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Average Rent in Des Moines, IA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Des Moines Studio - $962+11%
Des Moines 1 Bed - $1,120+7%
Des Moines 2 Beds - $1,087+10%
Last updated 6/12/2024

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See what Des Moines, IA has to offer.

Local Reviews

Low crime and affordable. I don't know what else to say. Des Moines has plenty to do and traffic is really low compared to other big cities.

I like that it's the drake university area because there is always something going on especially in the summer.

There is a strip mall by my house. The strip mall has several grocery stores and convenient stores. I like going to the store with my family.

It has a dog park a lake where you can fish and has game room and gym. And lots of room to playhouse can run and excise. Also has a gas station nearby so it's walkable not to far.

Demographics

Education

High School

37%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

20%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

40%

3 people

21%

4 people

22%

5 people

6%

6+ people

12%

Household Income

0-50k

57%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

3%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

20%

20-45

44%

45-65

19%

65+

6%

Affordability

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/12/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Drake, Des Moines, IA

In Des Moines, IA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $962 to $1,120. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Drake, Des Moines, IA is $962. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,120. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,087.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+11%

Changed from $867 to $962
1 Bed

+7%

Changed from $1,047 to $1,120
2 Beds

+10%

Changed from $988 to $1,087
Last updated 6/12/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

4.7%

Compared to National Average

13%

The cost of living in Drake, Des Moines, IA is 4.7% lower than the state average and 13% lower than the national average. Drake, Des Moines, IA housing is 30.8% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 16.5% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 0.6% less in Drake, Des Moines, IA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 7.8% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Drake, Des Moines, IACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
6.2%
30.8%
Utilities
6.4%
16.5%
Food
2%
0.6%
Transportation
7.1%
9.3%
Healthcare
5.6%
7.8%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Urbandale$1,139-42%
Johnston$1,052+17%
Ankeny$1,043-16%
Waukee$974+24%
Des Moines$962+11%
Clive$900--
Grimes$895-10%
Pleasant Hill$8620%
West Des Moines$850+2%
Altoona$771+30%
Ames$735+5%
Indianola$625--
Bondurant$575+7%
Marshalltown$550-4%
Newton$495--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Johnston$1,309+16%
Ankeny$1,308+4%
Waukee$1,234+22%
Grimes$1,230+43%
Altoona$1,228+33%
Indianola$1,177--
Des Moines$1,120+7%
West Des Moines$1,052-3%
Newton$1,050+100%
Norwalk$1,035-6%
Clive$1,025--
Pleasant Hill$987-2%
Bondurant$965+8%
Grinnell$900--
Urbandale$880-2%
Ames$840+7%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Ankeny$1,601+2%
Waukee$1,559+15%
Johnston$1,486+8%
Altoona$1,395+42%
Clive$1,350--
Pleasant Hill$1,280+2%
Perry$1,270--
Bondurant$1,200+7%
West Des Moines$1,1720%
Norwalk$1,130-12%
Indianola$1,112+53%
Des Moines$1,087+10%
Ames$990+14%
Urbandale$9720%
Grimes$970+2%
Pella$775--
Marshalltown$750+3%
Newton$710+9%

Compare Neighborhoods

Oak Park

$675

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Capitol Park

$695

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Fairmont Park

$695

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Des Moines, IA?

For renters in Des Moines seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Oak Park, Capitol Park, and Fairmont Park, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $675, $695, and $695 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Union Park and Fort Des Moines, where the rents are $700 and $720, a favorable comparison to Des Moines's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,120.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Des Moines, IA?

In Des Moines, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Downtown, East Village, and Court District. A 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown averages at $1,390, in East Village it averages $1,145, and in Court District, the average is $1,068. For additional high-end living options, North of Grand offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,038, and Sherman Hill at $900. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,120 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Des Moines, IA?

In Des Moines, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include North of Grand, Sherman Hill, and Sherman Hill Historic District. In North of Grand, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,038. Sherman Hill sees average rents of $900 for a 1-bedroom unit. Sherman Hill Historic District offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $900. For those seeking other popular areas, Merle Hay presents 1-bedroom apartments at $725, and Carpenter at $840. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,120 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
East Village$1,015+1%
Downtown$951+10%
North of Grand$900--
Southwestern Hills$885--
Court District$814-1%
Carpenter$7770%
Sherman Hill$690--
Prospect Park$690+7%
Sherman Hill Historic District$690--
Union Park$650--
Lower Beaver$625--
Capitol Park$625--
Oak Park$595--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
East Village$1,145-4%
Court District$1,068-22%
North of Grand$1,038--
Sherman Hill$9000%
Sherman Hill Historic District$9000%
Southwestern Hills$885+6%
Highland Park$858+16%
Carpenter$8400%
Beaverdale$795+3%
Meredith$795+3%
Indianola Hills$775--
Prospect Park$750+3%
South Park$750+26%
River Bend$750--
Merle Hay$725--
Greater South Side$725--
Jordan Park$725--
Accent$725--
Fort Des Moines$720+4%
Union Park$700--
Capitol Park$695-13%
Fairmont Park$695--
Oak Park$675--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Court District$1,549-5%
East Village$1,452+2%
Sherman Hill$1,250--
Sherman Hill Historic District$1,250--
North of Grand$1,158--
Southwestern Hills$1,075+12%
Carpenter$1,0600%
Highland Park$1,035+10%
River Woods$1,020+4%
South Park$8500%
Jordan Park$8500%
Prospect Park$840+7%
Fort Des Moines$840+6%
Capitol Park$825--
Beaverdale$820+1%
Meredith$820+2%
Merle Hay$775--
Oak Park$775--
Greater South Side$750-3%
Lower Beaver$745--
Union Park$700--
Fairmont Park$695--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

42%

15-30 Mins

48%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

1%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6363

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Percentage: 5151

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Drake Des Moines.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 88% more pet facilities than average
  3. 53% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's a pretty good scene for movie buffs and theater lovers.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 91% more theaters than average
  3. 43% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Drake Des Moines gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 27% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 71% more restaurants than average
  3. 6% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 81% more coffee shops than average
  3. 23% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. 20% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Drake Des Moines is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 60% more daycares than average
  3. 7% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 83% more fine art centers than average
  3. 40% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Drake Des Moines is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 31% more bars and clubs than average
  3. Far fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Drake Des Moines.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: Drake Des Moines is light on amusement parks.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. An average number of amusement parks
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Drake Des Moines's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 26% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. Far fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Drake Des Moines

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Des Moines, IA 2.5 miles$1,120$1,087
West Des Moines, IA 3.3 miles$1,052$1,172
Moines, IA 2.2 miles------
Ankeny, IA 9.2 miles$1,308$1,601
Urbandale, IA 3.2 miles$880$972
Ames, IA 29.9 miles$840$990
Johnston, IA 5.3 miles$1,309$1,486
Clive, IA 3.4 miles$1,025$1,350
Waukee, IA 11.7 miles$1,234$1,559
Altoona, IA 10.4 miles$1,228$1,395

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown 2 miles$1,390$1,887
Sherman Hill 1.2 miles$900$1,250
Woodland Heights 0.9 miles------
Beaverdale 1.7 miles$795$820
North of Grand 1.1 miles$1,038$1,158
Prospect Park 1.4 miles$750$840