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Urbandale, IA

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Urbandale offers a balance between small-town charm and modern suburban convenience. Just northwest of Des Moines, Urbandale has a bustling economy, a great school system, and beautiful parks and lakes not far off. If you live in Urbandale you can easily spend a day knocking off rounds of golf at the Urbandale Golf and Country Club, spend a day north of town at Big Creek Lake, or have a picnic at Walnut Woods State Park. Anyone can find something fun in Urbandale.

Urbandale Apartments


Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


10th Street Lofts
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-1.5


$625 Two bedroom in Urbandale-6315 Hickman Rd
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$650 Two bedroom in Urbandale-6316 Urbandale Ave
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$650 Two bedroom in Des Moines-31st St
Beds: 2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Urbandale, IA is
45 to 49
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 5.54%
  • 8.96%
  • 7.38%
  • Female
  • 6.46%
  • 6.91%
  • 7.85%
is average rent in Urbandale, IA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 11.48%
  • 19.22%
  • 11.68%
of units are available for rent in Urbandale
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 316
  • 178
  • 83
Getting Around in Urbandale, IA

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The average commuter time in Urbandale is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.73%
  • 8.4%
  • 0.77%

Walnut Woods State Pa

You can find Walnut Woods State Park sitting right on the Raccoon River just south of Urbandale. Walnut Woods is a popular spot. This is of little surprise: The park has a scenic view of beautiful Blue Heron Lake, plenty of lawn on which to have a picnic or play, and even its own softball diamond. A part of the park that people really enjoy is the lodge, which is a lakeside building of limestone and rough lumber. It is popular for weddings, family events, and meetings. There are also campsites available within the park, showing that there is something for everyone at Walnut Woods.

Urbandale's Schools

Every family has access to a good education in Urbandale, where both public and private schools are up to the task of providing an excellent learning. Urbandale has two private schools, Des Moines Christian and St. Pius X Catholic as well as five public high schools. Under the purview of the Urbandale Community School District, the public schools in town offer a wide range of classes to their students, maintain an almost 100 percent graduation rate, and have received multiple First in Nation Awards. Urbandale's schools are also strongly tied into the community, so students get support from all around.