Highland Park Apartments for Rent
Highland Park is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa. The borders of the neighborhood are: 14th Street and 2nd Street to the east, on the north Aurora Avenue, to the south it is Hull Avenue and the Des Moines River behind Birdland Recreational Complex and on the west is 6th Avenue. Highland Park is a large neighborhood and has residential and commercial areas.
Highland Park is a historic neighborhood. Most of the homes are from the first half of the 20th century with a few older and a few newer ones thrown in. Bungalow is the predominant architectural style. The homes on average are small, the streets are tree lined with sidewalks. There are apartments located in the neighborhood, as well.
Many chain businesses populate East Euclid Avenue including a Jiffy Lube, Auto Zone, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen and Enterprise Rent a Car. There is also a wide selection of local restaurants. Fareway Supermarket is on East Euclid Avenue and there is an Aldi on East 14th Street.
Birdland Recreational Complex is located in the western section of Birdland Park. The tennis courts and the pool complex are in this area. There is a high dive platform, a water slide and a pool. Birdland Park has a marina with access to the Des Moines River as well as the Saylorville Trail that offers the opportunity to walk or jog along the river. Residents who live farther north in the neighborhood can enjoy the two tennis courts, playground and pavilion at the Belle M. Turner Park on Jerlynn Avenue.