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Fountains Apartments

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5101 Hawthorne Drive West Des Moines, IA

4.3 8 reviews
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Updated 3 hours ago
$1,050 - $1,380
2 - 3 Bed
2 Bath

1,094 - 1,309 Sq. Ft.

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Up to 1 month off your first month on select apartments! The next 4 applications are eligible for an additional $500 gift card, so apply now!'No Contact' and guided Virtual Tours available. We have limited availability so call today!
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Location ratings
Walk Score®
60
Somewhat Walkable
Bike Score®
37
Somewhat Bikeable
Floor plans
1 Bed • 1 Bath
$875 - $970
852 ft2
0 Available
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5003-J
$903
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5007-F
$883
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5141-K
$948
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5159-B
$958
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5023-J
$955
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5129-F
$875
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5015-J
$875
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5007-B
$940
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5153-F
$875
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5003-K
$900
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5153-J
$920
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5003-G
$930
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5147-G
$890
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5159-G
$900
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5129-B
$920
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5129-J
$920
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5147-J
$910
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5159-K
$920
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5141-G
$925
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5023-K
$960
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5153-G
$890
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5153-K
$910
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5141-F
$890
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5129-K
$910
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5153-C
$970
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5159-C
$920
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5141-B
$970
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5015-K
$940
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2 Beds • 2 Bath
$1,050 - $1,110
1094 ft2
6 Available
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5007-L
$1,050
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5141-E
$1,050
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5153-H
$1,050
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5019-C
$1,110
Available Jan 1st, 2022
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5107-F
$1,100
Available Jan 15th, 2022
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5153-E
$1,050
Available Feb 1st, 2022
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3 Beds • 2 Bath
$1,380
1309 ft2
2 Available
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5107-I
$1,380
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5027-L
$1,380
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Amenities
In-unit Laundry
Fitness Center
Storage
Refrigerator
Fireplace
Pool
Living Room
Cable-ready
Business Center
Beautiful Views
Freezer
Bath Tub
Pool Table
Tanning
Carpet
Ceiling Fans
Clubhouse
Easy Access To Freeways
Range / Oven
Sauna
Ping-pong Table
Near Grocery Store
Balcony, Deck, Patio
Virtual Walkthrough
Central A / C
24-hour Maintenance
Accepts Credit Cards
Discounted Cable Packages
Dining Room
High-speed Internet
Sports Court
Dishwasher
West Des Moines Schools
Heat: Forced Air
Secured Entry
Online Payments
Sundeck
Fees & leasing info
Pets
Dogs Ok
Cats Ok
Pet Friendly Community
Pet Rent: 40.00
Pet Deposit: 400.00
Number Limit: 2 Pet Limit
Other: $275 deposit plus $125 non-refundable fee.
Breed Restrictions: Dog breed restrictions apply.
Pet Fee: 0.00
Parking
Surface Parking
Garage - Detached
Off-street Parking
More Info: Detached garages available for an additional monthly charge. Surface lot parking is always free.
Lease & Fees
Security Deposit: $350
Lease Length: 12
Property details
Description

The Fountains Apartments are located in prestigious West Des Moines, home to West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) one of the most desirable school districts in the state. We are in the perfect location, just off Interstate 35 near the I-80/I-235 mixer between Mills Civic and EP True Parkways; minutes from the area's largest shopping mall, Jordan Creek Town Center.

There are plenty of nearby parks & trails, including Raccoon River Park which features a swimming beach, a fishing pier, picnic shelters and an off-leash dog park (did we mention we're dog and cat friendly with few restrictions??). We also have a Hy-Vee grocery store just up the block and there are tons of nearby restaurants and shopping on 50th Street, at the West Glen Town Center, and at Valley Junction. We are also just a few blocks from the 96 express bus route to downtown Des Moines.

With floor plans of all sizes to choose from, The Fountains Apartments is the perfect new home for you!

Office Hours
Sunday: By Appointment
Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Additional Details
Year Built: 1996
Total Unit Count: 204
Last Updated: 3 hours ago
Contact Number: (515) 686-5268
Internet Providers
Provider Max Download Speed (Mbps) Max Upload Speed (Mbps)
Mediacom Communications Corp. 1000.0 50.0
CenturyLink, Inc. 140.0 20.0
Mediacom Communications Corp. 100.0 10.0
ViaSat, Inc. 100.0 3.0
CenturyLink, Inc. 40.0 20.0
Data from June 2020 provided by the FCC
Emergency Services
Name Type Distance
Mercy Medical Center West Lakes Hospital 2.47 miles
Methodist West Hospital Hospital 2.56 miles
Mercy Franklin Center Hospital 5.61 miles
Ponderosa Fire Station 0.61 miles
Southwoods Fire Station 0.88 miles
The Knolls Fire Station 1.03 miles
FAQs
Is this property currently leasing units?
Yes. There are 8 available units at this property.
How many units are move-in ready in the next 2 months?
This property has 8 units available for move-in over the next 2 months. 5 units are vacant and ready for immediate occupancy.
What's the square footage of the available units?
The available units range from 1,094 to 1,309 square feet.
Does this property allow cats or dogs?
This property allows tenants to keep cats and dogs.
How many bedrooms are in the available units?
There are 2 and 3 bedroom units available.
How many bathrooms are in the available units?
There are 2 bathroom units available.
What's the monthly rent at this property?
Rent on available units ranges from $1,050 to $1,380. Fountains Apartments has 2 bedroom units available starting at $1,050 and 3 bedroom units available starting at $1,380.
Where is this property located?
This property is at 5101 Hawthorne Drive in West Des Moines, IA. It's 3.2 miles west from the center of West Des Moines.
Reviews
By Anonymous Reviewer, May 25, 2020
We have been so impressed with The Fountain! We are moving from out of state. They accommodated everything we needed! We called a lot and asked quite a bit and they remained pleasant and helpful! I would recommend them to anyone!! Their units are nice and spacious! Can't say enough about them!! Thanks, Sarah and Bob!!!
By Jason G., April 25, 2017
Very nice grounds and decent prices for the area. Office and maintenance staff are very nice and helpful. Apartments on the lake have a very nice view, and...

