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Importance of Commute Proximity When Apartment Hunting

When you are apartment hunting, commute proximity is an essential factor. See how close Carbon 550 is to your workplace, university, and other city highlights!


Amid the many challenges of COVID, we’ve all become more accustomed to sticking closer to home—for work, study, and socializing. So as life slowly returns to normal, many have realized the value of cutting their commute times. Thankfully, Carbon 550's central downtown location ensures that commuting or working from your beautiful home (see our photo gallery) will always be pleasurable and convenient.


Nearby Employers

Our community is located right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of downtown Des Moines, putting the region’s leading employers at our residents' fingertips. Within minutes, employees across a range of industries can get from home to work at organizations like UPS, Mercer Health & Benefits, John Deere, Principal Financial, and Wells Fargo.

Nearby Universities

Des Moines is also home to a number of universities—Des Moines University, Drake University, Grand View University, and Mercy College of Health Sciences among them—that educate and employ thousands. With apartment rentals in Des Moines, IA like Carbon 550, university community members can forgo the long commute and instead dedicate more time to studies, work, and enjoying this great city.


The Benefits of Close Commutes

Lengthy commutes can significantly impact quality of life—even more so for those who have become accustomed to telecommuting. Sitting in traffic and searching for parking takes time and sets a negative tone for the day. Socializing can also be impacted, as employees and students who would prefer to mingle at happy hour or other after-work entertainment often have to cut out early to hit the road. Not to mention the cost: between gas, parking, tolls, and more, commuting risks leaving less spare change in your pockets than living closer to work or school.

At Carbon 550’s apartment rentals in Des Moines, IA, commuting headaches are sure to become a distant memory. By foot, bicycle or car, residents can easily get to leading employers and universities in just minutes. And our heated underground resident parking is sure to bring added convenience, especially in those cold and snowy winter months. So take that newfound time to enjoy all of the excitement of the neighborhood—like the city's diverse culinary offerings, the riverside entertainment, discounted membership the next door Wellmark YMCA—or relax in luxury right at home. Contact us today to schedule a personalized tour of our apartment rentals in Des Moines.

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