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Last updated January 29 2020 at 8:08 PM

129 Apartments for rent in West Des Moines, IA

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Last updated January 29 at 07:17pm
11 Units Available
360 at Jordan West
360 Bridgewood Dr, West Des Moines, IA
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1 Bedroom
$1,100
935 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,335
1155 sqft
Live life fully. Live life 360. 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.
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Last updated January 29 at 07:17pm
17 Units Available
BelleMeade Apartments
204 S 64th St, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$1,215
897 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,490
1445 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated January 29 at 07:17pm
16 Units Available
TurtleCreek Apartments
225 Prairie View Dr, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$855
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,535
1283 sqft
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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Last updated January 29 at 07:10pm
19 Units Available
Watermark at Jordan Creek
6455 Galleria Dr, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$1,040
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
1164 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,499
1434 sqft
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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Last updated January 29 at 06:08pm
22 Units Available
Two Rivers Home Rentals
6900 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
4 Bedrooms
$1,795
1637 sqft
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Last updated January 29 at 07:27pm
9 Units Available
PrairieGrass at Jordan Creek
8655 Bridgewood Blvd, West Des Moines, IA
Studio
$800
694 sqft
1 Bedroom
$915
851 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,115
1051 sqft
PrairieGrass at Jordan Creek exemplifies Midwest style and flair in the charming Iowa city of West Des Moines.
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Last updated January 29 at 07:35pm
10 Units Available
92 West
1770 92nd St., West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$807
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,001
1053 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,080
1262 sqft
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Last updated January 29 at 07:24pm
1 Unit Available
Diamond Brooke
6370 Ep True pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,040
1194 sqft
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Last updated January 29 at 07:22pm
9 Units Available
Hamlet
2210 Ep True Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$656
623 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$708
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 29 at 07:17pm
9 Units Available
The Flats Apartments
3000 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA
Studio
$676
414 sqft
1 Bedroom
$765
521 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated January 29 at 07:17pm
17 Units Available
The Club at Washington Heights Apartments
4101 Woodland Plz, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$967
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$820
1153 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,133
1480 sqft
Welcome to The Club at Washington Heights Apartments in West Des Moines, Iowa! With our spacious apartments, variety of floorplans and oversized balconies and patios, The Club at Washington Heights makes the perfect large oasis for you.
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Last updated January 29 at 07:17pm
3 Units Available
Boulder Ridge Apartments
3861 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$924
947 sqft
You'll be proud to call this 2 bedroom apartment your Home!! Your Apartment Home features an open floor plan with the Living Room being extremely spacious and transitions into a large Dining Room.
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Last updated January 29 at 07:18pm
11 Units Available
Aspire Townhomes
6950 Stagecoach Drive, West Des Moines, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,440
1408 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,718
1839 sqft
Aspire is a community that offers the luxury of townhome living with the same convenience and amenities as apartment communities. We offer two and three bedroom townhomes with private entries, attached garages and upscale finishes.
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Last updated January 29 at 07:25pm
Southwoods Knolls
2 Units Available
Plaza 50
640 South 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA
Studio
$752
560 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 29 at 07:17pm
13 Units Available
Colonial Village
1340 42nd St, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$740
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$790
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,135
1400 sqft
Nestled into a garden-like area, this pet-friendly community is only minutes from parks and schools. On-site amenities include a dog park, tennis court, fitness center and large pool. Each apartment features walk-in closets.
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Last updated January 29 at 07:17pm
4 Units Available
Washington Manor
3901 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$925
947 sqft
Just minutes from area schools and freeways. On-site fitness center, pool and lots of green space. Pet-friendly community. Spacious floor plans that offer a fireplace and walk-in closets. Washers and dryers provided.
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Last updated January 23 at 05:35pm
8 Units Available
Sierra Pointe
7171 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$1,170
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,465
1230 sqft
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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Last updated January 23 at 05:35pm
8 Units Available
Maple Grove Villas
8602 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
2 Bedrooms
$920
1108 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1336 sqft
Welcome to Maple Grove Villas Apartments, a proud member of the Yarco family of apartment communities. Yarco takes pride in offering the highest quality of service to our customers in both our affordable and conventional apartment communities.
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Last updated January 29 at 07:17pm
11 Units Available
Mansions at Jordan Creek
355 88th St, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$940
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,135
1163 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated January 29 at 07:17pm
14 Units Available
Robin Hill
2000 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$755
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$800
1038 sqft
Near I-235. This pet-friendly community offers ample green space. Each apartment features a private balcony or patio. Controlled access provided. On-site pool and sundeck, three-hole disc golf and courtyard provided. Fireplaces available.
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Last updated January 29 at 07:17pm
3 Units Available
Woodland West
4403 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$755
792 sqft
A quiet community that's close to area schools and parks with woodland surrounding it. On-site fitness center, pool, sundeck and playground provided. Easy access to area amenities. Spacious interiors with sliding glass doors.
Last updated January 29 at 10:44am
1 Unit Available
9172 Burkwood Drive 106
9172 Burkwood Dr, West Des Moines, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
1489 sqft
Unit 106 Available 03/31/20 3BR/3.5BA - tons of space - Greenway Square - Property Id: 102723 Greenway Square offers three and four bedroom townhomes, all with large living rooms that open into lovely kitchens with all the amenities.
Last updated January 29 at 10:44am
1 Unit Available
Woodland Lakes
6855 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
Immaculate townhome available for rent in March. This townhome is located at woodland lake area behind St Francis of Assisi in West Des Moines. New appliances, new carpet, new hardwood(bamboo) floors, & new tiles in kitchen and bathroom.
Last updated January 29 at 10:44am
1 Unit Available
9584 Alderwood Drive
9584 Alderwood Dr, West Des Moines, IA
4 Bedrooms
$2,095
2107 sqft
3 CAR GARAGE!! 4 Bedroom, 2.

