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154 Apartments for rent in Orono, MN

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4423 N Shore Drive
4423 N Shore Dr
Orono, MN
4 Bedrooms
$7,000
4196 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 02:50 AM
Spectacular family home with over 350 feet south-facing lakefront on West Arm Bay of Lake Minnetonka, and another 400 feet of channel along the west side of this acre and a half property.
1 Unit Available
4423 North Shore Drive
4423 North Shore Drive
Orono, MN
5 Bedrooms
$7,000
4196 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 12:14 PM
Beautiful 5 Bedroom Minnetonka Lake Shore home for Rent! - Spectacular family home with over 350 feet south-facing lakefront on West Arm Bay of Lake Minnetonka, and another 400 feet of channel along the west side of this acre and a half property.
1 Unit Available
1520 Fox Street
1520 Fox Street
Orono, MN
3 Bedrooms
$7,000
3300 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 06:27 PM
This gem has a unique elegance all its own. Wooded private lot. Totally rehabbed, new tile baths, new kitchen cabinets, counters and appliances. One level living. Moments from downtown Wayzata.
Results within 1 mile of Orono
1 Unit Available
1668 Bollum Lane
1668 Bollum Lane
Long Lake, MN
4 Bedrooms
$3,050
3300 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 03:47 AM
Charming 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3 garage, family home on a quiet cul-de-sac. Located in popular Long Lake neighborhood close to golfing and the Luce Line trail. 278-Orono school district. Hardwood floors in living room and dining room..
1 Unit Available
12 Woodpecker Ridge Road
12 Woodpecker Ridge Road
Tonka Bay, MN
3 Bedrooms
$1,675
1 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 03:47 AM
Welcome home to this newly renovated, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, in Tonka Bay off of Cty Rd 19! The main level has a bedroom that could be used for an office or playroom with a 1.5 bath as well as the laundry room with a full size washer and dryer.
1 Unit Available
615 Rice Street East
615 Rice Street East
Wayzata, MN
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
1854 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 03:08 AM
Newly renovated and fully furnished Cape Cod home in the center of downtown Wayzata. This property is furnished and stocked for corporate/vacation/short or long term rental. This property is professionally maintained.
1 Unit Available
4660 Manchester Road
4660 Manchester Road
Mound, MN
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
2260 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 02:50 AM
***RENT TO OWN OPTION*** Make this beautiful setting your new home! This one-story home has an incredible, long wetland view out out back. Everything you need is on one-level.
1 Unit Available
625 Alvarado Lane N
625 Alvarado Lane North
Plymouth, MN
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
2521 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 02:50 AM
Ferndale North 4 BR 4BA 2 story home in prime location! This home features granite counters, fresh paint, new carpet and more. Walk to Wayzata restaurants and shops. 1 mile from Wayzata beach and 1/2 mile from Luce Line.
1 Unit Available
2470 Island Drive
2470 Island Drive
Spring Park, MN
1 Bedroom
$980
750 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 08:28 PM
Check out this Lake Minnetonka apartment listed by Tom Croft with Renters Warehouse. This Spring Park apartment is right on the lake. It's a 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom apartment that is clean and ready for move-in. Large bedrooms.
1 Unit Available
4407 Wilshire Boulevard
4407 Wilshire Boulevard
Mound, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
915 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 08:28 PM
ANOTHER LISTING FROM PAUL @ RENTERS WAREHOUSE!! This 2 bed, 1 bath condo is available for 7/2 move in date. Incredible homes with beautiful features, nice kitchen and wonderful neighborhood. Around the lake with indoor pool.
1 Unit Available
214 Broadway Ave North
214 Broadway Avenue North
Wayzata, MN
3 Bedrooms
$4,800
3203 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 12:15 PM
214 Broadway Ave North Available 11/01/20 Downtown Wayzata - ABSOLUTELY CHARMING COTTAGE. GREAT TOWNHOME ALT IN THE HIGH DEMAND WAYZATA VILLAGE. MAIN FLOOR LIVING WITH AN OPEN FLOORPLAN.
1 Unit Available
4371 Wilshire Blvd Apt B108
4371 Wilshire Boulevard
Mound, MN
1 Bedroom
$950
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 26 at 12:14 PM
Live on Beautiful Lake Minnetonka! Indoor pool, awesome deck. Also available furnished $1500 per month. Possible boat slip extra. Call Ray at 952-994-5762 (RLNE4782023)
1 Unit Available
4379 Wilshire Boulevard
4379 Wilshire Boulevard
Mound, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
929 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 07:05 AM
Amazing 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo in Mound on Lake Minnetonka. Enjoy a beautiful view of the lake and all the fun that comes with living on the water! Utilities included: cable, heat, and water. Dock(16 ft.) available for an additional $200.
1 Unit Available
3132 Northview Road
3132 Northview Road
Minnetonka Beach, MN
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
1647 sqft
Last updated May 3 at 09:19 AM
