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691 Short-term Apartments for rent in Norwalk, IA

Finding a short-term apartment in Norwalk takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new j... Read Guide >
Sherwood Glen Photo Gallery 1
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10 Units Available
Sherwood Glen
8825 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322
1 Bedroom
$785
619 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$850
832 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:08 AM
Located just minutes from shopping and recreation centers, and 10 minutes from Downtown. On-site amenities include a pool and sundeck. Each apartment features large closets and a full kitchen package.
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Results within 5 miles of Norwalk
TurtleCreek Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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18 Units Available
TurtleCreek Apartments
225 Prairie View Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$915
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,240
1035 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:08 AM
Furnished units with walk-in closets, ceiling fans, and in-unit laundry. Amenities include a 24-hr gym, hot tub, and bike storage. Pet-friendly. Easy highway access, near Jordan Creek Town Center and minutes from downtown.
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13 Units Available
Mansions at Jordan Creek
355 88th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$1,040
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,260
1080 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:07 AM
A modern community located near the park and area schools. Tucked into a residential area. These homes are larger with ample storage and nine-foot ceilings. On-site pool, fire pit and gym. Pet-friendly.
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Bricks at Waukee East Photo Gallery 1
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9 Units Available
Bricks at Waukee East
1400 SE Bishop Drive, Waukee, IA 50263
Hemingway
1 Bedroom
$943
654 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,140
941 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:07 AM
Now Leasing The Bricks Waukee East apartment homes, a brand new way of thinking and style of living in Waukee, Iowa. The Bricks Waukee East homes offer a new way of living in Waukee, Iowa. The Bricks Waukee East features pet-friendly one and two-bedroom apartment homes crafted with the imaginative combination of modern interior finishes and a vintage brick exterior.
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BelleMeade Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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7 Units Available
BelleMeade Apartments
204 S 64th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$1,425
952 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,755
1390 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,265
1741 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:06 AM
Minutes from Jordan Creek Town Center. Updated interiors with walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances. Available furnished. Outstanding amenities include a dog park, 24-hour gym and a pool. Internet cafe and garage available.
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LINC Photo Gallery 1
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34 Units Available
LINC
210 Southwest 11th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,294
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1085 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,195
1375 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:05 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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6 Units Available
5Fifty5
555 Southwest 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
1590 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
2210 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:05 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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2 Units Available
Prairie Winds
2207 E Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
River Woods
2 Bedrooms
$872
800 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:04 AM
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.
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2 Units Available
Windsor Square by Broadmoor
900 65th St, Windsor Heights, IA 50324
Windsor Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,010
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
1031 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:04 AM
Tucked away in one of Des Moines' most attractive neighborhoods, Windsor Square by Broadmoor puts you just minutes to everything: Drake and Des Moines Universities, shopping, entertainment, restaurants and I-235. For successful professionals, on-the-go students and empty nesters alike, Windsor Square is the place to be. With a sparkling pool and clubhouse, spacious floor plans, super-sized closets and a washer and dryer in every apartment, Windsor Square offers all the amenities of home — and more — without the headaches of homeownership. And thanks to the big trees, shady sidewalks and surrounding parks, you can enjoy a real sense of community and privacy in your new neighborhood.
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360 at Jordan West Photo Gallery 1
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5 Units Available
360 at Jordan West
360 Bridgewood Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$1,340
902 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,515
1161 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,980
1519 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:03 AM
Limited-Time Special: Now pre-leasing our Studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom homes! Join our Priority List by January 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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Results within 10 miles of Norwalk
The Parker at Seventh Photo Gallery 1
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7 Units Available
The Parker at Seventh
615 Park St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
$825
495 sqft
1 Bedroom
$885
575 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,035
727 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:03 AM
Downtown apartments with views of the Des Moines skyline. Stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and microwaves. Cable television included. Community area with Wi-Fi. Close to public transportation.
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Ashford Ridge Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Ashford Ridge
3650 Patricia Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322
2 Bedrooms
$852
884 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:03 AM
Come home to Ashford Ridge, an apartment community that offers affordable living in Urbandale, Iowa. Enjoy living in Central Iowa just minutes away from Des Moines. Head to our website to view our floor plans, photos, and amenities to see why Ashford Ridge is the perfect choice for you!
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Legacy Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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10 Units Available
Legacy Apartments
3610 Twana Dr, Des Moines, IA 50310
Lower Beaver
1 Bedroom
$705
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$750
800 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:02 AM
Ingersoll Square Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Ingersoll Square
1900 High Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Sherman Hill
1 Bedroom
$915
662 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:02 AM
Rowat Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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8 Units Available
Rowat Lofts
601 E Vine Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Studio
$1,005
