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343 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA

Looking for 1 bedroom apartments in Des Moines offers a variety of choices and price points. 1 bedroom apartments allow more privacy than living with a roommate, and gives you... Read Guide >
Canary Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,092
460 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,100
540 sqft
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
$962
582 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,198
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,640
1052 sqft
The Residences at River View Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
15 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,045
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,378
910 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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Rowat Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$779
329 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,055
498 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,581
798 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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Gray's Lake Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$755
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$845
880 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,015
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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Confluence on 3rd Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
15 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,212
527 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,755
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
$786
357 sqft
1 Bedroom
$951
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$964
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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Equitable Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,237
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,631
1110 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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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Ingersoll Towers Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
12 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$935
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
901 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,235
1213 sqft
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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Westchester Square Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$890
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,020
976 sqft
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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The 31st Street Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$835
649 sqft
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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Weston Park Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
15 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$860
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$887
913 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,288
1065 sqft
The ever-affordable Weston Park Apartments in Des Moines, IA is now offering comfortable one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes with a full suite of in-unit features, like private patios, renovated kitchens with sleek black appliances, and granite counters. Live here and take advantage of our 24-hour fitness center, resident clubhouse with coffee bar, or the abundant community green space; all minutes from historic Valley Junction, Gray’s Lake, and Downtown. Weston Park is more than a home, it’s a space where you can thrive.
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Wakonda Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$809
530 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$899
660 sqft
The ever-affordable Wakonda Village and Manor Apartment Homes in Des Moines, IA is now offering practical studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartment homes with a full suite of in-unit features, like stainless steel appliances and ceiling fans. Live here and take advantage of our wonderful dog park, swimming pool, and so much more. Wakonda Village and Manor Apartment Homes is more than a home, it’s a space where you can truly thrive.
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R & T Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
38 Units Available
Studio
$875
576 sqft
1 Bedroom
$930
689 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,360
1148 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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Cityville on 9th Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$895
453 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,075
595 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1161 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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LINC Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
30 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,295
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1115 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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The Ridges Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$650
415 sqft
1 Bedroom
$785
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$765
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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The Maxwell Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
Studio
$1,008
462 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,359
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,542
960 sqft
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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Melbourne Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$820
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$945
958 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,035
1115 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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Velocity Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
12 Units Available
Studio
$1,298
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,825
711 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,852
1141 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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Des Moines Building Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
9 Units Available
Studio
$875
398 sqft
1 Bedroom
$953
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,146
1094 sqft
Somerset Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$725
572 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$795
786 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
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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The Randolph Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,285
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does it cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment in Des Moines?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Des Moines is $1,100.

How expensive are two-bedroom apartments in Des Moines?

The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Des Moines is $1,110.

How much would I have to pay for a studio apartment in Des Moines?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Des Moines is $935.
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What to keep in mind when looking for 1 bedroom apartments in Des Moines, IA

Looking for 1 bedroom apartments in Des Moines offers a variety of choices and price points. 1 bedroom apartments allow more privacy than living with a roommate, and gives you more flexibility to find the perfect space for yourself or with a significant other.

There are a few things to consider when touring 1 bedroom apartments, including the square footage and layout. In some cities, small 1 bedroom apartments may cost nearly the same as a studio apartment. Decide whether cost, amenities, or location are the most important to help guide your apartment search.

If cost is a factor while searching for 1 bedroom apartments in Des Moines, consider which floor you will live on. The bottom floor is often cheaper than top floor units, or there may be a unit with undesirable views or with an outdated kitchen that rents for less.

Remember to come prepared during your apartment hunt with pay stubs, a letter of employment or recommendation, identification, and a checkbook to act quickly. The best 1 bedroom apartments require fast action, so come ready to sign.