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16 Apartments for rent in Hudson, WI

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Cedar Ridge
1401 Namekagon St
Hudson, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,008
543 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,202
918 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 12:43 AM
Cedar Ridge features beautiful & affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with spacious bedrooms, a personal walk out patio & a convenient on-site laundry facility.
1 Unit Available
409 2nd Street-5
409 2nd St
Hudson, WI
1 Bedroom
$900
500 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 05:54 AM
Come check out this 1 bedroom apartment in vibrant downtown Hudson, WI. Close to all shopping and great places to eat! This apartment is a commuter's dream being seconds from 94. Each unit comes with a private storage room and parking spot.
1 Unit Available
511 2nd Street-203/205
511 2nd St
Hudson, WI
Studio
$3,000
913 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 05:54 AM
***This building is Retail/Office Units only. It is not zoned for Residential apartment living. This is currently a professional office and is on the 2nd floor facing 2nd Street in Downtown Hudson.
1 Unit Available
1901 Aster Echo
1901 Aster Echo
Hudson, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
1645 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 11:42 AM
1901 Aster Echo Available 10/01/20 Spacious End Unit Townhouse - This townhouse is in the process of being updated PHOTOS ARE OF SIMILAR UNIT: Enjoy maintenance free living in this end unit townhouse.
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1 Unit Available
511 2nd Street-012
511 2nd St
North Hudson, WI
Studio
$520
250 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 05:54 AM
22 Retail/Office Units Beautiful Building in Downtown Hudson
1 Unit Available
483 Tracey Ln
483 Tracey Lane
St. Croix County, WI
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
A Available 05/01/20 3 bedroom Twin Homes with quick access to I-94. New Construction (2015 2016) *Photos are of similar or identical unit but not necessarily the exact unit. Please call us to schedule a viewing.
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1 Unit Available
13684 30th Street Cir N
13684 30th Street Circle North
Washington County, MN
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
2420 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 07:26 AM
This beautiful A frame home on 3.8 acres is perfect for someone that wants the privacy of living in the country but desires quick access to the city. Enjoy summer nights around a bonfire in a secluded yard with a view of Bay Lake.
1 Unit Available
14715 62nd St N Apt 3
14715 62nd Street North
Oak Park Heights, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
800 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 07:26 AM
Immaculate 2 bedroom 1 bathroom town home located near Stillwater's South Hill, close to restaurants and shopping. This main level unit is bright, sunny kitchen, washer and dryer in unit, two bedrooms and one bathroom.
1 Unit Available
903 Fraser Ln
903 Fraser Lane
St. Croix County, WI
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
This Willow River Twin Home has 3 acres of outdoor space for you and your household to relax with your pets after a long day. With plenty of room for 3 king size beds, an office and much more.
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Citywalk at Woodbury
10225 City Walk Dr
Woodbury, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,399
2 Bedrooms
$1,649
3 Bedrooms
$1,999
Last updated September 25 at 06:54 AM
Experience luxury apartment living reimagined at City Walk at Woodbury. Located just outside of St. Paul, City Walk at Woodbury is nestled in the prestigious neighborhood of Woodbury.
1 Unit Available
109 E. Walnut Street-1
109 East Walnut Street
River Falls, WI
1 Bedroom
$850
392 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 05:54 AM
8 Unit Multi-Family/5 Commercial Units This property, built in 1869, is the Historic Brackett Building in downtown River Falls. It started as the local grocery store, and over the years, it has housed many different businesses.
1 Unit Available
528 Jackson Circle
528 Jackson Circle
St. Croix County, WI
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
1210 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 05:31 AM
Hard to find 3 bedrooms on 1 level, all appliances, central air.
1 Unit Available
541 180th Avenue
541 180th Avenue
St. Croix County, WI
6 Bedrooms
$2,400
5430 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 05:31 AM
This is a large home on a private lot. Two families could easily share this home. Short term is ok and pets ok.
1 Unit Available
1940 Pika Trl
1940 Pika Trail
River Falls, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
1248 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 08:29 PM
This 2 Bedroom end unit includes an open living room, half bath and kitchen with walkout to your own patio area, all on the main level.
1 Unit Available
150 3rd Street S #150
150 3rd Street South
Stillwater, MN
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
1806 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 11:42 AM
Rare and Beautiful Condo in the Heart of Stillwater - 2 Bed 2 Bath! Must See - If you are looking for a large area to live and entertain, this is a great condo in the heart of Stillwater just minutes from dining and entertainment.
1 Unit Available
10800 Hawthorn Trl Unit F
10800 Hawthorn Trail
Woodbury, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1570 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 07:26 AM
This is a very nice 2 bedroom 1.5 bathroom townhome in Woodbury. The home opens up to a living room with gas fireplace and dining room.
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How much is rent in Hudson?
In Hudson, the median rent is $700 for a studio, $863 for a 1-bedroom, $1,089 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,542 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Hudson, check out our monthly Hudson Rent Report.
How much is rent in Hudson?
In Hudson, the median rent is $700 for a studio, $863 for a 1-bedroom, $1,089 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,542 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Hudson, check out our monthly Hudson Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Hudson?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Hudson?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Hudson 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 can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Hudson 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 Hudson?
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 Hudson.
How much should I pay for rent in Hudson?
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 Hudson.

