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Check out 1,155 verified apartments for rent in Polk County, IA with rents starting as low as $550. Some apartments for rent in Polk County 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
1 of 22
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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Lake Shore Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,047
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,327
1060 sqft
Welcome to Lake Shore apartment homes! We offer spacious studios, 1, 2 & 3-bedroom apartment homes located in Ankeny. We provide quality and comfort with an unbeatable location. And we have a variety of amenities you'll love! Lake Shore is the perfect place to call home! Call today to schedule a tour, we'd love to show you around our beautiful community.
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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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Polk County

Average Rent
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Polk County is $1,042, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,103. Last updated December 1 2022
Studio
$921
1 Bed
$1,042
2 Beds
$1,103
3+ Beds
$1,453
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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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The Vue Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
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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Peach Tree Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$999
910 sqft
Welcome to Peach Tree! Our spacious one and two-bedroom apartment homes are located in Ankeny, one of the fastest-growing suburbs. We offer quality and comfort with an unbeatable location. And we have a variety of amenities you'll love! Plus. we have lots of bike paths and trails near our community so you can enjoy the outdoors. Peach Tree is the perfect place to call home, call today to schedule a tour. We'd love to show you around our beautiful community and find the perfect apartment home for you!
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Saylorville Lakeside Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$991
885 sqft
Welcome home! At Saylorville Lakeside our 1 and 2-bedroom apartment homes are designed for easy living with beautiful features. And with an unbeatable location, you'll be within walking distance of grocery stores, child care, fitness centers, parks, and more! Best of all our apartments overlook a forest and are located right next to Saylorville Lake which is a great place to boat, fish, and swim. Call today to schedule a tour, we'd love to show you around the beautiful community!
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Lake Shore Place Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$980
875 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Welcome to Lake Shore Place! We're located in one of the fastest-growing suburbs and we offer a variety of 2- and 3-bedroom apartment homes that have spacious floor plans. And the community offers a prime location. If you're looking for the perfect community with spacious rooms, these apartment homes will be the perfect new home for you.
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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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Lake Shore Park Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$881
812 sqft
We don't just rent apartments. From the moment you walk through the front door you'll feel the comfort and security that makes our residents happy to call us home. Cutting edge amenities, meticulously-groomed grounds, and a dedicated staff contributes to a higher standard of living. Convenient shopping, award-winning schools, local museums and parks are all close at hand, with sponsored activities to develop new hobbies while getting to know your neighbors.
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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
92 West Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$950
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,031
1062 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1262 sqft
At 92West Apartment Homes in West Des Moines, you're just minutes away from everything you want: great food, amazing entertainment, incredible shopping options, and plenty of nearby nature and bike paths. Our spacious 1,2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes are available for immediate move in with flexible lease terms to meet all your needs.
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Hamlet Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$809
623 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$799
924 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,025
1063 sqft
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of West Des Moines, find your home at Hamlet. These apartments sit back among the trees and nearby to several parks and bike trails, accentuated by a rustic silo and antique-style barn that has been converted into a community clubhouse with exciting amenities. Located just minutes from Jordan Creek Town Center and Historic Valley Junction, Hamlet’s selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are sure to fit your needs.
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Meadowlark Place Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$994
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,115
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,414
1095 sqft
Come home to Meadowlark Place, a charming suburban apartment community that offers big city conveniences. Enjoy the small-town character and comfort of Grimes while living just minutes from Iowa's best entertainment, fine dining, and exquisite shopping. Available in a choice of one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans, each Meadowlark Place apartment home offers a host of extras including designer appliances, in-unit washers/dryers, and patios/balconies.
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Bristol Ridge Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$775
579 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$900
902 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,041
1004 sqft
Living in Urbandale means having access to all of the best events downtown Des Moines and surrounding suburbs have to offer, including the annual Urbandale celebration! With connections to bike trails, interstates and all of the extra amenities, it will be easy to call these apartments home. Combine quality and affordability when you choose Bristol Ridge.
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Renew Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$860
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1049 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1344 sqft
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, you’ll 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 café, and community pool. Contact us today to learn more about calling ReNew Jordan Creek home!
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Flats on 5th Photo Gallery 1
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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
1 of 22
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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Find an apartment for rent in Polk County, IA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Polk County, IA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 1,155 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Polk County. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Polk County is $921 for a studio, $1,042 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,103 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.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Polk County apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Polk County, IA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Polk County?

In Polk County, the average rent is $921 for a studio, $1,042 for a 1-bedroom, $1,103 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,453 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Polk County, check out our monthly Polk County Rent Report.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Polk County?

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

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

While some Polk County 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 Polk County?

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 Polk County.

How can I find off-campus housing in Polk County?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Polk County. 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.

Polk County

Average Rent
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Polk County is $1,042, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,103. Last updated December 1 2022
Studio
$921
1 Bed
$1,042
2 Beds
$1,103
3+ Beds
$1,453
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List