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Last updated October 26 at 5:56 PM

508 Short-term Apartments for rent in West Des Moines, IA

Finding a short-term apartment in West Des Moines takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartmen... Read Guide >
Watermark at Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
Verified
17 Units Available
Watermark at Jordan Creek
6455 Galleria Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$1,100
663 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,405
1086 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,629
1434 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:54 PM
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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Park 88 Photo Gallery 1
Verified
7 Units Available
Park 88
595 88th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Studio
$868
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,075
776 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:51 PM
Park88 is a new apartment and townhome community in West Des Moines 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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360 at Jordan West Photo Gallery 1
Verified
1 Unit Available
360 at Jordan West
360 Bridgewood Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$1,345
1010 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:50 PM
Limited-Time Special: Now pre-leasing our Studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom homes! Join our Priority List by October 31 and receive $250 off your first month's rent when you move in! *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 si
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BelleMeade Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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5 Units Available
BelleMeade Apartments
204 S 64th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$1,470
831 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1390 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:48 PM
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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Mansions at Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
Verified
7 Units Available
Mansions at Jordan Creek
355 88th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1132 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:47 PM
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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TurtleCreek Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
21 Units Available
TurtleCreek Apartments
225 Prairie View Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$840
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,410
1184 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:44 PM
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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Renew Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
Verified
10 Units Available
Renew Jordan Creek
210 S Prairie View Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$855
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
858 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 2:17 PM
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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Country Club Village Photo Gallery 1
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Contact for Availability
Country Club Village
1200 Office Park Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265
1 Bedroom
$770
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$780
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,120
900 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 8:19 AM
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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Sierra Pointe Photo Gallery 1
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Sierra Pointe
7171 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
1 Bedroom
$1,170
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,465
1230 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 8:05 AM
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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Autumn Ridge Photo Gallery 1
Verified
9 Units Available
Autumn Ridge
1150 SE Olson Dr, Waukee, IA 50263
1 Bedroom
$1,000
845 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,225
1217 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:56 PM
Great location, just minutes from Waukee High School, Centennial Park, and Jethro's BBQ. Apartments feature quartz countertops, washers and dryers and 9-foot ceilings. Community includes 24-hour maintenance, BBQ grills and pool.
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Windsor Square by Broadmoor Photo Gallery 1
Verified
1 Unit Available
Windsor Square by Broadmoor
900 65th St, Windsor Heights, IA 50324
Windsor Heights
1 Bedroom
$990
720 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:44 PM
Tucked away in one of Des Moines' most attractive neighborhoods, Windsor Square by Broadmoor puts you just minutes to everything: Drake and Des Moines Universities, shopping, entertainment, restaurants and I-235. For successful professionals, on-the-go students and empty nesters alike, Windsor Square is the place to be. With a sparkling pool and clubhouse, spacious floor plans, super-sized closets and a washer and dryer in every apartment, Windsor Square offers all the amenities of home — and more — without the headaches of homeownership. And thanks to the big trees, shady sidewalks and surrounding parks, you can enjoy a real sense of community and privacy in your new neighborhood.
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Bricks at Waukee East Photo Gallery 1
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Bricks at Waukee East
1400 SE Bishop Drive, Waukee, IA 50263
Hemingway
1 Bedroom
$892
654 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,087
941 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 8:16 AM
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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The Commons at Greenway Park Photo Gallery 1
Verified
9 Units Available
The Commons at Greenway Park
175 NW Common Pl, Waukee, IA 50263
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
1078 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,525
1280 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:54 PM
Our brand new development has been welcoming residents home since the summer of 2020 and features 1-3 bedroom townhomes and flats with a great list of amenities. Enjoy spending time in your brand new home, lounge at the pool or in the community center. Call our office today to choose your brand new home and come home to The Commons at Greenway Park!
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Soll Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
Soll
2301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
Woodland Heights
1 Bedroom
$887
498 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,380
792 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:50 PM
Community has bike storage, electric car charging, and outdoor pool. Apartments feature large closets, quartz countertops, and nine-foot ceilings. Close to the Raccoon River and Chamberlain Park.
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Flux Photo Gallery 1
Verified
3 Units Available
Flux
1400 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Downtown Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,271
