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    3201 Renner Drive, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
    5 Units available
    2 BEDS $1,027+
    3 BEDS $1,456
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    3.5/5 Anonymous on Jul 22, 2023

    Def has changed over the last 4 years and people get away too easily with b breaking rules that are in rental agreements when they should be kicked out!!

    3/5 TERESA P. on Aug 29, 2023

    LOVE IT. HAVING A WASHER & DRYER IN MY OWN PLACE IS SO AWESOME.

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    901 Franklin Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    Available
    1 BED $1,000+
    2 BEDS $1,125+
    3 BEDS $1,435+
    Amenities
    • Air Conditioner
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Patio/Balcony
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    1801 Parkwild Drive, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    1 BED $1,025
    2 BEDS $1,160+
    3 BEDS $1,800
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    105 Landmark Drive, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    1 BED $1,150+
    2 BEDS $1,314+
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    4141 River's Edge Pkwy, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
    Studio $1,195+
    1 BED $1,245+
    2 BEDS $1,710+
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    317 N Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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    2 BEDS $1,445
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    3201 Renner Drive, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
    2 BEDS $1,027+
    3 BEDS $1,456
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    20 S 41St St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
    Studio $925
    1 BED $1,015+
    2 BEDS $1,350
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    2704 E. Kanesville Boulevard, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    1 BED Ask for Pricing
    2 BEDS $1,430
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    405 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    1 BED $655
    2 BEDS $950
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    Lakeshore Ct., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
    Studio $210
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    901 Franklin Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    1 BED $1,000+
    2 BEDS $1,125+
    3 BEDS $1,435+
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    38 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    Studio $769
    1 BED $876
    2 BEDS $1,111
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    1951-1961 Nash Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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    2 BEDS $740
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    1831/1835/1837 Nash Boulevard, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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    915 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102
    Studio $1,090+
    1 BED $1,225+
    2 BEDS $1,670+
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    900 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102
    1 BED $1,060
    2 BEDS $1,455
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    1323 S. 12Th Street Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68108
    Studio $1,002
    1 BED $1,088+
    2 BEDS $1,698+
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    1011 Jones St., Omaha, NE 68102
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    1 BED $1,150+
    2 BEDS $1,330+
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    1301 Jones Street, Omaha, NE 68102
    Studio Ask for Pricing
    1 BED $1,050+
    2 BEDS $1,370
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    802 South 14Th Street, Omaha, NE 68108
    Studio Ask for Pricing
    1 BED $1,005+
    2 BEDS $1,260
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    1323 Jackson Street, Omaha, NE 68102
    Studio Ask for Pricing
    1 BED $905+
    2+ BEDS $1,605
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    1507, 1515 And 1517 William Street Omaha NE, Omaha, NE 68108
    2 BEDS $800
    3 BEDS $1,075
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    801 South 15Th Street, Omaha, NE 68108
    Studio $1,015+
    1 BED $1,025+
    2 BEDS $1,365
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    1501 Jackson Street, Omaha, NE 68102
    1 BED $1,075+
    2 BEDS $1,680+
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Average rent in Council Bluffs, IA

$1,140/mo Council Bluffs, IA average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Council Bluffs, IA is $1,140.

Council Bluffs, IA apartment rent ranges

About 57% of apartment rents in Council Bluffs, IA range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 7% of apartments. Around 34% of Council Bluffs’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 2% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Council Bluffs, IA rent trends

Getting around in Council Bluffs, IA

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Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 5, Bike Score®: 9

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Council Bluffs, IA last updated?

Prices and availability in Council Bluffs, IA were last updated on 23 Feb 2024.

What are the best apartments in Council Bluffs, IA?

The best apartments in Council Bluffs, IA are: RiverEast, Deerfield, Parkwild Apartments, Highclere Apartments and Broadmoor at Rivers Edge.

What is the average rent in Council Bluffs, IA?

