Des Moines County Apartments for Rent(hide county information)
Des Moines, the state capital of Iowa, is located in the center of a five-county metro area. The Des Moines International Airport provides quick connections to major U.S. cities. For local travel, DART buses run throughout the city with convenient times and stops.
Des Moines is considered to be a hub in the insurance industry. It is also becoming a major site in the financial sector. Major employers include Principal Financial and Wells Fargo. After work, Des Moines is a mecca of entertainment.
Tourist attractions abound with the state capitol, Salisbury House, Fort Des Moines, and Terrace Hill. Des Moines is also home to the Des Moines Metro Opera, Des Moines Symphony, and the Temple for Performing Arts.
For the gardening buff, the Des Moines Botanical Center includes 15,000 different plants. The Des Moines Science Center keeps things fresh with ever-changing exhibits.
Art fans will enjoy the Des Moines Art Center and the annual Des Moines Arts Festival. Held every summer downtown, the Des Moines Arts Festival is fast becoming one of the premier festivals in the country.
For ten days in August, Des Moines opens everyone’s favorite summer ritual, the Iowa State Fair.
Professional sports have not ignored Des Moines. Cheer on the Des Moines Buccaneers hockey, Des Moines Menace soccer, Iowa Cubs baseball and Iowa Energy basketball.
With 100 miles of walking trails, it’s no wonder Prevention Magazine recently selected Des Moines as the number one walking city in the country.
If golf is your game, visit Waveland, the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi. Des Moines also has 53 city parks for recreational activities.
Educational opportunities begin with Des Moines Public Schools and can take you to Des Moines University, Drake, Grandview, and AIB.
Also included when you rent an apartment in Des Moines are 850 restaurants, shopping malls, distinctive neighborhoods, and a community you can call home.