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135 Apartments for rent in Apple Valley, MN

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Check out 136 verified apartments for rent in Apple Valley, MN with rents starting as low as $1200. Some apartments for rent in Apple Valley might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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31 Units Available
Nuvelo at Parkside
6780 Fortino Street
Apple Valley, MN | Downtown Apple Valley
1 Bedroom
$1,346
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,856
1203 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Live Life in the Clouds 'Nuvelo', an Italian word meaning cloud, is a new apartment community inspired by its beautiful park-side location. Every inch of this luxury apartment community is designed to bring you a relaxed and carefree lifestyle.
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10 Units Available
Galante at Parkside
15283 Galaxie Avenue
Apple Valley, MN | Downtown Apple Valley
Studio
$1,236
620 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,441
877 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,724
1102 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
This newly constructed community has an on-site business center, fitness center, pool and rooftop plaza. Pet-friendly. Each home offers private balconies, washers and dryers, and large walk-in closets. Stone countertops available.
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25 Units Available
Gabella at Parkside
6859 152nd St W
Apple Valley, MN | Downtown Apple Valley
1 Bedroom
$1,313
777 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,708
1222 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,026
1397 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:45 AM
World-class amenities, complete with kickboxing studio, yoga room, theater, coffee bar, 24-hour state-of-the-art gym and pool. Smoke-free community offers spacious layouts, granite counters, unique designs and in-unit laundry. Bring Fido along, we're pet-friendly!
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5 Units Available
Valley Pond
5520 142nd St W
Apple Valley, MN
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,404
1010 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,672
1049 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:45 AM
Units contain brushed-stainless-steel appliances, hardwood floors, and patios or balconies. Complex offers amenities such as a clubhouse, 24-hour gym and on-site internet access. Near several schools and four parks. Allows cats.
Verified
19 Units Available
Springs At Cobblestone Lake
15899 Elmhurst Lane
Apple Valley, MN
Studio
$1,409
626 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,374
860 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,916
1157 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
Our studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments place you in beautiful Apple Valley, MN. Here, you get the best of both worlds - soaking in all the suburban luxuries while still experiencing that well-known, Midwest charm.
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25 Units Available
Springs at Apple Valley
14650 Foliage Ave
Apple Valley, MN | Downtown Apple Valley
Studio
$1,245
623 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,326
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,655
1135 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
This gated community boasts nearly 300 apartment homes. Apartments range from studios to 3-bedroom units. This pet-friendly community is in the South Metro and offers attached garages and in-unit laundry.
1 Unit Available
5679 138th Street Court West
5679 138th Street Court
Apple Valley, MN | Greenleaf Park Estates
4 Bedrooms
$2,095
1729 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:42 AM
Nice Cul de sac location with beautiful Flat Backyard for entertaining. Great layout of the home with a larger family room in the lower that connects to another unfinished area that's perfect for storage or for a hobby space.
1 Unit Available
15513 Float Lane - 1
15513 Float Lane
Apple Valley, MN | Downtown Apple Valley
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
927 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
12 Month Lease: $1499, 24 Month Lease: $1475, 36 Month Lease: $1450! Available October 21st! NEW STAINLESS, GRANITE, NEW FLOORING UPSTAIRS AND FRESH NEW NEUTRAL PAINT THROUGHOUT!! Sunny and bright east-facing townhome.
1 Unit Available
14859 Endicott Way Apt 202
14859 Endicott Way
Apple Valley, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
915 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:33 AM
Available November 1st! Perfect one level living, 915 square-foot condominium. This condo looks and feels like a townhome. It is a quiet, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, end unit. Large master bedroom, washer/dryer in unit, and a two-car attached garage.
1 Unit Available
15616 Eddy Creek Way
15616 Eddy Creek Way
Apple Valley, MN
4 Bedrooms
$2,900
2900 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:05 AM
Gorgeous Single Family Home for rent in Beautiful Cobblestone lake community. 2018 Built home has everything you are looking for in a great community.
Results within 1 mile of Apple Valley
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208 Units Available
The Edison at Spirit
5181 161st St W
Lakeville, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,335
872 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,767
1110 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,251
1337 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Let us introduce you to The Edison at Spirit Apartments, the newest destination for quality living in the thriving suburb of Lakeville.
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1 Unit Available
Parkwood Heights
13309 Parkwood Dr
Burnsville, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,545
1100 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 11:41 PM
Pet-friendly two-bedroom homes with tuck-under garages and in-unit washer/dryer. Minutes from I-35W and Terrace Oaks West Park, and about a 10-minute drive to the Great Mall of America.
1 Unit Available
16561 Duluth Trail
16561 Duluth Trail
Lakeville, MN
5 Bedrooms
$4,995
5497 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
Please contact Kristina for more information or watch her video tour here! https://www.youtube.
Results within 5 miles of Apple Valley
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24 Units Available
The Pines of Burnsville
1024 W Burnsville Pkwy
Burnsville, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,111
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,239
982 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Recently updated one- and two-bedroom apartments with fireplace and patio. Pets are welcome. Community offers residents outdoor heated swimming pool, fitness center, picnic area with grills, on-site laundry and two play areas.
Verified
19 Units Available
Woods of Burnsville
14701 Portland Ave
Burnsville, MN