Charming 3 Bedroom Home for Rent on Lake Minnetonka!! Beautiful Updates!! - Premier Minnetonka Beach location! Charming lakeside cottage on 118 feet of Crystal Bay lakeshore.
Results within 5 miles of Orono
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9 Units Available
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515 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,699
948 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 03:40 AM
Comfort and convenience take center stage at Venue, Chanhassen's first lifestyle-driven apartment community. Venue offers studio to 3-bedroom apartment homes that steal the show with luxe finishes, modern interiors, and private balconies.
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9 Units Available
The Island Residences at Carlson Center
501 Carlson Pkwy
Minnetonka, MN
Studio
$1,582
604 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,829
766 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1157 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 03:44 AM
This stunning, 5-story Class A apartment community is situated in a woodland oasis surrounded on all sides by water. Spacious luxury units and first-class amenities, including club room, coffee lounge with Wi-Fi, sauna and spa.
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29 Units Available
Gates at Carlson Center
300 Carlson Pkwy
Minnetonka, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,210
844 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,958
1097 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 03:44 AM
Close to the stunning beauty of Lake Minnetonka, Gates at Carlson Center is also connected to the wider locale via I-494 and I-394. Fully furnished apartments are supported by concierge and 24-hour maintenance services.
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18 Units Available
Beacon Ridge
5305 Fountain Lane North
Plymouth, MN
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,950
2196 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$3,625
2024 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 03:40 AM
Welcome home to Beacon Ridge; a new kind of rental living experience. Enjoy the allure of your own four walls, garage and backyard without the maintenance or lawn care. Homes feature modern farmhouse designs and effortless style.
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28 Units Available
Vicksburg Village
15730 Rockford Rd
Plymouth, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,278
827 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,364
1160 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,080
1427 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 03:40 AM
Sprawling community with one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Recently renovated units come with air conditioning, walk-in closets, fireplace and garbage disposal. Close to I-494 and Highway 55, and a short drive from downtown Minneapolis.
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6 Units Available
Plymouth Square at 37th Apartments
15300 37th Ave N
Plymouth, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,195
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1003 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 27 at 03:40 AM
Deluxe 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments for rent just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Full appliance package with European cabinetry. Pet friendly. Pool and gym. Near Cub Foods, Caribou coffee and more.
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9 Units Available
Oakwood Apartments
17600 14th Ave N
Plymouth, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,076
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,338
1011 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 03:39 AM
Recently renovated pet-friendly rental apartments offer in-unit laundry, walk-in closets and patio/balcony. Grounds include convenient party room and cyber cafe. Quick access to highways, parks, trails and Wayzata school district.
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18 Units Available
Stratford Wood
18900 Stratford Rd
Minnetonka, MN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,018
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,121
1044 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 03:39 AM
The epitome of luxury community living. Gorgeous wooded grounds. Apartments and townhouses offer deluxe amenities, including granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Fitness fans will enjoy the pool, gym, and basketball and tennis courts.
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7 Units Available
Coachman Trails Apartments
1405 Olive Lane North
Plymouth, MN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1219 sqft
Last updated October 27 at 03:39 AM
It’s all here at Coachman Trails! Located in the Wayzata School District near downtown Wayzata and Plymouth Town Center, we offer a variety of 1, 2, and 2+ bedroom floor plans with great space, classic style, and fantastic amenities! Explore our
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2 Units Available
Excelsior Lake
500 Linden Street
Excelsior, MN
1 Bedroom
$905
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
750 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 11:41 AM
521 Linden Street - 521-09 Available 05/01/20 (RLNE3865252)
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City Guide

