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Grand Forks Apartments
Last updated January 30 2023 at 3:29 AM

247 Apartments in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Grand Forks Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 55,839
Population Density: 2,031.2 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

Have you ever had a bowl of Cream of Wheat? Tip your cap to Grand Folks and local boy Frank Amidon who, while grinding grain at Diamond Mills in 1893, "invented" the ubiquitous white breakfast porridge. Mothers everywhere have been approving ever since.

Sited at the breakpoint of the Red River and Red Lake River, Grand Forks is a vibrant city with a surprisingly rich and diverse heritage

Have you ever had a bowl of Cream of Wheat? Tip your cap to Grand Folks and local boy Frank Amidon who, while grinding grain at Diamond Mills in 1893, "invented" the ubiquitous white breakfast porridge. Mothers everywhere have been approving ever since.

Sited at the breakpoint of the Red River and Red Lake River, Grand Forks is a vibrant city with a surprisingly rich and diverse heritage. Originally a fur trading post, the city has evolved into a high-tech, cosmopolitan regional oasis. Throw in the twin city of East Grand Forks that's just over the bridge, and you've got a thriving metro area awash in culture, retail, casinos, college football, and some really big catfish.

Neighborhoods in Grand Forks

Grand Forks has a deserved reputation as a college town, but there's much more diversity behind the campus curtain. Don't be fooled by the smallish populationthe city has plenty of distinct districts. Rents swing pretty wildly, depending largely on the newness of developments and the walking access to businesses, venues and green areas. If you're looking for a place to call home, check out the following top neighborhoods before you call an apartment locator. Also, if you're starting on a home search, make sure you come out prepared. Gather your identification, proof of employment, bank statement, tax returns, landlord references, and enough money for your security deposit. That way, when you find just the right spot in the right neighborhood, you'll be ready to rent.

Belmont Road/47th Avenue South:After the 1997 flood, the newest housing development focused on the southern parts of town. This community features some stately holdovers and a slew of big, modern homes. Get ready to be grandly forked, as rents here are more than double the city averages. $$$$$

Downtown:Over 15 percent of residents of the city center are college students, so the atmosphere's pretty hip. You'll find a mix of small homes and hi rise apartments, most of which were built before the Second World War. Protected by shiny new levees, the riverfront has been converted to a gorgeous green area that hosts festivals, markets, and provides local dogs with a nicely centralized restroom. $$

University Avenue:This hopping neighborhood is home to the University of North Dakota. If you're not invited to any good keggers, you can still check out big time NCAA football or take in a world-class exhibit at the campus' North Dakota Museum of Art. In addition to quality home rentals, you'll also find some of the best smoked salmon this side of Copenhagen. $$$

Belmont Road/Lincoln Drive:If you're lucky enough to find one of the rare rentals in this established community, pounce on it. Practice your swing at the Lincoln Park Golf Course or stroll happily on wide sidewalks down lovely, tree-lined avenues. $$$

Bronson Property:Located to the north of the central UND campus, this 160-acre neighborhood village wends around the newly constructed Ralph Englestad Arena and might just be the most valuable piece of ground in the entire state. Do polish up your rental resume and wear a well-pressed shirt. $$$$$

South Washington:As Grand Forks is located pretty much in the middle of nowhere, locals dont generally commute much. The good thing about this neighborhood is there's no need. Join the throng of Canadians who brave the border crossing for the chance to shop at one of the many retail megaliths like Grand Cites Plaza or the new-fangled Columbia Mall. Homes here are generally smaller and packed together, making the area especially popular with budget-conscious renters. $

Deemers Avenue:Convenient to I-29 and the University, this neighborhood features heaps of upwardly mobile recent grads. Apparently being upwardly mobile gives you a taste for unusual burgers, as the local E.C. Grill churns out patties made from all sorts of non-cow sources. When you aren't sculpting your lawn or writing code, grab a sack and head over to nearby Ben Franklin Park for a picnic and a little sandwich roulette. $$$

Life in Grand Forks

Yes, there's a lot of snow, and occasionally the river fills up a little, but if you get a warm hat and a snug pair of waders, this is a truly great place to live. Grand Forks has been recognized by CNN as one of the top-100 cities in which to live. The short commutes, safe streets, outstanding public schools, and solid economy all lead to an exceptional and relatively stress-free quality of life. According to Labor Department statistics, Grand Forks also enjoys the 4th lowest unemployment rate in the entire nation so there's not much to worry about.

