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Last updated January 28 2023 at 10:23 PM

656 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 >
Cambridge Court Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$905
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$965
957 sqft
Cambridge Court blends a convenient location with a relaxing community offering the amenities you are sure to enjoy with all the comforts of home. We offer eight spacious one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans to select from. Our community amenities include a new 24-hour fitness center, resident package lockers, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor spa, a playground, and a dog park. When you're on the go you'll appreciate being near I-235 and I-35, major employers, schools, shopping, and local eateries. Stop looking and start living. Call us to schedule a tour today.
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92 West Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,075
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1043 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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Renew Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,135
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,060
975 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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The Flats Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$731
435 sqft
1 Bedroom
$874
483 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,090
672 sqft
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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Colonial Village Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$855
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$900
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,190
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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Woodland West Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$865
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.
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Mansions at Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,100
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,320
1080 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,660
1415 sqft
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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Robin Hill Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$845
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$910
850 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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Washington Manor Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,030
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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Boulder Ridge Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,098
947 sqft
Boulder Ridge is the apartment you’ve been looking for in West Des Moines, IA. With comfortable one- and two-bedroom homes complete with wood-burning fireplaces, oversized closets, and eat-in kitchens, you’re guaranteed to find a place to live with a lifestyle to love. What’s more, as a member of the community you’ll also have access to our refreshing pool, dog park with agility equipment, and 24-hour fitness center; with a location that offers access to I-235, I-35, and I-80, you can get anywhere easily. Find a home at Boulder Ridge, where living more is the new standard.
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TurtleCreek Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,000
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,510
1477 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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Broadmoor at Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$995
583 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,045
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,445
1083 sqft
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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Park 88 Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$975
518 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,145
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,605
1341 sqft
Park88 in West Des Moines offers luxury amenities with your active lifestyle in mind. Our spacious floor plans fit every stage of life from studio apartments, 1-3 bedroom apartment homes and 1-3 bedroom townhomes. (RLNE7302711)
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408 7th St Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,150
1236 sqft
This 3 bedroom 1 bathroom duplex sits on a quiet street in Historic Valley Junction. As you walk in you're greeted with a large entryway mudroom, followed by a spacious living room that leads to a dining room, then the large kitchen with a fridge, stove, plenty of cabinet and counter space, a back door, and washer and dryer. Off the kitchen you'll find the bathroom. Upstairs you'll find all three bedrooms. Downstairs is a small unfinished basement. The home has central AC and heat. Tenant pays all utilities. No Pets. There is a $50 application fee per adult, deposit is $1150, and if approved there is a one time administrative fee of $150. Location: 408 7th St, West Des Moines, IA. Resident Benefits Package (RBP) $30/month: All Renters Warehouse Iowa residents are enrolled in the RBP which includes HVAC air filter delivery, utility concierge service making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident awards program, and much more! More details upon application.
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406 7th St Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,150
1305 sqft
This 3 bedroom 1 bathroom duplex sits on a quiet street in Historic Valley Junction. As you walk in you're greeted with a large entryway mudroom, followed by a spacious living room that leads to a dining area, followed by the large kitchen with a fridge, stove, plenty of cabinet and counter space, a back door, and bathroom that includes a washer and dryer. Upstairs you'll find all three bedrooms. Downstairs is a small unfinished basement. The home has central AC and heat. Tenant pays all utilities. No Pets. There is a $50 application fee per adult, deposit is $1150, and if approved there is a one time administrative fee of $150. Location: 406 7th St, West Des Moines, IA. Resident Benefits Package (RBP) $30/month: All Renters Warehouse Iowa residents are enrolled in the RBP which includes HVAC air filter delivery, utility concierge service making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident awards program, and much more! More details upon application.
