Find the Right Downtown Apartment

Posted by Darcy Valline on Mar 28, 2017 11:40:48 AM
Darcy Valline

Downtown Des Moines is attracting increasing numbers of residents as its reputation as a sophisticated urban center grows. In 2014, Fortune named Des Moines #1 on its list of cities with up-and-coming downtowns, citing its burgeoning population of startups and incubators, the legendary 80/35 Music Festival, and award-winning restaurants. In 2016, Politico ran a feature on the radical transformation of downtown Des Moines into “one of the richest, most vibrant, and…hip cities in the country.” Downtown Des Moines continues to grow with a wealth of new housing options and increasing opportunities to work, play, dine, and live in this chic cultural center.


If you’re searching for the perfect downtown apartment, Hubbell Apartment Living has a range of options to suit your needs!


RTL patio.jpgIf you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment, we’ve got you covered! For apartment seekers with feline companions, Rocket Transfer Lofts offers stylish urban living just a few blocks from the heart of downtown, featuring several great amenities, including:

  • Scenic rooftop patio
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Cinema with surround sound
  • Business center
  • On-site parking



Cityville.jpgIf you’re a dog lover, we have options for you, too! Cityville provides access to all downtown has to offer and space for your furry friend. Just south of the core of downtown Des Moines, Cityville includes micro, one-, and two-bedroom units with gorgeous skyline views. Residents also enjoy:

  • On-site dog park
  • 24-hour gym
  • Spacious closets and access to additional storage
  • Private balconies/patios
  • In-home laundry


5Fifty5 exterior street.jpgFor dog owners looking for a more spacious, luxurious option, 5Fifty5 executive townhomes are just the place! Offering private patios, river or skyline views, and attached garages, the two- and four-story townhomes are available in 2- and 3-bedroom units. Other upscale touches include:

  • Designer appliances
  • Granite countertops
  • In-home front-load laundry
  • Dual vanities in master bath
  • Guest powder room
  • Open kitchen and living areas with kitchen islands available
  • Rooftop patios with pergola and wet bar available





Maxwell, located in the heart of downtown right across the street from the renowned Des Moines Social Club, is set to open later this year. Maxwell will include a rooftop patio that features a multimedia screen, which can be used to show films or display visual art. If you love the idea of living in the center of Des Moines’ arts and music scene, Maxwell is a must-see! (Oh, and it's pet-friendly too!)




If you’re ready to start looking for your next apartment, whether you’re looking downtown or elsewhere in the Des Moines metro, check out Hubbell Apartment Living's broad selection of communities. To use our infographic to help you find the best downtown apartment, click the button below!

 Apartment infographic