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Average Rent in West Des Moines, IA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
West Des Moines Studio - $850-4%
West Des Moines 1 Bed - $1,052-3%
West Des Moines 2 Beds - $1,172-19%

Local Guide

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Local Reviews

We have an area called Valley Junction. It has alot of boutiques and restaurants. In the summer they have a large farmers market each week,with a band and tons of food and entertainment

It's near lots of jobs you could walk to. Good white collar jobs. Favorite local business would be zombie burger- delish. Going with friends would be an arcade bar

Our building is for seniors only. You need to have a special key just to get into our building. It is very safe.

We are tucked away in a neighborhood but close to lots of shopping and fun things to do. We are also close to the interstate.

Sidewalks are not crowded. So taking my daughter out for a stroll is very convenient. Another advantage is it's greenery which is very soothing and refreshes the mind.

I think the thing I most like about my neighborhood is the people who live in it, they're all so friendly. As for places, there's numerous restaurants around that I enjoy, one being Canes Chicken.

Demographics

Education

High School

19%

Associate's

27%

Bachelor's

38%

Master's

14%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

47%

3 people

22%

4 people

22%

5 people

6%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

30%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

10%

200k+

10%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

11%

20-45

38%

45-65

25%

65+

13%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 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 West Des Moines, IA

In West Des Moines, IA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $850 to $1,172. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in West Des Moines, IA is $850. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,052. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,172.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-4%

Changed from $885 to $850
1 Bed

-3%

Changed from $1,085 to $1,052
2 Beds

-19%

Changed from $1,447 to $1,172

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
15%
37%
22%
26%

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%
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%
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%
Norwalk$1,140-12%
Des Moines$1,065+5%
Urbandale$1,045+8%
Ames$933-4%
Adel$900-4%
Pella$775--
Newton$7100%

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Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

38%

15-30 Mins

51%

30-40 Mins

8%

40-60 Mins

2%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3636

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 12 of 22 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 18 of 22 renters

Percentage: 3939

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 18 of 22 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in West Des Moines.

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

Fine Arts

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West Des Moines is a masterpiece for fine art lovers.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 47% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in West Des Moines.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 25% more shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 86% more grocery stores than average
  3. 63% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 72% more restaurants than average
  3. 36% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. West Des Moines gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 40% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 85% more pet facilities than average
  3. 39% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this West Des Moines is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 74% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in West Des Moines.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 32% more bars and clubs 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 West Des Moines.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 37% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 71% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in West Des Moines.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 100% fewer parks than average
  3. 100% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 22 of 22 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 22 of 22 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 21 of 22 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 20 of 22 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 20 of 22 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 19 of 22 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 18 of 22 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 17 of 22 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 17 of 22 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 17 of 22 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 17 of 22 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 16 of 22 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 16 of 22 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 16 of 22 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 16 of 22 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 14 of 22 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 13 of 22 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 17 of 22 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 19 of 22 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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Top Schools in West Des Moines

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Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Valley Junction------
Fairmeadows$1,025$1,150