Studio
$1,050
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,120
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,265
1080 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Finding the home of your dreams has suddenly become the easiest matter. This is thanks to the unique community of The Woods of Burnsville Apartments, designed with nothing but your needs and wishes in mind.
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20 Units Available
Meridian Point
51 McAndrews Rd W
Burnsville, MN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,285
782 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,440
1067 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Located close to downtown Minneapolis, these apartments offer modern kitchens, walk-in closets and hardwood floors. The community surrounds two ponds and landscaped gardens. Residents have access to a pool, a hot tub and a clubhouse.
Verified
6 Units Available
Maven
7 W Travelers Trail
Burnsville, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,215
711 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
1061 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Suburban living close to downtown Minneapolis. Heated outdoor swimming pool, nature trail, pond, resident dog park and on-site laundry. Eat-in kitchens with full appliances and window coverings.
Verified
4 Units Available
Cedarvale Highlands
3908 Cedar Grove Pkwy
Eagan, MN
Studio
$1,043
460 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Spacious floor plans with exposed brick and historic arches. Beautiful outdoor pool area with park-like setting. Minutes from Eagan Outlet Mall and the freeways. Updated interiors with spacious floor plans and storage.
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10 Units Available
Town Centre Apartments
3475 Golfview Dr
Eagan, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,085
865 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
1017 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Luxury community situated in the heart of Eagan, MN. Residents in units can enjoy walk-in closets, ice maker, fireplace and in-unit laundry. The complex offers a gym, parking, pool, volleyball court and more.
Verified
32 Units Available
Edison at Avonlea
7255 181st Street West
Lakeville, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,340
859 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,690
1139 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
1415 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:46 AM
Currently Offering a Look & Lease Special Which Includes Up to ONE FREE MONTH OF RENT!! Call Today To Schedule a Tour!!
Verified
7 Units Available
The Oaks of Lakeville
20464 Iberia Ave #101
Lakeville, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,199
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1023 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:45 AM
The Oaks of Lakeville offer generous square footage to personalize your home, plus outdoor spaces for enjoying the unique peace of our community. We’re located close to the historic downtown Lakeville area.
Verified
18 Units Available
Willow Pond
11751 W River Hills Dr
Burnsville, MN
Studio
$1,013
460 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,091
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,290
1010 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:45 AM
Recently renovated units in pet- and people-friendly community with hot tub, pool, playground and dog park, plus practical amenities like bike storage and round-the-clock laundry, gym and maintenance.
Verified
6 Units Available
Stone Grove
2525 Williams Dr
Burnsville, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,059
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,516
1030 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,687
1189 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:45 AM
Located in a quaint residential district, this complex has easy access to the freeways connecting to Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Choose from one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with carpeting, air conditioning and more.
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17 Units Available
Aspenwoods Apartments
1125 Duckwood Trl
Eagan, MN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,175
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
995 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:45 AM
Residents of luxury community are just steps from shopping and restaurants like Barnes & Noble and Jake's. Units offer stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and granite counters. Community features amenities like tennis court, gym and pool.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Apple Valley?
Apartment Rentals in Apple Valley start at $1,200/month.
How much is rent in Apple Valley?
Apartment Rentals in Apple Valley start at $1,200/month.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Apple Valley?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Apple Valley.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Apple Valley?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Apple Valley.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Apple Valley?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Apple Valley apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Apple Valley?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Apple Valley apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Apple Valley properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Apple Valley properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Apple Valley?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Apple Valley.
How much should I pay for rent in Apple Valley?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Apple Valley.
How can I find off-campus housing in Apple Valley?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Apple Valley. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Concordia University-Saint Paul, Hamline University, Hennepin Technical College, Metropolitan State University, and University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
How can I find off-campus housing in Apple Valley?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Apple Valley. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Concordia University-Saint Paul, Hamline University, Hennepin Technical College, Metropolitan State University, and University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
City GuideApple Valley
The annual Apple Valley Freedom Days event lasts about a week around July 4th and showcases sports, fireworks, and parades. This festivity powerfully illustrates the vibrant atmosphere that comes and goes in Apple Valley. When that atmosphere needs to arrive, it comes out with a bang!
The annual Apple Valley Freedom Days event lasts about a week around July 4th and showcases sports, fireworks, and parades. This festivity powerfully illustrates the vibrant atmosphere that comes and goes in Apple Valley. When that atmosphere needs to arrive, it comes out with a bang!

