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20 apartments for rent near Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA

Sun Prairie/Vista Court
West Des Moines, IA 50266
$675 - $1,100
1 - 3 Beds
Wakonda
Des Moines, IA 50315
Call for rates
Studio - 2 Beds
Broadmoor Marquee at Jordan Creek
West Des Moines, IA 50266
$975 - $2,095
Studio - 2 Beds
Westlake
West Des Moines, IA 50266
$900 - $1,200
1 - 3 Beds

Apartments in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA

Franklin Court
Des Moines, IA 50310
$490 - $1,050
Studio - 2 Beds
Silhouette Apartments
Des Moines, IA 50310
$550 - $700
1 - 2 Beds
Rowecienda
Des Moines, IA 50310
$555 - $925
Studio - 2 Beds
Plaza Manor
Urbandale, IA 50322
$599 - $655
1 - 3 Beds
Westpointe Apartments
Urbandale, IA 50322
$610 - $1,130
Studio - 3 Beds
Urban Green
Urbandale, IA 50322
$609 - $659
1 - 2 Beds
The Village at Westchester
Des Moines, IA 50310
$669 - $809
1 - 2 Beds
Alliance Grimes
Clive, IA 50325
$600 - $825
1 - 2 Beds
Westchester Square
Des Moines, IA 50310
$825 - $848
1 - 2 Beds
$300 MI Gift!!!
Windsor Square by Broadmoor
Windsor Heights, IA 50324
$790 - $970
1 - 2 Beds
Hickman Hill
Clive, IA 50325
Call for rates
1 Bed
Beaverdale Properties
Des Moines, IA 50311
$560 - $685
1 - 2 Beds
West Winds
Clive, IA 50325
$600 - $700
1 - 2 Beds
University Park Apartments
Des Moines, IA 50311
$550 - $750
Studio - 2 Beds
Westridge
Clive, IA 50325
$580 - $820
1 - 3 Beds
SaddleBrook
Urbandale, IA 50322
$880 - $1,360
1 - 2 Beds
Oakview Terrace
Des Moines, IA 50310
$510 - $790
Studio - 3 Beds
Income Restricted
Executive Heights
Clive, IA 50325
$530 - $660
Studio - 2 Beds
Drake Park Apartments
Des Moines, IA 50311
$345 - $1,380
1 - 4 Beds
Capri Apartments
Clive, IA 50325
From $565
1 Bed

One of the largest neighborhoods in Des Moines in both size and population, the Merle Hay community was named for the first American soldier to die in World War I in France. Merle David Hay was, of course, an Iowa soldier, and at one time the land now named for him was a military training camp with airport runways located far from what was then central Des Moines.

Today, this neighborhood of more than 4,000 homes and businesses is bordered by Aurora Boulevard to the north, University Avenue on the south, by Forty-ninth Street on the east, and Merle Hay Road on the west.

Many Des Moines residents are most familiar with this neighborhood for its namesake shopping center, the Merle Hay Mall, which houses more than 90 retail stores, as well as offering dining and entertainment, including movie theaters and bowling lanes. Since its opening in 1959, the Merle Hay Mall has been host to more than 100 community events each year, ranging from antiques shows to educational programs for elementary school students.

Another spot popular with area residents is the Waveland Golf Course, the oldest golf course beyond the Mississippi River. Its rolling hillsides offer greens that provide one of the most challenging courses statewide, and its 1940s clubhouse offers golfers a place to relax, shop, and dine once the golfing is over.

Community residents care about their neighborhood, and the popular Merle Hay Neighborhood Association sponsors year-round activities. Just a few examples include regular meetings, community alerts, a neighborhood party (typically a summer picnic at a favorite local spot like Riley Park,) and a Holiday Lights Contest in December.