Getting Around Town

While most residents opt for personal cars or bikes, Grand Forks features a nice network of local area transit. The C.A.T. bus system moves residents throughout the city for just $1.50 per ride. If you're feeling a little more uptown, call up one of the area's 17 cab companies for a door-to-door ride. When the winter winds kick up, you can always lash on a pair of skis and hold up your purse as a makeshift sail.

Things to Do in Grand Forks

When is a flood a good thing? Well, probably never, but the great Red River Flood of 1997, which completely inundated Grand Forks, led to a rather remarkable renaissance in this historic northern city. With billions in aid, development positively exploded. New shopping, entertainment, transportation, recreation, and employment opportunities sprang up, and today the city offers its residents far more than most similarly sized towns.

Here's a list of some of the great things to see and do in Grand Forks:

Join the mass of hopeful fishermen all vying for the title of Super Duper Catfish Kingand there is a cash prizeat the city's annual Cats Incredible fishing tournament and festival.

  • The Alerus Center was opened in 2001 and is the home for the recently name-deprived University of North Dakota football team. When not filled with pigskin warriors, the venue hosts trade shows, big-time concerts, and scads of meetings and conventions.

  • Tour the nearby Grand Forks Air Force Base and check out the flight line and control tower. Home to the 319th Air Base Wing, the base stepped in to help local residents during the Red River Flood.

  • Tired of badly performed high school plays? You'll find honest to goodness Broadway musicals at the quaintChester Fritz Auditorium, along with the award-winning North Dakota Ballet Company.

  • Take a walk through the Near Southside Historic District for a close look at over 400 turn of the century buildings.

  • Impress your date with a trip to see the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra or the Grand Forks Master Chorale.

Go outside and play. The local parks district puts on a fine display with its 14 parks, abundant ball fields, skating rinks and arenas, golf courses, tennis courts, and ski trails. The Greater Grand Forks Greenway is a particular pastoral gem, spanning over 43 miles of Red River coastline.

Grand Forks Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in Grand Forks is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Grand Forks is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Grand Forks is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Grand Forks


High Schools

5 /10
Central High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,020 Students
4 Reviews
1,020
Students
4 Reviews
5 /10
Red River High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,071 Students
3 Reviews
1,071
Students
3 Reviews

What Renters Say about Grand Forks


Apartment List has released the results for Grand Forks from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
78%
Commute Time
75%
Safety and Crime Rate
67%
Pet Friendliness
63%
Affordability
61%
Quality of Schools
58%
Social Life
54%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
50%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
25%
State and Local Taxes
23%
Public Transit
17%
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Cardinal Point Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$815
664 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,020
836 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,270
1233 sqft
Cardinal Point Apartments offer spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom floorplans that will let you live a life of grandeur. Our community is perfectly situated in southwest Grand Forks with plenty of destinations for work or play. At Cardinal Point Apartments, enjoy the gorgeous city of Grand Forks, ND and experience a home with the perfect balance of comfort and style.
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The Gardens Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
Studio
$875
431 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1376 sqft
This modern community offers easy access to area parks and amenities. Apartments feature granite countertops, stunning cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. On-site fitness center, garage, and green space.
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Southpoint Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
1 Bedroom
$1,165
905 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,135
1047 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,420
1195 sqft
Within walking distance of area shops and restaurants. Each home features a washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, a kitchen island, and modern appliances. Pet-friendly. Smoke-free living.
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Ashland Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
1 Bedroom
$935
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,085
1170 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,325
1195 sqft
This pet-friendly community offers a dog park, garages, and additional storage. Handicapped accessible. Smoke-free living. Homes offer a washer and dryer, spacious layouts, and a kitchen island.
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Average rent in Grand Forks, North Dakota