Median Rent in Hudson

Last updated Feb. 2015
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Hudson is $863, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,089.
Studio
$700
1 Bed
$863
2 Beds
$1,089
3+ Beds
$1,542

City Guide

Hudson
"Mom and dad live upstairs / The music's loud so we don't care / Nixon's gone / but rock lives on / We're still rockin' in Wisconsin / We're all all right! We're all all right ! / Yeah!" -- From the theme song of That 70s Show
"Mom and dad live upstairs / The music's loud so we don't care / Nixon's gone / but rock lives on / We're still rockin' in Wisconsin / We're all all right! We're all all right ! / Yeah!" -- From the theme song of That 70s Show

Just across the Minnesota-Wisconsin border sits the river town of Hudson, Wisconsin. Once a vibrant lumber town, Hudson's economic vitality has changed over the years to accommodate a budding tourism industry centered on its water sports and natural beauty. Today, residents enjoy the local charm and funky soul of this river city while taking full advantage of the metropolitan scene of nearby Minneapolis and St. Paul, the twin cities of Minnesota.

Moving Tips

It's Been Said Before: Don't Move in the Winter!

In fact, moving in the winter to Hudson would be a lot worse if the locals weren't so helpful and accommodating. They'll feel your frozen pain before you can say a word and offer you a hot cocoa at worst and use of their tow truck at best. It's certainly easier to move to Hudson in spring, summer or fall. But if you must move to the Midwest in the middle of winter, Hudson might be the best place to do it.

It's a Booming Market

As Hudson's popularity continues to grow, rental property is getting much easier to find. You won't need to worry so much about finding a place. Instead, you can focus on the kind of place that's right for you. You can easily search for apartments online. Or you can check out rental housing and city apartments in Hudson in person after an early brunch at San Pedro Cafe. Make sure you ask about the Caribbean Eggs Benedict before you order. It's a local favorite.

Location, Location, Location

Hudson definitely offers the quiet and close-knit community of a small town. But it also has a decidedly hippie sensibility running through its veins. Home to diverse eateries and funky art shops, Hudson feels like a hybrid of a metropolis and a small town. This may be due in large part to its location. Only 30 minutes from St. Paul and Minneapolis, Hudson is fast becoming the perfect location for urbanites who want to work in the city and retreat after-hours to a smaller city with a slower yet urban-infused vibe. So when you're scouting new spaces, just remember: you don't have to work in Hudson to live in Hudson.

Moving Tips
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It's Been Said Before: Don't Move in the Winter!