The name would seem to suggest that Johnny Appleseed stopped by this region during his travels. That's actually very possible. Regardless, you have to try the apples while you are here. The Apple Valley sloppy Joe is arguably the world's best too. Yet it's not all about apples and sloppy Joes. This town within the Twin Cities region is home to 49,084 people, and that number has been steadily increasing. That's a sign Apple Valley does more than sloppy Joes and apples right. Of course, the cider's nice too. The bottom line, though, is that Apple Valley provides a sweet blend of delicious nature, charming innovation, and the sizzling comforts of home.

Having trouble with Craigslist Apple Valley? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Planting Yourself in Apple Valley

You can't just go and toss apple seeds anywhere you please! Paul Bunyan didn't just chop down trees without doing a little calculation first. Similarly, you must survey the market first, or you could have a tree fall down on you. Okay, that won't happen, but before you spend your day up to no good at the Mall of America, find out what you need to get an apartment or house rental in Apple Valley.

The Good News

Homes are so new they still exude that fresh home smell. Roughly 45% of housing units were built after 1990. That means that you are far less likely to run into problems with pads here. Generally speaking, though, most apartment and house rentals are in excellent condition. Also, in terms of what you are able to rent, know that you have a wide variety of selection. Hence, you should have no issue locating what you need, whether that be a one bedroom apartment or four bedroom house. Over 15% of housing units are apartments or condos. Over 81% are one-unit houses (detached and attached). Dive right in and get what you want!

Some Beneficial Things to Know

It's always nice to get the bad news second, right? Well, the zoo won't let you live with the grizzly bears. Sorry to break your dream of eating salmon with grizzly bears for the rest of your life. You can live by the zoo, though, if you are lucky enough to find a home. Openings don't abound like the fish in Cobblestone Lake. On top of that, roughly 19% of the city's housing units are renter-occupied, which is below the national average. That's not to say you won't be able to catch a place if you play your cards right. The key is to look at the beginning of summer as that is the popular time for people to move in and out. Summer sees the highest number of listings. If you want to rent a house, you should allot yourself three weeks or more during any time of the year just in case you run into any roadblocks; if you don't have that sort of time, hire a broker to help cut down time. If you want an apartment in a managed complex like Boulder Ridge or Valley Pond Apartments, call a month or more in advance to ask about availability; if they do not have an open apartment to rent at that time, you can be put on a waiting list and they can inform you as soon as something becomes available, which typically won't take longer than a month.

