johnston is a great place to live


Located on Merle Hay Road just north of I35/80, Cadence is the premeire apartment community in a Des Moines suburb constantly voted one of the best places to live.

  • Dining: If you love to eat out, living on Merle Hay Road is the perfect place to be.
  • Shopping: Whether you just need a quick item, or desire many stores, you're just moments away from all the shopping you can image on Merle Hay Road.
  • Outdoor Amenities: Johnston boasts over 36 miles of trails ... and it's right outside your door!
  • Unlimited Space: Cadence is full of space; whether the community room, or the nearby parks, there is ample space for you to enjoy your life.


Johnston has grown to become one of the best places to live in the Des Moines metro and one of the best suburbs in the country. There are ample things to do, a commitment to outdoor green space, and a overall a thriving community for people of all ages.

Johnston is also a "Home Base Iowa" community, has a summer celebration, and a fantastic public library. The great thing about living in Johnston is the ability to take advantage of all these great amenities and then come up to your apartment at Cadence. A place with Effortless Living.