Orono
Get your ear eating on at the Corn Days Festival, hosted every year in August in Long Lake, next to Orono. The event features a parade, a 5k run and plenty of food and drinks celebrating the delicious golden food.
Get your ear eating on at the Corn Days Festival, hosted every year in August in Long Lake, next to Orono. The event features a parade, a 5k run and plenty of food and drinks celebrating the delicious golden food.

Sitting pretty on top of Lake Minnetonka about 15 miles from Minneapolis, Orono offers the true American lifestyle to those hungry for friendly neighbors, plentiful recreational opportunities and a full spectrum of seasons. Residents here aren't slouches; they work hard and play hard, enjoying golf, boating and tasty eats all within a stone's throw of home, and they can zip over to Minneapolis for big city adventures or a 9-5 with limited traffic and a lovely view. It's true that the winters here are pretty brutal, but it wouldn't be an All-American Town if it didn't require a little rugged spirit to survive. But even the cold averse will quickly come to see that the benefits far outweigh any chilly disadvantages as they breathe in the fresh air and make lasting friendships in this charming little city by the water.

Onward to Orono

Living in Orono is like living on vacation, as evidenced by the large number of seasonal rental homes available here. That's great for folks who just want to hang around for a few months at a time, but for those with more permanent roots hoping for a wide variety of housing options it's a bit of a let down. Be prepared for a move to Orono by understanding a few essentials prior to ordering a UHaul.

Get the Paperwork

It doesn't matter if you've moved more times than you can count on two hands and two feet or if this is your first foray with the great beyond, you're going to need a few of the same documents regardless. For some, this stuff is common sense, but if you're new to the moving game it's good to be prepared for anything. First off, get together your ID (a driver's license will do just peachy), a few recent pay stubs proving you can afford whatever budget you've set yourself and your credit report before applying for a vacancy. This last one is crucial.

Even if you know you can't offer perfect credit, you can make an effort to look like a star renter. Gather some appropriate referrals from folks who can praise your rent paying skills to your potential lessor, and you can remove one more worry from your checklist.

Survey the Landscape

Do you love shiny, relatively new single-family homes with at least 3-4 bedrooms? Well, you've got your pick of the litter here in the Orono rental market. Detached houses take up the vast majority of real estate in these parts. If, on the other hand, you're seeking out a cute condo, townhouse, one-bedroom apartment or mobile home, you're going to have a tough run of things. The truth is, people in these parts like space; this is the Midwest after all, and land is plentiful. There are a few townhouses for rent and the occasional apartment complex, but easily over 90 percent of the living accommodations are single-family residences. If you're going to need something other than the standard situation, you'll have spend several months seeking out a situation that works.

For those into home rentals, you've got a few options. A sizable majority of the houses were built from 1970 and later, meaning if you're looking for a modern, move-in ready abode, you won't have to fight to find them. But even character-loving older home lovers aren't left out in the cold. A decent portion were built between 1940 and 1969, so pretty much everyone can have their cake and eat it too. Just do yourself a favor and try and look for housing for rent outside of the summer season, when everyone's looking for a piece of the pie.

Most homes are located close to the water, and why not? There are several bays on Lake Minnetonka, which means plenty of shoreline to take advantage of. If you're hoping to keep your toes near the waves you should have ample opportunity to find the perfect relaxing spot.

