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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!

Ironwood - Altoona, IA 50009
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Altoona, IA 50009

$920 - $1240

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Altoona, IA (Heritage Homes)


$920 - $1240

288 Units 1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Centennial Place - Altoona, IA 50009
25

Altoona, IA 50009

$645 - $840

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Altoona, IA (Centennial Place)


$645 - $840

96 Units 1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Cedarbrooke Place Apartments - Norwalk, IA 50211
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Norwalk, IA 50211

$549 - $1175

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Norwalk, IA (Colonial Meadows)


$549 - $1175

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

High Pointe Apartments - Norwalk, IA 50211
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Norwalk, IA 50211

$805 - $899

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norwalk, IA (Colonial Meadows, The Legacy)


$805 - $899

192 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Signature Place Apartments - West Des Moines, IA 50266
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West Des Moines, IA 50266

$785 - $1360

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$785 - $1360

261 Units 1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Fieldstream Apartments Homes - Ankeny, IA 50023
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Ankeny, IA 50023

$790 - $1015

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Ankeny, IA (Golfview Terrace)


$790 - $1015

90 Units 1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Sun Prairie Apartments - West Des Moines, IA 50266
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West Des Moines, IA 50266

$675 - $1000

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (Sun Prairie, West Des Moines)


$675 - $1000

1075 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Providence Pointe West - Johnston, IA 50131
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Johnston, IA 50131

$875 - $1500

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Johnston, IA (Adam Ridge)


$875 - $1500

166 Units 1-3 Beds 0 Baths

West Glen Town Center - West Des Moines, IA 50266
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West Des Moines, IA 50266

$875 - $1800

0-3 Beds 0 Baths

West Des Moines, IA (West Des Moines)


$875 - $1800

123 Units 0-3 Beds 0 Baths

Walnut Lake Apartments - Urbandale, IA 50322
38

Urbandale, IA 50322

$875 - $1250

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Maple Grove Villas - West Des Moines, IA 50266
14

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$670 - $860

2-3 Beds 0 Baths

West Des Moines, IA


$670 - $860

240 Units 2-3 Beds 0 Baths

The Woodland Reserve Apartments - Ankeny, IA 50021
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Ankeny, IA 50021

$885 - $1114

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Ankeny, IA (The Woodland Reserve)


$885 - $1114

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Bella Terra Apartments - West Des Moines, IA 50266
12

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$765 - $1365

0-3 Beds 0 Baths

Westlake Condominiums and Apartments - West Des Moines, IA 50266
32

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$900 - $1200

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Arbor Park Cottages - Slater, IA 50244
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(4)

Slater, IA 50244

$525 - $690

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Linden West Apartments - Indianola, IA 50125
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(3)

Indianola, IA 50125

$850 - $1200

2 Beds 2 Baths

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