471 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,098
551 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,576
778 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:02 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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Confluence on 3rd Photo Gallery 1
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18 Units Available
Confluence on 3rd
103 SW 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
$1,089
433 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,095
674 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,612
1018 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:02 AM
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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Sutton Hill Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Sutton Hill
2100 King Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
Pioneer Park
2 Bedrooms
$715
748 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:02 AM
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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Soll Photo Gallery 1
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12 Units Available
Soll
2301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
Woodland Heights
1 Bedroom
$927
498 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,390
954 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:02 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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Velocity Photo Gallery 1
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19 Units Available
Velocity
200 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
East Village
Studio
$945
509 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,245
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,477
1150 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:02 AM
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, theres a floor plan tailored just for you. Weve 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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The Drake Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
The Drake
1260 34th Street #1101, Des Moines, IA 50311
Drake
2 Bedrooms
$750
693 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$1,339
1088 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:02 AM
The Drake Apartments is Des Moines, Iowa’s choice for convenient living. We offer a wide choice of rental options including one, two, three and four bedroom floor plans. We even have individual rooms that can be leased separately in select four bedroom units. The Drake Apartments are conveniently located within walking distance to campus. Shopping and entertainment choices are nearby. We are close to interstates and located on a bus line. We have responsive on-site management and our own maintenance team. Our community has shared amenities like a community pool, sun deck and picnic area. The Drake offers secure package receiving and an on-site laundry. We have off-street parking and have optional garages available for covered parking or additional storage. Each apartment is cable-ready and comes with window coverings. We accept secure, online rent payments in a selection of payment option. We offer flexible leases, depending on circumstances, and encourage you to contact us with your questions. If you are interested in becoming a resident of The Drake Apartments, schedule a visit or fill out an application today. We look forward to assisting you in finding the right apartment for you.
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Watermark at Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
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13 Units Available
Watermark at Jordan Creek
6455 Galleria Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$1,140
703 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
1086 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,620
1434 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:02 AM
Retail and entertainment are convenient to this community thanks to its proximity to Jordan Creek Town Center. Apartments have in-unit laundry and either a patio or balcony. There's an onsite pool, hot tub and gym.
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Park 88 Photo Gallery 1
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13 Units Available
Park 88
595 88th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Studio
$954
518 sqft
1 Bedroom
$985
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,560
1148 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:01 AM
Park88 is a new apartment and townhome community in West Des Moines offering luxury amenities with a relaxed vibe that will make you feel at home. We offer spacious floorplans to fit every stage of life from studio apartments, 1-3 bedroom apartments and 1-3 bedroom townhomes. Our community was designed with your lifestyle in mind. With spacious layouts and exceptional amenities, our apartments and townhomes will feel like coming home. Your time will feel more like your own with the convenience of our fitness center, dog park and nearby shopping and dining. And when it’s time to unwind, our outdoor pool, playground, and bike-friendly trail system await. We’re sure you’ll never want to leave home, but when you do, Park88 is close to I-80, Waukee schools, and Jordan Creek Mall. Give our property manager a call to schedule a tour today and come home to Park88!
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R & T Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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21 Units Available
R & T Lofts
717 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
Studio
$975
834 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,025
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
919 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:01 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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Sierra Pointe
7171 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$1,170
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,465
1230 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 1:01 AM
Experience convenient community amenities on this pet-friendly property, including a heated saltwater pool, pet spa and heated underground parking. Features in-unit front loading washer and dryer and oversized windows. Close to I-80 and Peony Park.
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City Guide for Norwalk, IA

Voted Business week's "Best Affordable Suburb" in Iowa in 2010 and is considered to be one of the preeminent communities in the Des Moines Metro.

Norwalk started out as a log cabin built by Samuel Snyder in 1852. When it was incorporated in 1900, the town was exactly one square mile in size. Today the city has grown so that she shares borders with her neighboring cities of Cumming, Des Moines and West Des Moines and at the 2010 census reported a population of 8,945. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for short-term apartments in Norwalk, IA

Finding a short-term apartment in Norwalk takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new job, a relationship change, or to explore a new city before committing to staying. Whatever the reason, short-term apartments can provide the flexibility that traditional leases don’t.

Before signing a rental agreement or short-term apartment lease, study all of the details thoroughly. Renters usually have more restrictions and rules to follow when renting a short-term apartment. For starters, you usually can’t make modifications like painting or hanging pictures.

Short-term apartments are ideal for flexibility, but also don’t protect the renter long-term. You could face the possibility of rent increases on a monthly basis. The landlord could also decline to renew your lease and leave you looking for another short-term rental.

If your main priority is flexibility, a short-term apartment is an ideal situation. However, ensure that you fully understand the rental agreement terms before signing.