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Overview of West Des Moines

West Des Moines apartments for rent are a great idea for residents for a variety of reasons, but mostly because this charming hub is steeped in Midwestern history and full of family-friendly amenities. Looking around the city today, it's easy to see why this area has been growing and prospering. With its convenient location to an area university and easy access to the city's airport and freeways, you can have access to pretty much anywhere in central Iowa. The entire Des Moines area has seen lots of growth in recent years, both in population and in services and amenities.

Living in West Des Moines, IA

Many people who live in West Des Moines apartments for rent say that the area is perfect for raising a family, mainly because of the low crime rates, new parks and excellent schools. Living in apartments in West Des Moines means that you will have all of the advantages of a big city close by without all of the headaches. There are several residential neighborhoods in the area, including Commerce, Booneville and the areas surrounding George M. Mills Civic Parkway. For students, there should be plenty of affordable apartments along University Avenue. West Des Moines is an excellent place to live if you're young, as the city's average age is around 33 years old, according to City-Data.

West Des Moines Apartments and Cost of Living

Because of everything this fantastic town has to offer, West Des Moines has grown by leaps and bounds, especially in the 21st century. According to City-Data, the area grew by an astonishing 22 percent from 2000 to 2010. One of the biggest reasons people are so eager to get into West Des Moines apartments for rent is because of the city's affordability. The cost of living index in the area is more than 7 percent less expensive than the national average, meaning you can live here without breaking the bank. The commute time to and from West Des Moines apartments in the area is around the same as many other communities in the Hawkeye State, but the cost of a gallon of gas is around $3.50, around 2 percent less than the state average.

West Des Moines Work and Study

There are several local colleges and universities near West Des Moines, including Drake University, Grandview College and Des Moines University. There is also opportunity for students living in West Des Moines apartments who are seeking two year degrees at Des Moines Area Community College. The top employer in the area is Wells Fargo Mortgage - one of the largest insurance companies in the country. In fact, insurance is by far the biggest industry in the area, with more than ten insurance companies listed as West Des Moines' top employers. However, in addition to insurance, there is also plenty of opportunity for those seeking jobs in education and real estate. The city is also making great strides in promoting small businesses and entrepreneurs since West Des Moines has such a business-friendly personality.

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Urbandale, IA 50322

From $749

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Urbandale, IA (Patricia Park, Urbandale)


From $749

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Des Moines, IA 50321

$675 - $960

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Southwest Des Moines, Southwestern Hills)

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$675 - $960

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Des Moines, IA 50321

$645 - $830

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (Southwest Des Moines, Southwestern Hills...)


$645 - $830

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Des Moines, IA 50315

From $595

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (Gray's Lake, Greater South Side...)


From $595

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Des Moines, IA 50315

$619 - $729

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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

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$619 - $729

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Norwalk, IA 50211

$809 - $1149

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Norwalk, IA (Colonial Meadows, The Legacy)

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$809 - $1149

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Des Moines, IA 50320

$625 - $700

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (East Des Moines, Park Forest...)


$625 - $700

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Des Moines, IA 50320

$620 - $875

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$620 - $875

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Ankeny, IA 50021

$899 - $999

2-3 Beds2 Baths

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Des Moines, IA 50317

From $665

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (East Des Moines, Northeast Des Moines)


From $665

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Ankeny, IA 50021

$995 - $1145

2-3 Beds2 Baths

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Des Moines, IA 50309

$1150 - $1950

Loft-1 Bed1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Downtown, Downtown Des Moines...)


$1150 - $1950

Loft-1 Bed1-2 Baths
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Des Moines, IA 50309

From $775

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (Downtown, Downtown Des Moines...)


From $775

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Des Moines, IA 50309

$750 - $1385

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (City Center, East Des Moines...)


$750 - $1385

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Des Moines, IA 50316

$530 - $785

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Des Moines, IA (Capitol Park, East Des Moines...)


$530 - $785

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Des Moines, IA 50313

$641 - $1000

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Des Moines, IA (East Des Moines, Highland Park...)


$641 - $1000

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths