Perfect Apartments Near UMN

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Minneapolis Apartments Near University of Minnesota

Though living on campus can be a ton of fun, there comes a time when a little bird must spread its wings and fly away…well, sort of. Taking the step to live off campus is like a rite of passage for UMN students. It’s a the first step on your path to independent adulthood and the perfect way to get better-aquainted Minneapolis.

Where do you start? Well, you can begin by making your search a little easier and checking out the amazing apartments below. Each building has been selected based on criteria that might be important to you. Once you figure out what factors are most important to you, then finding the right place will only get easier. Happy hunting!

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Best Amenities Packages

These apartment buildings offer amenities packages that are brimming with features that all of your friends will envy.

Huge bedroom in 7West apartment with oversized windows

Huge bedroom in 7West apartment with oversized windows

7West Apartments The stunning studio-2 bedroom apartments at 7West are almost too good to be true. These spacious apartments boast modern kitchens with breakfast bars and stainless steel appliances, solid floors, huge windows, and an in-unit washer and dryer. The building also offers an amenities package that is practically bursting with features both awesome and useful, including a parking garage, fitness center, yoga studio, tea house style lounge, party room, billiards center, rooftop terrace, beautiful lobby, and numerous study areas for guests to enjoy. Oh yeah, and we hope you don’t mind being within walking distance of some amazing restaurants and coffee shops.

Walk to Campus: 15 minutes
Bike to Campus: 6 minutes

 

Rendering of a beautiful Grain Belt apartment with open floor plan and huge windows

Rendering of a beautiful Grain Belt apartment with open floor plan and huge windows

The Grain Belt The studio-3 bedroom apartments at The Grain Belt are brand spankin’ new and offer luxurious living at its finest. Aside from offering lovely apartments with wide open layouts, private balconies, and spectacular city views, residents are also allowed access to the building’s many amenities. Some of these features include a bar, computer lounge, clubhouse, fitness center, business center, and a TV lounge. Kitties and puppies are also welcome!

Walk to Campus: 15 minutes
Bike to Campus: 9 minutes

 

Gorgeous Paxon apartment with designer features and private patio

Gorgeous Paxon apartment with designer features and private patio

The Paxon The 1-2 bedroom apartments at The Paxon are nothing short of refined. The apartments feature private balconies, hardwood floors, modern kitchens with breakfast bars, roomy layout, and huge windows. The building itself also offers fat amenities package, including a fitness center, outdoor pool, sauna, yoga studio, private lounge, club room, and resident patio. Cat and dogs are also welcome. If you want to feel like you’re living at the lap of luxury only a short bike ride away from campus, then this building is worth a second look.

Bike to Campus: 13 minutes
Drive to Campus: 8 minutes

 

Red 20 Apartments

Sleek Red 20 apartment with huge windows, open layout, and designer kitchen

Red  20 The modern 1-3 bedroom apartments at Red 20 are guaranteed to impress. These beautiful spaces give you a taste of elegant high-rise living with their contemporary design and new fixtures, such as the modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar, private balconies, in-unit laundry, and gorgeous skyline views out the floor-to-ceiling windows. In addition, residents receive a superb amenities package, including: secure building access, 24-hour fitness center, club room, outdoor plaza with fire pit and outdoor kitchen, and a dog run. Once you get an apartment here, you’ll be spoiled for life!

Bike to Campus: 10 minutes
Drive to Campus: 7 minutes


Close to the Action

These apartments are located close to campus and other favorite hangouts for UMN students.

700 on Washington Apartment with modern kitchen and breakfast bar

Rendition of 700 on Washington Apartment with modern kitchen and breakfast bar

700 On Washington From these amazing studio-1 bedroom apartments at 700 on Washington, you can literally see the stadium from your window! These great student apartments allow you to live and breathe undergrad life by being located right in Stadium Village, Nicollet Mall, and Mall of America.  Sally’s Bar and Restaurant will also be located right in the base of this building. Basically, this is the perfect place to live without a car, since the area is highly walkable and located right near the bus stop.