In fact, moving in the winter to Hudson would be a lot worse if the locals weren't so helpful and accommodating. They'll feel your frozen pain before you can say a word and offer you a hot cocoa at worst and use of their tow truck at best. It's certainly easier to move to Hudson in spring, summer or fall. But if you must move to the Midwest in the middle of winter, Hudson might be the best place to do it.

It's a Booming Market

As Hudson's popularity continues to grow, rental property is getting much easier to find. You won't need to worry so much about finding a place. Instead, you can focus on the kind of place that's right for you. You can easily search for apartments online. Or you can check out rental housing and city apartments in Hudson in person after an early brunch at San Pedro Cafe. Make sure you ask about the Caribbean Eggs Benedict before you order. It's a local favorite.

Location, Location, Location

Hudson definitely offers the quiet and close-knit community of a small town. But it also has a decidedly hippie sensibility running through its veins. Home to diverse eateries and funky art shops, Hudson feels like a hybrid of a metropolis and a small town. This may be due in large part to its location. Only 30 minutes from St. Paul and Minneapolis, Hudson is fast becoming the perfect location for urbanites who want to work in the city and retreat after-hours to a smaller city with a slower yet urban-infused vibe. So when you're scouting new spaces, just remember: you don't have to work in Hudson to live in Hudson.

Neighborhoods

While Hudson may not be the biggest city along the St. Croix, it can still feel sprawling to newcomers. This feeling has only increased thanks to the recent housing and apartment developments off the more beaten paths of Hudson's historic downtown. It may be helpful to break Hudson down into the following four neighborhoods, especially when you're looking at maps and trying to figure out how close is too close to the flourless chocolate cake sold at the San Pedro Cafe.

Downtown Hudson: Just across the I-94 bridge and down a spiraling exit ramp that starts to feel like it's going on for miles, sits downtown Hudson. Follow the main drag of the road, and you'll see picturesque views of the St. Croix and boats dotting the blue landscape. The artist enclave, The Phipps Center for the Arts, is barely a half mile down the road. Along both sides of main street, you'll find the fusion eateries for which Hudson is known. Pier 500 restaurant pops. It and Agave Kitchen are downtown, along with the famous San Pedro Cafe. You won't find many rental options along main street. This is predominantly the commercial district of Hudson. But you won't have to drive too far before you hit residential Northern Hudson.

Northern Hudson: Main street leads right into the single-family homes and tree-lined streets of this Hudson neighborhood. Many houses offer docks along the water and sweeping patios. Within walking distance to downtown, this neighborhood still offers the serenity and seclusion coveted by some city dwellers.

Southern Hudson: A predominantly residential region, this Hudson neighborhood offers some excellent options for apartment renters. With nearby access to the Hudson Golf club and majestic views of the St. Croix River and the Hudson bluffs, make sure you explore Southern Hudson for rentals.

Eastern Hudson: In the eastern region of Hudson, there's less funk and more suburban soul. If you're looking for gas, groceries, or banks, then you've come to the right neighborhood. The eastern neighborhood also offers some rental apartment options. They aren't posh, but they aren't shacks either. And you certainly won't be living in a van down by the river like Chris Farley.

Neighborhoods
+

While Hudson may not be the biggest city along the St. Croix, it can still feel sprawling to newcomers. This feeling has only increased thanks to the recent housing and apartment developments off the more beaten paths of Hudson's historic downtown. It may be helpful to break Hudson down into the following four neighborhoods, especially when you're looking at maps and trying to figure out how close is too close to the flourless chocolate cake sold at the San Pedro Cafe.

Downtown Hudson: Just across the I-94 bridge and down a spiraling exit ramp that starts to feel like it's going on for miles, sits downtown Hudson. Follow the main drag of the road, and you'll see picturesque views of the St. Croix and boats dotting the blue landscape. The artist enclave, The Phipps Center for the Arts, is barely a half mile down the road. Along both sides of main street, you'll find the fusion eateries for which Hudson is known. Pier 500 restaurant pops. It and Agave Kitchen are downtown, along with the famous San Pedro Cafe. You won't find many rental options along main street. This is predominantly the commercial district of Hudson. But you won't have to drive too far before you hit residential Northern Hudson.

