of neighborhoods selected. We’ll search anywhere in .
Start your Waukee apartment search!
Select how many bedrooms you want.
What are you looking to pay?
Where are you looking to move?
Please enter a location.
Where do you want to live?
In specific areas
Anywhere in
What areas would you like to look at?
out of areas selected.
Where do you work or go to school?
We'll show you how far the commute is
to the places you go to the most.
Please enter a location or skip.
I want to live within
How do you get there?
I drive (without traffic)
I drive (in traffic)
I ride public transit
I bike
What do you prefer?
On-site laundry
In-unit laundry
Washer/dryer connections
What about parking?
What other features do you want?
Hardwood Floors
Air Conditioning
What pets do you have?
I care most about
Getting all my features
Staying in the location I want
Having the cheapest price
Don’t worry, this won’t remove any matches
About when would you like to move in?
I’m just looking
I want to move, but I’m not in a hurry
I need to move, but can be a little flexible
I’ve gotta move!
What lease length are you looking to sign?
Are you signing a lease with anyone else?
A cosigner
Roommates, partner, etc.
Me, myself, and I
What's your monthly household income, before taxes?
Be sure to include the total income from all adults.
(We use this to save you time & help you find rents you will qualify for.)
Great! Your income qualifies you for the rent you chose.
So you know, apartments typically require your monthly income to be 2-3x the rent. Exact income requirements may vary, so always double-check with the apartment.
Apartments require 2-3x the rent in monthly income
Your monthly income only qualifies for a max rent of . Do you want to change your max rent?
Yes. Set my max rent to
No, I'll stick with
Did you know apartments require 2-3x the rent in monthly income?
Depending on your exact income you may not qualify for all apartments up to $500.
Have you been evicted?
I've never been evicted
I've been evicted
How did you hear about Apartment List?
Please select all that apply.
TV / Streaming Video
Friend or Family
Postcard / Snail Mail
Radio / Streaming Audio
Renters love us!
We’re rated 4.5 out of 5 because renters have so much success finding places they love.
Oops! Please enter an email.
Looks like you've been here before. Welcome back.
Please log in to use this email.
Invalid email or password.
We've sent a password reset email with instructions to
You can close this window
Make your results better
Personalize your results by telling us what you think of your first three matches.

87 Apartments for rent in Waukee, IA

Read Guide >
Last updated January 22 at 3:52pm UTC
1305 SE Florence Drive #106
Waukee, IA
Updated January 14 at 10:38am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2290 SE Prairie Creek Dr
Grant Park
Waukee, IA
Updated January 14 at 10:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
150 SE Dillon Dr
Glynn Village
Waukee, IA
Updated January 3 at 3:45pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
575 SE Melrose Dr
Waukee, IA
Updated January 14 at 10:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1320 SE Florence Dr
Waukee, IA
Updated January 14 at 2:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
270 Parkview Dr
Waukee, IA
Updated January 11 at 11:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
405 Northview Drive
Waukee, IA
Updated January 18 at 7:56pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
720 SE Prairie Park Lane
Grant Park
Waukee, IA
Updated January 14 at 10:39am UTC
4 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of Waukee, IA
3504 163rd St
Berkshire Estates
Urbandale, IA
Updated January 18 at 8:09pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of Waukee, IA
8601 Westown Pkwy #19212
West Des Moines
West Des Moines, IA
Updated January 18 at 8:03pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
2782 NW 155th Ct
Clive, IA
Updated January 22 at 1:00pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Apartment List detective logo

Keep Looking!

Try removing some filters or broadening your
search area to see more results.

Apartment List detective logo

Zoom in to see more.

Trying to get a feel for the larger area? No problem.
When you're ready, zoom in again to see pins and listings.

Apartment List sad heart

Something went wrong.

Please try your search again or reload the page.

