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32 Apartments for rent in Elk River, MN

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Last updated April 20 at 2:13pm UTC
Results within 1 miles of Elk River, MN
7088 Quail Ave NE
Otsego
Otsego, MN
Updated April 18 at 1:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
16069 72nd Street NE #141
Otsego
Otsego, MN
Updated April 13 at 11:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,099
Results within 5 miles of Elk River, MN
6129 Manchester Avenue
Otsego
Otsego, MN
Updated April 18 at 4:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
13860 Dahlia Dr
Rogers
Rogers, MN
Updated April 18 at 1:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
14900 Kamacite St NW
Ramsey
Ramsey, MN
Updated March 15 at 5:50pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,250
Results within 10 miles of Elk River, MN
15350 96th Place North 1
Maple Grove
Maple Grove, MN
Updated April 18 at 4:09am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,400
14700 Helium St NW
Ramsey
Ramsey, MN
Updated April 18 at 2:13am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,725
171 Lake St N
Big Lake
Big Lake, MN
Updated April 18 at 1:51am UTC
Studio
$370
6314 Marlowe Ave NE
Otsego
Otsego, MN
Updated April 17 at 8:30pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
14818 77th Street NE
Otsego
Otsego, MN
Updated April 2 at 11:34pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,000
12800 Aspen Lane
Rogers
Rogers, MN
Updated March 15 at 5:50pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,650
13900 47th Ln NE
St. Michael
St. Michael, MN
Updated March 15 at 5:50pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,650
15426 Fluorine St NW
Ramsey
Ramsey, MN
Updated April 19 at 11:15am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
9950 Troy Lane N
Maple Grove
Maple Grove, MN
Updated April 19 at 3:54am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$7,995
14963 Sunfish Lake Blvd NW
Ramsey
Ramsey, MN
Updated April 18 at 4:03am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,325
35 Lake St S
Big Lake
Big Lake, MN
Updated April 18 at 1:51am UTC
Studio
$1,295
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City Guide
Elk River
Moving Down the Elk River

This is a small town with a relatively low rental vacancy rate, so you might want to begin your search at least four to six weeks ahead of time. This means you need to be ready to say yes and commit at any time during that window. You dont want to miss an opportunity just because you didn't have all of your ducks in a row. Or a column! Be prepared to show your rental history, your credit history, and have references on hand. Security deposits are always required to hold a place for you and will be necessary to put down in order to move in. (It also proves to the landlord that youre not a deadbeat.)

For the security deposit, you will usually need to rustle up the first and last months' rent as well as any application fees or pet deposits. Another tip is to enlist the help of a local agent or realtor to help you with your search. They will usually have inside information about what is available and can help you find your perfect place without all the hassle of driving around and taking down numbers from yard signs as you pass by. So just remember to buy chains for your tires because it snows just a tad more than a tonin the winter. Plan to enjoy each season as it passes, and get your ears ready to decipher the hard accents of the north!

City Neighborhoods

Meadowvale Rd NW/Elk Lake Rd NW:This is a quiet, suburban neighborhood populated by single-family homes, some high rises and apartments, as well as a few row houses. Many married couples who enjoy the arts, theater, and shopping at quaint little boutiques live in this area filled with sophisticated adventures and tastes one might find in a larger city. Woodland Trails Park sits in the center of this neighborhood and provides acres of running room for those glorious spring and summer months!$$$

City Center: This neighborhood radiates out from Hillside City Park, which sits at the core of this beautiful area in Elk River. A tranquil suburban neighborhood with a pleasantly diverse choice of homes that are filled with history and charm, dating back to the 1940s--way before call waiting was invented! This doesn't mean they are old and broken down, but rather it's a tip of the hat to the preservation and beauty that fills this area of town.$$

Route 10/Proctor Ave: With City Hall Park and Orono Lake at its center, this suburban neighborhood is filled with plenty of places to walk, bike, or jog--weather permitting of course. Average rental prices in this neighborhood are easily affordable when compared to the rest of the United States, particularly for good-sized 1- or 2-bedroom apartments. Mostly young, hardworking (and a few hardly working) thirty-somethings live in this area and make up the executive, professional, managerial, and sales workforce that calls Elk River home.$$$

Life in Elk River

If you are planning to move to Elk River, congratulations! You have made a wise decision. The workforce here is a great mix of paper pushers (white collars) and those who do stuff (blue collars), and for the most part, everyone can breeze to work in about 30 minutes. The variety of skills and education attained by the locals, as well as cultural backgrounds of the residents, give this little town a surprising cultural and artistic flavor you might not expect to find in Minnesota. The city of Elk River has over 44 parks taking up more than 800 acres of hardwood forests, trails, ponds, and lakes (duh), many of which are sprinkled throughout. The arts are very important to the residents of Elk River, as is evident with the display of beautiful murals gracing the sides of buildings in the downtown area. As well as having a blossoming artistic community, what would a Minnesota town be without its own hockey rink? Nothing! That's right, Lions Park has not only a hockey rink but also a frisbee golf course (frolf, anyone?), a band shell for musical performances, and miles of trails to explore!