Now that you’ve got a year under your belt at UMN, are you looking to move off campus? It certainly has its perks: no RAs, more space, the opportunity to cook for yourself. And in Minneapolis, you’ll certainly have options. In recent years, a bevy of luxury student housing complexes have sprung up in Dinkytown and beyond, taking advantage of surging demand for student housing with all the bells and whistles.
But what if you’re on more of a ramen budget? You shouldn’t have to take out another loan just to afford an apartment. We’re here to help. Here are four UMN apartments that won’t break the bank.
- 1214 Fourth Street
This historic Georgian Colonial was built in 1900, but more recently has been remodeled to serve the needs of UMN students. There’s a five-bedroom apartment on the first floor that goes for $3,250, which could be perfect if you’re looking to move with friends. (Split five ways, your rent would be a totally reasonable $650.)
But if you’re really looking to save some dough, consider the second and third floors, where you can get a room for $450 a month. Even if you have to share a bathroom, that price is pretty hard to beat — especially considering utilities are included.
- Stadium Village
At $725 per month, studios at Stadium Village are the cheapest of any of the campus-adjacent complexes. The influx of newer, shinier luxury buildings has led to some real savings at this complex — but not at the expense of quality. Stadium Village is quiet, walking distance from campus and the stadium, and includes amenities like laundry and parking. Plus, the whole building is being remodeled, so you’ll soon be enjoying new amenities like hardwood floors and updated appliances.
- 817 12th Avenue
These studios and one-bedrooms go for $845 and $945 a month, respectively. They’re all newly remodeled, with tile floors, brand-new kitchen cabinets, dishwashers, and bathroom fixtures. Heat, A/C, and internet are all included. Got a furry friend? You’re in luck: 817 12th Avenue is one of the few campus-adjacent student buildings to allow cats.
- 72 Melbourne Avenue
If you don’t mind a bit of a walk, this studio in Prospect Park is a steal at $645 a month. It features hardwood floors, enormous windows that admit tons of natural light, and a huge front yard. Plus, it’s close to Tower Hill Park and the Mississippi River — perfect for jogging or long walks. If you’re more interested in food and beer than exercise, a host of restaurants are nearby, as well as Surly Brewing.
- 1214 Fourth Street