146 Apartments for rent in Cottage Grove, MN

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Last updated July 25 at 6:36AM
6837 Pine Crest Trail S
Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove, MN
Updated July 20 at 1:23PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
9854 Hamlet Ct S
Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove, MN
Updated July 20 at 1:23PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,575
7901 Hemingway Ave S
Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove, MN
Updated July 23 at 1:44AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
Results within 5 miles of Cottage Grove, MN
6261 Bolland Trail
Inver Grove Heights
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Updated July 11 at 10:02AM
4 Bedrooms
$3,495
3040 Tanner Court
Woodbury
Woodbury, MN
Updated July 20 at 7:32PM
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
8284 Ashford Road
Woodbury
Woodbury, MN
Updated July 20 at 7:34PM
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
13767 Atrium Ave.
Meadows of Bloomfield
Rosemount, MN
Updated July 21 at 4:14AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
378 Gironde Ct
Woodbury
Woodbury, MN
Updated July 21 at 1:41AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
570 Whispering Ln
Hastings
Hastings, MN
Updated July 22 at 5:11PM
2 Bedrooms
$925
8608 Pinehurst Alcove
Woodbury
Woodbury, MN
Updated July 24 at 1:40AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
8849 Brunswick Path
Inver Grove Heights
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Updated July 25 at 4:15AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
2605 Liberty Trail
Woodbury
Woodbury, MN
Updated July 20 at 11:42AM
5 Bedrooms
$3,295
1250 Silverwood Ct
Woodbury
Woodbury, MN
Updated July 20 at 1:23PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
Meadow Grass Ln
Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove, MN
Updated July 22 at 7:54AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
Woodduck Dr
Woodbury
Woodbury, MN
Updated July 21 at 7:27AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
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City Guide
Cottage Grove
Moving to Cottage Grove

If you move to Cottage Grove, MN, you’re going to end up in the house. That’s because the quiet country town is made up nearly completely of single family homes and farms. There are a few apartments in the area, but it’s difficult to find an open one. Not all properties are for sale in Cottage Grove – you can also rent, since there are rentals in the city, they’re just not that easy to find. The vacancy rate in the area is less than 3 percent, so you might have to really search to find the best place. But the annual residential turnover is 14 percent so some people do come and go every year.

Cottage Grove is a small neighborhood in itself, since it’s really just a small suburb of two bigger cities. However, no matter where you end up living in Cottage Grove, it’s all pretty similar (which makes sense for suburbia).

Living in Cottage Grove

People say that the cost of living is pretty low in Cottage Grove, especially compared to the nearby big cities. However, with that comes a pretty low quality of life – that is, that Cottage Grove proper is pretty boring and relatively sleepy. The community here tends to be older, and there is no thriving arts scene or nightlife.

Luckily, if you’re stuck in Cottage Grove, it’s not too hard to get out. The Canadian Pacific Railway passes through the town if you’re looking to go a long ways. If you just want to get in to Minneapolis or St. Paul, there is express service to the downtowns of both cities. There is a popular shared ride minibus system that also gets people to more exciting places. Residents say, though, if you live there, to have a car. Most shops, restaurants and businesses are not walkable and you’ll need an easy means of transport to get there.

While Cottage Grove has some drawbacks, it also does have some benefits, which make it at least a tolerable place to live. The city has the most waterfront of the Mississippi of any city in the state, making the views beautiful and the outdoor scenery inspiring. It also is home to annual Strawberry Fest, which is a regional favorite every year. The fest is held at the city’s Kingston Park each June, and residents come to see a parade, hear live music, eat from local food vendors, and compete in contests like a strawberry pie eating contest and a top chef contest. The city also has some of its own entertainment that sticks around all year – like a slew of old mansions and cemeteries that can be toured, as well as one of the only two remaining drive in theaters in the entire Twin Cities area.  .