659 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:50 PM
This newly constructed community features open layouts, nine-foot ceilings, and lots of storage. Cool, modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances. On-site rooftop lounge, outdoor courtyard, and stunning views of the city.
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Walnut Lake Photo Gallery 1
Verified
7 Units Available
Walnut Lake
4454 NW 142nd St, Urbandale, IA 50323
Walnut Creek
1 Bedroom
$971
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,003
859 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:49 PM
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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The Village at Westchester Photo Gallery 1
Verified
16 Units Available
The Village at Westchester
5413 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
Beaverdale
1 Bedroom
$755
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$790
792 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:47 PM
A unique space on 23 acres of park-like land. Onsite amenities include a pool and sundeck. Fireplaces available. Within the Johnston School District. Apartments offer large closets and spacious layouts.
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The 31st Street Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
3 Units Available
The 31st Street Apartments
500 31st St, Des Moines, IA 50312
Arbor Peak
1 Bedroom
$870
828 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:47 PM
A charming home near the downtown area and several universities. Large balconies and spacious layouts provided. On-site parking and laundry facilities. Pet-friendly. Near entertainment and shops.
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Ingersoll Towers Photo Gallery 1
Verified
2 Units Available
Ingersoll Towers
3662 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
North of Grand
2 Bedrooms
$1,110
1070 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:47 PM
A beautiful community near the area's best dining and shopping. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, sundeck and clubhouse. Apartments feature a private balcony and patio, large kitchen and updated appliances.
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Verified
8 Units Available
Crescent Chase
8650 Crescent Chase, Johnston, IA 50131
Southwest
1 Bedroom
$925
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
950 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:47 PM
A stunning community with several floor plan options available. On-site pool with a sundeck, playground and community room provided. Apartments feature walk-in closets and washers and dryers.
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Sherwood Glen Photo Gallery 1
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11 Units Available
Sherwood Glen
8825 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322
1 Bedroom
$785
619 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$850
832 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:47 PM
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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Weston Park Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
9 Units Available
Weston Park Apartments
4200 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
Southwestern Hills
1 Bedroom
$718
638 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$865
1012 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:46 PM
**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 contact us to learn more.**Welcome home to Weston Park Apartments in Des Moines, Iowa! Our ideal Southwest Des Moines location is perfect for people who enjoy a short commute to downtown Des Moines, but still treasure a quiet, comfortable atmosphere. Weston Park is less than a ten-minute drive to the metro, historic Valley Junction and The Des Moines International Airport.Weston Park offers newly renovated one, two and three bedroom apartments with granite countertops, black appliances, private patios or balconies and microwaves. Our community amenities including a 24-hour fitness center, two relaxing swimming pools, picnic areas, playground, bark park, basketball court and garages are well maintained throughout the year.
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SaddleBrook Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
12 Units Available
SaddleBrook Apartments
8301 Colby Pkwy, Urbandale, IA 50322
1 Bedroom
$955
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,255
1244 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 5:44 PM
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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PrairieGrass Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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18 Units Available
PrairieGrass Apartments
500 NE Horizon Dr, Waukee, IA 50263
Studio
$875
623 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,115
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,110
1185 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 2:11 PM
We are open to welcome you with tour options that address your comfort and health concerns during the pandemic. PrairieGrass offers a new level of lifestyle in Waukee. Nestled off the beaten path and surrounded by a sea of prairie grasses, yet close to a neighborhood of top schools and shopping. We have something for everyone! Studios, 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom homes, many with attached private garages. High end finishes throughout each apartment home including private washer/dryer. The community offers a long menu of fabulous amenities, including a Community Clubhouse with Coffee Bar, Resort-style Outdoor Pool, Outdoor TV Lounge and Grilling Station, 24/7 Fitness Facility, Car Wash Station, Pet Park and Pet Wash. Top it off with our "service-centric" on-site team of professionals, ready daily to make your home its best! Please call for an appointment today.
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How much is rent for a short-term apartment in West Des Moines?

Rental prices for short-term apartments in West Des Moines range from $750 to $1,950 per month.

How many short-term apartments are available for rent in West Des Moines?

Currently, there are 9 short-term apartments available for rent 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 short-term apartments in West Des Moines, IA

Finding a short-term apartment in West Des Moines takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new job, a relationship change, or to explore a new city before committing to staying. Whatever the reason, short-term apartments can provide the flexibility that traditional leases don’t.

Before signing a rental agreement or short-term apartment lease, study all of the details thoroughly. Renters usually have more restrictions and rules to follow when renting a short-term apartment. For starters, you usually can’t make modifications like painting or hanging pictures.

Short-term apartments are ideal for flexibility, but also don’t protect the renter long-term. You could face the possibility of rent increases on a monthly basis. The landlord could also decline to renew your lease and leave you looking for another short-term rental.

If your main priority is flexibility, a short-term apartment is an ideal situation. However, ensure that you fully understand the rental agreement terms before signing.