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Grand Forks is $878, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $965. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
The Legacy Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
1 Bedroom
$920
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,055
1040 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,310
1365 sqft
Located near the University of North Dakota and area shopping. The community offers a fitness center, playground, and courtyard. Each home features a walk-in closet, washer and dryer, and modern appliances.
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Southwind Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
Studio
$770
590 sqft
1 Bedroom
$760
553 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$870
982 sqft
Just minutes from area amenities including schools and parks. Each apartment features a large living space, vaulted ceilings, and modern appliances. On-site sauna, community room, dog park, hot tub, and a fitness center.
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Forest Park Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 50
1 Bedroom
$750
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$775
860 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$875
1090 sqft
A fantastic location near the Grand Forks' Columbia Shopping Mall and bus routes. This community offers basketball courts, a playground, pool, and fitness center. Smoke-free living. Large closets and updated appliances.
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Valley Park Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
2 Bedrooms
$610
750 sqft
Pet-friendly community just blocks from Shotgun Sally's, Grand Cities Mall, and Bringewatt Park in Grand Forks. Smoke-free units with carpeting, ceiling fans, tubs/showers, and all kitchen appliances.
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Landmark Estates Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
Studio
$500
338 sqft
1 Bedroom
$590
575 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$685
806 sqft
This modern community is in a centralized location. Community amenities include on-site laundry facilities. On the city bus line. Cats and dogs welcomed. Homes are spacious with short-term leases available.
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Pure North Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,130
1054 sqft
Pure North has everything you are looking for in apartment living. These spacious efficiency to three-bedroom apartment homes feature modern design with large living and dining spaces! Each unit is equipped with a washer and dryer, making laundry day a breeze. Workout? No problem- we’ve got you covered! Enjoy the fully equipped on-site fitness center. Pure North is full of amenities including a community room, game room, a study area, underground parking* and more! You’ll enjoy the energy downtown Grand Forks has to offer! Take a walk down The Greenway and in the Summer, stop by the local farmer’s market – full of homegrown produce, craft vendors, and live music. Grab your favorite drink at one of the many local coffee shops before you peruse clothing stores and art galleries. Catch up with friends at local eateries for cheesy pickles, wood fired pizza, and local craft beer. *Underground Parking is available on a first come, for serve basis for $50/month. Limit of one space per unit.
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Lumber Exchange Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,245
982 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,785
1417 sqft
Spacious apartments have large living and dining areas, washer/dryer in-unit and private master baths. Easy access to parks, trails and bus routes. Community is quiet and located close to Red River State Recreation Area.
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Gateway Manor Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$615
475 sqft
Enjoy simple and practical living at Gateway Manor! These budget-friendly one- and three-bedroom apartment homes offer large living and dining space and an on-site laundry facility! Your apartment home will come with reserved parking spot, so you never have to worry about parking. Dogs are welcome, so bring your furry friend home with you!Gateway Manor is conveniently located near UND School of Medicine and Health Science, Ralph Englestad Arena, El Roco Bar & Grill, Hugo’s Family Marketplace, and Highway 2. Gateway Manor is also within walking distance of bike trails and walking paths.
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University Flats Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$730
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,045
973 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1414 sqft
Great downtown location walking distance to shopping, restaurants and bars. Some units offered at lower rates to qualified households. Units are spacious and bright. Sewer, water and garbage paid.
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Northgate Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 6
2 Bedrooms
$620
800 sqft
Showings by appointment only and virtual showings available by request. Enjoy simple and practical living at Northgate Apartment Homes! These budget-friendly two-bedroom apartment homes offer large living and dining space and an on-site laundry facility! Your apartment home will come with reserved parking spot, so you never have to worry about parking. Northgate is conveniently located near UND School of Medicine and Health Science, Ralph Englestad Arena, Hugo’s Family Marketplace, and Highway 2. Gateway Manor is also within walking distance of bike trails and walking paths.
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Minnesota Heights Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,330
1279 sqft
Spacious apartments have large living and dining areas with washer/dryer in unit and private master baths. Located close to Demers Ave close to parks, trails and bus routes. Some units offered at lowered rates.
