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875 Cheap Apartments for rent in West Des Moines, IA

Finding cheap apartments in West Des Moines takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank stat... Read Guide >
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Westwood Apartments
238 52nd Street
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$740
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$760
850 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 9:23 AM
With a prime location just moments from Jordan Creek Park and I-35, I-80, and I-235, Westwood Apartments delivers spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments in Des Moines. Westwood Apartments offers a convenient locale within walking distance to shopping and only a short drive from dining, entertainment, and major employers. Each apartment provides contemporary comforts, including ceilings fans, high-speed internet access, walk-in closets, and a patio or balcony. Select floorplans have vaulted ceilings and a fireplace, and garage parking is also available. Backed by an award-winning onsite management team and 24-hour emergency service, our pet-friendly community is relaxing and inviting. Residents can also enjoy access to exclusive onsite amenities, such as a pool, laundry facilities, walking and biking trail, and package acceptance. To make Westwood Apartments your home, contact us today to schedule a tour!
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Eastwood on Grand
2120 Grand Ave #1
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$760
850 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 9:23 AM
Eastwood on Grand offers one and two bedroom apartment homes near EP True Parkway. Featuring spacious floor plans and thoughtful details throughout, our homes are bright and inviting. With beautiful views from patios and balconies, our homes bring in plenty of natural light, and is right at the doorstep of nature trails and a thriving town. The apartment homes for rent at Eastwood on Grand are conveniently located near scenery, entertainment, and employers, and have a variety of on-site services for your convenience! Our location is ideal. Located conveniently near I-35, I-80, I-235, and walking distance from beautiful scenic spaces, entertainment, and shopping, Eastwood on Grand is a perfect launching off point no matter what your day holds. Contact us today to find a home!
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5 Units Available
Brookview Pointe Condominiums
8350 Ep True pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
Studio
$1,100
1140 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1130 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 18 at 9:23 AM
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11 Units Available
Renew Jordan Creek
210 S Prairie View Dr
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$898
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$910
922 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1344 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 6:20 AM
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, youll 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 caf, and community pool. Contact us today to learn more about calling ReNew Jordan Creek home!
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15 Units Available
PrairieGrass at Jordan Creek
8655 Bridgewood Blvd
West Des Moines, IA
Studio
$770
694 sqft
1 Bedroom
$880
851 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,090
1051 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 6:01 AM
We are open to welcome you with tour options that address your comfort and health concerns during the pandemic. PrairieGrass at Jordan Creek is a beautiful, pet-friendly apartment community located adjacent to Valley View Park in West Des Moines, Iowa. You will love the peaceful setting and easy park access. The location within the Waukee Community School District is convenient to everything. Great shopping and dining are minutes away in Jordan Creek Town Center, and downtown Des Moines is just a 15 minute drive. Many large employers are within a short commute. Within our community we invite you to enjoy the resort-style pool, work out in our 24-hour fitness center and exercise your dog in the leash-free dog park. Stop in the clubhouse to use the WiFi or for a cup a coffee from the free coffee bar. Each apartment is designed for your comfort with private, ground-level entries to every home, open kitchen layouts, 2" faux wood blinds, washer and dryer, spacious closets and black appliances. Private balconies and patios are available, as are attached and detached garages.
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Diamond Brooke
6370 Ep True pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,085
1194 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 6:22 AM
Diamond Brooke is the perfect place to call home, with a suburban feel and the convenient location of West Des Moines. You're within driving distance of some of the best restaurants, coffee shops, and more. And with a variety of amenities that set Diamond Brooke apart like the large kitchens, and the in-home washer and dryers - you'll love calling this place home!
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5 Units Available
92 West
1770 92nd St.
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$965
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,023
1053 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,183
1262 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 6:36 AM
Come home to a lifestyle beyond compare at 92West Apartments. 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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10 Units Available
Hamlet
2210 Ep True Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$770
623 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$776
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$955
1063 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 6:09 AM
Located just minutes from Jordan Creek Town Center and Historic Valley Junction, Hamlets selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are sure to fit your needs.
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Country Club Village
1200 Office Park Rd
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$695
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$735
867 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$990
900 sqft
Last updated April 8 at 10:33 PM
Apartments and townhouse with full appliance packages, heat and air, fireplaces, and eat-in kitchens. Close to Sacred Heart and Dowling Catholic High School. Pool with sundeck for residents.
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Maple Grove Villas
8602 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
2 Bedrooms
$945
1108 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,025
1336 sqft
Last updated April 8 at 10:30 PM
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. Our inviting community here at Maple Grove Villas Apartments offers comfortable two and three bedroom townhomes for you to call home! Every unit is equipped with spacious living areas, galley-style kitchens with energy efficient appliances, washer/dryer connections, generous storage space, and a private patio or balcony, creating the ideal space for both relaxing and entertaining.\nWe know youll love our many great amenities, including a refreshing swimming pool, children's playground, basketball court, clubhouse, fitness center, and business center. For your convenience, we also offer an on-site laundry facility. Want to find the right floorplan for you? Take a walkthrough video tour now and contact our friendly leasing staff to set up a personal tour today!
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14 Units Available
Cambridge Court Apartments
1225 11th St
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$885
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$960
1088 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,260
1340 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 6:23 AM
