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2 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA
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    Guest Bedroom or Office at The Equitable Building, Des Moines, IA, 50309 Dining area at The Equitable Building, Des Moines, 50309
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    604 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    Available
    2 BEDS $2,264+
    Property reviews
    5/5 Karis P. on Sep 13, 2023

    We were lucky enough to stumble upon the Equitable Apartments last year, unfortunately circumstances are causing us to move, but we have really enjoyed our time here. The "Staff" is great. Chrissy has been so helpful, she really went above and beyond her responsibilities when we needed guidance. The Maintenance staff has the building looking great and they work to keep it that way. As well, they have been very responsive to our trivial questions and concerns. The 3rd floor dog park is a great convenience, I do not know how any dog owner lives in the city without it. We highly recommend The Equitable and the city of Des Moines.

    5/5 Anonymous on Jul 19, 2023

    Lived here 4 years. Every year I see effoto improve.

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    1421 Des Moines St., Des Moines, IA 50316
    Income Restricted
    2 BEDS $750
    Overview

    Stewart Park Townhomes in Des Moines, Iowa offers two bedroom townhomes with washer/dryer, patio, and large closets.  Stewart Park Townhomes participates in an affordable housing program. Applicants must meet income qualification; total household gross income is based on 60% or lower of the median income adjusted for household size. Section 8 Voucher holders are encouraged to apply!

    Amenities
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Large Closets
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    1415-1441 Des Moines St., Des Moines, IA 50316
    Income Restricted
    2 BEDS Ask for Pricing
    Overview

    Des Moines Street Village offers two and three bedroom apartments. Features include controlled access entry, on-site laundry, fitness center, playground, and more. Conveniently located near parks, schools, shops, and restaurants!  Des Moines Street Village participates in an affordable housing program. Applicants must meet income qualification; total household gross income is based on 60% of the median income adjusted for household size. Section 8 Voucher holders are encouraged to apply!

    Amenities
    • Air Conditioner
    • Dishwasher
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Fitness Center
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    Kitchen at Rocket Transfer Lofts, Des Moines, 50309 Billiards at Rocket Transfer Lofts, Des Moines
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    320 SW 7Th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    3 Units available
    2 BEDS $1,595+
    Property reviews
    5/5 Anonymous on Jul 1, 2023

    I have absolutely loved living here. Nice apartments and unbeatable location. Easy walking distance to any downtown locations while being far enough removed that it is quiet and relaxing. Commuting simple with access to bike trails and quick driving access to highways.

    4/5 Robyn S. on Nov 1, 2023

    I've lived here for six months today, and I really do like it a lot. I MAY have made a different decision if I a) had a car at the time I was looking, and b) was able to be in the apartment in the evening. I needed a downtown apartment because I work downtown and didn't have a car at the time, so any place outside of downtown wasn't an option because I couldn't go see it. And apparently Des Moines apartments can only be shown during business hours Mon-Fri, so I didn't fully appreciate how busy 7th St. is; the road noise in the summertime from the revving and peeling out at the light at 7th & Tuttle is formidable, and the sirens are constant. Now that it's colder and the window is closed, we can still hear some noise but it's just normal traffic noise at a normal volume. I very rarely hear my neighbors when inside - the guy next door is a scream-sneezer, but that's sporadic, and the doors don't do much to keep hallway noise out, but it's not like people are hanging around out there. It's nice that the living room is away from the front door. Amenities - now that it's cool enough for me to be outside and enjoy the rooftop deck, it's locked. Being able to grill in the winter would be amazing. Maintenance - the maintenance chick is awesome! Very responsive with good communication. Administration - Shannon left shortly after I moved in, and Korrie seems really on top of it. I have bouts of confusion with how rent payments should be made - I get notices from "Conservice" whatever that is, but I just make my payments through RentCafe and it's fine. Parking - Safe, no problems, but it's only on the north side of the building. I would like the option to park on the south side of the building for ease of using the remote start for the car. In short, I'm not sorry I moved in but haven't yet made any decisions about what will happen when my lease is up - now that I know Des Moines better, and have a car, I have more options.

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    4200 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
    2 BEDS $839+
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    415 SW 11Th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2 BEDS $1,613+
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    5501 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
    2 BEDS $1,075+
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    1620 Pleasant Street, Suite 123, Des Moines, IA 50314
    2 BEDS $1,080
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    604 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2 BEDS $2,264+
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    4220 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
    2 BEDS $900
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    4400 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
    2 BEDS $1,240+
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    3662 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312
    2 BEDS $885+
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    5015(A-D) SW 9Th St, Des Moines, IA 50315
    2 BEDS $840
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    1421 Des Moines St., Des Moines, IA 50316
    Income Restricted
    2 BEDS $750
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    700 East 5Th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
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    Finn Apartments, DES MOINES, IA 50321
    2 BEDS $1,100+
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    103 SW 3Rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2 BEDS $1,867+
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    3000 Grand, Des Moines, IA 50312
    2 BEDS $1,150+
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    1415-1441 Des Moines St., Des Moines, IA 50316
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    713 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2 BEDS $1,195
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    5528 Meredith Dr., Des Moines, IA 50310
    2 BEDS $805
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    100 Jackson Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315
    2 BEDS $1,202+
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    2207 E Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
    2 BEDS $1,020
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    320 SW 7Th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    2 BEDS $1,595+
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    1405 SE 1St St, Des Moines, IA 50315
    2 BEDS $1,514+
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Average rent in Des Moines, IA

$1,028/mo Des Moines, IA average rental price, March 2024
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The monthly rate for Des Moines, IA apartments is on average $1,028.