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Campus Place VI Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
2 Bedrooms
$1,015
1055 sqft
Close to the University of North Dakota and within walking distance to Red Pepper. Spacious layouts with an open concept style. Larger bedrooms and ample storage. Near the community fitness center.
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Campus Place 7 & 8 Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1216 sqft
Two-story apartment units feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood-plank flooring and modern lighting. Contemporary buildings in a modern, grassy community. Located close to Red River.
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Peerless Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
2 Bedrooms
$985
1601 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,085
1493 sqft
Spacious apartments in the heart of the city. Unique floor plans with ample living space and large closets. Flexible leasing terms. Apartments are within walking distance of shops and parks.
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West Ridge Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$815
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$996
1076 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,120
1408 sqft
West Ridge is an apartment community that makes you and your family proud to be a part of it's community the moment you walk in the door. Our grand entrance makes it impossible to resist. We are centrally located and close to all that Grand Forks has to offer including shopping, dining, parks, entertainment and so much more. We want to welcome you home. We know you'll love all that we have to offer!
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Kensington Place Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$797
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$871
1073 sqft
Looking for a permanent vacation? Kensington Place Apartments offer a hot tub and sauna as well as a fitness center. Not only will you find yourself warm during the winter, your vehicle stays happy too in our underground garage! Kensington Place offers large, spacious, open units available in 1, 2, and 3 bedroom floor plans.
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The Gallery Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$800
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$885
1075 sqft
The Gallery apartments offer Pet Friendly, studios, 1 & 2 bedrooms. Enjoy our indoor pools all year round with a hot tub, sauna, pool table, & ping-pong tables. Our Fitness Center has state of the art cardio equipment, a weights station, rotatable televisions with cable, and is open 24 hours/day.
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McEnroe Place I-III Photo Gallery 1
1 of 41
1 Bedroom
$1,041
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,397
964 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,238
1248 sqft
Comfortable apartment homes with both carpets and wood floors, spacious bathrooms and large closets. Located just off 42nd Ave close to shopping, schools, parks and bus routes. Sewer, water and garbage included.
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1621 7th Avenue South Photo Gallery 1
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5 Bedrooms
$1,695
2080 sqft
Hardwood floors 5 bedrooms (3 bedrooms on main and 2 in the basement) 2 bathrooms 2 kitchens 2 garages (1 stall attached; and a 2 stall not attached) Tenant pays for all utilities Tenant responsible for lawn/snow Dishwasher Central Air No smoking No Pets Contact us to schedule a showing.
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2019 2nd Avenue North Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
4 Bedrooms
$2,495
2109 sqft
* This home is a tenant placement for the owner. Elite property management will conduct the application process only. All communication, lease agreements, payments, maintenance, etc. will be through the owner directly. The owner requires a 700+ credit score to apply Spacious 4 Bedroom, 3 bathroom house This home includes 2 bedrooms on the main floor, 1 bathroom, kitchen and 2 living rooms There are two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, living room and 2nd kitchen in the basement Heated flooring in the bathrooms Oversized 2 stall garage-- fully heated with lots of storage space There are 2 additional off-street parking spaces off of the alley in front of the garage Tenants are responsible for all utilities, lawn care and snow removal Pet policy: Pets allowed with owner approval. Max pets 2, must be spayed/neutered and dogs must be under 40 pounds. There is a non-refundable $300 per pet deposit required. Contact us to schedule a showing.
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How much is rent in Grand Forks?

In Grand Forks, the average rent is $824 for a studio, $878 for a 1-bedroom, $965 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,297 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Grand Forks, check out our monthly Grand Forks Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Grand Forks?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Grand Forks by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Grand Forks?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Grand Forks apartments that allow pets.

How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?

While some Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks?

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 Grand Forks.

How can I find off-campus housing in Grand Forks?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Grand Forks. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Concordia College at Moorhead, Minnesota State University Moorhead, University of North Dakota, and North Dakota State University-Main Campus.

Average rent in Grand Forks, North Dakota

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Grand Forks is $878, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $965. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List