Average Rent in West Des Moines

Last updated Dec. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in West Des Moines is $772, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $950.
Studio
$653
1 Bed
$772
2 Beds
$950
3+ Beds
$1,288
City GuideWest Des Moines
Named after the Des Moines River, the French"des Moines"translates literally to "from the monks".

Located at the center of Iowathe Corncob Stateis the attractive city of West Des Moines. Home to 59,000 people and still counting, this medium-sized city has been attracting residents with its eye-catching real estate development. West Des Moines doesn't just happen to be the second-largest suburb in Des Moines, its also the tenth-largest in Iowa, thanks to the wealthy investors who saw the areas potential. West Des Moins boasts thriving businesses and institutions that offer lots of opportunities for employment, so if you are planning on moving to West Des Moines, give yourself a pat on the back. It was a good decision.

Finding an Apartment

So you've identified West Des Moines as your new habitat... what next? Scope out a few homes before braving it all and signing a lease. It's best to start by contacting local real estate agents. It might cost you, but chances are high that they have homes readily available in and around your desired area. If paying brokers kind of ruffles you, try the many free online real estate locators.

What you will need

Before going out looking for a house and signing a lease, you need a budget plan showing what you can afford to pay as rent. Make sure that you have enough in your spending plan to pay for condo fees, utilities, and insurance coverage.

If you are going to use a real estate agent, inform them of your budget and what type of housing you seek. If you skip the agent, then you need to begin searching through the different neighborhoods armed with a checklist of what you want and what you definitely don't want. When you discover that ideal house to rent, don't be dazzled by the finishing and decorations. They may be there to hide some flaws in the house.

Keep your feet on the ground and double check everything, including the terms of the rental arrangement. At this point, be ready for the landlord too. Your credit score will be laid bare and so will your relationship with your current landlord. So arm yourself well. Not with guns though! Just a good credit report, employers note indicating your monthly pay, and, if possible, a referral letter from your current landlord.

