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 561 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Des Moines. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Des Moines is $955 for a studio, $1,087 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,053 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 $955 for a studio, $1,087 for a 1-bedroom, $1,053 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,580 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Des Moines, check out our monthly Des Moines Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Des Moines?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Des Moines by using the cheap apartments filter or you can search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Des Moines apartments that allow pets.

How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?

While some Des Moines properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.

How much should I pay for rent in Des Moines?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Des Moines.

How can I find off-campus housing in Des Moines?

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, Des Moines Area Community College, and Iowa State University.

Des Moines

Average Rent
City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Des Moines is $1,087, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,053. Last updated December 1 2022
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List