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Patrons sitting outside, dining at a restaurant in Downtown, Des Moines, Iowa.

The Best of Downtown Des Moines Living


Located near all the action of downtown Des Moines, the Carbon 550 apartment community is part of the thriving Historic Court Avenue District full of social, cultural, and recreational benefits. Enjoy the sights as you stroll Court Avenue’s diverse restaurants and shops or explore the pedestrian-friendly Principal Riverwalk and Meredith Trail in the beautiful Gray's Lake area. Attend a performance or watch your favorite sports team at the nearby Des Moines Civic Center or Wells Fargo Arena. Our apartments are also adjacent to the Principal Riverwalk, providing easy access to many of Des Moines’ most loved activities, including museums, entertainment venues, community parks, and a vibrant art scene.

Commutes Are Made Easy

With apartments this close to Clive, Urbandale, and West Des Moines, you are centrally located to the entire Des Moines Metro area. Travel is effortless from our apartments with easy access to Martin Luther King Jr Parkway and I-235. Carbon 550 is located just blocks away from several local and express DART (Des Moines Area Regional Transit) bus routes that provide easy commutes to many practical and popular destinations including Des Moines University, Grandview University, Des Moines International Airport, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Jordan Creek Town Center, and Park Fair Mall.

Ideal Apartment Living

The Historic Court District is an ideal place to call home if you’re looking for trendy living with effortless access to established businesses and urban conveniences. Contact Carbon 550 in downtown Des Moines, IA and schedule a tour to see our modern, industrial-style 1- and 2-bedroom apartments today!

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