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Des-Moines-CapitalWhat are my options?

Des Moines University is optimally located for easy access to downtown Des Moines and local suburbs. Grand Avenue is full of apartments and condos within walking distance of the campus. If urban dwelling isn’t your desire, Altoona, Johnston, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights are within a 20-minute commute.

Need a roommate?

About 50 percent of DMUstudents find roommates via the Classifieds on DMU Pulse or the class Facebook group.

Need a place?

More than 60 percent of DMU students live within a 10-minute walk from campus. Find your place:

What’s normal?

The following prices are average from Des Moines and suburb rentals:

1 Bedroom$698
2 Bedroom$781
3 Bedroom$1,034

Where have previous students lived?

The following is a list of residential options DMU students have used:

DMU does not endorse any apartment complex. Please do your own research and visit properties that may meet your personal needs. Properties and experiences vary from year to year.

3000 Grand Apartments3-minute walk3000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines515-244-3000 or 866-367-2999
3031 Grand Avenue Condos3-minute walk3031 Grand Avenue, Des Moines 
500 31st Street Apartments3-minute walk500 31st Street, Des Moines515-255-0253
4220 Grand Ave. Apartments14-minute walk4220 Grand Avenue, Des Moines515-255-0253
Alta Casa10-minute walk

3927 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines

888-317-9115; 515-208-5826

Broadmoor at Jordan Creek20-minute drive6565 Wistful Vista Drive, West Des Moines515-225-6123
Cambridge Court15-minute drive1225-11th Street, West Des Moines515-225-8600
Chapel Ridge Townhomes21-minute drive6200 Clark Lane, Johnston515-251-4592; 866-319-5597
Country Club Village18-minute drive1200 Office Park Road, West Des Moines515-223-1180
Des Moines House RentalsSingle family homes 515-279-4699
Drake West Village5-minute drive1315 31st Street, Des Moines515-255-0370; 877-851-9285
Four Seasons10-minute walk3003 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines515-274-3351
Gateway Lofts5-minute drive1719 Grand Avenue, Des Moines515-280-1962
Grand Colony2-minute walk2824 Grand Avenue, Des Moines515-279-52760
Grand Prix1-minute walk3205 Grand Avenue, Des Moines515-255-6677; 888-692-4783
Grand Terrace5-minute walk2917 Grand Avenue, Des Moines515-243-1388
Hamilton Apartments6-minute walk2825 Grand Avenue, Des Moines515-255-1716; 866-979-1619
Hampton House15-minute walk4200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines515-255-6727
Imperial Apartments1-minute walk3407 Grand Avenue, Des Moines515-255-6677 or 888-560-3456
Ingersoll Square10-minute walk1900 High Street, Des Moines888-310-9674
Ingersoll Towers10-minute walk3662 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines877-680-4577
KLC Property ManagementSingle family home rentals 515-224-7212
Maple Grove Villas20-minute drive

8602 Westown Parkway,

West Des Moines

Meadow Chase20-minute drive5234 Boulder Drive, West Des Moines515-226-8569
Meric Properties3-minute drive

527-35th Street, Des Moines


Normandy Terrace15-minute drive1201 Office Park Road, West Des Moines515-225-6700
Olde English Village15-minute drive1800 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines515-223-1010
Park Avenue9-minute drive4400 Park Avenue, Des Moines515-246-1360 or 888-373-2248
Pleasant Court5-minute drive717-17th Street, Des Moines515-244-1534
Regency Woods Apartments12-minute drive1137-11th Street, West Des Moines877-829-9672
Reilly Grand Apartments1-minute walk3213 Grand Avenue, Des Moines515-991-1943
Riverpoint Lofts10-minute drive340 S.W. 7th Street, Des Moines515-221-6209
The Seville Apartments6-minute walk3707 Grand Avenue, Des Moines515-224-0511
Signature Place20-minute drive

210 S. Prairie View Drive,

West Des Moines

515-226-0202 or 1-877-792-7420;

Sun Prairie Apartments18-minute drive5901 Vista Drive, West Des Moines1-877-251-9975; fax: 515-226-0817
Turtle Creek Apartments15-minute drive225 Prairie View Drive, West Des Moines515-224-0864
Waukee Family Townhomes20-minute drive1300 S.E. Jonas Circle, Waukee515-216-1031
Whisper Ridge Apartments18-minute drive

9005 Bridgewood Boulevard,

West Des Moines

515-664-8754; 877-608-7869
Windsor Square Apartments12-minute drive900 65th Street, Windsor Heights

515-274-2519; windsorsquare@

Winwood Apartments20-minute drive6031 Meadow Crest Drive, Johnston877-537-3571