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Last updated February 3 2023 at 4:54 AM

81 Studio Apartments for rent in West Des Moines, IA

Studio apartments could offer the best of West Des Moines living at a less expensive price tag than larger units. Look for the best buildings near entertainment, dining, ... Read Guide >
The Flats Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$803
392 sqft
1 Bedroom
$869
483 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,007
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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Broadmoor at Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$995
601 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,085
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
$1,115
725 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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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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Results within 5 miles of West Des Moines
Flux Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
16 Units Available
Studio
$1,067
380 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,164
542 sqft
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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Canary Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$875
330 sqft
Experience modern living in the brand new Canary Lofts, located at the heart of the energetic Drake neighborhood. Based on a design-led aesthetic and commitment to modern simplicity, our apartments are functional, luxurious and bathed in natural light. Surrounded by great bars, restaurants and retail, Canary Lofts is more than a place to call home. Our convenient location has something for everyone, with dining, unique shops and entertainment just a short walk away.
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Wakonda Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
10 Units Available
Studio
$658
465 sqft
1 Bedroom
$760
530 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$927
660 sqft
The ever-affordable Wakonda Village and Manor Apartment Homes in Des Moines, IA is now offering practical studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartment homes with a full suite of in-unit features, like stainless steel appliances and ceiling fans. Live here and take advantage of our wonderful dog park, swimming pool, and so much more. Wakonda Village and Manor Apartment Homes is more than a home, it’s a space where you can truly thrive.
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702 20th Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$800
303 sqft
1 Bedroom
$900
382 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
597 sqft
2829 - 2901 Douglas Ave Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$625
550 sqft
Results within 10 miles of West Des Moines
R & T Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
32 Units Available
Studio
$875
590 sqft
1 Bedroom
$930
689 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
1166 sqft
Loft-style apartments with 18- to 20-foot ceilings in historic Register and Tribune building. Walking distance to the Des Moines Civic Center or Iowa Events Center in Downtown Des Moines, with nearby public transit options.
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Vine Street Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
Studio
$902
427 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,120
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,072
1039 sqft
This charming community is near Principal Park, Downtown Farmers' Market and Court Avenue District. Updated interiors with large windows and carpet. Spacious layouts. Onsite amenities include a community courtyard and underground, heated flooring.
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District at 6th Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,055
643 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,370
892 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,634
1119 sqft
The Sterling at Prairie Trail Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$999
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,042
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
1098 sqft
Welcome home. You’re going to love it here. The Sterling at Prairie Trail is a community unlike any other neighborhood in Ankeny, Iowa and is right down the road from the community’s vibrant new development known as The District at Prairie Trail. If you’ve never been to The District, it’s “hip urban vibe” meets “small town, Iowa nice.” We’re different than other communities. We put our people first – our residents, our employees and our commitment to be the best. At The Sterling, you’ll find everything is delivered with a personal touch because we want you to enjoy living here, all while feeling safe and a part of a big family. We offer quality amenities and regular activity options, so there is always an opportunity to try new things, get involved in the community and meet new people.
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Rowat Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
12 Units Available
Studio
$915
483 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,330
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,520
982 sqft
Housed on the former site of the Rowat Cut Stone and Marble Factory, Rowat Lofts celebrates the tradition and innovation unique to Des Moines' East Village. Here, ambitious trendsetters enjoy bright open-concept apartments. Modern-industrial common spaces include rooftop decks, a fitness center, and an outdoor courtyard. Rowat's central location offers walkable access to entertainment and nightlife, award-winning restaurants, and riverfront events. Come dwell on the edge at Rowat Lofts.
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The Scott at East Village Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$786
357 sqft
1 Bedroom
$887
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$970
723 sqft
A charming community near I-235 and Downtown Des Moines. Open-concept apartments with larger kitchens and on-site laundry. Newly renovated. Walk to area shopping and dining. Smart home tech packages available.
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LINC Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
27 Units Available
Studio
$968
505 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,265
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1100 sqft
Welcome to LINC at Gray's Station, the beautiful apartment community in downtown Des Moines' newest neighborhood. Connected to everything the city has to offer, our 1-3 bedroom floor plans will make you feel right at home!