Onward to Orono
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Living in Orono is like living on vacation, as evidenced by the large number of seasonal rental homes available here. That's great for folks who just want to hang around for a few months at a time, but for those with more permanent roots hoping for a wide variety of housing options it's a bit of a let down. Be prepared for a move to Orono by understanding a few essentials prior to ordering a UHaul.

Get the Paperwork

It doesn't matter if you've moved more times than you can count on two hands and two feet or if this is your first foray with the great beyond, you're going to need a few of the same documents regardless. For some, this stuff is common sense, but if you're new to the moving game it's good to be prepared for anything. First off, get together your ID (a driver's license will do just peachy), a few recent pay stubs proving you can afford whatever budget you've set yourself and your credit report before applying for a vacancy. This last one is crucial.

Even if you know you can't offer perfect credit, you can make an effort to look like a star renter. Gather some appropriate referrals from folks who can praise your rent paying skills to your potential lessor, and you can remove one more worry from your checklist.

Survey the Landscape

Do you love shiny, relatively new single-family homes with at least 3-4 bedrooms? Well, you've got your pick of the litter here in the Orono rental market. Detached houses take up the vast majority of real estate in these parts. If, on the other hand, you're seeking out a cute condo, townhouse, one-bedroom apartment or mobile home, you're going to have a tough run of things. The truth is, people in these parts like space; this is the Midwest after all, and land is plentiful. There are a few townhouses for rent and the occasional apartment complex, but easily over 90 percent of the living accommodations are single-family residences. If you're going to need something other than the standard situation, you'll have spend several months seeking out a situation that works.

For those into home rentals, you've got a few options. A sizable majority of the houses were built from 1970 and later, meaning if you're looking for a modern, move-in ready abode, you won't have to fight to find them. But even character-loving older home lovers aren't left out in the cold. A decent portion were built between 1940 and 1969, so pretty much everyone can have their cake and eat it too. Just do yourself a favor and try and look for housing for rent outside of the summer season, when everyone's looking for a piece of the pie.

Most homes are located close to the water, and why not? There are several bays on Lake Minnetonka, which means plenty of shoreline to take advantage of. If you're hoping to keep your toes near the waves you should have ample opportunity to find the perfect relaxing spot.

Neighborhoods

With fewer than 7,500 residents, you can't expect a charming bitty town like Orono to have distinctive neighborhoods like big cities boast. There are differences between one area and another that can help you decide where to park your tush for the long term though. Discover the benefits of each location and find your dream home.

North: Housing options are pretty much divided between on-or-near-the-water and inland. The benefit of keeping inland is obvious to commuters: Easy access to HWY 12, which heads straight into Minneapolis. There are a few apartments here too, like the Hillside Terrace Apartments. It's also less touristy during the high summer season. Plus, the shopping near Long Lake is excellent.

South: The appeal of the southern half of Orono is clear: lakeside living. Take your pick of Browns Bay, Smith Bay, Crystal Bay, Maxwell Bay or Stubbs Bay, just for a start. You'll be hard-pressed to find apartments here, though. Try just to the west of the border at Lord Fletcher's Apartments or Bayview Apartments.

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With fewer than 7,500 residents, you can't expect a charming bitty town like Orono to have distinctive neighborhoods like big cities boast. There are differences between one area and another that can help you decide where to park your tush for the long term though. Discover the benefits of each location and find your dream home.

North: Housing options are pretty much divided between on-or-near-the-water and inland. The benefit of keeping inland is obvious to commuters: Easy access to HWY 12, which heads straight into Minneapolis. There are a few apartments here too, like the Hillside Terrace Apartments. It's also less touristy during the high summer season. Plus, the shopping near Long Lake is excellent.

South: The appeal of the southern half of Orono is clear: lakeside living. Take your pick of Browns Bay, Smith Bay, Crystal Bay, Maxwell Bay or Stubbs Bay, just for a start. You'll be hard-pressed to find apartments here, though. Try just to the west of the border at Lord Fletcher's Apartments or Bayview Apartments.

