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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 5/24/2024

Local Guide

See what Des Moines, IA has to offer.

Local Reviews

I like that you can make your own rules. You need to to stay safe and lock your doors. The neighbors look out

It's a fairly quiet neighborhood. Most people are either retired or they work during the day so that makes it quiet. However it has become a busy street lately.

What is unique about my neighborhood is how many dog lovers there is I love to hear all the dogs barking at each other

Our neighborhood is quiet, friendly and welcoming. It's a great place for a family. I love the rural community.

Demographics

Education

High School

58%

Associate's

31%

Bachelor's

8%

Master's

2%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

39%

3 people

19%

4 people

21%

5 people

9%

6+ people

11%

Household Income

0-50k

56%

50-100k

37%

100-150k

6%

150-200k

1%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

16%

10-20

17%

20-45

35%

45-65

23%

65+

9%

Affordability

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 5/24/2024

*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 Highland Park, 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 Highland Park, 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 5/24/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

3.7%

Compared to National Average

11.6%

The cost of living in Highland Park, Des Moines, IA is 3.7% lower than the state average and 11.6% lower than the national average. Highland Park, Des Moines, IA housing is 28.7% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 13.9% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 0.7% less in Highland Park, Des Moines, IA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 5.7% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Highland Park, Des Moines, IACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
4.2%
28.7%
Utilities
4.4%
13.9%
Food
2.2%
0.7%
Transportation
7.2%
8.9%
Healthcare
4.9%
5.7%

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%
Grimes$895-10%
Pleasant Hill$8620%
West Des Moines$850+2%
Altoona$771+30%
Ames$735+5%
Indianola$625--
Bondurant$575+7%
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%
Pleasant Hill$987-2%
Bondurant$965+8%
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%
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%
Adel$935--
Pella$775--
Newton$710+9%

Compare Neighborhoods

Oak Park

$675

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Capitol Park

$695

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Fort Des Moines

$720

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 Fort Des Moines, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $675, $695, and $720 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Greater South Side and Merle Hay, where the rents are $725 and $725, 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, Drake, and East Village. A 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown averages at $1,390, in Drake it averages $1,147, and in East Village, the average is $1,145. For additional high-end living options, Sherman Hill offers 1-bedroom apartments at $900, and Sherman Hill Historic District 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 Sherman Hill, Sherman Hill Historic District, and Carpenter. In Sherman Hill, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $900. Sherman Hill Historic District sees average rents of $900 for a 1-bedroom unit. Carpenter offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $840. For those seeking other popular areas, Downtown presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,390, and Drake at $1,147. 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%
Drake$899-9%
Carpenter$7770%
Sherman Hill$690--
Prospect Park$690+7%
Sherman Hill Historic District$690--
Lower Beaver$625--
Capitol Park$625--
Oak Park$595--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Drake$1,147+52%
East Village$1,145-4%
Sherman Hill$9000%
Sherman Hill Historic District$9000%
Carpenter$8400%
Beaverdale$795+3%
Indianola Hills$775--
River Bend$750--
South Park$750+26%
Prospect Park$750+3%
Greater South Side$725--
Merle Hay$725--
Accent$725--
Fort Des Moines$720+4%
Capitol Park$695-13%
Oak Park$675--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$1,887+27%
Drake$1,637-8%
East Village$1,452+2%
Sherman Hill$1,250--
Sherman Hill Historic District$1,250--
Waterbury$1,175--
Carpenter$1,0600%
South Park$8500%
Prospect Park$840+7%
Fort Des Moines$840+6%
Capitol Park$825--
Beaverdale$820+1%
Oak Park$775--
Merle Hay$775--
Greater South Side$750-3%
Lower Beaver$745--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

29%

15-30 Mins

54%

30-40 Mins

10%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5454

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 91% more grocery stores than average
  3. 67% 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. 73% more restaurants than average
  3. 10% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Highland Park Des Moines.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 83% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 38% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. 67% more shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Highland Park Des Moines.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 40% more gas stations than average
  3. 60% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Highland Park Des Moines.

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

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Highland Park Des Moines.

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

Childcare

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Highland Park Des Moines is low on childcare options so get on the waiting list early.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 20% more daycares than average
  3. Far fewer daycares than 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

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Highland Park Des Moines could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? Highland Park Des Moines has a quiet theater scene.

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

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

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

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: Highland Park 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 Highland Park Des Moines's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% more medical facilities than average
  3. 97% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Highland Park Des Moines

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Des Moines, IA 2.1 miles$1,120$1,087
West Des Moines, IA 6.4 miles$1,052$1,172
Moines, IA 2.9 miles------
Ankeny, IA 6.9 miles$1,308$1,601
Urbandale, IA 5.3 miles$880$972
Altoona, IA 7.6 miles$1,228$1,395
Johnston, IA 5.4 miles$1,309$1,486
Pleasant Hill, IA 5.6 miles$987$1,280
Ames, IA 27.9 miles$840$990
Indianola, IA 19 miles$1,177$1,112

Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Oak Park 1.3 miles$675$775