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The Randolph Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
Studio
$813
434 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,338
734 sqft
A restored historical building. Onsite amenities include a fitness center, WiFi community spaces, and a grand restored lobby. Apartments offer in-unit washer and dryers, black appliances, large historic windows, and designer cabinetry.
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Providence Pointe Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$701
628 sqft
1 Bedroom
$936
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
1161 sqft
Find all you desire at Providence Pointe with our luxury efficiency, one, two, or three bedroom apartments for rent in Johnston, IA. With an air of comfort and elegance, each of our pet-friendly apartments provides the foundation you need to create a home that speaks to you. Located in a lively neighborhood in Polk County, you will have all you need close by, while a magnificent array of community amenities gives you all you need to thrive. FREE high-speed internet, a sparkling swimming pool, community room, theater, fitness center, onsite dog park, and community gardens are just a few reasons you will love life at Providence Pointe.
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Cityville on 9th Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
21 Units Available
Studio
$955
472 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,180
632 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,636
1092 sqft
With quick access to hot spots like Gray’s Lake and Principal Park, Cityville on 9th is your premium choice of Des Moines apartments. Each of our studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments puts the energy of Des Moines right at your front door without making you sacrifice the space or amenities you’d find in the suburbs. Set up a tour today to see how Cityville fits into your lifestyle.
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The Summit at Heritage Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$976
552 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,112
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,328
1028 sqft
The Summit at Heritage lifestyle is deeply intertwined with Grimes, Iowa’s legacy of easy living. Enjoy sunset vistas from expansive patios and decks or prepare gourmet dinners in your designer kitchen. The perfect blend of luxury and convenience awaits with thoughtful amenities like our coffee bar and lush, resort-inspired pool lounge. Utilities not included. (RLNE7002611)
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2305 E Walnut St Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$625
486 sqft
This studio apartment sits just west of the Iowa State Fairgrounds between Grand Ave and Dean Ave. The apartment sits on the second level of a multi-family residence and has it's own outdoor entrance along with a second indoor entrance with security door. The apartment has updated hardwood flooring, a good sized kitchen that gets great natural light and includes a new gas stove, 2 mini fridges, microwave, and new cabinets. The living area is large with 3 windows for great natural light, and has a nook with built-in shelves, and closet. There is an efficient wall mounted AC/heating unit. On site laundry. Off street parking available in the back, and on street parking for guests available on the street in front. Lawn care/snow removal provided. No Pets. Some assistance programs accepted. Water, gas, and trash are included. Electric is the tenant's responsibility. There is a $50 application fee per adult, deposit is $575, and if approved there is a one time administrative fee of $150. Location: 2305 E Walnut St, 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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622 Euclid Ave Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$775
600 sqft
Available Late February. Located in the heart of the emerging Highland Park Neighborhood, within 1 block of The Slow Down Coffee Shop, Des Moines Mercantile, Highland Park Bakery, and right off 6th Ave, this large studio will be unlike any other in the area. The entire building has been completely renovated with custom finishes! All Units will include refinished original hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, new windows, brand new bathrooms with large showers, new efficient heating and AC systems, and completely new kitchens that include a stainless steel stove, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher. The building will include a new security system with cameras and a secured keypad entry for visitors to be buzzed in, new laundry on the main floor. These units are a 5 minute uber ride to Court Avenue, a 1 mile bike ride that connects you to hundreds of miles of trails in Central Iowa and a 1/2 mile walk to the Riverview Amphitheater which will feature live music concerts throughout the Spring/Summer months. Parking is included in the rental rate. No pets. No assistance programs. Location: 622 Euclid Ave, Des Moines. There is a $50 application fee per adult, deposit is $775, and if approved there is a one time administrative fee of $150.
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110-112 10th Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$950
610 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,200
948 sqft
200 Grand Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
Studio
$800
424 sqft
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is a studio apartment in West Des Moines?

The average rent for a studio apartment in West Des Moines is $947.

How much would it cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment in West Des Moines?

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

How much do two-bedroom apartments go for in West Des Moines?

The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in West Des Moines is $1,258.
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 studio apartments in West Des Moines, IA

Studio apartments could offer the best of West Des Moines living at a less expensive price tag than larger units. Look for the best buildings near entertainment, dining, and public transportation or highway access.

Ask about the square footage of studio apartments in West Des Moines during your tour. Even a little extra space in another building can offer more room for storage or an additional chair. Consider the layout and what you can accomplish before you sign. You should have enough room for your bed, a small sitting area, and a dining table. You can always get creative and loft your bed to save on space underneath or install a fold-down table or desk that tucks away.