About Des Moines, IA


Des Moines is the largest city in Iowa, and its capital, with just over 200,000 residents. It is named for the Des Moines River, meaning “of the monks”. It’s perhaps best known as the site of the Iowa caucuses, and as such is one of the most politically monitored cities in presidential elections. It is also a hub for most of the large insurance companies in the United States, as well as related banks and financial companies. Forbes ranked #1 in “America’s Best Cities for Young Professionals” in 2011 and the “Best Place for Business” in 2010.


  • ACCENT

    Des Moines' Accent neighborhood has some of the city's most cost effective rental apartments. Let MyNewPlace help you search for that unequaled apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. You can also use our apartment guide to learn more about apartment living in general. Accent is a excellent place in which to find your new Des Moines apartment. Want to learn more before deciding if Accent is the neighborhood for you? Get started now.
  • Indianola Hills

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  • Sherman Hill

    Some of the cutest apartments for rent in Des Moines are in the Sherman Hill neighborhood, regardless of whether you want a blue dining room or a laundry room. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Des Moines' neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Easter Lake Area / Ewing Woods / Evergreen / Hillsboro

    The rental apartments in Des Moines' Easter Lake Area / Ewing Woods / Evergreen / Hillsboro neighborhood are tons of the cutest in the city. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you find that perfect Easter Lake Area / Ewing Woods / Evergreen / Hillsboro apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget.
  • River Bend

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  • Drake Park

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  • Downtown

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  • King / Irving Park

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  • Merle Hay

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  • Gray's Woods

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  • Lower Beaver

    Many of the best rental apartments in Des Moines are in the Lower Beaver neighborhood, just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! You can also use our apartment blog to learn more about apartment living in general. Lower Beaver is a great place in which to find your new Des Moines apartment. Want to learn more before deciding if Lower Beaver is the neighborhood for you? Get started now. You can get several answers to your Lower Beaver apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • McKinley School / Columbus Park

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  • Salisbury Oaks

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  • Woodland Heights

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  • Fairmont Park

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  • Capitol East

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  • Kirkwood Glen

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  • Laurel Hill

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  • Magnolia Park

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  • Greenwood Historic

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  • Beaverdale

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  • Fairground

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  • Greater Southside

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  • Linden Heights

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  • Waveland Park

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  • Pioneer Park

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  • Douglas Acres

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  • Drake

    Des Moines has several great apartments and many of the nicest can be found in the Drake neighborhood. The MyNewPlace apartment guide can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Drake but also other neighborhoods throughout Des Moines. Think this is the only Des Moines neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options.
  • Southwestern Hills

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  • Waveland Woods

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  • Arbor Peaks

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  • Frisbee Park

    Des Moines' Frisbee Park neighborhood has a lot of the city's cutest rentals, regardless of whether you want a yellow living room or a laundry room. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you search for the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints.
  • Capitol Park

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  • Garton West

    Garton West has several of the nicest apartments in Des Moines. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you find that perfect Garton West apartment. Our apartment guide can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. Garton West is a lavender neighborhood in which to find your new Des Moines apartment. Think this is the only Des Moines neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options. You can get a ton of answers to your Garton West apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • North Grand

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  • Ingersoll Park

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  • Mondamin Presidential

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  • Valley High Manor

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  • Carpenter

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  • Chautauqua Park

    Tons of the prettiest rentals in Des Moines are in the Chautauqua Park neighborhood, regardless of whether you want a yellow pantry or a storage area. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you look for that perfect Chautauqua Park apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget.
  • Chesterfield

    The rentals in Des Moines' Chesterfield neighborhood are several of the cutest in the city. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you find that unequaled Chesterfield apartment.
  • Meredith

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  • Oak Park

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  • Waterbury

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  • Somerset

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  • Drake University

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus DU apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Drake University housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the DU campus. If so, you can search for off campus Drake University apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Drake University student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    DU apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Des Moines, Iowa. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the DU Bulldogs games and make it to class on time.

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  • Grand View College

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus GVC apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Grand View College housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the GVC campus. If so, you can search for off campus Grand View College apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Grand View College student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    GVC apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Des Moines, IOWA. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the GVC Viking games and make it to class on time.

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