Walk to Campus: 6 minutes
Bike to Campus: 2 minutes

 

Intimate pre-furnished Bierman Place bedroom with large windows

Intimate pre-furnished Bierman Place bedroom with large windows

Bierman Place The 1-4 bedroom apartments at Bierman Place are more than ideal for college students. This building offers stress-free, pre-furnished apartments and an amenities package that includes a fitness center, tanning, study lounge, bike storage, and much more! In addition, these cozy homes are only a hop, skip, and a jump away from campus. They’re also only a few shy of many beloved college hot spots in Dinkytown! If you’re looking to be a part of campus life without actually living there, then this is a great place to consider!

Walk to Campus: 6 minutes
Bike to Campus: 3 minutes

 

Spacious living room with good natural light & hardwood flooring in Breton Apartment

Spacious living room with good natural light & hardwood flooring in Breton Apartment

The Breton These 1-3 bedroom apartments at The Breton may not be the newest homes on the block, but they are definitely affordable, well-kept, and convenient to some of the top student hangouts in Minneapolis. There are multiple restaurants, clubs, bars, and cool coffee joints within walking distance. Want to be safe and not drive home after hitting the bars? No problem! The building is located right on a bus line, giving you quick access to both the campus and surrounding areas. If you want to enjoy a little fresh air, you’re also close enough to walk to class.

Walk to Campus: 18 minutes
Bike to Campus: 6 minutes

 

Sleek kitchen with breakfast bar and private patio at The Elysian

Sleek kitchen with breakfast bar and hardwood floors in an Elysian apartment

The Elysian The most heavenly part of the 1-3 bedroom apartments at The Elysian is their amazing location only steps away from campus. You also aren’t far from any of UM’s favorite restaurants and bars. Of course, the beauty of these apartments certainly can’t be downplayed either. They come fully furnished for student convenience, and also feature designer kitchens, walk-in closets, private patios, and rent/utility packages. Students can also enjoy that sense of community living that they had in a dorm by taking advantage of the building’s community room, as well as the outdoor lounge.

Walk to Campus: 6 minutes
Bike to Campus: 13 minutes

 

Huge living room with oversized windows in a Keeler Apartment

Huge living room with oversized windows in a Keeler Apartment

Keeler Apartments The 1-4 bedroom Keeler Apartments epitomize efficient student living and convenient location. Rolling out of bed and heading to class is certainly not out of the question for these apartment residents, as the school is only a (very) short walk or bike ride away. In addition, the building offers a number of outstanding features tailored to students, including a fitness center, community room, TV room, game room, and secure building access. The building is also located on a bus line, allowing residents easy access to the rest of the city.

Walk to Campus: 4 minutes
Bike to Campus:
1 minute

 

Spacious and bright Stadium View apartment

Roomy and bright Stadium View apartment with welcoming open layout

Stadium View Student Apartments If you want to live right in the middle of undergrad life without dealing with the expenses and constraints of living on campus, then the 2-4 bedroom furnished apartments at Stadium View are perfect for you! Aside from having a fabulous amenities package at a fair price – secure building access, in-unit laundry, fitness center, all utilities included in rent, etc. – this building is located in one of the most walkable areas near the University. You could easily access some of your favorite bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and other student apartments without ever having to set foot in a car or bus!

Walk to Campus: 5 minutes
Bike to Campus: 2 minutes


Most Unique

These apartments feature distinctive layouts, artistic interiors, or have notable features that are difficult to find in other apartment buildings.

Unique loft layout of a 430 Oak Grove Apartment

Cool loft layout of a 430 Oak Grove Apartment

430 Oak Grove Apartments 430 Oak Grove, renovated from a historic landmark, offers singular 1-2 bedroom apartments with modern loft layouts that are sure to please. These apartments are sophisticated, yet trendy, with upscale finishes, oversized windows, in-unit laundry, and modern kitchens. The amenities package is also quite generous, featuring lovely perks like a fitness center, club room, fireside lounge, and indoor parking. If you’re looking for an upscale building with a distinctive flare, then you’ve found the right place for you!

