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Last updated December 8 at 8:52 AM

357 Apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA with Move-in Specials

Move-in specials offer an enticing incentive to Des Moines apartment renters looking to save. However, it’s important to ask about any stipulations to the move-in specials. A ... Read Guide >
Canary Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
38 Units Available
Canary Lofts
2530 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Drake
Studio
$795
330 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
815 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 8:52 AM
Experience modern loft-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 lofts 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
1 of 24
Verified
26 Units Available
District at 6th
201 Southeast 6th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
East Village
Studio
$950
571 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,230
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,615
1068 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 8:52 AM
Get 2 Months Free! Call us today to learn more about our offerings!
The Residences at River View Photo Gallery 1
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 8 at 8:51 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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Rowat Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
18 Units Available
Rowat Lofts
601 E Vine Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Studio
$1,000
476 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,113
568 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,576
778 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 8:48 AM
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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Soll Photo Gallery 1
Verified
9 Units Available
Soll
2301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
Woodland Heights
1 Bedroom
$917
492 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,503
955 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 8:45 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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The 31st Street Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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 8 at 8:43 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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Flats on 5th Photo Gallery 1
Verified
15 Units Available
Flats on 5th
7109 Southeast 5th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
1 Bedroom
$967
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,155
1070 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 8:07 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.
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Verve Photo Gallery 1
Verified
10 Units Available
Verve
225 E Center St, Des Moines, IA 50309
East Village
Studio
$1,164
519 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,292
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,648
1150 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 7:28 AM
A contemporary touch on upscale living, Verve apartments combine the warmth of a home with industrial accents. Between our studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, theres a floor plan designed just for you.
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Station 121 Photo Gallery 1
Verified
2 Units Available
Station 121
121 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
East Village
1 Bedroom
$1,383
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
788 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 7:17 AM
The Vue Photo Gallery 1
Verified
12 Units Available
The Vue
922 8th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,295
878 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,262
1047 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1349 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 7:15 AM
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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Rocket Transfer Lofts Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
Rocket Transfer Lofts
320 Southwest 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,210
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
915 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 7:13 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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Cityville on 9th Photo Gallery 1
Verified
46 Units Available
Cityville on 9th
550 Southwest 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
Studio
$900
472 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,116
632 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,463
1161 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 7:12 AM
With quick access to hot spots like Grays 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 youd find in the suburbs. Set up a tour today to see how Cityville fits into your lifestyle.
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The Maxwell Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
The Maxwell
915 Mulberry St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
$988
452 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,195
732 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 7:11 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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LINC Photo Gallery 1
Verified
48 Units Available
LINC
210 Southwest 11th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,364
895 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,545
1150 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
1470 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 7:09 AM
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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Verified
3 Units Available
7th St Brownstones
325 Southwest 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
1559 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 7:01 AM
5Fifty5 Photo Gallery 1
Verified
6 Units Available
5Fifty5
555 Southwest 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1590 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
2210 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 7:01 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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Results within 1 mile of Des Moines
Plaza Manor Photo Gallery 1
Verified
11 Units Available
Plaza Manor
3821 66th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
1 Bedroom
$740
545 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$725
525 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 8:43 AM
Located near I-35, schools and shopping. This community is only a half a mile from Merle Hay Mall. On-site amenities include ample storage and private laundry. Green space and kids area provided.