Orono Living

Perhaps the best reason to move to Orono is it's seemingly endless selection of recreational opportunities. Living here means making the most of nature, but it's not all fishing and boating (there's also canoeing, bird-watching, trail hiking, biking, swimming, golfing and picnicking). Fans of cultural attractions like museums and theater aren't far from myriad choices (head straight to Minneapolis for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Varsity Theater, Guthrie Theater and Walker Art Center). If you can handle long, brutal winters (no, seriously. It routinely drops below zero in the winter, but summers are sweltering, so...yay?), you can have everything you desire close at hand

A quick word on transportation: You're going to need a car. There just aren't any great public transit options here, though once you get into Minneapolis there are buses, taxis and even light rail trains to use. Within the borders of Orono, though, you'll need to operate under your own fire.

There's no question that Orono, MN is a gorgeous and enjoyable place to live. That's why there are so many seasonal rentals here. Many people pack up and head straight to Orono every summer, but living here year round, while requiring a rugged American spirit and some no-nonsense snow tires, means taking advantage of all this beauty and easy access to the city just like a local. How about that?

Orono Living
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Perhaps the best reason to move to Orono is it's seemingly endless selection of recreational opportunities. Living here means making the most of nature, but it's not all fishing and boating (there's also canoeing, bird-watching, trail hiking, biking, swimming, golfing and picnicking). Fans of cultural attractions like museums and theater aren't far from myriad choices (head straight to Minneapolis for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Varsity Theater, Guthrie Theater and Walker Art Center). If you can handle long, brutal winters (no, seriously. It routinely drops below zero in the winter, but summers are sweltering, so...yay?), you can have everything you desire close at hand

A quick word on transportation: You're going to need a car. There just aren't any great public transit options here, though once you get into Minneapolis there are buses, taxis and even light rail trains to use. Within the borders of Orono, though, you'll need to operate under your own fire.

There's no question that Orono, MN is a gorgeous and enjoyable place to live. That's why there are so many seasonal rentals here. Many people pack up and head straight to Orono every summer, but living here year round, while requiring a rugged American spirit and some no-nonsense snow tires, means taking advantage of all this beauty and easy access to the city just like a local. How about that?

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Orono
Get your ear eating on at the Corn Days Festival, hosted every year in August in Long Lake, next to Orono. The event features a parade, a 5k run and plenty of food and drinks celebrating the delicious golden food.
Get your ear eating on at the Corn Days Festival, hosted every year in August in Long Lake, next to Orono. The event features a parade, a 5k run and plenty of food and drinks celebrating the delicious golden food.

Sitting pretty on top of Lake Minnetonka about 15 miles from Minneapolis, Orono offers the true American lifestyle to those hungry for friendly neighbors, plentiful recreational opportunities and a full spectrum of seasons. Residents here aren't slouches; they work hard and play hard, enjoying golf, boating and tasty eats all within a stone's throw of home, and they can zip over to Minneapolis for big city adventures or a 9-5 with limited traffic and a lovely view. It's true that the winters here are pretty brutal, but it wouldn't be an All-American Town if it didn't require a little rugged spirit to survive. But even the cold averse will quickly come to see that the benefits far outweigh any chilly disadvantages as they breathe in the fresh air and make lasting friendships in this charming little city by the water.

Onward to Orono

Living in Orono is like living on vacation, as evidenced by the large number of seasonal rental homes available here. That's great for folks who just want to hang around for a few months at a time, but for those with more permanent roots hoping for a wide variety of housing options it's a bit of a let down. Be prepared for a move to Orono by understanding a few essentials prior to ordering a UHaul.

Get the Paperwork

It doesn't matter if you've moved more times than you can count on two hands and two feet or if this is your first foray with the great beyond, you're going to need a few of the same documents regardless. For some, this stuff is common sense, but if you're new to the moving game it's good to be prepared for anything. First off, get together your ID (a driver's license will do just peachy), a few recent pay stubs proving you can afford whatever budget you've set yourself and your credit report before applying for a vacancy. This last one is crucial.

