22 photos
    Lowertown Commons
    300 East 4th Street, Downtown St. Paul
    • Studio
      $960
      +
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,005
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,685
      +
    Open Now
    (262) 326-1060
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    46 photos
    Crosby Pointe
    1115 Elway Street, West Seventh
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,200
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,400
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,650
      +
    Open Now
    (651) 323-2285
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    30 photos
    The Parkside
    250 5th Street East, Downtown St. Paul
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,000
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,570
    Open Now
    (262) 510-0089
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    2 photos
    Union Park Apartments
    400 Dewey St, Merriam Park West
    • Studio
      $599
      +
    • 1 Bedroom
      $705
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $855
    (651) 927-8179 ext. 32
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    5 photos
    1699 Montreal Avenue
    1699 Montreal Avenue, Saint Paul
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,395
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    5 photos
    511 St Clair Ave
    511 St Clair Ave, St Paul
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,175
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    5 photos
    1624 Ross Ave
    1624 Ross Ave, St Paul
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $995
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    14 photos
    Phalen Shores
    985 Ivy Ave E, Payne-Phalen
    • 1 Bedroom
      $815
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $905
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    13 photos
    Hill Plaza Apartments
    400 Selby Avenue, Summit-University
    • 1 Bedroom
      $879
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,079
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    26 photos
    The Lofts at Farmers Market
    260 E 5th St, Downtown St. Paul
    • Studio
      $1,014
      +
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,133
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,867
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    43 photos
    Como Park Apartments
    1385 W. Jessamine Ave., Saint Paul
    • 1 Bedroom
      $799
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $977
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    5 photos
    Cottage Terrace
    330 Cottage Ave W, North of Maryland
    • 1 Bedroom
      $629
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $779
    (651) 488-2306
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    6 photos
    The Commerce Building
    8 4th St E, Downtown St. Paul
    • 1 Bedroom
      $699
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $865
      +
    (866) 861-5647
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    8 photos
    1399 Hazelwood St
    1399 Hazelwood St, Prosperity Heights
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $650
      +
    (763) 537-4527
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    4 photos
    653 Artist Lofts
    653 Galtier St, North Frogtown
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,195
    (651) 587-1630
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    4 photos
    Kellogg Square Apartments
    111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Downtown St. Paul
    • Studio
      $780
      +
    • 1 Bedroom
      $935
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,435
      +
    (651) 227-9224
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    10 photos
    Raymond Avenue Apartments
    1017 Raymond Avenue, St. Anthony
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $740
      +
    (651) 330-0142
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    5 photos
    2285 University Ave W
    2285 University Ave, St. Anthony
    • 1 Bedroom
      $919
    (651) 646-5638
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    10 photos
    River Crossing
    1735 Graham Ave, Highland
    • 1 Bedroom
      $2,400
    (888) 759-4786
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    0 photos
    Winnipeg Apartments
    850 Rice Street, South of Maryland
    • 1 Bedroom
      $750
    (651) 756-8274
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 14
  6. Next

Scotch Tape, Endust, Ranger Pickups, and Juicy Nookies

St. Paul, named for the Patron Saint of Truth, therefore has a tall legacy to live up to. Home to the largest Vietnamese and Hmong community in the U.S., St. Paul shines as a model of opportunity for small business and private-sector jobs – with 3M, Ecolab, and the venerable but uncertain Ford assembly plant (the oldest still in operation) as corporate residents. Barbra Streisand proclaims St. Paul as her preferred place for a burger (Casper and Runyon's Nook).

St. Paul, with a population of 285,000 is a scant 9 miles from Minneapolis and 13 miles from Bloomington, with the Mall of America – technically, America's number one destination with 40 million visitors – that's right, number one – is really in the center of so much.

St. Paul isn't the mall, and isn't so small.

Downtown: Normally, downtown write-ups are saved for last as they are frequently the most extensive. Downtown St. Paul, however, is a bit more tranquil than most city “centers,” except when the Wild are playing. Home to many parks, including Rice Park (one of the nation's oldest and popular for weddings), St. Paul is less hopping and more peaceful, with exceptional public transit. It is still a bit pricey though. Studio apartments go for around $675, 1 bedroom for $1,000, & 2 bedrooms (not super common) for $1,250.

