When it comes to Minneapolis rentals, Uptown, the Warehouse District, and Northeast get a lot of attention. But in your quest for the perfect Twin City digs, don’t overlook South Minneapolis. Leafy, residential, and quieter than many of the city’s other neighborhoods, the southern reaches of the city are filled with underrated gems — not to mention some of the city’s coolest restaurants and bars. Here are four under-the-radar South Minneapolis apartments.
- 4648 West Harriett Lake Parkway
Yes, it’s almost $4,000 per month. But hear us out. That gets you an ENTIRE HOUSE across the street from Lake Harriet. All you have to do is step out of this beautiful grey three-story and you’ll be on the jogging trail, enjoying the lake breeze. Indoors, you’ll be surrounded by luxurious homey touches. Not only is this home fully furnished, it’s well-appointed: heated floors, claw-foot tubs, original woodwork in a formal dining room and study. The third-floor master bathroom has a fireplace in it. Haven’t you always wanted to sleep next to a roaring fire?
- Elements of Linden Hills
If you’re looking for something a little more modest in the same neighborhood, the studios at Elements of Linden Hills might be more up your alley. This newly constructed complex is great for solo renters who want a studio in a convenient location with a host of modern touches. These brand new units feature stainless steel kitchen appliances, sleek cabinetry, and granite countertops. Heated underground parking and an in-house fitness center means that you’ll be comfortable traveling and working out even in the harsh winter months.
- Oaks Station Place
This brand-new complex is filled with spacious apartments in a variety of floorplans. Its convenient location — less than a mile from the light rail, walking distance to the bike path, close to multiple bus routes, and less than 10 minutes from the airport — is great for busy young professionals. But with amenities like a fitness center, outdoor courtyard with barbeque stations, and small screening room, how often will you really need to leave?
- 4642 Garfield Avenue
This three-bedroom apartment is on the second floor of a quirky Craftsman style home in the Tangletown-East Harriet neighborhood. It’s freshly remodeled, with hardwood floors throughout and a stunning white tile bathroom. With a fully functional fireplace, built-in buffet in the dining room, and a private sunroom in the back, it’s perfect for a young family or just someone who likes a bit of space. The landlords live on the first floor, which makes paying the rent and resolving issues easy.