Northern Hudson: Main street leads right into the single-family homes and tree-lined streets of this Hudson neighborhood. Many houses offer docks along the water and sweeping patios. Within walking distance to downtown, this neighborhood still offers the serenity and seclusion coveted by some city dwellers.

Southern Hudson: A predominantly residential region, this Hudson neighborhood offers some excellent options for apartment renters. With nearby access to the Hudson Golf club and majestic views of the St. Croix River and the Hudson bluffs, make sure you explore Southern Hudson for rentals.

Eastern Hudson: In the eastern region of Hudson, there's less funk and more suburban soul. If you're looking for gas, groceries, or banks, then you've come to the right neighborhood. The eastern neighborhood also offers some rental apartment options. They aren't posh, but they aren't shacks either. And you certainly won't be living in a van down by the river like Chris Farley.

Life in Hudson

An Artist's Paradise

Hudson has a thriving local arts community. Each summer, the Phipps Center hosts workshops in drama, dance, and visual arts with exhibitions and presentations later into July and August. The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival hosted in late summer attracts local Wisconsinites and Minnesotans. Fine crafted pottery, jewelry, paintings and clothes are sold at the festival along with food from local eateries. It's the perfect place to enjoy the last days of summer on the shores of the St. Croix.

Life on the Water

Do you have a boat? If you're moving to Hudson, now might be a great time to seriously consider that speedboat, sailboat, kayak or canoe purchase. Locals love their water sports and, with the ideal location on the St. Croix River, it's easy to see why. Hudson offers community docks and beaches. Not to mention the private dock options thrown in with some house rentals. The cold weather limits the time spent on the water; you probably won't want to be out swimming after October 1. But this is the Midwest, so ice fishing in winter is how the locals feed their water sport spirit during the icy months. We'll forgive you if you don't rush out in your parka to join them.

Come For the View, Stay for the Food

While some small towns have lost their local food scene and replaced it with the generic gastronomy of Applebee's and Starbucks, Hudson has maintained and grown its local eateries. Agave Kitchen offers some of the best Mexican-American fusion food you'll ever taste, and Pier 500, overlooking the beautiful St. Croix, is the ideal place for a date night. We haven't even mentioned the Caribbean fusion food paradise that is San Pedro Cafe (well maybe we have). Once you've been there, you'll want to try everything on the menu.

Transit Options

Around town, your bike and feet can carry you pretty much wherever you want to go. All the better if you have a boat or canoe and happen to live along the river. If you reside further inland, you could use a car to get to the San Pedro Cafe. But Hudson is very pedestrian friendly. Most locals employed outside Hudson have at least one car to get them to and from work. Many say that the commute isn't that bad. You just might want to bring your Dramamine for that exit ramp.

Life in Hudson
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An Artist's Paradise

Hudson has a thriving local arts community. Each summer, the Phipps Center hosts workshops in drama, dance, and visual arts with exhibitions and presentations later into July and August. The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival hosted in late summer attracts local Wisconsinites and Minnesotans. Fine crafted pottery, jewelry, paintings and clothes are sold at the festival along with food from local eateries. It's the perfect place to enjoy the last days of summer on the shores of the St. Croix.

Life on the Water

Do you have a boat? If you're moving to Hudson, now might be a great time to seriously consider that speedboat, sailboat, kayak or canoe purchase. Locals love their water sports and, with the ideal location on the St. Croix River, it's easy to see why. Hudson offers community docks and beaches. Not to mention the private dock options thrown in with some house rentals. The cold weather limits the time spent on the water; you probably won't want to be out swimming after October 1. But this is the Midwest, so ice fishing in winter is how the locals feed their water sport spirit during the icy months. We'll forgive you if you don't rush out in your parka to join them.

