Indianola Hills Apartments for Rent
The community of Indianola Hills is situated directly south of downtown Des Moines, Iowa, within Polk County. On the north, the neighborhood is bounded by the river, Southwest 2nd Street, and Hartford Avenue. It extends to Southwest 9th Street on the west and Southeast 11th Street on the east. On the south, it is bounded by East Park Avenue and East Watrous Avenue. The zip code for Indianola Hills is 50315.
This large, primarily residential neighborhood spans more than two square miles and has over 6,250 residents. As of 2008, the average household income in Indianola Hills was on par with the city median of $43,583. Like much of Des Moines, the majority of the homes in this neighborhood were built prior to 1940; construction has continued throughout the decades, but has decreased steadily since the 1970s.
The Indianola Hills neighborhood is close to a variety of area amenities. Just a few miles to the southwest is the Des Moines International Airport, which provides business travelers with easy access to national and international flight options. There are at least three golf courses surrounding the airport, also within a few miles of the Indianola Hills neighborhood. Those residents that can afford it can choose from the Wakonda Country Club and the Echo Valley Country Club. The AH Blank Park Zoo, to the south, also offers a golf course.
For nearby shopping options, Indianola Hills residents head south along Highway 69. A shopping center is situated along the East McKingley Avenue intersection, which offers a Wal-Mart Supercenter and Best Buy. A bit further south is the Southridge Mall. Among the big name stores here are a Sears, Yonkers, JCPenney, and Target. There is also a food court with a carousel, a children’s play area, and a movie theater.
Another feature of this neighborhood is the proximity to a variety of different parks and opportunities for outdoor recreation. The river runs past the neighborhood to the north and a variety of parks surround the community, offering more natural options like camping and hiking, as well as traditional city park amenities like tennis courts and ball fields.