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Downtown Apartments for Rent - Des Moines, IA

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See what Des Moines, IA has to offer.

Who Lives Here

Downtown Des Moines Demographics

Education

High School

18%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

40%

Master's

14%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

79%

3 people

9%

4 people

10%

5 people

2%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

53%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

5%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

3%

10-20

3%

20-45

69%

45-65

17%

65+

9%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Downtown Des Moines?

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$949$1391$1712$1885
Jan '24$962$1397$1823$1885
Dec '23$962$1393$1823$1885
Nov '23$920$1338$1815$1885
Oct '23$922$1345$1775$1885
Sep '23$863$1350$1778$1885
Aug '23$850$1354$1902$1885
Jul '23$860$1298$1902$1885
Jun '23$853$1228$1485$1885
May '23$865$1267$1485$1885
Apr '23$855$1248$1485$1885
Mar '23$838$1248$1470$1885
Feb '23$850$1248$1470$1885

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Downtown Des Moines

Downtown Des Moines Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

49%

15-30 Mins

39%

30-40 Mins

6%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

1%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7878

Walk Score®

Percentage: 6060

Bike Score®

Top Scores: Parks, Theater, Art

Things To Do In Downtown Des Moines

Top Score

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Des Moines is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 97% more parks than average
  3. 56% more parks than areas of a similar size

Theaters

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The spotlight is constantly on in Downtown Des Moines.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 97% more theaters than average
  3. 69% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. 80% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You've got a good shot at a great night out in Downtown Des Moines.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 96% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 67% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Ride on! Downtown Des Moines has a dizzying number of amusement parks.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 95% more amusement parks than average
  3. 73% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 91% more restaurants than average
  3. 8% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oh la latte, not a bad spot for getting a cup of joe.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 94% more coffee shops than average
  3. 48% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

No need for a tantrum - childcare options abound in Downtown Des Moines.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 91% more daycares than average
  3. 5% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 92% more medical facilities than average
  3. 12% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Downtown Des Moines.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 89% more pet facilities than average
  3. 21% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking healthy in Downtown Des Moines for hospitals.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 97% more hospitals than average
  3. 73% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Downtown Des Moines gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. Far fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Downtown Des Moines.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Downtown Des Moines.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 70% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Downtown Des Moines.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Downtown Des Moines Education

Schools

Top Schools in Downtown Des Moines

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All About

Living in Des Moines, IA

Downtown Des Moines, IA is a desirable neighborhood for those seeking urban living and a rich cultural atmosphere. Apartments for rent in downtown Des Moines provide convenient access to a variety of amenities, and are particularly attractive to professionals, students, and families. With a wealth of dining options, shopping destinations, and entertainment venues, Downtown Des Moines offers something for everyone. When you rent a Downtown apartment, you get more than just a place to live; you get a lifestyle steeped in culture and convenience. Being the hub of the city's economic activities, it is home to several Fortune 500 companies, making it an excellent choice for working professionals. Additionally, the Downtown district houses the Des Moines University, The Iowa State Capitol, and the acclaimed Des Moines Art Center. This combination of education, employment, and art within walking distance sets downtown Des Moines apartment rentals apart from other districts. Downtown Des Moines is not just about work and study; it's also a playground for foodies, sports enthusiasts, and night owls. Dwelling in a downtown rental apartment puts you in close proximity to the city's famous food trucks, farmers markets, and the buzzing nightlife of Court Avenue. Sports fans can catch a game at the nearby Wells Fargo Arena, and nature lovers will appreciate the beauty of the Gray’s Lake Park. In conclusion, apartments for rent in Downtown Des Moines offer residents the chance to be part of a vibrant, bustling city full of opportunity for work, fun, and leisure. The downtown district truly encapsulates the best Des Moines has to offer. Renting in downtown means immersing yourself in the heart of a city that is as dynamic as it is welcoming.