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Last updated September 25 at 10:14 PM

266 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 >
Four Seasons Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
Four Seasons Apartments
3003 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
Woodland Heights
1 Bedroom
$705
500 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:07 PM
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. Any 1 bedroom can be furnished for an additional $200 per month and 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! Note: Each unit is unique, please inquire for more information!
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7 Units Available
Windsor Terrace
3333 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
North of Grand
1 Bedroom
$675
600 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:06 PM
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7 Units Available
Ingersoll Square
1900 High Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Sherman Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,003
662 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:06 PM
Legacy Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
Legacy Apartments
3610 Twana Dr, Des Moines, IA 50310
Lower Beaver
1 Bedroom
$730
650 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:06 PM
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1 Unit Available
Metro Lofts
100 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$993
672 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:02 PM
In the Court Avenue District near the best dining and nightlife. On-site fitness center, underground parking and computer learning center. Close to the bus station, playgrounds and parks.
Income Restricted - Rumely Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
Income Restricted - Rumely Lofts
104 SW 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$847
773 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:06 PM
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.
Des Moines Building Photo Gallery 1
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19 Units Available
Des Moines Building
405 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$953
704 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:28 PM
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4 Units Available
Soll
2301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
Woodland Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,315
773 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:43 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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8 Units Available
Wakonda
1800 Watrous Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315
Watrous South
1 Bedroom
$716
530 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:38 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.
Results within 1 mile of Des Moines
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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
Last updated September 25 at 6:39 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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Verified
3 Units Available
The 31st Street Apartments
500 31st St, Des Moines, IA 50312
Arbor Peak
1 Bedroom
$870
828 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:40 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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6 Units Available
Weston Park Apartments
4200 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
Southwestern Hills
1 Bedroom
$845
695 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:40 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.**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.
The Scott at East Village Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
9 Units Available
The Scott at East Village Apartments
700 E 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
East Village
1 Bedroom
$1,173
525 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:42 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.
Results within 5 miles of Des Moines
Flux Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
Flux
1400 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,309
614 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:43 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.
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2 Units Available
Rocket Transfer Lofts
320 Southwest 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,155
717 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:26 PM
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
6 Units Available
The Randolph
200 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,108
760 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:24 PM
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
17 Units Available
Rowat Lofts
601 E Vine Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
1 Bedroom
$1,123
544 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:46 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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Verified
8 Units Available
Westchester Square
5528 Meredith Dr, Des Moines, IA 50310
Beaverdale
1 Bedroom
$915
753 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:40 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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Verified
20 Units Available
The Village at Westchester
5413 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
Beaverdale
1 Bedroom
$755
600 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:40 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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19 Units Available
Confluence on 3rd
103 SW 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,009
555 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:44 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.
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Verified
12 Units Available
Gray's Lake Apartments
2800 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321
Southwestern Hills
1 Bedroom
$685
680 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:46 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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Verified
17 Units Available
The Residences at River View
1405 Southeast 1st Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
McKinley School - Columbus Park
1 Bedroom
$1,059
625 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:48 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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Verified
8 Units Available
R & T Lofts
717 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,075
848 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:14 PM
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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14 Units Available
Flats on 5th
7109 Southeast 5th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
1 Bedroom
$967
725 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:14 PM
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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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 $1,121.

How expensive are two-bedroom apartments in Des Moines?

The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Des Moines is $1,259.

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 $900.
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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.