West Des Moines Neighborhoods

This is West Des Moines, and now it's on everyones radar. Start assessing the neighborhood to see if all this hullabaloo is worth the trouble. When it comes to places to rentin West Des Moines, you can land a very decent house at a rate much lower than other cities in the US. Check out some of these neighborhoods:

Booneville: This neighborhood, on the southwest edge of West Des Moines, is made up of a mishmash of town houses that are all over the style map and some mobile homes. Because many university students live here, the vacancy rate is a miserable 4.3 percent. Expect daily commutes to work that last 30 minutes. $$$

S. 50th St/George M Mills Civic Pky: In this neighborhood mostly made up of small- and medium-sized family homes and rental apartments, expect to part with small- to medium-sized rents. The vacancy rate stands at 6.2 percent, and the commuting time is at a low and appealing 15 minutes. $$$

George M Mills Civic Pky/S. 60th St: This neighborhood, in the center of the city, will relieve you of more dollars, but you can expect to live large for the money as most houses are big--talk about getting your money's worth. The 6.0 percent vacancy rate is not alarming, and neither is the half-hour average commute to work. $$$$$

Ashawa: Residents in this northern suburb pay rents on the high side, but they get to spend their days in either a medium-sized or huge mansion. Only 4.4 percent of the houses are vacant. If you move into one of these vacancies, you will spend about half an hour to travel to work. Expect to bump into the many metropolitan sophisticates who live here. $$$$

Commerce: Rents in this neighborhood are quite low, and it has many small apartments and houses dotting the landscape. A few town houses can be rented too. The vacancy rate stands at 10.7 percent and commuting generally takes half an hour. $

Ashworth Rd/50th St: Your somewhat lower rent here allows you to call an average-sized apartment home. Smaller units also exist, including single-family homes. Expect to get pissed at your neighbor for parking five serious cars in his drive. Your 15-minute daily commute to will be spent wondering what you are doing wrong. $$

S. 50th St/George M Mills Civic Pky: For a moderately tidy sum, you get to rent a small family home or apartment in an apartment complex. Commuting to work in this neighborhood is only a 15-minute affair. $$$

Ashworth Rd/19th St: As for this neighborhood, expect landlords to relieve of less money than others in West Des Moines. Medium-sized family houses, apartments, and even some large mansions are available, and with a vacancy rate of 10.2 percent, you should have no trouble finding your dream place. Commuting is an attractive 15 minutes. $$

Ashworth Rd/74th St: Rent here is moderately high, although you pay less for the small studio apartment than for the three-bedroom house (duh). With a current vacancy rate of 4.3 percent and daily commuting time of about half an hour, this could be a good choice if you have the money. $$$

Stonebridge Rd/39th St: Another moderately priced neighborhood, this area has a vacancy rate of 3.6 percent and a decent commute time of about 30 minutes. $$$

Life in West Des Moines

Des Moines is not just great for residential properties, the lifestyle that comes with it is what most people want. Urban sophisticates love to live in cities like this, so if that's you, then you'll certainly feel comfortable here. In addition to being an exceptional choice for metropolitan sophisticates, this community is also a great choice for families and students. Public transit is well planned, with lots of options for getting around if driving and road rage gives you a headache.

As for the climate, summertime heat peaks at about 85 degrees in July and drops to about 26 in January. Unpleasant weather events include snow and tornadoes. During the winter months, transportation can turn nightmarish due to snowfall, and the area is a twister zone with a 118 percent higher tornado threat than the rest of the nation.

As for pastimes and other attractions, this city will keep you pretty busy sampling its various nearby attractions such as the Valley View and Holiday Park Aquatic Centers, the Community Center, the 632-acre Raccoon River Park Softball Complex, and a 48-mile cycling and walking trail. Get up and get active in West Des Moines!

February 2020 West Des Moines Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2020 West Des Moines Rent Report. West Des Moines rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the West Des Moines rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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February 2020 West Des Moines Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2020 West Des Moines Rent Report. West Des Moines rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the West Des Moines rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

West Des Moines rents held steady over the past month

West Des Moines rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in West Des Moines stand at $772 for a one-bedroom apartment and $950 for a two-bedroom. West Des Moines' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.6%, but is in line with the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across cities in Iowa

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of West Des Moines, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Iowa, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.6% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Iowa City is the most expensive of all Iowa's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,120; of the 10 largest cities in Iowa that we have data for, Ames and Ankeny, where two-bedrooms go for $990 and $791, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.4% and -0.2%).
    • Council Bluffs, Waterloo, and Urbandale have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.7%, 2.6%, and 1.9%, respectively).

    West Des Moines rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

    • West Des Moines' median two-bedroom rent of $950 is below the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year, which matches the rise in West Des Moines.
    • While West Des Moines' rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Dallas (+2.4%), and Seattle (+1.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines.

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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