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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!

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River Hills Apartments

Des Moines, IA 50309

$545+

Studio-4 Beds1 Bath

River Hills Apartments

Des Moines, IA (East Village)


$545+

Studio-4 Beds1 Bath
The Lyon

Des Moines, IA 50309

$667+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

The Lyon

Des Moines, IA (East Village)


$667+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
11
Flux Apartments

Des Moines, IA 50309

$900+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

3 Units Available

Flux Apartments

Des Moines, IA


$900+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
3 Units Available
Civic Center Court

Des Moines, IA 50309

$695+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Civic Center Court

Des Moines, IA (Downtown)


$695+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
Jackson Crossing

Des Moines, IA 50315

$825+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Jackson Crossing

Des Moines, IA


$825+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
Old Main Apartments

Des Moines, IA 50311

$645+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

Old Main Apartments

Des Moines, IA (Carpenter)


$645+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
11
Soll Apartments

Des Moines, IA 50312

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Soll Apartments

Des Moines, IA (Woodland Heights)


Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Drake Park Apartments

Des Moines, IA 50311

$525+

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Drake Park Apartments

Des Moines, IA (Drake)


$525+

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths
21
The Village at Westchester
3

Des Moines, IA 50310

$669+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Village at Westchester

Des Moines, IA (Meredith)

(3)

$669+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
17
Canterbury Park
4

Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

$675+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Canterbury Park

Pleasant Hill, IA

(4)

$675+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
Westpointe Apartments and Townhomes

Urbandale, IA 50322

$667+

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

Westpointe Apartments and Townhomes

Urbandale, IA


$667+

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath
Johnston Gardens Apartments

Johnston, IA 50131

$1,190+

2-3 Beds2 Baths

3 Units Available

Johnston Gardens Apartments

Johnston, IA


$1,190+

2-3 Beds2 Baths
3 Units Available
71
Metro Property Management

Urbandale, IA 50322

$450+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Metro Property Management

Urbandale, IA


$450+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
Bennett Grand Woods
37

West Des Moines, IA 50265

$720+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Bennett Grand Woods

West Des Moines, IA

(37)

$720+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
Residences at 62W
7

Johnston, IA 50131

$1,275+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Residences at 62W

Johnston, IA (Central)

(7)

$1,275+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
27
The Flats Apartments
1

West Des Moines, IA 50266

$667+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

The Flats Apartments

West Des Moines, IA

(1)

$667+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
Timberline Pointe

Urbandale, IA 50323

$1,150+

2 Beds2 Baths

Timberline Pointe

Urbandale, IA


$1,150+

2 Beds2 Baths
Crown Pointe Apartments

West Des Moines, IA 50265

$955+

2 Beds2 Baths

Crown Pointe Apartments

West Des Moines, IA


$955+

2 Beds2 Baths
Westbrooke Apartments

West Des Moines, IA 50265

$850+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Westbrooke Apartments

West Des Moines, IA


$850+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Crescent Chase

Johnston, IA 50131

$890+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

6 Units Available

Crescent Chase

Johnston, IA


$890+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
6 Units Available