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    Apartments in Des Moines area

    My wife and I are looking at relocating to the Des Moines/ Urbandale area in a couple months and were kind of looking for some apartment recommendations in the area. One of the things is though is that we have a dog so wherever it is has to be pet friendly. Does anybody know much about the Westpointe Apartments(previously Nottingham Square) in Urbandale? They seem nice on paper but living out of state now I dont know much about the area. Preferably we would like to stay within 10 or 15 minutes of Drake University. Thanks for any help you can give.

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    Re: Apartments in Des Moines area

    I lived in Regency Woods in West Des Moines for 2 years with my dog up to 2000. I loved it. It's on 11th St just off of Ashworth. There's a little path that allows you to walk to Jimmy's American Cafe and enjoy their Buffett nights. I thought it was well kept, affordable and very pet friendly.

    My brother now lives up the road in Country Club Village. He's lived there for 3 years and seems to enjoy it with his two dogs.

    Both are in the same area and are very close to a lot of amenities.



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    Re: Apartments in Des Moines area

    Fountains are nice as well in wdm, or were when I was there. Traffic might slow you down living at the ones you mentioned in urbandale



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    Re: Apartments in Des Moines area

    I live at Westpointe Apartments. Definately are very pet friendly, tons of people there have pets. Amenities are pretty good, workout center, par 3 golf course, indoor/outdoor pools. Do not live in a garden level, they are notorious for leaking. Live on 2nd or 3rd floor. Not sure what else you want to know. I have not had problems with staff or anything. Rent is reasonable, you are within your reach of Drake University. Townhomes are nice, you get a garage and W/D hook-ups. But there might be a little wait before one opens up.

    Let me know if you want to know anything else. You can put me down as a referral, I can PM you my name if you want to do that, we can work something out.


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    Re: Apartments in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by weisr2002 View Post
    I live at Westpointe Apartments. Definately are very pet friendly, tons of people there have pets. Amenities are pretty good, workout center, par 3 golf course, indoor/outdoor pools. Do not live in a garden level, they are notorious for leaking. Live on 2nd or 3rd floor. Not sure what else you want to know. I have not problems with staff or anything. Rent is reasonable, you are witin your reach of Drake University. Townhomes are nice, you get a garage and a W/D. But there might be a little wait before one opens up.

    Let me know if you want to know anything else. You can put me down as a referral, I can PM you my name if you want to do that, we can work something out.
    Thanks for the offer I may have to take you up on that.



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    Re: Apartments in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by iowastatechris View Post
    Thanks for the offer I may have to take you up on that.
    I think there is some kind of referral bonus, I could split it with you.



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    Re: Apartments in Des Moines area

    I also live at Westpointe and have enjoyed my stay. Will be renewing my lease in July.



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    Re: Apartments in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by weisr2002 View Post
    I think there is some kind of referral bonus, I could split it with you.
    Cool sounds good I dont think we are moving until August but if we end up getting an apartment there then I will definetly put you down as a reference



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    Re: Apartments in Des Moines area

    Westpointe has townhomes? Are they nice and what is the rent on those?



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    Re: Apartments in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by moneyshot8434 View Post
    Westpointe has townhomes? Are they nice and what is the rent on those?
    Yup, I live in one of the townhomes. You can find more info here: Westpointe Apartments and Townhomes - BH Management - Apartment Management for Apartment Owners & Residents



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    Re: Apartments in Des Moines area

    I lived in Westpointe and it was the worst complex I have ever lived in. It mostly had to do with the neighbors. We got the party building that had 3 fights with the cops called in 2 months.

    We had black mold growing within a week of moving in. Which obviously had to do with the previous renter and it not being cleaned.

    There was also a suicide in my building. Didn't bother me much but the wife never got past it.

    All this was probably a bad luck sort of thing but overall it just wasnt good. Go the townhome route if you can.

    One plus was walking over to buck beer night and watching some hockey.



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    Re: Apartments in Des Moines area

    This is the only complex I ever lived at in Des Moines and I'd recommend it: Find West Des Moines apartments and homes for rent in Iowa at Boulder Ridge Apartments. They do allow pets but you pay a deposit and $25 extra a month it looks like. I didn't have a pet but I didn't have to pay a deposit at all on the place plus the rates were pretty reasonable and they usually have some kind of move in deal. The 2 bedroom apartments are very spacious, 947 sq feet worth with 2 bathrooms, 1 bedroom has a walk in closet, and a decent sized deck.


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