    Des Moines, IA apartment rent ranges

    Approximately 8% of apartments in Des Moines, IA charge rents around $501-$700. A share of 52% of Des Moines’s rental apartments have monthly rents between $701-$1,000. In the rent range of $1,001-$1,500 there are 32% apartment units. 7% of the city’s apartments are in the highest price range of $1,501-$2,000.

    Des Moines, IA rent trends

    Getting around in Des Moines, IA

    54 /100
    Somewhat Walkable
    34 /100
    Some Transit
    69 /100
    Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 54, Transit Score®: 34, Bike Score®: 69

    Frequently asked questions

    What is the price of a 2 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

    The price range of a 2 bedroom apartment is between $839 and $2,525. Search 2 bedroom apartments in Des Moines, IA.

    How many 2 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Des Moines, IA on RentCafe?

    There are 76 2 bedroom rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 22 Jun 2024.

    What is the average size of a 2 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

    The average Des Moines, IA 2 bedroom apartment size is 972 sq. ft.

    What are the advantages of renting a 2 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

    2 bedroom apartments offer more space compared to 1 bedroom or studio apartments. They are more suitable for 2 persons.

    What are the downsides of renting a 2 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

    A 2 bedroom apartment is usually slightly more expensive than a 1 bedroom apartment. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA.

    Living and Renting in Des Moines, IA

    Living in location

    Known for its vibrant culture and diverse rental market, Des Moines, IA has become a coveted location for renters across the country. The city offers an array of rental options, including compact studios, luxurious condos, spacious two-bedroom apartments and more, ensuring that every renter finds a home that matches their needs.

    The rights of renters in Des Moines are protected under the Iowa Landlord and Tenant Act, providing peace of mind in the leasing process.

    Beyond its housing appeal, Des Moines boasts an array of attractions and entertainment opportunities. Renters can enjoy outdoor activities at Gray's Lake Park, explore the world-class exhibits at the Des Moines Art Center, or indulge in fresh, local produce at the Downtown Farmers' Market. Nightlife enthusiasts will appreciate the thriving scene in the Historic Court District, offering an eclectic mix of bars, live music venues, and restaurants.

    Two-Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA

    In Des Moines, two-bedroom apartments have gained popularity among a wide range of renters, from families seeking affordable living spaces, to professionals desiring a guest room or office space. They are also popular with roommates who want to share rental costs. These apartments offer the perfect blend of space, convenience, and cost-effectiveness, making them a preferred choice in the rental market.

    Two-bedroom apartments in Des Moines typically feature modern amenities that enhance the living experience. Renters can expect to find open-plan living areas, in-unit laundry facilities, fully equipped kitchens, and additional amenities such as fitness centers and swimming pools in the apartment communities. Other perks might include reserved parking, pet-friendly rules, and community events.

    The neighborhoods of Sherman Hill and East Village are popular locations to find two-bedroom apartments for rent in Des Moines. Sherman Hill is renowned for its historic architecture and close-knit community, while East Village impresses with its trendy boutiques and hip dining spots. Both neighborhoods provide easy access to attractions such as the Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the State Historical Museum, and offer an abundance of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

    If you're looking for two-bedroom apartments in Des Moines, IA, you can use RentCafe.com to find the ideal place for you. You can filter your search by location, amenities, price, and more. You can also view photos and floor plans and read reviews of different properties.

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    Are you ready to find the apartment that feels like home? Look through all the available listings on RentCafe to find the apartment that best suits your needs. Searching for a 2 bedroom apartment near you, or anywhere in the U.S.? You can now compare the size, price and location of any of the apartments listed, until you find the one that does it. Choose the location you want, near the stores, parks or people that are dear to you. Somewhere out there is the right apartment for you.

    So, start looking for 2 bedroom apartments near you, in your favorite neighborhood, ZIP code, or anywhere in the U.S. that you plan on moving to, and let us guide you to your next home!

    Renting a 2 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA

    If you’re sharing space with someone else and you’re searching for a new rental apartment, chances are you could use a home with a more generous square footage. Who doesn’t love a spacious apartment where the pleasant combines with the useful? We certainly do. 2 bedroom apartment rentals are the best way to go for people who want to upsize their living space without spending a fortune on it. While rent prices for 2-bedroom apartments go up to $2,525 in neighborhoods like Downtown Des Moines, you can also find such an apartment at a monthly rent as low as $770 in budget-friendly neighborhoods like Southwestern Hills. Our listings offer both luxurious and cheap 2 bedroom apartments which means that, regardless of your budget, there are numerous rental options out there.

    Finding a cheap 2 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA

    If you’ve already started your rental apartment quest, you noticed that finding a cheap home in Des Moines, IA is no easy task, especially when you’re picky. You’d like to find a quality rental without spending a huge amount of money, but the cheapest ones tend to be in undesirable locations. The truth is that the closer an apartment is to a popular area, the higher the chances for it to be expensive. Landlords set prices according to the demand for apartments in a certain area. Besides, renovated, modernly furnished apartments are obviously pricier than the ones with no recent upgrades. Nonetheless, there are still many great deals available among the 37 apartments in Des Moines, IA if you’re smart about your search. After you decide your non-negotiables, use our filters and all the options at your disposal. They are sure to help you find the cheap 2 bedroom apartment you’ve been searching for all along.

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