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Luxury Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA
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Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April

Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April, after a 2% increase since last year. A major midwestern job hub with a 38% renter share, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]

Des Moines City apartment rent report

Des Moines’s average rent was $920 in April

Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April, after a 2% increase since last year. A major midwestern job hub with a 38% renter share, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417.

The average rent for an apartment in Des Moines rose faster than in other surrounding cities, such as West Des Moines ($1,011), where prices went up by 1.5%. Meanwhile, apartment rates in Ankeny stagnated at $1,089.

Des Moines apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Des Moines metro area

Urbandale rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Des Moines area, with an average price of $874 (up 1.7% in the past year). Des Moines rates come in second, followed by West Des Moines, where the average rent reached $1,011 in April, after a 1.5% rise.

Meanwhile, Johnston is the priciest city for renters in the Des Moines area. Apartments here go for $1,170 on average, after a 3.7% yearly increase.

Des Moines apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Des Moines's most popular renter ZIP codes, 50309 has a $1,144 average rent, above the city average ($920). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 50315 go for $782, while prices in ZIP 50310 circle around $795. Apartment rents in ZIP 50320 clock in at around $736, lower than the Des Moines average, while rates in ZIP 50321 average at $839.

Check out how average rents evolved across the Des Moines area

Des Moines apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a luxury apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The price range is between $726 and $1,927. Find luxury apartments in Des Moines, IA.

How many luxury rentals are available in Des Moines, IA on RENTCafé?

There are 58 luxury rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 2 Aug 2021.

What is the average size of a luxury apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The average Des Moines, IA luxury apartment size is 841 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a luxury apartment in Des Moines, IA?

Renting a luxury apartment in Des Moines, IA comes with many amenities, more space and central locations.

What are the downsides of renting a luxury apartment in Des Moines, IA?

Luxury apartments tend to be more expensive and have higher utility bills. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA.

Des Moines, IA Demographics

  • Total Population215,636
  • Female 106,316
    Male 109,320
  • Median Age34.2

Average Rent in Des Moines, IA

  • Des Moines, IA Average Rental Price, June 2021 $927 /mo

    Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

    Des Moines, IA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jun / 2021
    Des Moines, IA $887 $892 $895 $897 $901 $894 $905 $902 $920 $915 $927
    National $1,348 $1,357 $1,362 $1,394 $1,401 $1,403 $1,394 $1,397 $1,404 $1,482
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    Des Moines, IA Households

    • Total Number of Households85,833
    • Family 48,393
      Non-family 37,440
    • Children 26,235
      No Children 59,598
    • Average People Per Household2.45
    • Median Household Income$53,525
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$942

    Des Moines, IA Education Statistics

    Renting a luxury apartment in Des Moines, IA

    Here at RENTCafé we appreciate the finer things in life and know that small things make big differences. So, when it comes to luxury apartments we are doing our utmost to bring you a selection of the best apartments in Des Moines, IA and we try to provide solutions for every pocket. Just starting your career and you’re on the lookout for luxury studio apartments to move in alone, close to everything loud and bustling the city has to offer? Or you’re searching for luxury townhomes in quieter areas with playgrounds, where you want to raise a family but still make commuting feel like a breeze? There are 14 properties in Des Moines, IA with an average size of 1,097 Sq.Ft., so we’ve got your back whether you are on the search for small or large apartments.

    Choosing between high rise apartments

    We know that in today’s market finding the perfectly furnished, modern home among all the high rise apartments available might seem overwhelming. There are just so many interiors styled differently and so many buildings to choose from. And it’s not just about the interior. You’re shopping for amenities too: a fitness center or a spa, a yoga studio or a pool could all be deal breakers. After weeks of intense searching one apartment complex looks just like the other. That’s why we are providing detailed information including photos, floorplan and a straight to the point list of the amenities offered, so no guesswork is required. We also know that finding cheap luxury apartments sounds impossible, but the average price for listings in Des Moines, IA is $1,429 and the lowest monthly rents start at $726, so you may be able to find some deals on luxury after all.

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