To Buy or Not to Buy?

Home values have been rising, and that trend appears as if it will continue. Additionally, roughly 81% of housing units are owner-occupied. The market is decidedly a buyer's market. It comes down to this: how long do you plan to stay? Only buy or rent to own if you plan to stay for a long period of time; most likely, you will see return on your investment. Make the decision that best suits you. Renting offers convenience and flexibility, so it is a much better option if you don't know what your long-term plans are.

The Rental Contract

As always, read it over and clarify what utilities are included in the payment each month. Most individual owners don't offer all bills paid deals, but some do, or at least include water. Most managed complexes feature some or all bills paid apartments. Make a checklist and write down the following: one month's rent, a security deposit, realtor or application fees, credit check, proof of income, and a rental history with landlord references. Yes, there's a chance you may need all of that, especially if you are competing with other tenants. Nothing shows you are serious about renting a place than being ready to present any required information and make upfront payments.

Planting Yourself in Apple Valley
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You can't just go and toss apple seeds anywhere you please! Paul Bunyan didn't just chop down trees without doing a little calculation first. Similarly, you must survey the market first, or you could have a tree fall down on you. Okay, that won't happen, but before you spend your day up to no good at the Mall of America, find out what you need to get an apartment or house rental in Apple Valley.

The Good News

Homes are so new they still exude that fresh home smell. Roughly 45% of housing units were built after 1990. That means that you are far less likely to run into problems with pads here. Generally speaking, though, most apartment and house rentals are in excellent condition. Also, in terms of what you are able to rent, know that you have a wide variety of selection. Hence, you should have no issue locating what you need, whether that be a one bedroom apartment or four bedroom house. Over 15% of housing units are apartments or condos. Over 81% are one-unit houses (detached and attached). Dive right in and get what you want!

Some Beneficial Things to Know

It's always nice to get the bad news second, right? Well, the zoo won't let you live with the grizzly bears. Sorry to break your dream of eating salmon with grizzly bears for the rest of your life. You can live by the zoo, though, if you are lucky enough to find a home. Openings don't abound like the fish in Cobblestone Lake. On top of that, roughly 19% of the city's housing units are renter-occupied, which is below the national average. That's not to say you won't be able to catch a place if you play your cards right. The key is to look at the beginning of summer as that is the popular time for people to move in and out. Summer sees the highest number of listings. If you want to rent a house, you should allot yourself three weeks or more during any time of the year just in case you run into any roadblocks; if you don't have that sort of time, hire a broker to help cut down time. If you want an apartment in a managed complex like Boulder Ridge or Valley Pond Apartments, call a month or more in advance to ask about availability; if they do not have an open apartment to rent at that time, you can be put on a waiting list and they can inform you as soon as something becomes available, which typically won't take longer than a month.

To Buy or Not to Buy?

Home values have been rising, and that trend appears as if it will continue. Additionally, roughly 81% of housing units are owner-occupied. The market is decidedly a buyer's market. It comes down to this: how long do you plan to stay? Only buy or rent to own if you plan to stay for a long period of time; most likely, you will see return on your investment. Make the decision that best suits you. Renting offers convenience and flexibility, so it is a much better option if you don't know what your long-term plans are.

The Rental Contract

As always, read it over and clarify what utilities are included in the payment each month. Most individual owners don't offer all bills paid deals, but some do, or at least include water. Most managed complexes feature some or all bills paid apartments. Make a checklist and write down the following: one month's rent, a security deposit, realtor or application fees, credit check, proof of income, and a rental history with landlord references. Yes, there's a chance you may need all of that, especially if you are competing with other tenants. Nothing shows you are serious about renting a place than being ready to present any required information and make upfront payments.

Apple Valley Neighborhoods

At over 17.5 square miles, Apple Valley isn't a small city. That means neighborhoods vary within town, and you must know what each one brings to the table before you sit down for a feast there. The only constant across all the districts is the presence of tasty apples and sloppy Joes.

Downtown: This is the core of town and spots like Apple Grove Park, Apple Valley Square, and lots of eateries make it a thrilling place to have a good time. There are houses and apartments off of Cedar Avenue.

Cedar Knolls: A bit to the northeast of downtown, this area has a good deal of small lakes, houses, and some apartments. It's a good neighborhood for living.

Greenleaf: Just to the north of downtown, this area offers a residential feel with quick access to convenience stores, restaurants, and nightlife.

Johnny Cake: The name would make you think this east side neighborhood is full of tasty treats. There are bus lines along Johnny Cake Ridge Road and plenty of houses.

Industrial District: There is a lot of concrete in this southeast neighborhood. Cobblestone Lake beautifies the area and the trail around it is one of the best in town.

Alimagnet: This western part of town has great places like Redwood Park, Alimagnet Lake, and Apple Valley Golf Course.

Old Town: Oh, the old town, with Carbone's Pizza Bar and Grill, Carrington Park, and Carmike Cinemas, certainly provides residents of the neighborhood ample activities. This area is just to the southwest of downtown and has apartments too.

Lebanon Hills: In the far northern section of town, this area has a lot of natural beauty. Golf at Valleywood Golf Course, visit Minnesota Zoo, or camp at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

Apple Valley Neighborhoods
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At over 17.5 square miles, Apple Valley isn't a small city. That means neighborhoods vary within town, and you must know what each one brings to the table before you sit down for a feast there. The only constant across all the districts is the presence of tasty apples and sloppy Joes.

Downtown: This is the core of town and spots like Apple Grove Park, Apple Valley Square, and lots of eateries make it a thrilling place to have a good time. There are houses and apartments off of Cedar Avenue.

Cedar Knolls: A bit to the northeast of downtown, this area has a good deal of small lakes, houses, and some apartments. It's a good neighborhood for living.

Greenleaf: Just to the north of downtown, this area offers a residential feel with quick access to convenience stores, restaurants, and nightlife.

Johnny Cake: The name would make you think this east side neighborhood is full of tasty treats. There are bus lines along Johnny Cake Ridge Road and plenty of houses.

Industrial District: There is a lot of concrete in this southeast neighborhood. Cobblestone Lake beautifies the area and the trail around it is one of the best in town.

Alimagnet: This western part of town has great places like Redwood Park, Alimagnet Lake, and Apple Valley Golf Course.

Old Town: Oh, the old town, with Carbone's Pizza Bar and Grill, Carrington Park, and Carmike Cinemas, certainly provides residents of the neighborhood ample activities. This area is just to the southwest of downtown and has apartments too.

Lebanon Hills: In the far northern section of town, this area has a lot of natural beauty. Golf at Valleywood Golf Course, visit Minnesota Zoo, or camp at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

Living in Apple Valley

Winter makes it so you probably need a car or some very weather resistant clothing for waiting for the bus. Biking and walking from place to place work when the weather is nice as many popular areas in Apple Valley are close together. Even after the folk heroes left, the fun didn't. You will discover that as you explore the town and see residents enjoying a meal at Valley Diner, shopping at the world's greatest Times Square, and exercising at one of the city's many parks. In the winter, skating and ice fishing are absolute must-dos. During the day, locals also like to converse over a cup of coffee at Valley Girl Coffee Shop. When night falls, a drink at Rascals, The Valley Tap House, or Wild Bill's Sports Saloon is a great way to meet other residents. Despite the wild side, you can enjoy dullness in the town if you so please; the entertainment serves you only when you want it. Overall, Apple Valley does not offer the big city feel of nearby St. Paul or Minneapolis, but it does offer more folklore and legend. Get out and take on Apple Valley the way Paul Bunyan or Johnny Appleseed would.

Living in Apple Valley
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Winter makes it so you probably need a car or some very weather resistant clothing for waiting for the bus. Biking and walking from place to place work when the weather is nice as many popular areas in Apple Valley are close together. Even after the folk heroes left, the fun didn't. You will discover that as you explore the town and see residents enjoying a meal at Valley Diner, shopping at the world's greatest Times Square, and exercising at one of the city's many parks. In the winter, skating and ice fishing are absolute must-dos. During the day, locals also like to converse over a cup of coffee at Valley Girl Coffee Shop. When night falls, a drink at Rascals, The Valley Tap House, or Wild Bill's Sports Saloon is a great way to meet other residents. Despite the wild side, you can enjoy dullness in the town if you so please; the entertainment serves you only when you want it. Overall, Apple Valley does not offer the big city feel of nearby St. Paul or Minneapolis, but it does offer more folklore and legend. Get out and take on Apple Valley the way Paul Bunyan or Johnny Appleseed would.

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The annual Apple Valley Freedom Days event lasts about a week around July 4th and showcases sports, fireworks, and parades. This festivity powerfully illustrates the vibrant atmosphere that comes and goes in Apple Valley. When that atmosphere needs to arrive, it comes out with a bang!
The annual Apple Valley Freedom Days event lasts about a week around July 4th and showcases sports, fireworks, and parades. This festivity powerfully illustrates the vibrant atmosphere that comes and goes in Apple Valley. When that atmosphere needs to arrive, it comes out with a bang!

The name would seem to suggest that Johnny Appleseed stopped by this region during his travels. That's actually very possible. Regardless, you have to try the apples while you are here. The Apple Valley sloppy Joe is arguably the world's best too. Yet it's not all about apples and sloppy Joes. This town within the Twin Cities region is home to 49,084 people, and that number has been steadily increasing. That's a sign Apple Valley does more than sloppy Joes and apples right. Of course, the cider's nice too. The bottom line, though, is that Apple Valley provides a sweet blend of delicious nature, charming innovation, and the sizzling comforts of home.

Having trouble with Craigslist Apple Valley? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Planting Yourself in Apple Valley

You can't just go and toss apple seeds anywhere you please! Paul Bunyan didn't just chop down trees without doing a little calculation first. Similarly, you must survey the market first, or you could have a tree fall down on you. Okay, that won't happen, but before you spend your day up to no good at the Mall of America, find out what you need to get an apartment or house rental in Apple Valley.

The Good News

Homes are so new they still exude that fresh home smell. Roughly 45% of housing units were built after 1990. That means that you are far less likely to run into problems with pads here. Generally speaking, though, most apartment and house rentals are in excellent condition. Also, in terms of what you are able to rent, know that you have a wide variety of selection. Hence, you should have no issue locating what you need, whether that be a one bedroom apartment or four bedroom house. Over 15% of housing units are apartments or condos. Over 81% are one-unit houses (detached and attached). Dive right in and get what you want!

Some Beneficial Things to Know

It's always nice to get the bad news second, right? Well, the zoo won't let you live with the grizzly bears. Sorry to break your dream of eating salmon with grizzly bears for the rest of your life. You can live by the zoo, though, if you are lucky enough to find a home. Openings don't abound like the fish in Cobblestone Lake. On top of that, roughly 19% of the city's housing units are renter-occupied, which is below the national average. That's not to say you won't be able to catch a place if you play your cards right. The key is to look at the beginning of summer as that is the popular time for people to move in and out. Summer sees the highest number of listings. If you want to rent a house, you should allot yourself three weeks or more during any time of the year just in case you run into any roadblocks; if you don't have that sort of time, hire a broker to help cut down time. If you want an apartment in a managed complex like Boulder Ridge or Valley Pond Apartments, call a month or more in advance to ask about availability; if they do not have an open apartment to rent at that time, you can be put on a waiting list and they can inform you as soon as something becomes available, which typically won't take longer than a month.

To Buy or Not to Buy?

Home values have been rising, and that trend appears as if it will continue. Additionally, roughly 81% of housing units are owner-occupied. The market is decidedly a buyer's market. It comes down to this: how long do you plan to stay? Only buy or rent to own if you plan to stay for a long period of time; most likely, you will see return on your investment. Make the decision that best suits you. Renting offers convenience and flexibility, so it is a much better option if you don't know what your long-term plans are.

The Rental Contract

As always, read it over and clarify what utilities are included in the payment each month. Most individual owners don't offer all bills paid deals, but some do, or at least include water. Most managed complexes feature some or all bills paid apartments. Make a checklist and write down the following: one month's rent, a security deposit, realtor or application fees, credit check, proof of income, and a rental history with landlord references. Yes, there's a chance you may need all of that, especially if you are competing with other tenants. Nothing shows you are serious about renting a place than being ready to present any required information and make upfront payments.

Planting Yourself in Apple Valley
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You can't just go and toss apple seeds anywhere you please! Paul Bunyan didn't just chop down trees without doing a little calculation first. Similarly, you must survey the market first, or you could have a tree fall down on you. Okay, that won't happen, but before you spend your day up to no good at the Mall of America, find out what you need to get an apartment or house rental in Apple Valley.

The Good News

Homes are so new they still exude that fresh home smell. Roughly 45% of housing units were built after 1990. That means that you are far less likely to run into problems with pads here. Generally speaking, though, most apartment and house rentals are in excellent condition. Also, in terms of what you are able to rent, know that you have a wide variety of selection. Hence, you should have no issue locating what you need, whether that be a one bedroom apartment or four bedroom house. Over 15% of housing units are apartments or condos. Over 81% are one-unit houses (detached and attached). Dive right in and get what you want!

Some Beneficial Things to Know

It's always nice to get the bad news second, right? Well, the zoo won't let you live with the grizzly bears. Sorry to break your dream of eating salmon with grizzly bears for the rest of your life. You can live by the zoo, though, if you are lucky enough to find a home. Openings don't abound like the fish in Cobblestone Lake. On top of that, roughly 19% of the city's housing units are renter-occupied, which is below the national average. That's not to say you won't be able to catch a place if you play your cards right. The key is to look at the beginning of summer as that is the popular time for people to move in and out. Summer sees the highest number of listings. If you want to rent a house, you should allot yourself three weeks or more during any time of the year just in case you run into any roadblocks; if you don't have that sort of time, hire a broker to help cut down time. If you want an apartment in a managed complex like Boulder Ridge or Valley Pond Apartments, call a month or more in advance to ask about availability; if they do not have an open apartment to rent at that time, you can be put on a waiting list and they can inform you as soon as something becomes available, which typically won't take longer than a month.

To Buy or Not to Buy?

Home values have been rising, and that trend appears as if it will continue. Additionally, roughly 81% of housing units are owner-occupied. The market is decidedly a buyer's market. It comes down to this: how long do you plan to stay? Only buy or rent to own if you plan to stay for a long period of time; most likely, you will see return on your investment. Make the decision that best suits you. Renting offers convenience and flexibility, so it is a much better option if you don't know what your long-term plans are.

The Rental Contract

As always, read it over and clarify what utilities are included in the payment each month. Most individual owners don't offer all bills paid deals, but some do, or at least include water. Most managed complexes feature some or all bills paid apartments. Make a checklist and write down the following: one month's rent, a security deposit, realtor or application fees, credit check, proof of income, and a rental history with landlord references. Yes, there's a chance you may need all of that, especially if you are competing with other tenants. Nothing shows you are serious about renting a place than being ready to present any required information and make upfront payments.

Apple Valley Neighborhoods

At over 17.5 square miles, Apple Valley isn't a small city. That means neighborhoods vary within town, and you must know what each one brings to the table before you sit down for a feast there. The only constant across all the districts is the presence of tasty apples and sloppy Joes.

Downtown: This is the core of town and spots like Apple Grove Park, Apple Valley Square, and lots of eateries make it a thrilling place to have a good time. There are houses and apartments off of Cedar Avenue.

Cedar Knolls: A bit to the northeast of downtown, this area has a good deal of small lakes, houses, and some apartments. It's a good neighborhood for living.

Greenleaf: Just to the north of downtown, this area offers a residential feel with quick access to convenience stores, restaurants, and nightlife.

Johnny Cake: The name would make you think this east side neighborhood is full of tasty treats. There are bus lines along Johnny Cake Ridge Road and plenty of houses.

