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  • 1-3 Beds
  • 1-2 Baths
  • 654 - 1,518 Sqft

Phenix School Apartments

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415 7th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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Floorplans

Property in high demand! 5 other people are currently interested in this property.
Two bedroom
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 987 Sqft
Available 05/31
$1,065 Available 05/31
One bedroom
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 654 Sqft
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Three bedroom
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,518 Sqft
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Estimated Fees

General Fees

  • Application Fees: $25
  • There may be additional unit-specific fees. Please select a unit and move-in date here.

Pet Policy - Pets allowed

  • Security Pet Deposit $300
  • Monthly Pet Rent $25
  • Max Weight 60 lb each. Pet Limit 1 allowed. Weight limit and fee apply.

The fees are estimates and actual amounts may vary. Pricing and availability are subject to change. For details, contact the property.

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Apartment Amenities

  • High ceilings and huge windows
  • Energy efficient design
  • In-unit laundry
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioner
  • Cable Ready
  • Refrigerator
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Window Coverings
  • Granite countertops
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Community Amenities

  • Historic Building
  • Shared studio space for artists in residence
  • Elevator
  • Locked entrance
  • Off Street Parking
  • Free Internet Connectivity
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Opened in 2018, Phenix School Apartments offers 17 one, two, and three bedroom affordable artist apartments in the historic Phenix School in West Des Moines' Valley Junction neighborhood. Phenix School Apartments offers unique living and studio spaces to artists in West Des Moines in a lovingly restored former elementary school.
The landmark Phenix Elementary is a treasured piece of West Des Moines' history, opened in 1939 and serving neighborhood children until its closure 75 years later in 2014.
The restoration of the building reveals its modern style while offering creative living spaces that feel fresh and new, all just blocks from the heart of historic Valley Junction.
Equipped with high-speed internet and an apartment living ambiance second to none.
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Ratings and Reviews

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What others love about this property:

Verified Resident

need electrical plug ins in parking area

I love my spacious, well-lit apartment and the nearby studio. It is easy to maintain, close to shopping, safe area to walk, convenient to bicycle trail. The neighbors are friendly and helpful.

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Jean R. Sep 29, 2022 Verified Resident
Jean R.
Verified Resident

Nice Apartment

Great location

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Anonymous Dec 28, 2021 Verified Resident
Anonymous
Verified Resident

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Beautiful apartments. Great neighbors. Electric bills are ridiculous high in winter due to no window insulation.

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Anonymous Nov 1, 2019 Verified Resident
Anonymous
Verified Resident

great space to live

This is an amazing apartment and artist community. The apartments are spacious, comfortable and thoughtfully designed. CHI did a good job of keeping the integrity of the school intact while also creating beautiful living spaces, I am lucky to have the original oak book & supply cupboards for storage. In suite laundry, free WiFi and a studio just down the hallway is definitely a plus. Only negatives I have are: The shared studios are rather small and limiting. The management is pretty restrictive as to the media and equipment allowed; no kilns or torches. I would be leery to use media that is solvent dependent as the ventilation is definitely not adequate. Utilities are pretty decent but winter in a concrete building with large window means pretty high utilities. We do not have access to the gym which would make a great venue for shows both visual and performance based. Could become a meeting hub for creatives. But alas...it remains locked and unused.

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Margaret H. Oct 1, 2019 Verified Resident
Margaret H.
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We are glad you enjoyed your apartment! Thank you for the feedback about the gymnasium use. Unfortunately, when the City of West Des Moines re-zoned the property for residential use, they prohibited the use of the gymnasium in response to the neighbor’s concerns about traffic.

Average Utility Costs in Iowa

Electricity
$108
Gas
$88
Water
$35
Sewer
$44
Cable
$65
Internet
$60

Prices in the Area

This community Valley Junction West Des Moines, IA
2 Beds2 Bedrooms $1,065 $900 - $1,400 $880 - $3,546
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Location

415 7th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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  • 42nd St & Harwood Dr 2.09 mi
  • Ingersoll Ave & 42nd St 2.10 mi
  • 42nd St & Woodland Ave 2.12 mi
  • Ingersoll Ave & 41st St 2.13 mi
  • Ingersoll Ave & 39th St 2.28 mi
  • 42nd St & Rollins Ave 2.28 mi
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Apartments at Phenix School Apartments are equipped with High ceilings and huge windows, Energy efficient design and In-unit laundry and have rental rates ranging from $1,065. This apartment community also offers amenities such as Historic Building, Shared studio space for artists in residence and Elevator and is located on 415 7th Street in the 50265 zip code.

Browse through 1 Bedroom Apts, 2 Bedroom Apts or 3 Bedroom Apts with floorplans ranging from 654 to 1,518 Sqft, choose your next home in the Phenix School Apartments community and apply for a lease online! The Community Housing Initiatives property management company will verify your lease application and send you a timely response.
Once you become a resident of Phenix School Apartments, you will be able to pay your rent online, submit maintenance requests, and get community news by logging in securely to your Resident Portal.
  • Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM

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Prices and availability for this property were last updated on 26 May 2024.

The following floorplans are available: 2-bedrooms apartments from $1,065.

The most popular nearby apartments are: Phenix School Apartments, The Equitable Building, Des Moines Street Village and Grand Colony.

Currently, Phenix School Apartments has 1 available units.

Phenix School Apartments is located in the Valley Junction neighborhood.

The business hours are:
  • Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM