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187 Apartments for rent in Bloomington, MN

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Check out 187 verified apartments for rent in Bloomington, MN with rents starting as low as $850. Some apartments for rent in Bloomington might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Hampshire Hill
10660 Hampshire Ave S
Bloomington, MN
Studio
$937
675 sqft
1 Bedroom
$945
782 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1175 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:43 AM
Modern kitchen designs with breakfast bars. Spacious layouts with large closets, patio or balcony, and individual storage areas. Outdoor amenities include courtyard, picnic area and outdoor kitchen.
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26 Units Available
Indigo
8001 33rd Ave. South
Bloomington, MN
Studio
$1,169
543 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,195
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,618
1123 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:43 AM
Indigo Apartments provide the latest in lifestyle living with a zen garden, pool, sky room, dog park and access to light rail. Modern units with all the desirable features.
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2 Units Available
Concord Green
9223 Nicollet Ave S
Bloomington, MN
1 Bedroom
$945
575 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 06:08 AM
Experience traditional, elegant living in your Concord Green apartment. Youll love the apartments large colonial-style windows, rich oak woodwork, ample closet space and modern appliances.
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217 Units Available
The Fenley
8051 33rd Avenue South
Bloomington, MN | South Loop
1 Bedroom
$1,320
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,231
1186 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,784
1384 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
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22 Units Available
Village Club Apartments
1930 E 86th St
Bloomington, MN | South Loop
Studio
$899
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$999
890 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
1025 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Find a relaxing lifestyle at Village Club Apartments in Bloomington, MN with studio, one, and two bedroom apartments that are just minutes from great dining and shopping.
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11 Units Available
The Covington
5800 American Blvd W
Bloomington, MN
Studio
$1,365
521 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,385
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
1200 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Modern complex with an opulent appeal. Common areas offer a greenscaped terrace, a bocce court and a fire pit. Dogs and cats allowed. Easy access to I-494 and the airport.
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1 Unit Available
Cedar Glen Apartments
9100 Old Cedar Ave S
Bloomington, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,081
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Cedar Glen offers one and two bedroom apartments. You will get more housing for your dollar at this property. Our kitchens have pantries and separate dining areas. Complimentary storage lockers are available and we have plenty of off street parking.
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2 Units Available
Cedar Gate Apartments
8300 Old Cedar Ave S
Bloomington, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,050
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
1100 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Spacious homes with separate dining areas and walk-in closets. Property amenities include detached garages and laundry facilities. Near the Mall of America for convenient shopping and dining. By I-494 and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
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1 Unit Available
Nicollet Court
8916 Nicollet Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,199
800 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Located near Valley View Park and the Mall of America, this community provides its residents with off-street parking, high-speed internet access and on-site laundry. Apartments are pet-friendly with window coverings and air conditioning.
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13 Units Available
Bristol Village
7301 Bristol Village Dr
Bloomington, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,292
890 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,373
1220 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Newly renovated, pet friendly apartments and town homes with modern kitchens, fireplace, walk-in closets, W/D hookup, patio/balcony. Enjoy pool, sauna, hot tub, fitness center, e-payments. Close to Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes Park and easy access to US-169.
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19 Units Available
The Preserve at Normandale Lake
8101 Normandale Lake Blvd
Bloomington, MN
Studio
$1,409
593 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,550
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,121
1107 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Excellent location close to outdoor activities like hiking, skiing and kayaking. Community features a resort-style pool, yoga room and fitness center. Apartments have 9-foot ceilings, storage units and culinary-style kitchens.
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24 Units Available
Genesee Apartments and Townhomes
8055 Penn Ave S
Bloomington, MN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,445
866 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1242 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Within walking distance of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, retail and restaurant establishments. Modern kitchen designs with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Walk-in closets, 9-foot ceilings and terraces available in some models.
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11 Units Available
Pebblebrook Flats & Court
9801 Harrison Rd
Bloomington, MN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,056
788 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,316
1081 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Indoor pool, on-site fitness center and courtyard picnic area with grills and gazebo. Modern kitchen designs with built-in microwaves, garbage disposals and ample cabinet space. Fireplace in select homes.
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12 Units Available
Pebblebrook Court
9801 West Harrison Road
Bloomington, MN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,163
788 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,302
1089 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Bigos Management develops rental communities that meet your lifestyle expectations.
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22 Units Available
Luxembourg
5100 W 82nd St
Bloomington, MN
Studio
$1,255
578 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,345
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
1136 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Conveniently located in the heart of the 494 corridor. Porcelain floors, two-tone paint, and granite countertops. Walk-in showers, in-unit washer and dryer and richly textured walls.
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15 Units Available
Tarnhill
5200 W 102nd St
Bloomington, MN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,020
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,282
1060 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Enjoy luxurious living in units with vaulted ceilings, balconies and high-speed internet. Fitness center contains a golf simulator. Pool and sauna on site. Hyland Driving Range and Normandale Village Shopping Center nearby.
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13 Units Available
Heritage Hills
3909 Heritage Hills Dr
Bloomington, MN
Studio
$1,040
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,175
889 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
1075 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Centrally situated complex near parks, golf courses, the airport and the Mall of America. Within walking distance of Valley West Shopping Center. Units are recently renovated and feature extra storage space.
1 Unit Available
8331 Haeg Drive
8331 Haeg Drive
Bloomington, MN
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
2199 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 06:42 AM
4BR home on a quiet street in the Haeg Park Neighborhood across the street from the lake and park. Recent renovations including new wood flooring, Granite counter tops, tile back splash, and updated bathroom.
1 Unit Available
9783 3rd Avenue S
9783 3rd Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1784 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
Home features 2 Bedrooms plus a loft , large enough to put another bed. This home is well maintained and ready to move This is a small complex of townhomes. Great location and close to bus, freeway, shopping and schools. Don't let this one get away.
1 Unit Available
8001 Washburn Cir S
8001 Washburn Circle
Bloomington, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
1200 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:26 PM
Available now! Fresh paint, New flooring in lower level, new blinds and freshly cleaned. Mail floor offers living room, dining room and kitchen with plenty of natural light.
1 Unit Available
8329 Goodrich Road
8329 Goodrich Road
Bloomington, MN
4 Bedrooms
$2,295
1830 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:26 PM
Available October 24th! This beautiful 4Bed/2Bath home is situated on a cul de sac lot offering 3 bedrooms on the main level, an updated eat-in kitchen with SS appliances and granite countertops, spacious living room, hardwood floors, fully fenced
1 Unit Available
9400 Old Cedar Avenue S
9400 Old Cedar Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,200
700 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:26 PM
Now showing this well-kept and updated 700 square-foot 1-bed, 1-bath condo available in Bloomington today! Amenities include ample natural light, beautiful cabinets, coin-operated community laundry in building, balcony, underground heated assigned
1 Unit Available
9522 Pleasant Ave S
9522 Pleasant Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1000 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 02:07 PM
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM/1 BATHROOM TOWNHOME CLOSE TO MALL OF AMERICA - AVAILABLE 10/01 - $1,595/month - Another amazing listing from Sammi and the Dream Team at National Realty Guild! Welcome home to this beautiful 2 bedroom/1 bath townhome in
1 Unit Available
1305 E 86th St
1305 East 86th Street
Bloomington, MN
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
864 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:29 AM
This 3 bedroom/ 1 bathroom in Bloomington features new carpet, big windows, a big yard, a shed, and detached garage.
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Searching for an apartment for rent in Bloomington, MN? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 187 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Bloomington. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The median rent in Bloomington is $1,166 for a studio, $1,243 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,584 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Bloomington?
In Bloomington, the median rent is $1,166 for a studio, $1,243 for a 1-bedroom, $1,584 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,747 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Bloomington, check out our monthly Bloomington Rent Report.
How much is rent in Bloomington?
In Bloomington, the median rent is $1,166 for a studio, $1,243 for a 1-bedroom, $1,584 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,747 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Bloomington, check out our monthly Bloomington Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Bloomington?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Bloomington.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Bloomington?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Bloomington.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Bloomington?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Bloomington apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Bloomington?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Bloomington apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Bloomington 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 Bloomington 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 Bloomington?
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 Bloomington.
How much should I pay for rent in Bloomington?
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 Bloomington.
How can I find off-campus housing in Bloomington?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bloomington. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Normandale Community College, Concordia University-Saint Paul, Hamline University, Hennepin Technical College, and Metropolitan State University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Bloomington?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bloomington. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Normandale Community College, Concordia University-Saint Paul, Hamline University, Hennepin Technical College, and Metropolitan State University.

Median Rent in Bloomington

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Bloomington is $1,243, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,584.
Studio
$1,166
1 Bed
$1,243
2 Beds
$1,584
3+ Beds
$1,747

City Guide

Bloomington
Along the northern banks of the Minnesota River, just 10 miles from Minneapolis and 21 miles from St. Paul, sits Bloomington, Minnesota, home of the world-famous Mall of America. Featuring a variety of attractive rental options ranging from basic studios to lofts and condos, Bloomington truly has something to offer for every type of renter. But before you pack your parka and hit the streets in search of your dream apartment, check out the following tips, tricks, and bits of info to help make ...
Along the northern banks of the Minnesota River, just 10 miles from Minneapolis and 21 miles from St. Paul, sits Bloomington, Minnesota, home of the world-famous Mall of America. Featuring a variety of attractive rental options ranging from basic studios to lofts and condos, Bloomington truly has something to offer for every type of renter. But before you pack your parka and hit the streets in search of your dream apartment, check out the following tips, tricks, and bits of info to help make ...

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Attractions, Housing, Fun

Bloomington is a city dotted with parks, playgrounds, an indoor water park, amusement park, underground aquarium, ski resort, wildlife refuge, and, of course, hundreds of shopping destinations and restaurants.

Attractions, Housing, Fun
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Bloomington is a city dotted with parks, playgrounds, an indoor water park, amusement park, underground aquarium, ski resort, wildlife refuge, and, of course, hundreds of shopping destinations and restaurants.

Bumming around Bloomington

The Metro Transit light rail trains conveniently connect Bloomington to Minneapolis and St. Paul (for only about two bucks a ride), so if you’re working in one of those two cities, we recommend taking advantage of public transit. Still, it’s tough to rely entirely on public transportation in Bloomington; the city is so spread out and characterized by strip malls, suburban landscapes, and long stretches of road between bus stops and housing units, that it’s imperative to have your own set of wheels for the bulk of your travel needs.

Bumming around Bloomington
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The Metro Transit light rail trains conveniently connect Bloomington to Minneapolis and St. Paul (for only about two bucks a ride), so if you’re working in one of those two cities, we recommend taking advantage of public transit. Still, it’s tough to rely entirely on public transportation in Bloomington; the city is so spread out and characterized by strip malls, suburban landscapes, and long stretches of road between bus stops and housing units, that it’s imperative to have your own set of wheels for the bulk of your travel needs.

Before you Pick an Apartment …

Pick your ‘hood. Apartment complexes in Bloomington will often times offer similar floor plans, amenities, and rates, but the “looks and feels” of the city’s neighborhoods may differ. True, you won’t find many drastic differences between East and West Bloomington (it’s not like one will remind you of Berkeley, California and the other, Lubbock, Texas), but we still recommend you visit a neighborhood in advance to gauge its vibes and meet some of its peeps before scouring the streets for a viable apartment.

East Bloomington boasts a wide range of apartments, townhouses, and freestanding houses for rent. In West Bloomington, you’re more likely to come across lofts, apartments, and condos.

Before you Pick an Apartment …
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Pick your ‘hood. Apartment complexes in Bloomington will often times offer similar floor plans, amenities, and rates, but the “looks and feels” of the city’s neighborhoods may differ. True, you won’t find many drastic differences between East and West Bloomington (it’s not like one will remind you of Berkeley, California and the other, Lubbock, Texas), but we still recommend you visit a neighborhood in advance to gauge its vibes and meet some of its peeps before scouring the streets for a viable apartment.

East Bloomington boasts a wide range of apartments, townhouses, and freestanding houses for rent. In West Bloomington, you’re more likely to come across lofts, apartments, and condos.

Apartment Life

Many apartments offer amenities like pools, gyms, clubhouses, tennis courts, private ponds, and multiple on-site laundry facilities. Some studios are available as well.

Landlords in Bloomington typically require that tenants fork over a security deposit (usually equal to the first month’s rent) before they turn over the keys. Also, you should know that many Bloomington apartment managers demand one-time cleaning/move-in fees and also charge prospective tenants fees to run preliminary background/credit checks on them.

Bloomington apartments (which account for one in three residences) are readily available, so feel free to search the city at your convenience for the best available deal. Move-in specials do pop up, but apartment rates don’t generally fluctuate much throughout the year. In other words, the leasing rate you come across at an apartment complex in January will likely be the same a month, six months, and even a year from now, so don’t hold your breath waiting for the price to drop.

Apartment Life
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Many apartments offer amenities like pools, gyms, clubhouses, tennis courts, private ponds, and multiple on-site laundry facilities. Some studios are available as well.

Landlords in Bloomington typically require that tenants fork over a security deposit (usually equal to the first month’s rent) before they turn over the keys. Also, you should know that many Bloomington apartment managers demand one-time cleaning/move-in fees and also charge prospective tenants fees to run preliminary background/credit checks on them.

Bloomington apartments (which account for one in three residences) are readily available, so feel free to search the city at your convenience for the best available deal. Move-in specials do pop up, but apartment rates don’t generally fluctuate much throughout the year. In other words, the leasing rate you come across at an apartment complex in January will likely be the same a month, six months, and even a year from now, so don’t hold your breath waiting for the price to drop.

News Flash: This Just In!!!

We’ve just received word that – gasp! – Minnesota is frequently ungodly cold! For renters, this means two things: First, plan to buck up an extra $70-$120 a month for heating costs during the fall, winter, and sometimes even early spring months, when temperatures routinely bottom out below freezing level (especially between October and March). Also, make sure that your appliances and utilities (especially your furnace) function properly before you move in. Leasers sometimes make the unfortunate mistake of signing an apartment deal in June or July, when the temperature is a perfect 75 degrees, only to realize on a frigid October night that their furnace exudes less heat than a light bulb.

And now it’s time for our favorite part: picking apart Bloomington for the best apartment deal on the market! Stick with us and happy hunting.

News Flash: This Just In!!!
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We’ve just received word that – gasp! – Minnesota is frequently ungodly cold! For renters, this means two things: First, plan to buck up an extra $70-$120 a month for heating costs during the fall, winter, and sometimes even early spring months, when temperatures routinely bottom out below freezing level (especially between October and March). Also, make sure that your appliances and utilities (especially your furnace) function properly before you move in. Leasers sometimes make the unfortunate mistake of signing an apartment deal in June or July, when the temperature is a perfect 75 degrees, only to realize on a frigid October night that their furnace exudes less heat than a light bulb.

And now it’s time for our favorite part: picking apart Bloomington for the best apartment deal on the market! Stick with us and happy hunting.

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City Guide

Bloomington
Along the northern banks of the Minnesota River, just 10 miles from Minneapolis and 21 miles from St. Paul, sits Bloomington, Minnesota, home of the world-famous Mall of America. Featuring a variety of attractive rental options ranging from basic studios to lofts and condos, Bloomington truly has something to offer for every type of renter. But before you pack your parka and hit the streets in search of your dream apartment, check out the following tips, tricks, and bits of info to help make ...
Along the northern banks of the Minnesota River, just 10 miles from Minneapolis and 21 miles from St. Paul, sits Bloomington, Minnesota, home of the world-famous Mall of America. Featuring a variety of attractive rental options ranging from basic studios to lofts and condos, Bloomington truly has something to offer for every type of renter. But before you pack your parka and hit the streets in search of your dream apartment, check out the following tips, tricks, and bits of info to help make ...

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

Attractions, Housing, Fun

Bloomington is a city dotted with parks, playgrounds, an indoor water park, amusement park, underground aquarium, ski resort, wildlife refuge, and, of course, hundreds of shopping destinations and restaurants.

Attractions, Housing, Fun
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Bloomington is a city dotted with parks, playgrounds, an indoor water park, amusement park, underground aquarium, ski resort, wildlife refuge, and, of course, hundreds of shopping destinations and restaurants.

Bumming around Bloomington

The Metro Transit light rail trains conveniently connect Bloomington to Minneapolis and St. Paul (for only about two bucks a ride), so if you’re working in one of those two cities, we recommend taking advantage of public transit. Still, it’s tough to rely entirely on public transportation in Bloomington; the city is so spread out and characterized by strip malls, suburban landscapes, and long stretches of road between bus stops and housing units, that it’s imperative to have your own set of wheels for the bulk of your travel needs.

Bumming around Bloomington
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The Metro Transit light rail trains conveniently connect Bloomington to Minneapolis and St. Paul (for only about two bucks a ride), so if you’re working in one of those two cities, we recommend taking advantage of public transit. Still, it’s tough to rely entirely on public transportation in Bloomington; the city is so spread out and characterized by strip malls, suburban landscapes, and long stretches of road between bus stops and housing units, that it’s imperative to have your own set of wheels for the bulk of your travel needs.

Before you Pick an Apartment …

Pick your ‘hood. Apartment complexes in Bloomington will often times offer similar floor plans, amenities, and rates, but the “looks and feels” of the city’s neighborhoods may differ. True, you won’t find many drastic differences between East and West Bloomington (it’s not like one will remind you of Berkeley, California and the other, Lubbock, Texas), but we still recommend you visit a neighborhood in advance to gauge its vibes and meet some of its peeps before scouring the streets for a viable apartment.

East Bloomington boasts a wide range of apartments, townhouses, and freestanding houses for rent. In West Bloomington, you’re more likely to come across lofts, apartments, and condos.

Before you Pick an Apartment …
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Pick your ‘hood. Apartment complexes in Bloomington will often times offer similar floor plans, amenities, and rates, but the “looks and feels” of the city’s neighborhoods may differ. True, you won’t find many drastic differences between East and West Bloomington (it’s not like one will remind you of Berkeley, California and the other, Lubbock, Texas), but we still recommend you visit a neighborhood in advance to gauge its vibes and meet some of its peeps before scouring the streets for a viable apartment.

East Bloomington boasts a wide range of apartments, townhouses, and freestanding houses for rent. In West Bloomington, you’re more likely to come across lofts, apartments, and condos.

Apartment Life

Many apartments offer amenities like pools, gyms, clubhouses, tennis courts, private ponds, and multiple on-site laundry facilities. Some studios are available as well.

Landlords in Bloomington typically require that tenants fork over a security deposit (usually equal to the first month’s rent) before they turn over the keys. Also, you should know that many Bloomington apartment managers demand one-time cleaning/move-in fees and also charge prospective tenants fees to run preliminary background/credit checks on them.

Bloomington apartments (which account for one in three residences) are readily available, so feel free to search the city at your convenience for the best available deal. Move-in specials do pop up, but apartment rates don’t generally fluctuate much throughout the year. In other words, the leasing rate you come across at an apartment complex in January will likely be the same a month, six months, and even a year from now, so don’t hold your breath waiting for the price to drop.

Apartment Life
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Many apartments offer amenities like pools, gyms, clubhouses, tennis courts, private ponds, and multiple on-site laundry facilities. Some studios are available as well.

Landlords in Bloomington typically require that tenants fork over a security deposit (usually equal to the first month’s rent) before they turn over the keys. Also, you should know that many Bloomington apartment managers demand one-time cleaning/move-in fees and also charge prospective tenants fees to run preliminary background/credit checks on them.

Bloomington apartments (which account for one in three residences) are readily available, so feel free to search the city at your convenience for the best available deal. Move-in specials do pop up, but apartment rates don’t generally fluctuate much throughout the year. In other words, the leasing rate you come across at an apartment complex in January will likely be the same a month, six months, and even a year from now, so don’t hold your breath waiting for the price to drop.

News Flash: This Just In!!!

We’ve just received word that – gasp! – Minnesota is frequently ungodly cold! For renters, this means two things: First, plan to buck up an extra $70-$120 a month for heating costs during the fall, winter, and sometimes even early spring months, when temperatures routinely bottom out below freezing level (especially between October and March). Also, make sure that your appliances and utilities (especially your furnace) function properly before you move in. Leasers sometimes make the unfortunate mistake of signing an apartment deal in June or July, when the temperature is a perfect 75 degrees, only to realize on a frigid October night that their furnace exudes less heat than a light bulb.

And now it’s time for our favorite part: picking apart Bloomington for the best apartment deal on the market! Stick with us and happy hunting.

News Flash: This Just In!!!
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We’ve just received word that – gasp! – Minnesota is frequently ungodly cold! For renters, this means two things: First, plan to buck up an extra $70-$120 a month for heating costs during the fall, winter, and sometimes even early spring months, when temperatures routinely bottom out below freezing level (especially between October and March). Also, make sure that your appliances and utilities (especially your furnace) function properly before you move in. Leasers sometimes make the unfortunate mistake of signing an apartment deal in June or July, when the temperature is a perfect 75 degrees, only to realize on a frigid October night that their furnace exudes less heat than a light bulb.

And now it’s time for our favorite part: picking apart Bloomington for the best apartment deal on the market! Stick with us and happy hunting.

Rent Report
Bloomington

October 2020 Bloomington Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Bloomington rents increase sharply over the past month

Bloomington rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Bloomington stand at $1,244 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,584 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Bloomington's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.7%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Bloomington

    Rent growth in Bloomington has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Bloomington is less affordable for renters.

    • Bloomington's median two-bedroom rent of $1,584 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Bloomington.
    • While rents in Bloomington remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Tulsa (+4.7%), Indianapolis (+3.4%), Kansas City (+2.0%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $948, $1,015, and $1,089 respectively.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Bloomington than most large cities. For example, Tulsa has a median 2BR rent of $948, where Bloomington is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    October 2020 Bloomington Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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    October 2020 Bloomington Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    Bloomington rents increase sharply over the past month

    Bloomington rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Bloomington stand at $1,244 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,584 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Bloomington's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.7%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Bloomington

      Rent growth in Bloomington has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Bloomington is less affordable for renters.

      • Bloomington's median two-bedroom rent of $1,584 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Bloomington.
      • While rents in Bloomington remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Tulsa (+4.7%), Indianapolis (+3.4%), Kansas City (+2.0%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $948, $1,015, and $1,089 respectively.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Bloomington than most large cities. For example, Tulsa has a median 2BR rent of $948, where Bloomington is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.