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144 Apartments for rent in Urbandale, IA

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Walnut Lake
4454 NW 142nd St
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 04:14pm
1 Bedroom
$879
2 Bedrooms
$937
3 Bedrooms
$1,151
Enjoy quiet living with easy access to I-80. New, modern complex has homes with walk-in closets and granite counters. Air conditioning. Community features include a game room, gym and garage parking.
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Plaza Manor
3821 66th St
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 04:13pm
1 Bedroom
$680
2 Bedrooms
$695
3 Bedrooms
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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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SaddleBrook Apartments
8301 Colby Pkwy
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 04:13pm
1 Bedroom
$810
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
Modern apartments in a friendly residential community. Located between the Urbandale Public Library and North Karen Acres Park. Furnished homes have ovens, laundry facilities and garbage disposals. Media room, parking and swimming pool. Near I-80.
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Sherwood Glen
8825 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 04:13pm
1 Bedroom
$715
2 Bedrooms
$760
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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Bristol Ridge
4435 86th St
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 10 at 01:17am
1 Bedroom
$600
2 Bedrooms
$685
3 Bedrooms
$950
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Ashford Ridge
3650 Patricia Dr
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 10 at 01:17am
1 Bedroom
$685
2 Bedrooms
$685
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Westpointe Apartments and Townhomes
2510 Canterbury Rd
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 04:14pm
Studio
$603
1 Bedroom
$763
2 Bedrooms
$808
4316 152nd Court
4316 152nd Court
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
15211 Greenbelt Drive
15211 Greenbelt Drive
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 11:29am
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
15508 Townsend Ave
15508 Townsend Avenue
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 11:29am
3 Bedrooms
$1,515
4306 153rd Place
4306 153rd Place
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 11:29am
2 Bedrooms
$1,335
1007 Tanglewood Dr
1007 161st Street
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 09:39am
5 Bedrooms
$3,700
4318 152nd court
4318 152nd Court
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 03:50pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,415
4805 86th st #30
4805 86th Street
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 21 at 04:03pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
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Urban Green
7715 Hickman Rd
Polk County, IA
Updated January 21 at 11:45am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$799
A unique community in a quiet location, this beautiful development features balconies or patios on each unit, complete appliance packages, cable connections, and granite countertops in some unit. Walk to nearby trails and public transit.
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Stonegate Crossing
15400 Boston Parkway
Clive, IA
Updated January 21 at 12:46pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$950
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
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92 West
1770 92nd St.
West Des Moines, IA
Updated January 21 at 01:19pm
1 Bedroom
$900
2 Bedrooms
$995
3 Bedrooms
$1,099
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The Flats Apartments
3000 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Updated January 21 at 04:13pm
Studio
$742
1 Bedroom
$867
2 Bedrooms
$954
Great location close to Valley West Mall, I-235, I-80 and I-35, and plenty of great shopping and entertainment. On-site management and on-site maintenance to address any issues right away.
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Westchester Square
5528 Meredith Dr
Des Moines, IA
Updated January 21 at 04:13pm
1 Bedroom
$760
2 Bedrooms
$875
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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Residences at 62W
6000 NW 62nd Ave
Johnston, IA
Updated January 18 at 07:06pm
1 Bedroom
$1,145
2 Bedrooms
$1,360
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
Features convenient community amenities, including a poolside cabanas and bike rentals. Enjoy upscale apartment amenities in every unit, including a private balcony, quartz countertops and gourmet kitchen. Located near I-35 and Merle Hay Road.
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Winwood
6031 Meadow Crest Dr
Johnston, IA
Updated May 25 at 11:38pm
Studio
$725
1 Bedroom
$815
2 Bedrooms
$920
Just off I-80 and I-35 near Jordan Creek Town Center, Saylorville Lake, and the Iowa Event Center. Vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, and private entrances. Certified crime-free housing community.
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3421 Merle Hay Rd
3421 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
2 Bedrooms
$850
3425 Merle Hay Rd
3425 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
2 Bedrooms
$800
3423 Merle Hay Rd
3423 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
2 Bedrooms
$850
City GuideUrbandale
Urbandale, IA

Welcome to Urbandale, Iowa, a friendly little Des Moines suburb. Let’s check out some of these apartment rentals and find you the home of your dreams!

Urbandale is located about seven miles northwest of Des Moines’s city center. Though mostly suburban in nature, Urbandale has undergone some recent development, including industrial parks along the I-35/I-80 corridor that has brought new business into town.

Shopping, dining and entertainment will all be found in the chain stores and malls located throughout town. If you’re looking for a more diverse diversion, you’ll just have to take the short drive to Des Moines.

For outdoor-lovers, Urbandale has 850 acres of parks and 33 miles of recreational trails that connect to other trails in Des Moines proper. As a family-friendly suburb, these parks are clean and have great summer activities for kids of all ages.

The neighborhoods of Urbandale are divided as they go farther from the city center and Des Moines. Neighborhoods on the furthest west of the city center will be the nicest, quietest and most expensive.

West of 86th Street is the neighborhood referred to as Ryder. Here, you’ll find lots of new development in both private homes and luxury apartment buildings, condominiums and townhomes. Many of these rentals also have amenities including gyms, pools and clubhouses. Rents here will be the highest in town, though still relatively affordable, generally ranging from $800 to $1100 for a two bedroom.

Between the city center and 86th Street there’s also a lot of newer development and apartments for rent. This region still tends to be relatively quiet, and many buildings will have similar amenities as the developments in the west. Two bedrooms in this area generally range from $700 to $900.

Just south of the city center, you’ll find a stretch of luxury development located on Grand Avenue right along the border of West Des Moines. Many of these apartments for rent are in newer developments with beaucoup amenities. Prices for two bedrooms here range from $700 to $1000.

Rental homes are available in suburban-feeling neighborhoods scattered throughout town. Prices for rental homes generally range from $800 to $1000, depending on size and neighborhood.

Many of the newer, luxury developments tend to cater to young professionals and families relocating to Urbandale. Because of this, you can occasionally find good deals on furnished apartments for rent with short-term leases.

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly rental, your apartment search may be a little hit or miss. Pet policies in Urbandale vary by development. Some newer, luxury rentals or townhomes may have limitations on the number or size of your pets, while others may require an additional pet deposit. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t find a dog friendly rental right out of the gate, there are always good options around, you’ll just have to dig a little deeper.

So, welcome to Urbandale! Enjoy all that this self-sufficient Des Moines suburb has to offer!

January 2019 Urbandale Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Urbandale Rent Report. Urbandale rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Urbandale rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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January 2019 Urbandale Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Urbandale Rent Report. Urbandale rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Urbandale rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Urbandale rents increase sharply over the past month

Urbandale rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Urbandale stand at $760 for a one-bedroom apartment and $930 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Urbandale's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.9%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

    Urbandale rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Urbandale, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Urbandale is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Urbandale's median two-bedroom rent of $930 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.9% rise in Urbandale.
    • While Urbandale's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.3%), New York (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Urbandale than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than three times the price in Urbandale.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.