on Mar 22, 2019 11:11:03 AM

Find the Right Downtown Apartment

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.” It's safe to say, 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!


Carbon 550

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment in the heart of Des Moines, we’ve got you covered! For apartment seekers looking to find their element, Carbon 550 offers funky, urban living at the doorstep of dozens of corporate offices. This community features several great amenities, including:

  • Private, covered patios
  • Arcade game room
  • Heated, underground parking
  • Spacious community room
  • Electric car charging stations 
  • Close proximity to the Downtown Des Moines skywalk system


Velocity, located in our very own Bridge District in the East Village, is what downtown living dreams are made of. Luxurious amenities are no shortage here! Velocity includes:

  • Rooftop patio
  • Two-story community room
  • Pool and clubhouse game room
  • Dog washing station
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Bicycle storage and repair room
  • Yoga studio
  • Covered parking

If you love the idea of living in the center of Des Moines’ trendy East Village, Velocity is a must-see!



If you're looking for a little distance from all the action, we have options for you, too! Cityville provides access to all #DSMUSA has to offer and includes 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
  • Immediate access to local shops and restaurants
  • New pool, opening Memorial Day 2019!



For concert groupies, event-goers, and Iowa Event Center regulars, VUE is just the place for you! Offering the best VUE of the Des Moines skyline and space for your furry friends to run around, this community has dozens of unique floor plans in one-, two-, and three-bedroom options. Other amenities include:

  • Dog park
  • Big screen TV's with cable
  • Near public transportation
  • Large, modern community spaces
  • Open-concept kitchens
  • In-home laundry
  • Private, covered patios


We could go on and on about all the communities we have downtown, like Maxwell, Court Avenue and Marketplace Lofts, 5Fifty5, Riverpoint Lofts, Verve, and so many more! 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. We're looking forward to welcoming you home!