City Guide
Moving to Waukee

Want to be a part of the community? When looking for a possible new home you'll have to take note of the necessary information such as the location of the property and how convenient the place will be for you. One of the most important things to consider is the affordability, as well as the quality of the property. Housing units in Waukee may vary from detached houses, townhouses, 3-5 unit structures to mobile homes and condo units. Apartment rentals are relatively more expensive in Waukee than Des Moines Metro which is the most populated city in Iowa based from a survey from 2011. Should you be interested in living in this "round-the-clock" suburban living city, (who wouldn't want to live in this city) finding the right home may it be a furnished apartment or a duplex for rent will take 30-45 days to close on it before you can move in. The time to start looking for the right home is now, so you would have a decent amount of time to search then add another 30-45 days to close. Just like all the other procedure in getting a house financing is required. It is also a must to know the payment conditions and if payments in advance or down payments are required. So make sure to review your information such as credit score / profile, income, debts and budget for it takes about 30 days to get together and meet with a lender to make sure your financing is in order. You may also take the time to talk to a realty agent to help you in looking for a lender and help you make that right house in mind a reality in this best place to live in.


Though there aren't any neighborhoods in Waukee, Downtown is the core identity of Waukee, combining a mixture of public and private land uses places for public gathering, streetscaping and still preserving the community's history and character through a strategically situated public art. Sixth Street is The "New" Main street of Waukee, it is the "spine" of Downtown comprised of retail and service businesses around, boutique office space and higher density residential area that creates a "round-the-clock" activity and commerce in the city. This area also offers a lot of home rentals and apts for rent that opens opportunities for people to live in this "one-stop-shop kind of city. Transportation would not be a problem for local buses and taxi cabs are available going around the city. The local government transformed the Downtown area into a regional pedestrian trail allowing the residents within Waukee and even nearby communities a direct pedestrian access to Downtown.

Living in Waukee

Waukee, once a rural community, has evolved from a rural town to a place with a suburban edge. The city boasts of its neighborhood and community that are nearly the same amenities of a larger city and yet still keeping the city's history and heritage. Safety and security wouldn't be much of a bother since, this may sound clich however, Waukee is said to be the second safest city in Iowa based on a crime survey in 2011. Emergency services like Waukee Police and Firefighters are very prompt once their services whenever they are needed. Of course that's why it was called the best place to live in the State of Iowa

Waukee is full of places that support a variety of lifestyles which fosters interaction within communities by offering different recreational activities, such as hiking and biking at the Racoon Valley Recreation Trail. The local parks include the Southfork Park, Centennial Park, Windfield Park, Ridge Pointe Park and Songbird Park. The Blank Park Zoo is also worth a visit. The city also provides several shopping centers with dry-cleaners, coffee / tea houses, convenient store, barber shops / beauty salons, post office and bistros for daily services for the residential neighborhood. Waukee offers a wide variety of restaurants from pizza to ice cream parlors and of course to the famous Rube's Steakhouse. Waukee is home to a nine-hole city-owned Sugar Creek Golf Course that has snack bars, pro shop and a club house. A new facility with seven parks was completed by YMCA that offers different sports such as disc golf, volleyball, basketball, trails and shelters for more outdoor recreational fun.

Waukee Public Library is now home to Painted Lady caterpillars and people gather each year to watch as they evolve into gorgeous butterflies. Summer marks the calendar with festivals such as the weekly Farmer's Market, the celebrations of 4th of July and the Jazz as well. During winter months, Winterfest are held annually at the Triangle Park featuring carriage and horse rides and pictures with Santa.

Rent Report

January 2018 Waukee Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Waukee Rent Report. Waukee rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Waukee rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Waukee rents declined over the past month

Waukee rents have declined 1.0% over the past month, but are up significantly by 4.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Waukee stand at $880 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,080 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in October. Waukee's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Waukee rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Waukee's median two-bedroom rent of $1,080 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 4.8% rise in Waukee.
  • While Waukee's rents rose significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.8%), Seattle (+3.0%), and Dallas (+2.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Waukee than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Waukee.

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.


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.