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By Jyoti Pandit, March 14, 2017
Sarah ( Leasing Agent ) made the move - in experience wonderful. She was very kind and helpful. The Fountains is a great community. My apartment is in fair shape and my lake view is amazing. I always find parking close to my building. Maintenance always takes care of the property and is very friendly. The area is pet friendly.The parking lot was also paved during snowfall, so that is a plus point. I have had no issues so far and I do not foresee any issues arising. It is great quiet area to live in with your family. If you read bad reviews on here, please notice the date is from over a year ago. I recommend giving The Fountains a try.

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By Karen Loehr, March 05, 2017
i have lived at the Fountains Apartments for 3.5 years. I would recommend the complex to anyone looking for a nice, quite complex in West Des Moines. The location is convenient to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping and close to I-35. The staff (office and maintenance) is very friendly and helpful. The complex is clean and well maintained - all maintenance requests are resolved very quickly. I am extremely happy with the snow removal. After the driveways are plowed, the snow in front of the garage doors is also removed so you don't have a pile of snow to drive through. Other complexes will just leave the huge pile of snow after the plows go through.

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By Matthew Smith, December 28, 2016
I have lived at the Fountains for over a year and a half, and the staff has consistently been polite, friendly, and professional. I've lived in several apartments before the Fountains, but this is the first place that genuinely felt like home to me. It seems like living costs goes up every year in Iowa, but I really get what I pay for here. Wood burning fireplace, central air, pet friendly, and responsive maintenance.

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By Pamela Sweany, September 07, 2016
A roomy, airy apartment in a pleasant, pet-friendly community. I love it.

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By Joaquin Flores, February 15, 2016
Don't know why anyone would complain about the management, they have been kind and polite every time I call or need anything. The maintenance staff is great too. Any time I have an issue they respond promptly and professionally. No complaints whatsoever. Great deal for the price. Probably just disgruntled ex-tenants.

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By Ashley M., April 12, 2014
Decent square footage. Lacks adequate parking for the number of tenants. "Guests" sleep over, obvious by lack of parking permit. Management threatens to...

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Rent report

Fountains Apartments Rent vs. West Des Moines Average

Fountains Apartments is asking 2% less than the average 2 bedroom apartment in West Des Moines.

If you upsized to an average priced West Des Moines 3 bedroom apartment, you would pay 37% more per month.

If you downsized to an average priced West Des Moines 1 bedroom apartment, you would pay 18% less per month.

Fountains Apartments provides 11% more square footage than the average West Des Moines 2 bedroom apartment.

Monthly Rent Rent per Sq. Ft. Suggested
Monthly Income
Fountains Apartments
2BR $1,068 $1.00 $3,205
3BR $1,380 $1.10 $4,140
West Des Moines Average
Studio $895 $1.80 $2,684
1BR $922 $1.30 $2,765
2BR $1,088 $1.10 $3,265
3BR $1,728 $1.10 $5,185
4BR $1,945 $0.90 $5,835

Availability in West Des Moines

In order to find the best deal, you need to know what types of units are available. Property managers may be willing to give concessions if they have many vacant units.

There are currently 201 2BR units on the market in West Des Moines. If you're looking to negotiate, this may be your best option.

Available Units in West Des Moines
Studio 16
1BR 115
2BR 201
3BR 30
4BR 5
Affordability
To comfortably afford an apartment, we recommend having at least three times your monthy rent in gross household income.
View suggested annual incomes for Fountains Apartments by bedroom type below.
2 Bedroom
Suggested income:
$38,400
per year
3 Bedroom
Suggested income:
$49,700
per year
Schools
Data provided by GreatSchools
The GreatSchools Rating helps parents compare schools within a state based on a variety of school quality indicators and provides a helpful picture of how effectively each school serves all of its students. Ratings are on a scale of 1 (below average) to 10 (above average) and can include test scores, college readiness, academic progress, advanced courses, equity, discipline and attendance data. We also advise parents to visit schools, consider other information on school performance and programs, and consider family needs as part of the school selection process.
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