Greater East Side: As St. Paul's most populous neighborhood, and home to many families, larger apartment accommodations are the norm here. Many 3M employees make the Greater East Side their homes. Lake Phelan and Beaver Lake are nice spots for relaxation. Chain and quick service restaurants as well as corner pubs dot the nightlife landscape on the Greater East Side. 1 Bedrooms for $650, 2 bedrooms for $800, 3 bedrooms for $1,000, 4 bedrooms for $ 1,150, and 5 bedrooms (yes) around $1,300 – not that there are dozens of those monsters.

Summit-University: Home to the Cathedral of St. Paul, one of the most impressive religious structures in the country, “Summit-U” is also where many Southeast Asian families make their homes. Incredible ethnic and economic diversity is present in Summit-U and the markets, shops, restaurants, salons, and such make this a tapestry of experiences – not just Asian. Many aspects of the proud immigrant community are on brilliant display. Tiny studios sub $600 - $700, 1 bedrooms for $750 - $900, nicely updated 2 bedrooms for $1,200, and 3-4 bedrooms available here too from $1,300.

Saint Anthony Park: Known as SAP, Saint Anthony Park hosts the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota and Luther Seminary. Lots of students – some partiers, some decidedly not. SAP is historically one of the wealthier neighborhoods of St. Paul and abuts the Minneapolis State Fair Grounds. Check out the Victorian mansions and fried Twinkies, all in the same walk. 1 BR $700, 2 BR $750 - $900 (up to $1,100 in one of the converted, upscale homes and $1,250 in one of the vastly priced new developments) 3 and 4 BR also available – does everybody in St. Paul live the Jon and Kate lifestyle?

Thomas-Dale: A small community comprised largely of Vietnamese and Hmong immigrants, and a smaller contingent of Mexican residents. Many markets and restaurants line the streets of Thomas-Dale. Check out the farmer's markets here or revel in the neighborhood's nickname, “Frogtown.” Thomas-Dale is one of St. Paul's more affordable neighborhoods with 1 bedroom apartments around $600, 2 bedroom apartments around $800, 3 bedrooms for $1,050 - $1,200, and 4 bedrooms at approximately $1,250.

West Seventh: Sort of the hub of St. Paul's nightlife, there are an impressive number of places of worship, taverns, and a few alcohol treatment facilities in the “West End.” Alary's has a free shuttle to the Xcel Energy Center and, apparently, is the only St. Paul bar to have beer pong. For this reason, the West End is a recommended neighborhood for all hedonistic apartment hunters. 1 bedroom apartments for $725 - $950, & 2 bedrooms for (crazy range) $775 - $1,500 without glaring distinctions. At the higher end, the apartments are often highly incentivized (two months free, free washer and dryer, get to play goalie for the Wild for a period, etc.).

Other fun facts and must knows about SP.

The airport designator is MSP (Minneapolis-S. Paul). That means 2/3 of it is ruled by St. Paul.

It is not the most pet friendly city. In fact, while of course there are many, St. Paul has a disproportionate number of rentals that specifically exclude cats and dogs.

If you were to spend just 10 minutes in each store at the Mall of America, and you saw them all, it would have taken you 86 hours – but no sales tax on clothing in MN, so that makes up for your time.

Try a Juicy Lucy in as many places as you can. And there are a lot.

St. Paul was originally called Pig's Eye. There's a brewery in St. Paul with that name – request a tour.

It's cold.

-By Kera Zacuto

About Apartment List

Apartment List is your go-to rental site for your apartment search. Browse thousands of new listings every day to give you the largest selection of cheap 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments for rent in Saint Paul. Find studios, condos, townhomes, and homes in your favorite neighborhoods. You can search for all utilities paid apartments, and pet-friendly homes with the tap of a button. With more available listings than Craigslist, you're sure to find a house for rent on Apartment List.

Click where you want to live—
The map will zoom.
Feedback