Industrial District: There is a lot of concrete in this southeast neighborhood. Cobblestone Lake beautifies the area and the trail around it is one of the best in town.

Alimagnet: This western part of town has great places like Redwood Park, Alimagnet Lake, and Apple Valley Golf Course.

Old Town: Oh, the old town, with Carbone's Pizza Bar and Grill, Carrington Park, and Carmike Cinemas, certainly provides residents of the neighborhood ample activities. This area is just to the southwest of downtown and has apartments too.

Lebanon Hills: In the far northern section of town, this area has a lot of natural beauty. Golf at Valleywood Golf Course, visit Minnesota Zoo, or camp at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

Apple Valley Neighborhoods
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At over 17.5 square miles, Apple Valley isn't a small city. That means neighborhoods vary within town, and you must know what each one brings to the table before you sit down for a feast there. The only constant across all the districts is the presence of tasty apples and sloppy Joes.

Downtown: This is the core of town and spots like Apple Grove Park, Apple Valley Square, and lots of eateries make it a thrilling place to have a good time. There are houses and apartments off of Cedar Avenue.

Cedar Knolls: A bit to the northeast of downtown, this area has a good deal of small lakes, houses, and some apartments. It's a good neighborhood for living.

Greenleaf: Just to the north of downtown, this area offers a residential feel with quick access to convenience stores, restaurants, and nightlife.

Johnny Cake: The name would make you think this east side neighborhood is full of tasty treats. There are bus lines along Johnny Cake Ridge Road and plenty of houses.

Industrial District: There is a lot of concrete in this southeast neighborhood. Cobblestone Lake beautifies the area and the trail around it is one of the best in town.

Alimagnet: This western part of town has great places like Redwood Park, Alimagnet Lake, and Apple Valley Golf Course.

Old Town: Oh, the old town, with Carbone's Pizza Bar and Grill, Carrington Park, and Carmike Cinemas, certainly provides residents of the neighborhood ample activities. This area is just to the southwest of downtown and has apartments too.

Lebanon Hills: In the far northern section of town, this area has a lot of natural beauty. Golf at Valleywood Golf Course, visit Minnesota Zoo, or camp at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

Living in Apple Valley

Winter makes it so you probably need a car or some very weather resistant clothing for waiting for the bus. Biking and walking from place to place work when the weather is nice as many popular areas in Apple Valley are close together. Even after the folk heroes left, the fun didn't. You will discover that as you explore the town and see residents enjoying a meal at Valley Diner, shopping at the world's greatest Times Square, and exercising at one of the city's many parks. In the winter, skating and ice fishing are absolute must-dos. During the day, locals also like to converse over a cup of coffee at Valley Girl Coffee Shop. When night falls, a drink at Rascals, The Valley Tap House, or Wild Bill's Sports Saloon is a great way to meet other residents. Despite the wild side, you can enjoy dullness in the town if you so please; the entertainment serves you only when you want it. Overall, Apple Valley does not offer the big city feel of nearby St. Paul or Minneapolis, but it does offer more folklore and legend. Get out and take on Apple Valley the way Paul Bunyan or Johnny Appleseed would.

Living in Apple Valley
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Winter makes it so you probably need a car or some very weather resistant clothing for waiting for the bus. Biking and walking from place to place work when the weather is nice as many popular areas in Apple Valley are close together. Even after the folk heroes left, the fun didn't. You will discover that as you explore the town and see residents enjoying a meal at Valley Diner, shopping at the world's greatest Times Square, and exercising at one of the city's many parks. In the winter, skating and ice fishing are absolute must-dos. During the day, locals also like to converse over a cup of coffee at Valley Girl Coffee Shop. When night falls, a drink at Rascals, The Valley Tap House, or Wild Bill's Sports Saloon is a great way to meet other residents. Despite the wild side, you can enjoy dullness in the town if you so please; the entertainment serves you only when you want it. Overall, Apple Valley does not offer the big city feel of nearby St. Paul or Minneapolis, but it does offer more folklore and legend. Get out and take on Apple Valley the way Paul Bunyan or Johnny Appleseed would.