Come For the View, Stay for the Food

While some small towns have lost their local food scene and replaced it with the generic gastronomy of Applebee's and Starbucks, Hudson has maintained and grown its local eateries. Agave Kitchen offers some of the best Mexican-American fusion food you'll ever taste, and Pier 500, overlooking the beautiful St. Croix, is the ideal place for a date night. We haven't even mentioned the Caribbean fusion food paradise that is San Pedro Cafe (well maybe we have). Once you've been there, you'll want to try everything on the menu.

Transit Options

Around town, your bike and feet can carry you pretty much wherever you want to go. All the better if you have a boat or canoe and happen to live along the river. If you reside further inland, you could use a car to get to the San Pedro Cafe. But Hudson is very pedestrian friendly. Most locals employed outside Hudson have at least one car to get them to and from work. Many say that the commute isn't that bad. You just might want to bring your Dramamine for that exit ramp.

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City Guide

Hudson
"Mom and dad live upstairs / The music's loud so we don't care / Nixon's gone / but rock lives on / We're still rockin' in Wisconsin / We're all all right! We're all all right ! / Yeah!" -- From the theme song of That 70s Show
"Mom and dad live upstairs / The music's loud so we don't care / Nixon's gone / but rock lives on / We're still rockin' in Wisconsin / We're all all right! We're all all right ! / Yeah!" -- From the theme song of That 70s Show

Just across the Minnesota-Wisconsin border sits the river town of Hudson, Wisconsin. Once a vibrant lumber town, Hudson's economic vitality has changed over the years to accommodate a budding tourism industry centered on its water sports and natural beauty. Today, residents enjoy the local charm and funky soul of this river city while taking full advantage of the metropolitan scene of nearby Minneapolis and St. Paul, the twin cities of Minnesota.

Moving Tips

It's Been Said Before: Don't Move in the Winter!

In fact, moving in the winter to Hudson would be a lot worse if the locals weren't so helpful and accommodating. They'll feel your frozen pain before you can say a word and offer you a hot cocoa at worst and use of their tow truck at best. It's certainly easier to move to Hudson in spring, summer or fall. But if you must move to the Midwest in the middle of winter, Hudson might be the best place to do it.

It's a Booming Market

As Hudson's popularity continues to grow, rental property is getting much easier to find. You won't need to worry so much about finding a place. Instead, you can focus on the kind of place that's right for you. You can easily search for apartments online. Or you can check out rental housing and city apartments in Hudson in person after an early brunch at San Pedro Cafe. Make sure you ask about the Caribbean Eggs Benedict before you order. It's a local favorite.

Location, Location, Location

Hudson definitely offers the quiet and close-knit community of a small town. But it also has a decidedly hippie sensibility running through its veins. Home to diverse eateries and funky art shops, Hudson feels like a hybrid of a metropolis and a small town. This may be due in large part to its location. Only 30 minutes from St. Paul and Minneapolis, Hudson is fast becoming the perfect location for urbanites who want to work in the city and retreat after-hours to a smaller city with a slower yet urban-infused vibe. So when you're scouting new spaces, just remember: you don't have to work in Hudson to live in Hudson.

Moving Tips
+

It's Been Said Before: Don't Move in the Winter!

In fact, moving in the winter to Hudson would be a lot worse if the locals weren't so helpful and accommodating. They'll feel your frozen pain before you can say a word and offer you a hot cocoa at worst and use of their tow truck at best. It's certainly easier to move to Hudson in spring, summer or fall. But if you must move to the Midwest in the middle of winter, Hudson might be the best place to do it.

It's a Booming Market

As Hudson's popularity continues to grow, rental property is getting much easier to find. You won't need to worry so much about finding a place. Instead, you can focus on the kind of place that's right for you. You can easily search for apartments online. Or you can check out rental housing and city apartments in Hudson in person after an early brunch at San Pedro Cafe. Make sure you ask about the Caribbean Eggs Benedict before you order. It's a local favorite.

