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Average Rent in Des Moines, IA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Des Moines Studio - $974+10%
Des Moines 1 Bed - $1,121+5%
Des Moines 2 Beds - $1,065+11%
Last updated 5/20/2024

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See what Des Moines, IA has to offer.

Local Reviews

easy to get around mixed neighborhood McDonalds is close by easy to get to the store bus stop is close by

Hikes and ball games are the best for that. The more research you do the cheaper it is and it's fun to do research with those groups.

I like going to the mall, out to eat, shopping, and doing our hair. We go out like every other week and we do these things with each other.

It is safe to walk in at night and it has good schools close to downtown it is a mixed and everyone is friendly. And most everyone is willing to helo each other.

Demographics

Education

High School

11%

Associate's

20%

Bachelor's

46%

Master's

21%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

17%

4 people

25%

5 people

10%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

20%

50-100k

23%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

11%

200k+

30%

Age

0-10

15%

10-20

13%

20-45

26%

45-65

32%

65+

14%

Rent Trends

Average rent in Waterbury, Des Moines, IA

In Des Moines, IA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $974 to $1,121. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Waterbury, Des Moines, IA is $974. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,121. 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

+10%

Changed from $885 to $974
1 Bed

+5%

Changed from $1,068 to $1,121
2 Beds

+11%

Changed from $959 to $1,065
Last updated 5/20/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

3.7%

Compared to National Average

11.6%

The cost of living in Waterbury, Des Moines, IA is 3.7% lower than the state average and 11.6% lower than the national average. Waterbury, 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 Waterbury, 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 Waterbury, 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$1,139-38%
Ankeny$1,052-10%
Johnston$1,027+14%
Des Moines$974+10%
Waukee$966+23%
Grimes$929--
Pleasant Hill$8620%
West Des Moines$850-13%
Altoona$771+30%
Ames$735+6%
Indianola$625--
Bondurant$575+7%
Newton$495--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Ankeny$1,294+13%
Johnston$1,234+13%
Grimes$1,231+7%
Waukee$1,177+11%
Indianola$1,177--
Altoona$1,174+28%
Des Moines$1,121+5%
West Des Moines$1,062-1%
Norwalk$1,025+1%
Pleasant Hill$987+1%
Bondurant$965+8%
Urbandale$9020%
Ames$832+4%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Ankeny$1,537-1%
Waukee$1,513+13%
Johnston$1,458+6%
Altoona$1,368+39%
Pleasant Hill$1,280+5%
Perry$1,270--
Bondurant$1,200+7%
West Des Moines$1,153+4%
Norwalk$1,130+2%
Indianola$1,112+53%
Des Moines$1,065+11%
Ames$982+11%
Urbandale$970+8%
Grimes$970+7%
Adel$935--
Pella$775--
Newton$710+9%

Compare Neighborhoods

Oak Park

$675

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Fort Des Moines

$690

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Greater South Side

$725

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, Fort Des Moines, and Greater South Side, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $675, $690, and $725 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Merle Hay and Prospect Park, where the rents are $725 and $730, a favorable comparison to Des Moines's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,121.

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 $1,388, in East Village it averages $1,162, and in Drake, the average is $1,147. For additional high-end living options, North of Grand offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,070, and Court District at $1,068. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,121 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, North of Grand, and Carpenter. In Sherman Hill, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $900. North of Grand sees average rents of $1,070 for a 1-bedroom unit. Carpenter offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $840. For those seeking other popular areas, Sherman Hill Historic District presents 1-bedroom apartments at $900, and Downtown at $1,388. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,121 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Drake$1,045+6%
East Village$995-1%
North of Grand$966--
Downtown$957+12%
Court District$814-1%
Carpenter$7770%
Sherman Hill$690--
Sherman Hill Historic District$690--
Prospect Park$645+13%
Lower Beaver$625--
Oak Park$595--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$1,388+11%
East Village$1,162-2%
Drake$1,147+6%
North of Grand$1,070--
Court District$1,068-22%
Sherman Hill$900-10%
Sherman Hill Historic District$900-10%
Highland Park$858+16%
Carpenter$8400%
Beaverdale$790-12%
Indianola Hills$775--
South Park$750+26%
River Bend$750--
Prospect Park$730+12%
Greater South Side$725--
Merle Hay$725--
Fort Des Moines$690+13%
Oak Park$675--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Drake$1,827+3%
Downtown$1,825+23%
Court District$1,549-5%
East Village$1,452+2%
Sherman Hill$1,250--
Sherman Hill Historic District$1,250--
North of Grand$1,138--
Carpenter$1,0600%
Highland Park$1,035+10%
South Park$8500%
Beaverdale$815+1%
Fort Des Moines$790+2%
Prospect Park$785+3%
Merle Hay$775--
Oak Park$775--
Greater South Side$750-3%
Lower Beaver$745--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

53%

15-30 Mins

41%

30-40 Mins

3%

40-60 Mins

1%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4242

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Percentage: 4444

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 82% more theaters than average
  3. 87% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

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

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly fewer restaurants than average
  3. 23% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

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

Childcare

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Calling all caregivers: childcare options around here are a bit scarce.

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

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Waterbury Des Moines.

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

Medical Care

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of medical care round here is a little hard to swallow

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

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  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

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 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

Quiet Area

Yes

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

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Schools

Percentage: 5/55/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Waterbury Des Moines

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Des Moines, IA 4.5 miles$1,121$1,065
West Des Moines, IA 1.2 miles$1,062$1,153
Moines, IA 3.8 miles------
Urbandale, IA 2.8 miles$902$970
Windsor Heights, IA 1 miles$695$1,024
Ankeny, IA 10.8 miles$1,294$1,537
Clive, IA 1.9 miles---$1,300
Johnston, IA 5.9 miles$1,234$1,458
Waukee, IA 10 miles$1,177$1,513
Indianola, IA 17.4 miles$1,177$1,112

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