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224 5th St Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$740
465 sqft
Located in the heart of Historic Valley Junction, this studio has been completely renovated with a great industrial look. Units feature individual air conditioning, historic hardwood floors and brick wall, stainless steel appliances that include fridge, stove, microwave, and dishwasher, granite counter tops, on site laundry, off street parking, and a location second to none! Trash provided. Secured entry. Free parking. Cats and small dogs welcome up to 25lbs with a $250 pet fee and $25/month pet rent. No Assistance Programs. There is a $50 application fee per adult, deposit is $740, and if approved there is a one time administrative fee of $150. Location: 224 5th St, West Des Moines.
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304 5th St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,090
546 sqft
Available 1/1/23. DEPOSIT ONLY $500! Income Restricted(see below) These brand new 1 bedroom lofts are the first mass timber residential units in the state of Iowa. Mass timber is a new construction technology meant to reduce waste, help spare larger trees, and reduces the carbon footprint. These loft style apartments feature polished concrete floors, tall exposed wood ceilings, granite countertops, stainless steel and energy efficient appliances that include a fridge, stove, microwave, and dishwasher, subway tile backsplash, barn door style bedroom doors, washer and dryer in every unit, Juliette balcony with sliding door, and a large walk-in closet. Off street parking available. Income Restriction: Maximum yearly income of $55,200 for one person, and a combined income of $63,050 for two people. Tenant pays all utilities. Small pets under 25lbs welcome with a $250 pet fee and $25/month pet rent. There is a $50 application fee per adult, deposit is $500, and if approved there is a one time administrative fee of $150. Location: 304 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Walkthrough Video Button Below.
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9527 University Ave Unit 13 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$850
One bedroom one bath condo available in Clive! - First floor, one bedroom one bathroom condo. Walk-in closet Tile flooring in kitchen and dining Tile shower Patio. Call for more details or schedule a tour 515-334-3345 Or visit our website at Www.stanbroughrealty.com (RLNE7100370)
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Cascades at Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,190
793 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
1066 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,715
1348 sqft
The home of your dreams is waiting for you in West Des Moines, Iowa. Cascades at Jordan Creek is a contemporary apartment home community located in a newer residential area. Residents are mere moments from fabulous dining, shopping, and ample entertainment. If being outdoors is more your style then take a stroll and explore the nearby Jordan Creek Trail or Brookview Park. It's your time to discover all that we have to offer! We offer ten spacious and inviting floor plans with one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent. Each apartment home has been created with your comfort in mind and features a semi-attached or detached garage, air conditioning, balcony or patio, ceiling fans, high ceilings, maintenance-free flooring, walk-in closets, and in-home washer and dryer. Entertaining is a breeze with energy-efficient appliances, designer cabinetry, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Elegant apartment home living extends beyond your front door. Take advantage of our community amenities such as 24-hour emergency maintenance, business center, beautiful landscaping, clubhouse with fireplace, play area, recycling center, shimmering swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, tanning bed, walking trails, on-site management, and online rental payment services. We are a pet-friendly community and feature a dog park. Call us today and see why Cascades at Jordan Creek apartments in West Des Moines, IA is a great place to call home! (RLNE6473508)
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800 13th Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$875
720 sqft
Quaint 2 bedroom in West Des Moines - Quaint 2 bed/1 bath on 2nd floor available in West Des Moines. Close to shops and restaurants. 1 car detach garage included in lease. ***Pet policy: Max of 2 animals $300 nonrefundable deposit for 1st pet, $100 nonrefundable deposit for an additional pet (2 pet max.). $40/month per pet. (RLNE7156662)
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Bricks at Waukee East Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,044
654 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,326
941 sqft
Now Leasing The Bricks Waukee East apartment homes, a brand new way of thinking and style of living in Waukee, Iowa. The Bricks Waukee East homes offer a new way of living in Waukee, Iowa. The Bricks Waukee East features pet-friendly one and two-bedroom apartment homes crafted with the imaginative combination of modern interior finishes and a vintage brick exterior.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 $947.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in West Des Moines?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in West Des Moines is $1,137.

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 $1,258.

Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in West Des Moines?

Yes, you can filter your apartment search to only include properties in West Des Moines that are offering move-in specials.
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.