Location, Location, Location

Hudson definitely offers the quiet and close-knit community of a small town. But it also has a decidedly hippie sensibility running through its veins. Home to diverse eateries and funky art shops, Hudson feels like a hybrid of a metropolis and a small town. This may be due in large part to its location. Only 30 minutes from St. Paul and Minneapolis, Hudson is fast becoming the perfect location for urbanites who want to work in the city and retreat after-hours to a smaller city with a slower yet urban-infused vibe. So when you're scouting new spaces, just remember: you don't have to work in Hudson to live in Hudson.

Neighborhoods

While Hudson may not be the biggest city along the St. Croix, it can still feel sprawling to newcomers. This feeling has only increased thanks to the recent housing and apartment developments off the more beaten paths of Hudson's historic downtown. It may be helpful to break Hudson down into the following four neighborhoods, especially when you're looking at maps and trying to figure out how close is too close to the flourless chocolate cake sold at the San Pedro Cafe.

Downtown Hudson: Just across the I-94 bridge and down a spiraling exit ramp that starts to feel like it's going on for miles, sits downtown Hudson. Follow the main drag of the road, and you'll see picturesque views of the St. Croix and boats dotting the blue landscape. The artist enclave, The Phipps Center for the Arts, is barely a half mile down the road. Along both sides of main street, you'll find the fusion eateries for which Hudson is known. Pier 500 restaurant pops. It and Agave Kitchen are downtown, along with the famous San Pedro Cafe. You won't find many rental options along main street. This is predominantly the commercial district of Hudson. But you won't have to drive too far before you hit residential Northern Hudson.

Northern Hudson: Main street leads right into the single-family homes and tree-lined streets of this Hudson neighborhood. Many houses offer docks along the water and sweeping patios. Within walking distance to downtown, this neighborhood still offers the serenity and seclusion coveted by some city dwellers.

Southern Hudson: A predominantly residential region, this Hudson neighborhood offers some excellent options for apartment renters. With nearby access to the Hudson Golf club and majestic views of the St. Croix River and the Hudson bluffs, make sure you explore Southern Hudson for rentals.

Eastern Hudson: In the eastern region of Hudson, there's less funk and more suburban soul. If you're looking for gas, groceries, or banks, then you've come to the right neighborhood. The eastern neighborhood also offers some rental apartment options. They aren't posh, but they aren't shacks either. And you certainly won't be living in a van down by the river like Chris Farley.

Neighborhoods
+

While Hudson may not be the biggest city along the St. Croix, it can still feel sprawling to newcomers. This feeling has only increased thanks to the recent housing and apartment developments off the more beaten paths of Hudson's historic downtown. It may be helpful to break Hudson down into the following four neighborhoods, especially when you're looking at maps and trying to figure out how close is too close to the flourless chocolate cake sold at the San Pedro Cafe.

Downtown Hudson: Just across the I-94 bridge and down a spiraling exit ramp that starts to feel like it's going on for miles, sits downtown Hudson. Follow the main drag of the road, and you'll see picturesque views of the St. Croix and boats dotting the blue landscape. The artist enclave, The Phipps Center for the Arts, is barely a half mile down the road. Along both sides of main street, you'll find the fusion eateries for which Hudson is known. Pier 500 restaurant pops. It and Agave Kitchen are downtown, along with the famous San Pedro Cafe. You won't find many rental options along main street. This is predominantly the commercial district of Hudson. But you won't have to drive too far before you hit residential Northern Hudson.

Northern Hudson: Main street leads right into the single-family homes and tree-lined streets of this Hudson neighborhood. Many houses offer docks along the water and sweeping patios. Within walking distance to downtown, this neighborhood still offers the serenity and seclusion coveted by some city dwellers.

Southern Hudson: A predominantly residential region, this Hudson neighborhood offers some excellent options for apartment renters. With nearby access to the Hudson Golf club and majestic views of the St. Croix River and the Hudson bluffs, make sure you explore Southern Hudson for rentals.

