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136 apartments for rent in Minneapolis, MN

Last updated October 28 at 3:45AM
511 4th St S
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400 S Marquette Ave
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700 Central
700 Central Ave NE
Updated October 28 at 12:09AM
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Elan Uptown
2837 Dupont Ave S
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Latitude 45
313 S Washington Ave
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Junction Flats Apartments
643 N 5th St
Updated October 21 at 5:39PM
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Cedars 94
2220 E Franklin Ave
Updated October 18 at 9:26PM
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Soo Line Building City Apartments
101 S 5th St
Updated October 27 at 11:26AM
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Calhoun Beach Club Apartments
2900 Thomas Ave S
Updated October 27 at 1:48PM
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222 Hennepin Apartments
222 Hennepin Ave
Updated October 27 at 8:42PM
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7 West
1800 Washington Ave S
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Uptown Lake Apartments
1212 W Lake St
Updated October 21 at 5:43PM
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Third North Apartments
800 N 3rd St
Updated October 28 at 12:12AM
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Oaks Station Place
3550 E 46th St
Updated October 28 at 3:21AM
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415 Oak Grove St
Updated October 27 at 8:41PM
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The Grain Belt
1215 Marshall St NE
Updated October 28 at 12:12AM
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Be @ The Calhoun Greenway
3144 Chowen Ave S
Updated October 28 at 12:19AM
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Lake Calhoun Flats
3036 W Lake St
Updated October 28 at 12:26AM
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430 Oak Grove Apartments
430 Oak Grove St
Updated October 28 at 12:12AM
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East Village
1423 11th Ave S
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City Guide
Lakes? You Betcha!

Minneapolis is located in southeast Minnesota on both banks of the Mississippi River, just north of where the Minneapolis River and the Mississippi meet. Minneapolis is known as the “City of Lakes” and earns that title with its more than twenty lakes and wetlands. Translation: no matter where you rent an apartment in the city, you’re sure to be close to a lake. Ready to dive in? Let us help you find that perfect Minneapolis apartment.

Split by the Mississipp’

Minneapolis is divided into east and west, defined by the Mississippi River, with Central in the city’s heart, just west of the Mississippi. Southwest and South are (rather intuitively) below Central and west of the Mississippi, North and Northeast are above Central, and Southeast is (rather non-intuitively) located directly east of Central. Northeast and Southeast are the only two communities east of the Mississippi. These six general areas break down into eleven distinctive communities, and each community further breaks down into smaller neighborhoods.

Traffic in Minneapolis isn’t that bad, so consider basing your apartment search more on finding a community that fits your personality than on job proximity. Speaking of traffic, the City of Lakes has many green options for your commute, including a system of light metro rail trains as well as commuter trains that stretch to the suburbs. Bike Magazine also rated Minneapolis the #1 Bike-Friendly City in 2010, so if you can’t leave home without your ten-speed, you’ll love this area when it’s not too cold. If you do decide to keep your car and live in the downtown area make sure you factor in the cost of a parking garage for your apartment or an assigned parking spot. Parking can add up to $100 to your monthly rent.

Prince is a famous Minneapolitan, and since we really love Prince, we’ve named the city’s six main areas after his songs: Do It All Night, 1999, Little Red Corvette, I Would Die 4 U, She’s Always In My Hair, and Raspberry Beret.

Do It All Night: Central

Downtown Minneapolis is located in the Central community, in the very heart of the city. This area includes the park-filled neighborhoods of Elliot Park and Loring Park, affordable Stevens Square, historic and boutique-filled North Loop/Warehouse District, and clubby Downtown. If you can’t live without your live sports fix, you’ll want to make Downtown East near the Metrodome your home base, and if you get high off of high rises, you can raise the roof in Downtown West. Despite the limited outdoor space downtown apartments have gone out of their way to try and accommodate renters with dogs and cats. Most apartments are pet-friendly (for a fee) and a few of the new buildings in downtown even have their own on-site dog parks.

If you love Downtown, but hate city driving, you can ditch your car; Minneapolis’ easy and guaranteed light rail system is headquartered here. The Central community is dominated by educated single younger adults without children and is one of the pricier places to rent, so expect to pay for a 1BR apartment in the heart of Downtown.

1999: South

South Minneapolis is located in the southeast corner of the city, west of the Mississippi (not to be confused with the Southeast area), and it contains the most diverse, outdoorsy and literary Minneapolitans, as well as the awesome Milwaukee Avenue Historic District. Phillips and Powderhorn are the most diverse and cultural communities in Minneapolis. A 1BR apartment in either of these communities will be quite affordable: $.

The literary Longfellow community and the outdoorsy Nokomis community are better bets for more upscale living, as both areas have highly educated, upper middle class residents. Almost every neighborhood in Longfellow is named after a literary figure, and the Milwaukee Avenue Historic District holds the most liberal people in Minneapolis. Nokomis has many large lakes, but keep in mind that it is located 5 minutes from the airport so if noise from overhead flights is an issue you may want to consider moving elsewhere. On the plus side, the Metropolitan Airport Commission has paid for roof insulation and new windows on most of the buildings in this neighborhood, so what once was loud is now a bit more muffled (once you’re indoors, that is).

For a 2BR apartment in either of these neighborhoods, expect to pay $$.

Little Red Corvette: Southwest

The Southwest area of Minneapolis, located south of Central and west of the Mississippi includes both the Calhoun Isle community, and the Southwest community. This area is very swanky, with the biggest lakes and the high-end Uptown shopping district. The Southwest community is filled with small upscale boutiques and the educated middle aged couples who live there are proud that their community breaks wildly from the traditional grid road pattern that the rest of the city follows. A 2BR townhome here will run you $$$.

Calhoun Isle is younger and more hip than Southwest, but this community is still very expensive. If you’re looking for a really awesome pad, try one of the apartments in the historic mansions and estates located in the Lowry Hill neighborhood. These apartments often include all the amenities, but sometimes an apartment with an in unit washer and dryer and on-site gym will have additional fees. A 1BR apartment there will cost $$.

I Would Die 4 U: North

North Minneapolis, called “NoMi” by the locals, is located in the northwest corner of the city, west of the Mississippi, and contains the communities of Near North and Camden. Near North houses a variety of people. A 2BR apartment anywhere in Near North will cost $$, but prices rise slightly in the Sumner Glenwood neighborhood. Camden has an older demographic than Near North, your neighbors there would be mostly middle-aged parentss. A 2BR house in Camden is really affordable ($$), but rent gets steep in the Lind-Bohanen neighborhood.

NoMi has a mixed reputation. Victory, in the Camden community, is known to be a place to call home.

She’s Always In My Hair: Northeast

Northeast is the only community located in the northeast part of Minneapolis, east of the Mississippi. We gotta admit, the east side has serious character. Northeast is a historic district, and used to be solely populated by Eastern European immigrants, but the area has gone through a recent revitalization. Now, Northeast is a highly diverse working class area that’s home to hipsters and the indie youth culture, and all the cool things that hipsters embrace, like farmer’s markets, a local art scene, and low rents. Still not convinced of the area’s awesomeness? How about the ability to find beautiful churches next to fantastic specialty food stores, next to your classic 1BR house, all for $? If you’ve got more money you can look for homes in Waite Park and Audubon Park ($$)..

Raspberry Beret: Southeast

Southeast is located east of the Mississippi and east of Central. The area’s not really south, but it is really cool. The only community in the Southeast area is University, which, you guessed it, is right near the University of Minnesota. Who knew? Single college kids and their highly educated professors populate this area, and the entire community is super affordable. Since a one bedroom apartment almost anywhere in University will only cost you $, you can choose to live in your perfect neighborhood.

Heaven for you might be the very diverse Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, which not only has a hot music scene, but also boasts the second largest live theater scene in the entire U.S. Or, you might prefer community-friendly Prospect Park. If you want to go shopping every day, you would feel at home in Nicollet Island, but if you want to cruise the bars and restaurants searching for a date, Dinkytown (AKA College Central) would be the place for you. No matter where you live in University, the area is pedestrian-friendly..

What Rhymes With “In the Know”?

Snow. Minneapolis has a lot of wonderful opportunities and neighborhoods, but it’s also the coldest city in the contiguous U.S. and you had better like snow to live here. Yes, Minnesota has citywide Wi-Fi and is home to a lot of cool techies. Yes, Minnesota is the third most literate metropolitan area in the nation. Yes, the area has more golfers per capita and is one of the best cities in America for running and biking (as well as many other outdoor sports), but if you want to be a Minneapolitan, you have to be able to handle the possibility of receiving over ninety-eight inches of snow in a single winter. So make sure to bring a jacket (or six).

However, even with the snow, Minneapolis was rated in 2011 as one of Forbes Best Cities for an Active Retirement. With four of the nations best hospitals, an incredibly philanthropic community, and all those outdoors sports, the City of Lakes would be a great place to retire, raise a family, or spend your prime.

Rent Report
October 2016 Minneapolis Rent Report

Minneapolis rents increased by 0.5% over the past month

Minneapolis rents increased by 0.5% last month and are up 1.0% over last year. 1-bedrooms in Minneapolis have a median rent of $1,430, while 2-bedrooms cost $1,750.