Bike to Campus: 19 minutes
Drive to Campus:  7 minutes

 

Industrial C&E Loft with huge windows, polished floors, and exposed brick walls

Industrial C&E Loft with huge windows, polished floors, and exposed brick walls

C&E Lofts If you love that old industrial feel, check out the 1-2 bedroom apartments at the C&E Lofts. Though the original building was a furniture showroom and warehouse in 1917, the building has since been gutted and made into beautiful urban apartments with that trendy industrial feel. These homes feature great kitchens with stainless steel appliances, open layouts, oversized windows, and in-unit washers and dryers. In addition, the building has many great amenities, including a fitness center, garage parking, computer room, game room, and extra bike storage. They even welcome dogs and cats!

Bike to Campus: 10 minutes
Drive to Campus:
6 minutes

 

Designer kitchen with breakfast bar in a Heritage Landing apartment

Designer kitchen with breakfast bar in a Heritage Landing apartment

Heritage Landing If you’re looking for something aesthetically interesting, then take a peek at the gracious 1-2 bedroom apartments at Heritage Landing. These apartments offer an interesting mix of the cozy and the industrial, making for a unique setup that has a luxurious, yet edgy, feel. The stunning views of the North Loop and Downtown don’t hurt either! The amenities package here is nothing to sneeze at, offering fantastic features like a community lounge, rooftop deck, renovated fitness center, business center, conference room, and dry cleaning center.

Bike to Campus: 13 minutes
Drive to Campus:
8 minutes

 

Open and airy Third North apartment with private balcony

Open and airy Third North apartment with private balcony

Third North Apartments The studio-1 bedroom homes at Third North Apartments are perfect for those that want the best of urban living while being environmentally friendly. This building utilizes cutting edge technologies and designs to make your life a little greener. Some of these features include stainless steel Energy Star appliances, electric car charging stations, and bike workshop. There are also many other amenities to enjoy, such as the private balconies, outdoor pool, and even a guest suite for visitors (like your parents or a friend from out of town)! This is an ideal location for a grad student looking for a place a little further away from campus culture, without being completed removed.

Bike to Campus: 17 minutes
Drive to Campus: 
10 minutes


Best Deals

If you’re looking to save some money on rent prices without compromising housing quality, then give these places a good hard look!

Lovely Bryant apartment kitchen with cherry wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances

Lovely Bryant apartment kitchen with cherry wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances

The Bryant These classic 1-2 bedroom apartments at The Bryant are a steal considering their convenient location and the quality of the space. With a 1 bedroom coming in at a mere $725 and a 2 bedroom at $825, these apartments are hard to pass up! They have faux hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and room floorplans. They’re even pet friendly, with a 2 cat maximum. These apartments are a little further away from campus, but the trek is definitely manageable with a car or bike. Pay less to be near more great restaurants, coffee shops, and even some Uptown shopping!

Bike to Campus: 27 minutes
Drive to Campus: 7 minutes

 

Open Hennepin apartment with new carpeting and large windows

Open Hennepin apartment with new carpeting and large windows

Hennepin Apartments The recently renovated 1-2 bedroom homes at Hennepin Apartments building come at a great price tag considering their convenient location right outside of Dinkytown. Not into biking and don’t have a car? This building is located right on a bus line. It’s hard to find a place with modern kitchens, secure building access, laundry facilities, and extra storage for only $735 per 1-bedroom and $849 per 2-bedroom. In addition, enjoy having your heat, water, sewer, and trash included in your rent price. You can even bring up to 2 cats along for the ride!

Bike to Campus: 7 minutes
Drive to Campus: 5 minutes

 

Bright living room of a University Village apartment

Bright living room of a University Village apartment

University Village The cozy 1-2 bedroom homes in University Village offer a cheap option for UMN students that want to live right next to campus, without the high price tag. These apartments offer safety with controlled building access, and convenience with fixed rent rates and utilities included in the rent. Though a 1-bedroom apartment hovers around $1099 (around average for the area), 2-bedrooms average around $500 per person. With a great location, lovely living spaces, and fair amenities package, this building is a great way to get the most bang for your buck!

Bike to Campus: 4 minutes
Drive to Campus: 4 minutes


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