Cambridge Court blends a convenient location with a relaxing community offering the amenities you’re sure to enjoy with all the comforts of home. We offer eight spacious one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans to select from. We are now managed by CRES Management which means exciting changes are coming soon and once they are completed, our residents will enjoy a new community courtyard offering a fireside lounge, and a picnic area with a BBQ grill. Other amenities coming soon include a 24-hour fitness center and resident package lockers. When you're on the go you'll appreciate being near I-235 and 35, major employers, schools, shopping, and local eateries. Stop looking and start living. Call us to schedule a tour today.
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28 Units Available
Broadmoor at Jordan Creek
6565 Wistful Vista Dr
West Des Moines, IA
Studio
$915
598 sqft
1 Bedroom
$965
797 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
1215 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 3:43 AM
Live the luxe life at Broadmoor at Jordan Creek in West Des Moines. You’ll fall in love with the top-of-the-line finishes in every apartment home, from custom cabinetry and granite countertops to super-sized closets, nine-foot ceilings and sleek ceramic tile bathrooms with deep oval soaking tubs. While each apartment boasts its own list of luxe features and amenities, the community as a whole has even more to offer: two resort-style outdoor pools, a hot tub, 24-hour fitness center, movie theater, club room and so much more. And with Jordan Creek Town Center just a few more steps away, you’ll never have to travel far for shopping, dining or entertainment.
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6 Units Available
Robin Hill
2000 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$770
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$830
1038 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 3:43 AM
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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9 Units Available
360 at Jordan West
360 Bridgewood Dr
West Des Moines, IA
Studio
$845
325 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,145
935 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1155 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 3:44 AM
Now leasing and pre-leasing our beautiful studio and one bedroom apartments. Apply within 72 hours of your tour and receive a $500 rent special.* *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 sinks, Grohe faucets, hardwood-
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4 Units Available
Washington Manor
3901 Woodland Ave
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$890
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$915
947 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 3:43 AM
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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5 Units Available
Boulder Ridge Apartments
3861 Woodland Ave
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,056
947 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 3:43 AM
***We are currently operating with a heightened sensitivity to social distancing. We would still very much love to show you our community and discuss available options for touring. Please call, text or email us to learn more.***You new apartment home at Boulder Ridge features an open floor plan with the Living Room being extremely spacious and transitions into a large Dining Room. The Kitchen features updated appliances along with ample storage and plenty of space for cooking and entertaining. The generous sized Bedrooms have connecting full Bathrooms with large closet space. In this updated apartment home, you'll have W/D connections, a wood burning fireplace and central air for your comfort. Along with your Apartment Home comes a 24/7 Business/Fitness Center along with relaxing by the outdoor Pool. If you like having the best without paying a lot for it, come in today and take advantage of this great home!
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6 Units Available
Woodland West
4403 Woodland Ave
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$745
301 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$780
792 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 3:43 AM
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.
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12 Units Available
The Flats Apartments
3000 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Studio
$638
414 sqft
1 Bedroom
$779
521 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$828
724 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 3:44 AM
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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11 Units Available
Park 88
595 88th Street
West Des Moines, IA
Studio
$888
496 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,070
432 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
600 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 3:44 AM
Park88 is West Des Moinnes' newest apartment community 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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6 Units Available
Watermark at Jordan Creek
6455 Galleria Dr
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$1,070
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,370
1164 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 18 at 3:44 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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18 Units Available
The Fountains
5101 Hawthorne Dr
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$930
852 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
1097 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,199
1309 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 3:44 AM
West Des Moines apartments with European-style kitchens, just off I-35. Full-size washers and dryers, discounted cable television packages and extra storage. Business center, 24-hour gym and racquetball court.
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16 Units Available
The Club at Washington Heights Apartments
4101 Woodland Plz
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$761
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$882
1153 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,118
1480 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 3:43 AM
***We are currently operating with a heightened sensitivity to social distancing. We would still very much love to show you our community and discuss available options for touring. Please call, text or email us to learn more.***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. Providing ample space to live and entertain, we are also conveniently located near Valley West High School, Valley West Mall and downtown Des Moines. Make The Club at Washington Heights your new home today!
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14 Units Available
Mansions at Jordan Creek
355 88th St
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$995
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,240
1163 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 18 at 3:43 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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Colonial Village
1340 42nd St
West Des Moines, IA
1 Bedroom
$760
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$815
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,120
1400 sqft
Last updated April 18 at 3:43 AM
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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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in West Des Moines?
The average rent for a studio apartment in West Des Moines is $848.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in West Des Moines?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in West Des Moines is $978.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in West Des Moines?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in West Des Moines is $1,144.
Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in West Des Moines?
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City Guide for West Des Moines, IA

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. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in West Des Moines, IA

Finding cheap apartments in West Des Moines takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in West Des Moines by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in West Des Moines in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of West Des Moines.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in West Des Moines. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in West Des Moines.