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Discover Our Ideal Des Moines Location

Discover Our Ideal Des Moines Location

You can hardly find a better place in Des Moines other than Rocket Transfer Lofts. Our convenient location provides direct access to downtown, immediate proximity to MLK Jr Parkway, and short commutes to major employers such as Bright Tech, Unity Point Health, and Iowa State University. Explore the map below to see all that surrounds our lofts in the 50309-ZIP code area!

Plan A Visit To Our Des Moines Lofts

Work destinations and educational institutions are within arm’s reach. This is especially true for our lofts for rent in Downtown Des Moines, which put you minutes away from 300 MLK and Science Center of Iowa. We’re also a short drive away from Blank Park Zoo, and for those who enjoy being outdoors, John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park is within a mile.

If you're looking for a night out, you won't have to go far. Court Avenue is a popular destination for bars, with many offering live music and a variety of drinks. The High Life Lounge is a classic dive bar with a laid-back atmosphere, while Secret Admirer serves up a wide selection of crafted cocktails on their skyline facing patio. For a more upscale experience, check out the rooftop bar at the AC Hotel in East Village, which ensures stunning views of the city, or head to El Bait Shop, which boasts over 200 beers on tap.

If you prefer a more laid-back evening, the Des Moines Civic Center is just a few blocks away and offers a variety of concerts or theater productions. Coffee lovers will find several excellent options in the area, too. Starbucks is just a short walk away, but for a more unique experience, you can try St. Kilda Caf & Bakery or Ritual Cafe, both of which have locally roasted coffee and cozy atmospheres.

When it comes to dining, the options are endless. From casual to upscale, there's something for every taste and budget. Some local favorites include Fong's Pizza, which serves up delicious Asian-inspired dishes, as well as Centro, a stylish Italian restaurant. If you need to get around the city, our community is conveniently located near several major roads and highways, including Interstates 235 and 80. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) also operates several bus routes in the area, making it easy to get to other parts of the city.

Overall, our neighborhood is a great place to live, work, and play. With its abundance of entertainment and dining options, as well as convenient transportation options, it's no wonder so many people want to call it home!

SCHOOLS

The neighborhood around 320 SW 7th Street is also home to several excellent schools. You'll be pleased to know that the area is served by the Des Moines Public Schools district, which is known for its high-quality education.

Some of the top-rated institutions in the area include Central Academy, a college preparatory high school, and Merrill Middle, which has received praise for its innovative programs and dedicated staff. There are also several private schools in the area, including St. Augustin School.

WALKABILITY

The neighborhood is a very walkable area, with many amenities and attractions located just a few steps away. This is great news for those who prefer to get around on foot or by bike, as it means they won't have to rely on a car for every outing.

If you're looking to take a leisurely stroll, you'll find plenty of tree-lined streets and parks in the area. The Des Moines River and the Principal Riverwalk are both popular spots for walking, running, and biking, and offer beautiful views of the city. For those who prefer a more structured walk, there are several organized walking groups that offer guided tours and hikes. These are a great way to meet new people and learn more about the city's history and culture.

Schedule a tour today or give us a call to learn more about our apartments near Principal Park!