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3 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA - 32 Rentals available


Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December

Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December, after a 0.8% increase since last year. One of Iowa’s largest job hubs, with 40% renter households, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,462. [View Full Report]

Des Moines City apartment rent report

Des Moines’s average rent was $914 in December

Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December, after a 0.8% increase since last year. One of Iowa’s largest job hubs, with 40% renter households, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,462.

The average rent for an apartment in Des Moines saw an increase, while in West Des Moines ($994) and Ankeny ($1,085), rent went down by 0.5% and 1.1%, respectively.

Des Moines apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Des Moines metro area

Despite a 0.5% decrease, Urbandale rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Des Moines area, with an average price of $846. At $952 a month, following a 0.3% increase, renting in Altoona is the third best option, following Des Moines, which comes in second. In Johnston, apartments go for $1,172 after a 3.3% yearly increase.

Des Moines apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a 3 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The price range of a 3 bedroom apartment is between $659 and $1,400. Search 3 bedroom apartments in Des Moines, IA.

How many 3 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Des Moines, IA on RENTCafé?

There are 8 3 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 18 Jan 2021.

What is the average size of a 3 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The average Des Moines, IA 3 bedroom apartment size is 1,096 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a 3 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

Renting a 3 bedroom apartment offers extra space compared to a 2 bedroom apartment, suited for a family or for sharing it with someone else.

What are the downsides of renting a 3 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

A 3 bedroom apartment is more expensive than smaller units and it usually comes with higher utility costs. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments or 2 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA.

Des Moines, IA Demographics

  • Total Population215,932
  • Female 106,266
    Male 109,666
  • Median Age33.9

Average Rent in Des Moines, IA

  • Des Moines, IA Average Rental Price, October 2020 $913 /mo

    Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • < $5001%
    • $501-$70023%
    • $701-$1,00050%
    • $1,001-$1,50020%
    • $1,501-$2,0005%
    • > $2,0001%

    Des Moines, IA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
    Des Moines, IA $886 $887 $892 $895 $897 $901 $910 $894 $905 $902 $913
    National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464
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    Des Moines, IA Households

    • Total Number of Households84,140
    • Family 47,987
      Non-family 36,153
    • Children 26,492
      No Children 57,648
    • Average People Per Household2.5
    • Median Household Income$52,251
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$910

    Des Moines, IA Education Statistics

    • No High School6%
    • Some High School37%
    • Some College25%
    • Associate Degree8%
    • Bachelor Degree17%
    • Graduate Degree7%

    Renting a 3 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA

    If you are looking for a home with a lot of space for you and your family, but a house doesn’t really seem like the right fit, consider looking for a 3 bedroom apartment. In Des Moines, IA there are 25 properties that offer about 32 3 bedroom apartments. These apartments are spacious enough to fit an entire family, and they come with a plethora of benefits. In general, apartments tend to be very low maintenance, and if you live in an apartment complex, you’ll have access to all the amazing common space amenities. The average size for a 3 bedroom unit is about 1,041 Sq.Ft., but these versatile apartments come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t worry about cutting down on any precious living space. Location is key when you are renting. If you search in Downtown Des Moines, you’ll find affordable 3 bedroom units for as little as $1,060. If you are looking for an apartment in one of the more expensive parts of town, like Downtown Des Moines, you should know that the monthly rent can go up to $2,053.

    Cheap 3 bedroom rentals are no hidden treasure

    A cheap 3 bedroom apartment might sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. Looking for affordable 3 bedroom apartments doesn’t have to become a treasure hunt. Indiana Jones might have had too much time on his hands, but we’ll spare you the trouble. On RENTCafé you can filter the results, so the quest for your dream home can be as easy as ABC. Use the location, price and amenities filters to browse through the 32 Des Moines, IA units and, in no time, you’ll find the right apartment for you. Before you start, we’ll give you a cheat sheet. Furnished 3 bedroom apartments that are located in modern, well-maintained buildings tend to be more expensive. The same goes for properties that are located next to public transportation, restaurants and shopping. Of course, a cheaper, unfurnished apartment could be a great project for you and your family to bond over. Now, organize your search results according to your own preferences and you’re sure to find the right apartment.

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