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Pet-Friendly Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA - 187 Rentals available

Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December

Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December, after a 0.8% increase since last year. One of Iowa’s largest job hubs, with 40% renter households, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,462. [View Full Report]

Des Moines City apartment rent report

Des Moines’s average rent was $914 in December

Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December, after a 0.8% increase since last year. One of Iowa’s largest job hubs, with 40% renter households, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,462.

The average rent for an apartment in Des Moines saw an increase, while in West Des Moines ($994) and Ankeny ($1,085), rent went down by 0.5% and 1.1%, respectively.

Des Moines apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Des Moines metro area

Despite a 0.5% decrease, Urbandale rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Des Moines area, with an average price of $846. At $952 a month, following a 0.3% increase, renting in Altoona is the third best option, following Des Moines, which comes in second. In Johnston, apartments go for $1,172 after a 3.3% yearly increase.

Des Moines apartment rent report


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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.

Look for pet friendly apartments near me

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The price range of a pet-friendly apartment is between $685 and $2,567. Search pet-friendly apartments in Des Moines, IA.

How many pet-friendly rentals are available in Des Moines, IA on RENTCafé?

There are 170 pet-friendly rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 17 Jan 2021.

What is the average size of a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The average Des Moines, IA pet-friendly apartment size is 795 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

Pet-friendly apartments are usually larger and located in a community that offers pet-focused amenities.

What are the downsides of renting a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

Renting a pet-friendly apartment comes with a higher rent and a pet deposit. 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 Population215,932
  • Female 106,266
    Male 109,666
  • Median Age33.9

Average Rent in Des Moines, IA

  • Des Moines, IA Average Rental Price, October 2020 $913 /mo

    Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • < $5001%
    • $501-$70023%
    • $701-$1,00050%
    • $1,001-$1,50020%
    • $1,501-$2,0005%
    • > $2,0001%

    Des Moines, IA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
    Des Moines, IA $886 $887 $892 $895 $897 $901 $910 $894 $905 $902 $913
    National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464

    Des Moines, IA Households

    • Total Number of Households84,140
    • Family 47,987
      Non-family 36,153
    • Children 26,492
      No Children 57,648
    • Average People Per Household2.5
    • Median Household Income$52,251
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$910

    Des Moines, IA Education Statistics

    • No High School6%
    • Some High School37%
    • Some College25%
    • Associate Degree8%
    • Bachelor Degree17%
    • Graduate Degree7%

    Renting a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA

    It sometimes feels like many landlords did not experience the bliss that comes with owning a pet. Pets are little bundles of joy that bring sunshine to our lives, yet many property owners would rather not have them around. If you adore your dainty little bird or simply cannot do without your service dog, we’re on the same page. We know you have a hard time finding suitable rental housing, so here’s the deal: we have 187 pet-friendly units in 31 buildings in Des Moines, IA to start exploring. With an average square footage of 862 Sq.Ft., these rental properties offer spacious pet-friendly rooms for you and your buddy. Whether you want to keep your expenses to a minimum or you don’t mind investing a little more, you are very likely to find a chic, yet affordable pet-friendly rental. Browse through our listings and search for the best quality-price ratio. We know you will soon enjoy adorable cuddles with your darling in the intimacy of your new home. Your little friend will thank you for it.

    Some pet friendly apartments in Des Moines, IA come with unpleasant surprises

    A pit bull is not your average purse dog. That is why many renters face difficulties in finding suitable pit bull friendly rentals. Landlords think that they are aggressive and that other tenants would feel unsafe. To help you fight these stereotypes, we’re on your side to find some nice Des Moines, IA apartments that allow pit bulls. There are plenty of convenient real estate opportunities among the no breed restriction apartments currently available. Large breed dog friendly apartments in Des Moines, IA are not out of your reach, as you can find them for as low as $600. If you feel you could use a little bit more comfort and you’re not short on money, pit bull friendly rentals go up to $2,542. If you needed an answer for the “how to rent with a pit bull” question, your answer is found in our listings. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the property manager to see what other requirements they may have for your four-legged friend.

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!