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    6455 Galleria Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    • $1,225+
    • $1,510
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    225 Prairie View Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    • $1,080+
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    3000 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    • $836+
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    • $1,044+
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    5101 - 5159 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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    • $980+
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    • $1,360+
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    355 88Th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    • $1,080
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    360 Bridgewood Drive #4000, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    • $875+
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    • $1,435+
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    204 South 64Th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    • $1,400+
    • $1,820+
    • $2,200+
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    7171 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    3901 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    • $1,055
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    1260 S Jordan Creek Parkway Unit 13000, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    • $1,068+
    • $1,246+
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    3861 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    • $1,105+
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    4403 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    1340 42Nd Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    1200 Office Park Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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    2000 Westown Pkwy. #37, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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    6565 Wistful Vista Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    • $985+
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    • $1,565+
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    1200 Office Park Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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    6950 Stagecoach Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    1155 Office Park Rd, Ste. 100A, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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    860 S. 68Th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    313-329 Lincoln Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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    916 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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    415 7Th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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    9690 Forest Avenue, Clive, IA 50325
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    8980 Slate Dr., West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Prices and availability in West Des Moines, IA were last updated on 1 Jul 2022.

What are the best apartments in West Des Moines, IA?

The best apartments in West Des Moines, IA are: Woodland West, Boulder Ridge Apartments, Robin Hill, The Flats Apartments and Strathmore Apartment Homes.

What is the average rent in West Des Moines, IA?

The average rent in West Des Moines, IA is $1,085. Start your search for apartments in West Des Moines, IA now.

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

The price range for a studio apartment in West Des Moines, IA is between $836 and $2,090. View all studio apartments in West Des Moines, IA.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in West Des Moines, IA is between $670 and $2,260. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in West Des Moines, IA now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in West Des Moines, IA is between $705 and $2,795. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in West Des Moines, IA.

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

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in West Des Moines, IA is between $830 and $2,795. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in West Des Moines, IA.

Living in West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines is a small town and a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa. It’s also part of four counties: Polk, Dallas, Warren and Madison. Its low crime rates, stable economy and proximity to big-city amenities make West Des Moines one of the best renting spots in the state of Iowa. If you like cold winters and don’t mind strong winds, you will surely enjoy West Des Moines’ humid continental climate. Winters experience subzero temperatures and plenty of snow, while the humid summers bring averages of 73°F, though renters should be wary of thunderstorms and tornado warnings throughout the year.

West Des Moines, IA Demographics

  • Total Population66,724
  • Female 33,057
    Male 33,667
  • Median Age35.7

West Des Moines, IA has a population of 66,724 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 33,667 of West Des Moines’s residents are women and 33,057 are men. The median age of those who live in West Des Moines, IA is 35.7.

Average Rent in West Des Moines, IA

  • West Des Moines, IA Average Rental Price, June 2022 $1,085 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in West Des Moines, IA is $1,085.

West Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

About 42% of apartment rents in West Des Moines, IA range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 7% of apartments. Around 49% of West Des Moines’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

West Des Moines, IA Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Jun / 2022
West Des Moines, IA $965 $986 $997 $998 $998 $996 $1,007 $1,037 $1,053 $1,085
National $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in West Des Moines, IA is $1,085.

Shopping in West Des Moines, IA

There are several malls in West Des Moines. The most popular — and the largest mall in Iowa — is Jordan Creek Town Center, located at the intersection of interstates 35 and 80, home to well-known brands like Dillard’s, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Victoria’s Secret, Vera Bradley, Sephora and many more. Valley West Mall, located near the intersection of interstates 235 and 35, is another popular mall with brands like Eddie Bauer, Maurices, Von Maur and Kay Jewelers, to name just a few. Major grocery and home goods stores in West Des Moines include Whole Foods Market, Target, Dollar Tree, Hy-Vee, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Fareway Grocery and Aldi.

Transportation in West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines has a great road system, making commuting and getting around the city very convenient. Interstates 35, 235 and 80 all pass through the city, with state highways 28 and 5 cutting them near the city limits. There are multiple biking and walking trails throughout the city, allowing renters to commute in an eco-friendly manner. Aside from taxi services, on-demand rides are also provided by ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) provides local and express bus service in the Des Moines metro area. To travel to other cities in the U.S., Greyhound, Jefferson and Trailways provide nationwide bus services. Iowa Interstate Railroad is the primary rail transport provider that connects West Des Moines to other cities, while Union Pacific Railroad enables rail shipping. The nearest airport, Des Moines International Airport, is located only 9 miles away.

West Des Moines, IA Households

  • Total Number of Households29,440
  • Family 16,528
    Non-family 12,912
  • Children 8,725
    No Children 20,715
  • Average People Per Household2.25
  • Median Household Income$74,159
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,135

According to U.S. Census data, there are 29,440 households in West Des Moines, IA. 16,528 are family households and 12,912 are non-family households. There are 8,725 households with children in West Des Moines and 20,715 households without children. On average, about 2.25 people live in a household in West Des Moines, IA. The median income of a West Des Moines household living in West Des Moines is $74,159 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,135.

West Des Moines, IA Education Statistics

The level of education of the population of West Des Moines, IA is as follows: 1% have no high school education, 17% completed some high school, 22% partially completed college, 10% have an Associate Degree, 33% have a Bachelor Degree, and 16% have a Graduate Degree.

Renting in West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines has mostly high-rise apartment communities concentrated around the city center and the shopping districts, with several single-family homes and townhome communities. The area around Jordan Creek is more upscale, comprising three to five-bedroom single-family homes, mansions and apartment communities. This area is close to Jordan Creek Town Center, schools, parks, lifestyle amenities and transit options, so rents tend to be higher here. Pearson Park and Westown Parkway comprise more affordable rental options and offer quick access by car to other areas. Ashawa and Valley Junctions, which are situated near the city center, are also popular among renters, offering one- to three-bedroom apartments with luxury amenities. Thought renter’s insurance is not mandatory in West Des Moines, landlords may require it. Renters are usually required to pay for the utilities as well.

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