Even if you know you can't offer perfect credit, you can make an effort to look like a star renter. Gather some appropriate referrals from folks who can praise your rent paying skills to your potential lessor, and you can remove one more worry from your checklist.

Survey the Landscape

Do you love shiny, relatively new single-family homes with at least 3-4 bedrooms? Well, you've got your pick of the litter here in the Orono rental market. Detached houses take up the vast majority of real estate in these parts. If, on the other hand, you're seeking out a cute condo, townhouse, one-bedroom apartment or mobile home, you're going to have a tough run of things. The truth is, people in these parts like space; this is the Midwest after all, and land is plentiful. There are a few townhouses for rent and the occasional apartment complex, but easily over 90 percent of the living accommodations are single-family residences. If you're going to need something other than the standard situation, you'll have spend several months seeking out a situation that works.

For those into home rentals, you've got a few options. A sizable majority of the houses were built from 1970 and later, meaning if you're looking for a modern, move-in ready abode, you won't have to fight to find them. But even character-loving older home lovers aren't left out in the cold. A decent portion were built between 1940 and 1969, so pretty much everyone can have their cake and eat it too. Just do yourself a favor and try and look for housing for rent outside of the summer season, when everyone's looking for a piece of the pie.

Most homes are located close to the water, and why not? There are several bays on Lake Minnetonka, which means plenty of shoreline to take advantage of. If you're hoping to keep your toes near the waves you should have ample opportunity to find the perfect relaxing spot.

Onward to Orono
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Living in Orono is like living on vacation, as evidenced by the large number of seasonal rental homes available here. That's great for folks who just want to hang around for a few months at a time, but for those with more permanent roots hoping for a wide variety of housing options it's a bit of a let down. Be prepared for a move to Orono by understanding a few essentials prior to ordering a UHaul.

Get the Paperwork

It doesn't matter if you've moved more times than you can count on two hands and two feet or if this is your first foray with the great beyond, you're going to need a few of the same documents regardless. For some, this stuff is common sense, but if you're new to the moving game it's good to be prepared for anything. First off, get together your ID (a driver's license will do just peachy), a few recent pay stubs proving you can afford whatever budget you've set yourself and your credit report before applying for a vacancy. This last one is crucial.

Even if you know you can't offer perfect credit, you can make an effort to look like a star renter. Gather some appropriate referrals from folks who can praise your rent paying skills to your potential lessor, and you can remove one more worry from your checklist.

Survey the Landscape

Do you love shiny, relatively new single-family homes with at least 3-4 bedrooms? Well, you've got your pick of the litter here in the Orono rental market. Detached houses take up the vast majority of real estate in these parts. If, on the other hand, you're seeking out a cute condo, townhouse, one-bedroom apartment or mobile home, you're going to have a tough run of things. The truth is, people in these parts like space; this is the Midwest after all, and land is plentiful. There are a few townhouses for rent and the occasional apartment complex, but easily over 90 percent of the living accommodations are single-family residences. If you're going to need something other than the standard situation, you'll have spend several months seeking out a situation that works.

For those into home rentals, you've got a few options. A sizable majority of the houses were built from 1970 and later, meaning if you're looking for a modern, move-in ready abode, you won't have to fight to find them. But even character-loving older home lovers aren't left out in the cold. A decent portion were built between 1940 and 1969, so pretty much everyone can have their cake and eat it too. Just do yourself a favor and try and look for housing for rent outside of the summer season, when everyone's looking for a piece of the pie.

Most homes are located close to the water, and why not? There are several bays on Lake Minnetonka, which means plenty of shoreline to take advantage of. If you're hoping to keep your toes near the waves you should have ample opportunity to find the perfect relaxing spot.

