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Apartments for Rent in West Des Moines, IA
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    355 88Th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266
    1 BED $1,100
    2 BEDS $1,345
    3 BEDS $1,685
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    1137 11Th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    1 BED $885+
    2 BEDS $1,050+
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    2000 Westown Pkwy. #37, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    1 BED $845
    2 BEDS $910
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    1155 Office Park Rd, Ste. 100A, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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    1 BED $800
    2 BEDS $975+
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    860 S. 68Th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    2+ BEDS $1,200
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    4403 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    2 BEDS $880
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    4101 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    1 BED $850+
    2 BEDS $970
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    204 South 64Th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    1 BED $1,435+
    2 BEDS $1,745+
    3 BEDS $2,235+
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    225 Prairie View Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    1 BED $955+
    2 BEDS $1,310+
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    7171 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    1340 42Nd Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    1 BED $870+
    2 BEDS $925+
    3 BEDS $1,225+
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    3861 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    2 BEDS $1,179+
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    950 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    1 BED $1,471+
    2 BEDS $2,496+
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    5101 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    1 BED $1,109+
    2 BEDS $1,275+
    3 BEDS $1,450+
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    8602 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    2 BEDS $1,200
    3 BEDS $1,425
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    1260 S Jordan Creek Parkway Unit 13000, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    1 BED $1,114+
    2 BEDS $1,368+
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    3901 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266
    1 BED $920+
    2 BEDS $1,035
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    6565 Wistful Vista Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Studio $1,045+
    1 BED $1,185+
    2 BEDS $1,575
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    1201 Office Park Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    1 BED $805+
    2 BEDS $910+
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    640 S. 50Th St., West Des Moines, IA 50265
    Studio $950
    1 BED $1,250+
    2 BEDS $1,400
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    360 Bridgewood Drive #4000, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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    1 BED $1,425
    2+ BEDS $1,535+
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    1200 Office Park Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    1 BED $765+
    2 BEDS $830+
    3 BEDS $1,065+
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    1200 Office Park Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    1 BED $775+
    2 BEDS $830+
    3 BEDS $1,065+
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    210 S 41St St., Buildings 4000-7000 (6000 Office), West Des Moines, IA 50265
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    916 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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Average rent in West Des Moines, IA

$1,206/mo West Des Moines, IA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in West Des Moines, IA is $1,206.

West Des Moines, IA apartment rent ranges

About 57% of apartment rents in West Des Moines, IA range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 13% of apartments. Around 27% 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

Getting around in West Des Moines, IA

47 /100
Car-Dependent
38 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 47, Bike Score®: 38

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 14 Apr 2024.

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

The best apartments in West Des Moines, IA are: Mansions at Jordan Creek, Regency Woods, Robin Hill, Park West and Bella Terra.

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

The average rent in West Des Moines, IA is $1,206. 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 $800 and $2,260. 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 $800 and $1,881. 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 $880 and $3,546. 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 $850 and $2,575. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in West Des Moines, IA.

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

In West Des Moines, 41% of the residents are renting compared to 59% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 14% of West Des Moines’s rentals, 76% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 9% are single-family rentals.

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

The average age of rental buildings in West Des Moines is 28 years old, with 38% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 99% are garden-style apartment communities, 0.6% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in West Des Moines, IA?

Studio apartments in West Des Moines are around 3% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 31% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 55% 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 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.

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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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.

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