Eastern Hudson: In the eastern region of Hudson, there's less funk and more suburban soul. If you're looking for gas, groceries, or banks, then you've come to the right neighborhood. The eastern neighborhood also offers some rental apartment options. They aren't posh, but they aren't shacks either. And you certainly won't be living in a van down by the river like Chris Farley.

Life in Hudson

An Artist's Paradise

Hudson has a thriving local arts community. Each summer, the Phipps Center hosts workshops in drama, dance, and visual arts with exhibitions and presentations later into July and August. The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival hosted in late summer attracts local Wisconsinites and Minnesotans. Fine crafted pottery, jewelry, paintings and clothes are sold at the festival along with food from local eateries. It's the perfect place to enjoy the last days of summer on the shores of the St. Croix.

Life on the Water

Do you have a boat? If you're moving to Hudson, now might be a great time to seriously consider that speedboat, sailboat, kayak or canoe purchase. Locals love their water sports and, with the ideal location on the St. Croix River, it's easy to see why. Hudson offers community docks and beaches. Not to mention the private dock options thrown in with some house rentals. The cold weather limits the time spent on the water; you probably won't want to be out swimming after October 1. But this is the Midwest, so ice fishing in winter is how the locals feed their water sport spirit during the icy months. We'll forgive you if you don't rush out in your parka to join them.

Come For the View, Stay for the Food

While some small towns have lost their local food scene and replaced it with the generic gastronomy of Applebee's and Starbucks, Hudson has maintained and grown its local eateries. Agave Kitchen offers some of the best Mexican-American fusion food you'll ever taste, and Pier 500, overlooking the beautiful St. Croix, is the ideal place for a date night. We haven't even mentioned the Caribbean fusion food paradise that is San Pedro Cafe (well maybe we have). Once you've been there, you'll want to try everything on the menu.

Transit Options

Around town, your bike and feet can carry you pretty much wherever you want to go. All the better if you have a boat or canoe and happen to live along the river. If you reside further inland, you could use a car to get to the San Pedro Cafe. But Hudson is very pedestrian friendly. Most locals employed outside Hudson have at least one car to get them to and from work. Many say that the commute isn't that bad. You just might want to bring your Dramamine for that exit ramp.

Life in Hudson
+

An Artist's Paradise

Hudson has a thriving local arts community. Each summer, the Phipps Center hosts workshops in drama, dance, and visual arts with exhibitions and presentations later into July and August. The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival hosted in late summer attracts local Wisconsinites and Minnesotans. Fine crafted pottery, jewelry, paintings and clothes are sold at the festival along with food from local eateries. It's the perfect place to enjoy the last days of summer on the shores of the St. Croix.

Life on the Water

Do you have a boat? If you're moving to Hudson, now might be a great time to seriously consider that speedboat, sailboat, kayak or canoe purchase. Locals love their water sports and, with the ideal location on the St. Croix River, it's easy to see why. Hudson offers community docks and beaches. Not to mention the private dock options thrown in with some house rentals. The cold weather limits the time spent on the water; you probably won't want to be out swimming after October 1. But this is the Midwest, so ice fishing in winter is how the locals feed their water sport spirit during the icy months. We'll forgive you if you don't rush out in your parka to join them.

Come For the View, Stay for the Food

While some small towns have lost their local food scene and replaced it with the generic gastronomy of Applebee's and Starbucks, Hudson has maintained and grown its local eateries. Agave Kitchen offers some of the best Mexican-American fusion food you'll ever taste, and Pier 500, overlooking the beautiful St. Croix, is the ideal place for a date night. We haven't even mentioned the Caribbean fusion food paradise that is San Pedro Cafe (well maybe we have). Once you've been there, you'll want to try everything on the menu.

Transit Options

Around town, your bike and feet can carry you pretty much wherever you want to go. All the better if you have a boat or canoe and happen to live along the river. If you reside further inland, you could use a car to get to the San Pedro Cafe. But Hudson is very pedestrian friendly. Most locals employed outside Hudson have at least one car to get them to and from work. Many say that the commute isn't that bad. You just might want to bring your Dramamine for that exit ramp.