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    1415-1441 Des Moines St., Des Moines, IA 50316
    Income Restricted
    2 BEDS $650+
    3 BEDS $660+
    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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    320 SW 7Th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    8 Units available
    1 BED $1,195+
    2 BEDS $1,495+
    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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    5501 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
    1 BED $965+
    2 BEDS $1,040+
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    5528 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, IA 50310
    1 BED $930
    2 BEDS $1,025+
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    100 Jackson Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315
    Studio $844+
    1 BED $972+
    2+ BEDS $1,202+
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    3000 Grand, Des Moines, IA 50312
    Studio $825+
    1 BED $965+
    2+ BEDS $1,150+
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    1415-1441 Des Moines St., Des Moines, IA 50316
    Income Restricted
    2 BEDS $650+
    3 BEDS $660+
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    4220 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
    2 BEDS $890
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    500 31St Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
    1 BED $880
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    3750 Grand, Des Moines, IA 50312
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    1405 SE 1St St, Des Moines, IA 50315
    1 BED $939+
    2 BEDS $1,237+
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    320 SW 7Th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    1 BED $1,195+
    2 BEDS $1,495+
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    2824 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
    Studio $710
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    4400 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
    1 BED $945+
    2 BEDS $1,240+
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    103 SW 3Rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    Studio $1,021+
    1 BED $1,063+
    2 BEDS $1,575+
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    3662 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312
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    2 BEDS $930
    3 BEDS $1,160
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    700 East 5Th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    Studio $853+
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    2+ BEDS $970+
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    4200 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
    1 BED $775+
    2 BEDS $909+
    3 BEDS $1,251+
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    5528 Meredith Dr., Des Moines, IA 50310
    1 BED $790
    2 BEDS $790
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    604 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    1 BED $1,242+
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    5015(A-D) SW 9Th St, Des Moines, IA 50315
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    2808 E 16Th St., Des Moines, IA 50316
    1 BED $1,515
    2 BEDS $1,940
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    2207 E Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
    2 BEDS $1,017
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    6011, 6081, 6101, 6121, 6125 SW Creston, Des Moines, IA 50321
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    1 BED $790
    2 BEDS $890
    3 BEDS $1,090
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    2901 Boston Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
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Average rent in Des Moines, IA

$1,033/mo Des Moines, IA average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Des Moines, IA is $1,033.

    Des Moines, IA apartment rent ranges

    About 29% of apartment rents in Des Moines, IA range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 7% of apartments. Around 57% of Des Moines’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 6% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

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    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

    When were prices and availability in Des Moines, IA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 22 Feb 2024.

    What are the best apartments in Des Moines, IA?

    The best apartments in Des Moines, IA are: Des Moines Street Village, Rocket Transfer Lofts, Ashley Square, Westchester Square and Jackson Crossing.

    What is the average rent in Des Moines, IA?

    The average rent in Des Moines, IA is $1,033. Start your search for apartments in Des Moines, IA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Des Moines, IA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Des Moines, IA is between $710 and $1,405. View all studio apartments in Des Moines, IA.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA is between $470 and $2,019. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Des Moines, IA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA is between $470 and $2,534. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA is between $659 and $2,181. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Des Moines, IA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Des Moines, IA?

    In Des Moines, 40% of the residents are renting compared to 60% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 18% of Des Moines’s rentals, 55% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 25% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Des Moines, IA?

    The average age of rental buildings in Des Moines is 33 years old, with 38% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 4 stories, of which 85% are garden-style apartment communities, 11% are mid-sized buildings, and 9% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Des Moines, IA?

    Studio apartments in Des Moines are around 10% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 42% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 43% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Living in Des Moines, IA

    Living in location

    Located in the heart of the "Corn Belt" - where the Des Moines River and Raccoon River converge - is Des Moines, the state capital of Iowa. Known as "Waterland City," this is where renters can go on kayaking, fishing, and hiking expeditions, as well as indulge in cultural arts and live theater. Renting in Des Moines is also where festivals like the Des Moines Art Festival add to the sense of community. Renters in Des Moines are 135 miles from Omaha, NE; 200 miles from Kansas City, MO; and 250 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. Here, the low cost of living attracts young professionals who are looking for careers within the insurance, government, manufacturing, trade and health care industries. The apartments for rent in Des Moines are near famous renowned restaurants like 801, A Dong Fine Vietnamese Restaurant, Chophouse Centro, W-Tao Sushi and Django. Additionally, Des Moines Public Schools provide public education to renters with young ones.

    Des Moines prides itself on a lively community with a strong sense of local pride. Its downtown area bursts with activity, hosting seasonal events like the Downtown Farmers' Market, attracting visitors and locals alike. With a mix of urban appeal and hometown charm, Des Moines provides an ideal balance for renters seeking a dynamic yet comfortable lifestyle. This synergy of culture, education, and community makes it a standout choice for individuals and families looking to put down roots.

    Renting in Des Moines, IA

    From suburban colonial and Tudor-style houses for rent to chic urban scenes with lofty apartments, Des Moines has rentals for everyone. Specifically, downtown Des Moines has a significant renter population featuring townhouses and apartments for rent across a wide variety of modern high-rises and historic buildings to choose from, thereby offering easy access to entertainment, arts and shopping. Or, Sherman Hill offers Victorian-style houses for rent within walking distance to downtown and local businesses. Otherwise, Arbor Peaks is popular with college renters, while Beaverdale is a quiet neighborhood with townhouses, single-family houses and apartments for rent near a trendy nightlife scene. Lastly, East Village stands out as a hip and trendy historic district with a blend of lofts and apartments for rent that attract young professionals in search of a fun "foodie" scene.

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    Shopping in Des Moines, IA

    When renting in Des Moines, the most popular shopping destination is Jordan Creek Mall, which boasts retailers like Apple Store and H&M, along with 20 movie theaters. Or, Merle Hay Mall has Target, Old Navy, Kohl's and Ross. And, in Historic East Village, renters can find clothing at Raygun, art at Sticks, and other local shops and boutiques. However, Historic Valley Junction is where renters will find 120 retail businesses, while the Outlets of Des Moines offers low prices on Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York and more. Notably, Southridge Mall features Foot Locker and Marshalls, whereas, at Valley West Mall, renters have Von Maur and Banana Republic. West Glen Town Center also offers boutique shopping, as well as West End Architectural Salvage and Projects Contemporary Furniture for decorating new apartment rentals. Plus, Des Moines is famous for its farmers markets, such as Gateway Market and Fourth + Court, Downtown Farmers Market, and Out to Lunch.

    Transportation in Des Moines, IA

    Renters in Des Moines rely on a largescale public transit system operated by the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority with more than 15 bus routes and the convenient D-Line loop running every 15 minutes between the East Village and Western Gateway in downtown. Or, Amtrak and private bus lines - like Greyhound, Jefferson Bus Lines, Burlington Trailways and Windstar - further serve renters in the region. Meanwhile, the Skywalk offers renters convenient pedestrian access to various shops and other points of interest around town. And, for eco-friendly transportation, the BCycle bike-share program is available. Finally, the Des Moines International Airport serves renters with further connectivity options.

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