The average rent in Council Bluffs, IA is $1,140. Start your search for apartments in Council Bluffs, IA now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Council Bluffs, IA?

The price range for a studio apartment in Council Bluffs, IA is between $925 and $1,795. View all studio apartments in Council Bluffs, IA.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Council Bluffs, IA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Council Bluffs, IA is between $655 and $2,030. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Council Bluffs, IA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Council Bluffs, IA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Council Bluffs, IA is between $655 and $2,345. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Council Bluffs, IA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Council Bluffs, IA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Council Bluffs, IA is between $740 and $1,975. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Council Bluffs, IA.

What type of rental buildings are in Council Bluffs, IA?

In Council Bluffs 36% of the housing is rented out compared to 64% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of Council Bluffs’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 50% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 37% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Council Bluffs, IA?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Council Bluffs are about 34 years old, on average. Of these, 35% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 90% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 10% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Council Bluffs, IA?

Rental apartments in Council Bluffs come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 7% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 39% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 44% of all rentals in Council Bluffs. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Council Bluffs, IA

Bordered by the Missouri River, Council Bluffs is the county seat of Pottawattamie County in Iowa. The proximity to Omaha — it’s a short 10-minute drive from the city center — and low living costs attract renters looking to take advantage of Council Bluffs’ convenient location, peaceful neighborhoods and diverse community. Also known as “Iowa’s Leading Edge,” Council Bluffs has a deep connection to history, shown by the multiple historical landmarks. Council Bluffs has a diverse climate, with average temperatures ranging from 24°F to 28°F during winter and 73°F to 78°F during summer months. Though it’s mostly cloudy in Council Bluffs, there is plenty of sun, rain, and snow throughout the year, so local renters can explore the city’s natural surroundings, museums and other attractions.

Renting in Council Bluffs, IA

Most people living in Council Bluffs are homeowners, but there are plenty of rentals to choose from in the area as well. The city has a diverse rental market ranging from historic rental properties in quaint neighborhoods to modern apartments for rent near the city center. Most rental properties are located on tree-lined streets in historic areas like Gibraltar, Kanesville-Tinley, Lincoln-Fairview and Old Town Council Bluffs. These neighborhoods are within walking distance or a short car drive away from all lifestyle and entertainment amenities. Like the rest of Iowa, renters in Council Bluff are protected through the rental housing inspection program that mandates landlords to keep up with the minimum physical standard for rental properties. Landlords may ask for a security deposit not higher than two months’ rent. They may increase the rent only with prior 30 days’ written notice. The lease agreement defines who is responsible the payment of utilities.

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Shopping in Council Bluffs, IA

Council Bluffs has several shopping venues for local renters to explore. The biggest one is Metro Crossing Shopping Center, home to several big-box stores and restaurants. In addition, renters can find global brands, local stores and unique shops at Valley View Village Mall, River City Plaza Strip Mall and Downtown Council Bluffs. For grocery and home goods shopping, local renters head to big-box chains like JCPenney, Hy-Vee Grocery Store, Target, Walmart and Walgreens, as well as several local Farmers’ Markets that are open in specific days of the week.

Transportation in Council Bluffs, IA

Council Bluffs is served by interstates 80 and 29 and U.S. routes 6, 275 and 92, all of each providing easy access to nearby locations. There are several other transportation options available in the area as well. For example, Omaha Metro provides public transit through regular bus lines in and out of Council Bluffs, while Council Bluffs Special Transit Service (STS) offers a curb-to-curb ride to eligible residents. Renters who want to get around on foot or bike have plenty of trails and bicycle or pedestrian-friendly amenities available throughout the city. What’s more, renters who favor convenience have access to ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. For domestic air travel, local renters and visitors go through Eppley Airfield, which is just 7 miles away. Those flying to more distant destinations in the U.S. or overseas travel all the way to Des Moines International Airport, which is located 133 miles away from Council Bluffs.

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