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Overview of Des Moines

Designated as the state capital of Iowa in 1857, Des Moines has since become a Midwestern hub for government, business, culture and the arts. Des Moines is known for its title as the third largest insurance center in the world, with nearly 60 life, health and casualty companies.

When you start your search for Des Moines apartments for rent, take full advantage of Des Moines' four mile skywalk system. This climate-controlled walking system will guide you to restaurants, shopping and other attractions in the city. You can also catch a free ride on the D-Line Trolley, which runs every ten minutes from 6:30 a.m. through 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Living in Des Moines, Iowa

Due to Des Moines' large insurance business population, Iowa has the lowest insurance premiums in the nation, making Iowa the third best place for young people to live. Des Moines is also a city where startups are growing and thriving, thanks to the launch of Dwolla, an online payment provider that has paved the way for other startups to grow and thrive.

Great insurance premiums make for a great place to look for Des Moines apartments for rent. There are plenty of options for living in apartments in Des Moines, as well as the larger Des Moines metro area, including the nearby towns of Clive and West Des Moines. Des Moines offers a free shuttle into the city and is accessible to the Des Moines International Airport.

Des Moines apartments and Cost of Living

Des Moines is a great place to work and live, and with a growing young population, there are plenty of Des Moines apartments for rent. The city has a lower cost of living than the national average, and is 4 percent lower than the state of Iowa. The average rental fees for housing in Des Moines are significantly lower to the national average in comparison.

Downtown Des Moines is surrounded by many different neighborhoods, including Sherman Hill, Riverpoint West and East Village, all of which are great places to live that are close to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Apartments in Des Moines Work and Study

Des Moines is the home of Drake University, Des Moines University and Grand View University, all which are great places to spark your entrepreneurial spirit. There are ample Des Moines Apartments in Des Moines near Drake University in the Drake neighborhood, as well as in the Greenwood neighborhood near Des Moines University.

The most recent unemployment numbers for Des Moines are 2.5 percent lower than the national average and the poverty level is low. Overall, you'll want to check out Des Moines apartments - you won't be disappointed!

Adam Ridge - Johnston, IA 50131
45

Johnston, IA 50131

$995 - $1195

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Johnston, IA (Adam Ridge)


$995 - $1195

112 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Brookview Point Condominiums - West Des Moines, IA 50266
15

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$1200 - $1400

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$1200 - $1400

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Watermark at Jordan Creek - West Des Moines, IA 50266
28

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$975 - $1585

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (Newport)


$975 - $1585

176 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Silver Oak Condos - West Des Moines, IA 50266
42

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$995 - $1250

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA


$995 - $1250

64 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Broadmoor At Jordan Creek - West Des Moines, IA 50266
29
(42)

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$795 - $1995

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)

(42)

$795 - $1995

310 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mansions at Jordan Creek - West Des Moines, IA 50266
20
(2)

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$939 - $1499

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA

(2)

$939 - $1499

140 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Broadmoor Marquee at Jordan Creek - West Des Moines, IA 50266
12

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$925 - $1995

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$925 - $1995

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Turtlecreek Apartments - West Des Moines, IA 50266
14

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$755 - $1435

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$755 - $1435

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Saddlebrook - Urbandale, IA 50322
10

Urbandale, IA 50322

$850 - $1360

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Urbandale, IA (Colby Woods, Urbandale)


$850 - $1360

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Crescent Chase - Johnston, IA 50131
20

Johnston, IA 50131

$839 - $899

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Johnston, IA (Green Meadows West)


$839 - $899

120 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Village at Westchester - Des Moines, IA 50310
18
(3)

Des Moines, IA 50310

$659 - $875

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Beaver Woods, Meredith...)

(3)

$659 - $875

606 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westpointe Apartments and Townhomes - Urbandale, IA 50322
19

Urbandale, IA 50322

$610 - $1130

0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Urbandale, IA (Charleston Court, Urbandale)


$610 - $1130

442 Units 0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Melbourne - Des Moines, IA 50320
4

Des Moines, IA 50320

$635 - $865

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Allen, East Des Moines...)


$635 - $865

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Colonial Village - West Des Moines, IA 50266
18
(3)

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$739 - $1050

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (Colonial Village, West Des Moines)

(3)

$739 - $1050

168 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Legacy Landing - Norwalk, IA 50211
1

Norwalk, IA 50211

$795 - $1195

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norwalk, IA (Colonial Meadows, The Legacy)


$795 - $1195

120 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Autumn Ridge - Waukee, IA 50263
1

Waukee, IA 50263

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Waukee, IA


Contact for Pricing

434 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Willow Park Apartments - Des Moines, IA 50315
26
(2)

Des Moines, IA 50315

$619 - $729

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (East Des Moines, Fort Des Moines...)

(2)

$619 - $729

300 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Brookside Condos & Apartments - West Des Moines, IA 50266
15

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$1250 - $1350

2 Beds 2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$1250 - $1350

64 Units 2 Beds 2 Baths

Prairie Winds - Des Moines, IA 50320
15

Des Moines, IA 50320

$719

2 Beds 1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (East Des Moines, Easter Lake...)


$719

72 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

Sherwood Glen - Urbandale, IA 50322
73

Urbandale, IA 50322

$684 - $837

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Urbandale, IA (Patricia Park, Urbandale)


$684 - $837

180 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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