Neighborhoods

With fewer than 7,500 residents, you can't expect a charming bitty town like Orono to have distinctive neighborhoods like big cities boast. There are differences between one area and another that can help you decide where to park your tush for the long term though. Discover the benefits of each location and find your dream home.

North: Housing options are pretty much divided between on-or-near-the-water and inland. The benefit of keeping inland is obvious to commuters: Easy access to HWY 12, which heads straight into Minneapolis. There are a few apartments here too, like the Hillside Terrace Apartments. It's also less touristy during the high summer season. Plus, the shopping near Long Lake is excellent.

South: The appeal of the southern half of Orono is clear: lakeside living. Take your pick of Browns Bay, Smith Bay, Crystal Bay, Maxwell Bay or Stubbs Bay, just for a start. You'll be hard-pressed to find apartments here, though. Try just to the west of the border at Lord Fletcher's Apartments or Bayview Apartments.

Neighborhoods
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With fewer than 7,500 residents, you can't expect a charming bitty town like Orono to have distinctive neighborhoods like big cities boast. There are differences between one area and another that can help you decide where to park your tush for the long term though. Discover the benefits of each location and find your dream home.

North: Housing options are pretty much divided between on-or-near-the-water and inland. The benefit of keeping inland is obvious to commuters: Easy access to HWY 12, which heads straight into Minneapolis. There are a few apartments here too, like the Hillside Terrace Apartments. It's also less touristy during the high summer season. Plus, the shopping near Long Lake is excellent.

South: The appeal of the southern half of Orono is clear: lakeside living. Take your pick of Browns Bay, Smith Bay, Crystal Bay, Maxwell Bay or Stubbs Bay, just for a start. You'll be hard-pressed to find apartments here, though. Try just to the west of the border at Lord Fletcher's Apartments or Bayview Apartments.

Orono Living

Perhaps the best reason to move to Orono is it's seemingly endless selection of recreational opportunities. Living here means making the most of nature, but it's not all fishing and boating (there's also canoeing, bird-watching, trail hiking, biking, swimming, golfing and picnicking). Fans of cultural attractions like museums and theater aren't far from myriad choices (head straight to Minneapolis for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Varsity Theater, Guthrie Theater and Walker Art Center). If you can handle long, brutal winters (no, seriously. It routinely drops below zero in the winter, but summers are sweltering, so...yay?), you can have everything you desire close at hand

A quick word on transportation: You're going to need a car. There just aren't any great public transit options here, though once you get into Minneapolis there are buses, taxis and even light rail trains to use. Within the borders of Orono, though, you'll need to operate under your own fire.

There's no question that Orono, MN is a gorgeous and enjoyable place to live. That's why there are so many seasonal rentals here. Many people pack up and head straight to Orono every summer, but living here year round, while requiring a rugged American spirit and some no-nonsense snow tires, means taking advantage of all this beauty and easy access to the city just like a local. How about that?

Orono Living
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Perhaps the best reason to move to Orono is it's seemingly endless selection of recreational opportunities. Living here means making the most of nature, but it's not all fishing and boating (there's also canoeing, bird-watching, trail hiking, biking, swimming, golfing and picnicking). Fans of cultural attractions like museums and theater aren't far from myriad choices (head straight to Minneapolis for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Varsity Theater, Guthrie Theater and Walker Art Center). If you can handle long, brutal winters (no, seriously. It routinely drops below zero in the winter, but summers are sweltering, so...yay?), you can have everything you desire close at hand

A quick word on transportation: You're going to need a car. There just aren't any great public transit options here, though once you get into Minneapolis there are buses, taxis and even light rail trains to use. Within the borders of Orono, though, you'll need to operate under your own fire.

There's no question that Orono, MN is a gorgeous and enjoyable place to live. That's why there are so many seasonal rentals here. Many people pack up and head straight to Orono every summer, but living here year round, while requiring a rugged American spirit and some no-nonsense snow tires, means taking advantage of all this beauty and easy access to the city just like a local. How about that?