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CubeSmart Self Storage IA Des Moines Martin Luther King Jr Parkway - 3401 Martin Luther King Junior Parkway
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StorageMart - SE 14th St & Bell Ave - 2500 Southeast 14th Street
StorageMart - 14th St & Shawnee Ave - 4043 East 14th Street
Life Storage - 4018 - Urbandale - Hickman Rd - 7501 Hickman Road
StorageMart - Fleur Dr & McKinley Ave - 1900 Hackley Avenue
StorageMart - Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy & Urbandale Ave - 3221 Martin Luther King Junior Parkway
StorageMart - Center St & 65th St - 6525 Center Street
StorageMart - Merle Hay Rd - 5267 Merle Hay Rd
Storage Rentals of America - Des Moines - NE 14th St - 5499 Ne 14th St
StorageMart - S Ankeny Blvd and DMACC Blvd - 1901 S Ankeny Blvd
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Make Your Move to Des Moines Smoother

Iowa's capital, Des Moines, is the state's most populous city and an important insurance industry center. Its area is also home to three main college campuses, the largest community school district in the state, and several big tech facilities for logistics and data processing.

Adding friendly communities and affordable living in the mix, no wonder Des Moines is an equally attractive relocation option for students, young professionals, and families with children. What else is there to discover about this city before moving here and which neighborhood would suit you best?

Des Moines Has a Pro-Business Environment

While insurance and financial services are a major component of the city's economy, Des Moines lays forth opportunities for its residents in several sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, technology, and logistics. Ranked by Forbes in the Top 10 best places for business and careers, the city offers through its Office of Economic Development the following incentives for businesses:

  • Financial assistance for urban renewal
  • Tax credits for job and customized skill training
  • Tax abatements for new construction and improvements to existing structures
  • Tax credit for redeveloping abandoned, vacant, or underutilized sites

Another program aimed to help businesses and property owners is NCR (Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization) which provides financial assistance to those who renovate and upgrade existing buildings, be they commercial, office, or mixed-use ones.

Get To Know the Des Moines Area

Before moving to Des Moines, it is important to get a feel for its neighborhoods and suburbs to choose the one that best suits your lifestyle and needs. For instance, Downtown Des Moines is a walkable, densely populated area with many shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. If you enjoy living in the middle of all the action, you should definitely give it a go. Some other popular neighborhoods include:

Downtown Des Moines

This is the heart of Des Moines, and it is a vibrant area with lots of bars, restaurants, and entertainment options. It is also home to many large employers, including Principal Financial, Wells Fargo, and Nationwide Insurance.


This is a historic neighborhood located in the northwest part of Des Moines. It is known for its charming brick homes, mature trees, and small-town feel. Beaverdale is also home to several popular restaurants and bars.

West Des Moines

This is a suburban area located just west of Des Moines. It is known for its good schools, shopping centers, and parks. West Des Moines is also home to several large employers, including Wells Fargo, Hy-Vee, and Athene.

East Village

This is a trendy area located just east of downtown Des Moines. It is known for its eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and bars, as well as its art galleries and performance spaces.

Sherman Hill (50314)

This is a historic neighborhood located just west of downtown Des Moines. It is known for its Victorian homes, tree-lined streets, and proximity to popular attractions like the Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the Des Moines Art Center.

If you prefer a more laid-back vibe, we suggest you give the suburbs of Des Moines a try. The most popular cities are to the west, with Clive, Waukee, Urbandale, Grimes, and West Des Moines among favorites. Another suburb you might fancy is Ankeny to the north of the city. All of these places benefit from short commutes and good connections to the capital, lots of restaurants, stores, and fun activities, plus they are safe and have great public schools.

Consider Renting Storage Units in Des Moines

Given the wide range of temperatures that you get to experience in Des Moines throughout the year, a good way to save money is to get a smaller home and rent climate-controlled storage units for seasonal items. Bulky winter clothes and blankets, sports equipment, collectibles, and memorabilia can all find a safe spot in rentals and you won't have to worry about them getting damaged by humidity, heat, or freezing temperatures.

Consider your storage needs and choose one of the many units available on SpareFoot-most offer one free month and 24-hour access. You can also rent boat storage in Des Moines and enjoy summer escapes on the lakes in the greater Des Moines area, such as Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock. Besides these large bodies of water, you can also try fishing in the Blue Heron Lake in Raccoon River Park, or test Gray's Lake Park with a canoe or kayak.

How much do storage units cost in Des Moines?

The biggest factor when it comes to the cost of storage units inDes Moinesis unit size. Larger storage units. like 10x10 and bigger, will generally cost more than smaller storage units, which range from 5x5 to 5x10 in size. Other factors that can increase self-storage prices include the storage unit amenities and special features. Self-storage facilities in Des Moines that offer additional amenities like indoor climate control, 24-hour storage access, extra security features, and added conveniences like first floor storage options and elevators tend to be more expensive than storage facilities that offer basic services.

No matter what your storage needs are, you can easily find a cheap storage unit in Des Moines. Compare the available facilities on SpareFoot and filter by preferred storage amenities and features.

Average Monthly Price of Self Storage in Des Moines

Based on 258 storage units in Des Moines over the past 180 days.


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Affordable storage options in Des Moines

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Average prices last updated on 02-01-2024.
Average price of storage units by size

Find online move-in rates and specials like first month half off and first month FREE at select Des Moines, Iowa storage facilities. Below are the average monthly storage unit prices in Des Moines, Iowa for the most common storage unit sizes.

Unit SizeAverage PriceLowest Price
5 x 5$49.86$16.80
5 x 10$44.48$23.00
10 x 10$64.53Not Available
10 x 15$98.04$51.50
10 x 20$118.45Not Available

The overall average price of a self-storage unit booked in Des Moines, Iowa over the past 180 days is $58.01.

Data for the cheapest self-storage unit is updated every 15 minutes.

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of using a 10 x 30 storage unit?

A 10 x 30 storage unit offers a significant amount of space, suitable for storing the contents of a large house, which is especially beneficial during moves, renovations, or other transitional periods.

What are the benefits of using large storage units?

Large storage units provide ample space for storing a wide range of items, from furniture to seasonal gear, making them perfect for individuals downsizing, businesses needing excess inventory space, or hobbyists requiring space for large equipment.

What items can I fit in a 10 x 15 storage unit?

You can fit items like appliances including a refrigerator, washer and dryer, as well as several boxes, mattresses, and small furniture items in a 10 x 15 storage unit.

How much is a storage unit in my local area?

The average cost of a storage unit in Des Moines is $58.01 but this price can vary widely depending on the size and features of the unit, as well as the location.

Des Moines Self-Storage: At A Glance

Does Des Moines student population affect self-storage prices?

Colleges and universities located in or nearby Des Moines include Drake University. College students often need self-storage during summer and winter breaks and can drive prices up during these seasons.

How does seasonality affect Des Moines self-storage prices?

Storage prices in Des Moines tend to be somewhat volatile when compared to other cities. Prices can vary by about $32.83 monthly depending on the time of year. Des Moines self-storage prices are highest inFebruary, and lowest in September.

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