Minneapolis has the highest rents in the metro

  • Minnetonka: Minnetonka has the 2nd highest rents in the Minneapolis metro. Rents here are 1.9% higher than they were a year ago, with 2-bedroom apartments renting for $1,570 and 1-beds going for $1,230.
  • Bloomington: This city is the Minneapolis metro’s 4th most expensive for renters. Median rent prices in Bloomington are at $1,350 for a 2-bedroom and $1,140 for a 1-bed.
  • St. Paul: St. Paul has the 8th most expensive rents in the Minneapolis metro. Median rent prices here are at $1,220 for a 2-bedroom and $990 for a 1-bed.

Burnsville has the fastest growing rents in the Minneapolis metro

  • Burnsville: Having experienced a 7.4% increase over the past year, Burnsville has the fastest growing rents in the metro. Median rent prices are at $1,150 for a 2-bedroom and $980 for a 1-bedroom.
  • Plymouth: With a 6.4% increase over the past year, Plymouth rents are the 2nd fastest growing in the Minneapolis metro. Rent prices here are at $1,380 for a 2-bedroom and $1,180 for a 1-bed.
  • Eagan: Eagan has the 3rd fastest growing rents in the metro, with a 5.0% increase over the past year. Here, 2-bedroom apartments rent for the median price of $1,240 while 1-bedrooms go for $1,020.

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.

City Median 1 BR price Median 2 BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Minneapolis $1430 $1750 0.5% 1.0%
Minnetonka $1230 $1570 -0.9% 1.9%
Plymouth $1180 $1380 0.6% 6.4%
Bloomington $1140 $1350 -0.5% 1.3%
Eden Prairie $1150 $1300 1.2% 4.1%
Apple Valley $890 $1250 1.5% 4.6%
Eagan $1020 $1240 -1.6% 5.0%
St. Paul $990 $1220 0.0% 2.4%
Coon Rapids $850 $1180 0.0% 2.3%
Burnsville $980 $1150 0.6% 7.4%

Minneapolis Neighborhood Price Map


Apartment List Rent Report data is drawn monthly from the millions of listings on our site. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rents are calculated as the median for units available in the specified size and time period. Price changes are calculated using a “same unit” methodology similar to the Case-Shiller “repeat sales” home prices methodology, taking the average price change for units available across both time periods.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List’s Rent Reports cover rental pricing data in major cities, their suburbs, and their neighborhoods. We provide valuable leading indicators of rental price trends, highlight data on top cities, and identify the key facts renters should know. As always, our goal is to provide price transparency to America’s 105 million renters to help them make the best possible decisions in choosing a place to call home.

Minneapolis Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Minneapolis ranks on:
A Overall satisfaction
A- Safety and crime rate
A Jobs and career opportunities
A- Recreational activities
B Affordability
B Quality of schools
C- Weather
B+ Commute time
B State and local taxes
A Public transit
B+ Pet-friendliness
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Minneapolis from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Renters in Minneapolis seem to be very satisfied with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave average or above average scores in almost all categories.”

Key findings in Minneapolis include the following:

  • Minneapolis renters gave their city an A overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Minneapolis were its local jobs and career opportunities category (A), safety (A-), access to public transit (A), and access to parks (A-).
  • Renters here seem to be relatively well satisfied with the quality of local schools (B), state and local taxes (B), and affordability/cost of living (B).
  • Weather seemed to be the biggest issue for Minneapolis renters, who gave this category a C- rating.
  • Both millennial renters and renters who are parents are very satisfied with life in this city, with both groups of people giving it an A. This is relatively unique, given that in most other cities there was a large discrepancy between the rating that millennials gave, compared to parents.
  • Relative to other cities like Indianapolis (B) and Columbus (B), Minneapolis came out on top, and did much better than others like Detroit (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.

Renters say:

  • “I really enjoy the fact that I live within 20 minutes from just about anywhere. Restaurants, theaters, grocery stores, parks, and walking paths. The neighborhood is peaceful. I really have no complaints when it comes to living in this area.” —Seth H.
  • “My city is very lively and always has events going on for almost everyone. It also gives people opportunities to find jobs and have a successful career. I do not like that it sometimes has too many people, and that tends to bring in some rougher crowds…” —Anon.
  • “I love that it has lots to do, lots of young people around my age; there are plenty of trails and places to get outside and exercise. I wish it was a little more dog friendly when it came to renting, and I wish it was more affordable, especially for young people right out of college trying to save money.” —Samantha K.
  • “Vibrant community with a lot to do for a young person, but the cold sometimes keeps me inside.” —Roxana K.