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Cambridge Court Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
13 Units Available
Cambridge Court Apartments
1225 11th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265
1 Bedroom
$885
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$960
957 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,260
1340 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 8:02 AM
Cambridge Court blends a convenient location with a relaxing community offering the amenities you are sure to enjoy with all the comforts of home. We offer eight spacious one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans to select from. Our community amenities include a new 24-hour fitness center, resident package lockers, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor spa, a playground, and a dog park. When you're on the go you'll appreciate being near I-235 and I-35, major employers, schools, shopping, and local eateries. Stop looking and start living. Call us to schedule a tour today.
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Results within 5 miles of Des Moines
Cadence Photo Gallery 1
Verified
14 Units Available
Cadence
6300 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131
East
1 Bedroom
$1,020
737 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
1040 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 8:51 AM
With 30 different floor plans to choose from, you're bound to find just what you're looking for in Cadence apartments. Whether you're looking for a 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartment, we have something for everyone. Come browse our photo gallery and see our contemporary, open-concept apartments or book a tour so that you can get a better feel of how our community and apartment amenities will fit your lifestyle.
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Crescent Chase Photo Gallery 1
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 8 at 8:43 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
5 Units Available
Legacy Landing
2701 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211
1 Bedroom
$896
626 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,096
908 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,245
1158 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 7:26 AM
Achieve a life of style and luxury at Legacy Landing. Open floor plans and state-of-the-art amenities define the contemporary lifestyle residents enjoy. Our one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes offer modern, sophisticated touches and make Legacy Landing a place youre proud to call home. It will be hard to pick your favorite feature with spacious closets, in-home washers/dryers and private patios.
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Results within 10 miles of Des Moines
Autumn Ridge Photo Gallery 1
Verified
22 Units Available
Autumn Ridge
1150 SE Olson Dr, Waukee, IA 50263
1 Bedroom
$985
845 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
964 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1217 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 8:51 AM
Great location, just minutes from Waukee High School, Centennial Park, and Jethro's BBQ. Apartments feature quartz countertops, washers and dryers and 9-foot ceilings. Community includes 24-hour maintenance, BBQ grills and pool.
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360 at Jordan West Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
360 at Jordan West
360 Bridgewood Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Studio
$960
529 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,200
750 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 8:45 AM
Limited-Time Special: Now pre-leasing our Studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom homes! Join our Priority List by December 31st and receive $150 off your first month's rent when you move in! *Details may apply, please contact us for more information. Meet one of West Des Moines' newest apartment communities — 360 at Jordan West — located next to Jordan Creek Town Center. Here, you can live, work and play in a community tailored to you. We offer studio, 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom with den, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments. Our community was designed around entertainment and connectivity so that you can live life fully here. Relax during a yoga class, take a dip in the hot tub or resort-style pool, hang out with friends in the party room, or grill up some burgers at our outdoor grills. Soak up the views of the greenspace, hop on the nearby trail, or walk over to Jordan Creek Town Center for some drinks and dinner with friends. In your apartment home, you'll enjoy granite countertops, undermount
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Verified
10 Units Available
Renew Jordan Creek
210 S Prairie View Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$983
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,260
858 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1344 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 7:07 AM
Experience all that West Des Moines, IA has to offer with ReNew Jordan Creek! Located just 2 miles from the junction between Interstates 35, 80, and 235, youll have convenient access to Drake University and Des Moines Community College and specialty shops and eateries at the Galleria at Jordan Creek. Our spacious one, two, and three bedroom apartments feature large windows that bring in plenty of natural light, fully equipped kitchens with stainless-steel appliances, wood burning fireplaces, and vaulted ceilings. Community amenities include a bark park and paw spa, 24-hour fitness studio, cyber caf, and community pool. Contact us today to learn more about calling ReNew Jordan Creek home!
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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments with move-in specials in Des Moines, IA

Move-in specials offer an enticing incentive to Des Moines apartment renters looking to save. However, it’s important to ask about any stipulations to the move-in specials. A free month’s rent may only apply to specific apartment floors or basic amenities instead of the apartment you really want.

Other move-in specials might include a lowered or no security deposit option. Keep in mind the lack of security deposit means you are responsible for damage when moving out.

No application fees are also popular move-in specials, which will immediately put more money back in your pocket.

Des Moines apartments are more likely to offer move-in specials during an off-season like winter when fewer people are moving. You may be able to negotiate your own special like free parking for a year in the paid garage.