1. Home

Houses For Rent Under $2,000 in Des Moines, IA

Beds

93 Houses

Average Rent in Des Moines, IA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Des Moines Studio - $964+11%
Des Moines 1 Bed - $1,136+9%
Des Moines 2 Beds - $1,065+5%

Local Guide

See what Des Moines, IA has to offer.

Local Reviews

What is unique about my neighborhood is that it is a older neighborhood well established in the community. Our favorite local businesses are the local Walgreens where we get all of our medical needs met and the Chengs garden restaurant where my family enjoys eating

Most neighbors are friendly. Love that it's pet friendly. We have nice patios. I love our Rec center.

I live very close to a major grocery store, a major pharmacy and very many restaurants. I also live right off the freeway so access to the rest of the city is easy.

my neighbors are good we have a good little community that keeps in touch and hangs out during the warmer months

There's not much that would make it unique besides yeah there's really nothing fix up the community center it's at the end of the block

The school district was my main reason for choosing to live in my neighborhood. I wanted my son to benefit from this. It's a quiet neighborhood and looks real pretty in the spring and summer.

Demographics

Education

High School

44%

Associate's

31%

Bachelor's

19%

Master's

6%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

40%

3 people

24%

4 people

20%

5 people

9%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

47%

50-100k

34%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

4%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

13%

20-45

37%

45-65

24%

65+

12%

Affordability

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

*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 Des Moines, IA

In Des Moines, IA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $964 to $1,136. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Des Moines, IA is $964. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,136. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,065.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+11%

Changed from $868 to $964
1 Bed

+9%

Changed from $1,042 to $1,136
2 Beds

+5%

Changed from $1,014 to $1,065

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
9%
31%
31%
20%
10%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Ankeny$1,083-13%
Johnston$1,077+2%
Waukee$974+24%
Des Moines$964+11%
Grimes$895-8%
Pleasant Hill$872+1%
West Des Moines$850-4%
Altoona$771+30%
Ames$735+7%
Indianola$625--
Newton$495--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Ankeny$1,2830%
Johnston$1,242-1%
Waukee$1,225+21%
Indianola$1,177+74%
Des Moines$1,136+9%
Altoona$1,108+20%
Grimes$1,095+27%
West Des Moines$1,052-3%
Newton$1,050+100%
Norwalk$1,040+2%
Pleasant Hill$980-1%
Urbandale$9020%
Ames$838+4%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Ankeny$1,600+2%
Waukee$1,574+17%
Johnston$1,487-1%
Altoona$1,333+35%
Grimes$1,295+37%
Pleasant Hill$1,275+2%
Perry$1,270--
Indianola$1,175+57%
West Des Moines$1,172-19%
Norwalk$1,140-12%
Des Moines$1,065+5%
Urbandale$1,045+8%
Ames$933-4%
Adel$900-4%
Pella$775--
Newton$7100%

Compare Neighborhoods

Oak Park

$675

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Capitol Park

$695

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Union Park

$700

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 Union Park, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $675, $695, and $700 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Fort Des Moines and Greater South Side, where the rents are $720 and $725, a favorable comparison to Des Moines's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,136.

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

In Des Moines, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Downtown, East Village, and Drake. A 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown averages at $1,329, in East Village it averages $1,255, and in Drake, the average is $1,145. For additional high-end living options, Sherman Hill offers 1-bedroom apartments at $950, and Sherman Hill Historic District at $950. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,136 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 Drake, Sherman Hill, and Sherman Hill Historic District. In Drake, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,145. Sherman Hill sees average rents of $950 for a 1-bedroom unit. Sherman Hill Historic District offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $950. For those seeking other popular areas, Downtown presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,329, and River Bend at $750. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,136 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
East Village$1,048+4%
Downtown$957+12%
Drake$903-9%
Sherman Hill$700-12%
Sherman Hill Historic District$700-12%
Prospect Park$690+7%
Union Park$650--
Capitol Park$625--
Lower Beaver$625--
Oak Park$595--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
East Village$1,255+8%
Drake$1,145+52%
Sherman Hill$950-5%
Sherman Hill Historic District$950-5%
Highland Park$858+16%
Beaverdale$800+4%
Indianola Hills$775--
River Bend$750--
Prospect Park$750+3%
South Park$750+26%
Greater South Side$725--
Merle Hay$725--
Accent$725--
Fort Des Moines$720+4%
Union Park$700--
Capitol Park$695-13%
Oak Park$675--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$1,945+31%
Drake$1,757-1%
East Village$1,550+9%
Sherman Hill$1,2500%
Sherman Hill Historic District$1,2500%
Highland Park$1,035+10%
South Park$8500%
Prospect Park$840+7%
Fort Des Moines$840+2%
Capitol Park$825--
Beaverdale$820+2%
Oak Park$7750%
Merle Hay$775--
Greater South Side$750-3%
Lower Beaver$745--
Union Park$700--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

33%

15-30 Mins

51%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5454

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 30 of 54 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 40 of 54 renters

Percentage: 4747

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 33 of 54 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 15% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Des Moines's coffee shop scene.

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

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Des Moines looks good for nightlife.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Des Moines is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 12% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

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

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Des Moines is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 12% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 20% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! Des Moines has plenty of gas stations.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 77% more gas stations than average
  3. 70% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in Des Moines.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 38% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 51 of 54 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 48 of 54 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 48 of 54 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 41 of 54 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 38 of 54 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 37 of 54 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 37 of 54 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 37 of 54 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 35 of 54 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 35 of 54 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 33 of 54 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 33 of 54 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 29 of 54 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 27 of 54 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 27 of 54 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 28 of 54 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 35 of 54 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 42 of 54 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 46 of 54 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 47 of 54 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Des Moines

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Des Moines, IA$1,136$1,065
Moines, IA 1 miles------
West Des Moines, IA 5.5 miles$1,052$1,172
Ankeny, IA 8.9 miles$1,283$1,600
Urbandale, IA 5.6 miles$902$1,045
Altoona, IA 8.1 miles$1,108$1,333
Pleasant Hill, IA 4.8 miles$980$1,275
Johnston, IA 6.8 miles$1,242$1,487
Indianola, IA 17 miles$1,177$1,175
Ames, IA 30 miles$838$933