The Swankest Downtown Minneapolis Apartments

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Downtown Minneapolis at night

Minneapolis is by far one of the largest and most desirable places to live in Minnesota. There are many attractions in this city, but the center of activity is clearly Downtown. Of course, because this is a hotbed of nightlife, great restaurants, fabulous shopping, and rockin’ entertainment venues. This makes it a very popular place to live. The number of places to choose from can be overwhelming, but we’ve plucked out some of the top Downtown Minneapolis apartment picks for you to make things easier.

Upscale Sanctum

Sunwashed Heritage Landing living room

Sunwashed Heritage Landing living room

Heritage Landing artfully mixes the industrial style with upscale elegance, making it one of the finest apartment complexes in Downtown Minneapolis. There are a number of different options available for potential renters, including traditional apartments, penthouses, and even townhomes. Heritage Landings homes are incredibly versatile for that reason.

Each home has a plethora of things to offer. Every apartment features the popular industrial look, with exposed concrete, large windows, and other desirable Warehouse District features. All of the floor plans are entirely unique and boast many luxurious amenities, including:

  • Designer Kitchens with Stainless Steel Appliances & Granite Countertops
  • 12 foot Vaulted Ceilings
  • Fireplaces (Penthouse Suites)
  • In-Unit Laundry
Heritage Landing kitchen

Heritage Landing kitchen with industrial details

Heritage Landing also offers one of the nicest amenities packages in Downtown Minneapolis, including (but, of course not limited to):

  • 24 Hour Fitness Studio with Free Fitness Courses
  • Conference Room
  • Covered Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Heat & AC included in Rent
  • Sundeck
  • Sauna
  • Clubhouse

There are also many amenities that are difficult to find at many other buildings, including an on-site event coordinator, on-site dry cleaner, and the Toast Wine Bar & Cafe.

Heritage Landing has a great downtown location in the Warehouse District, a beloved area of Downtown. There are amazing views of both the city itself and the majestic Mississippi River. It’s located only two blocks to some fantastic Minneapolis walking paths. Within walking distance is the best shopping and restaurants that the city has to offer.

Best Amenities

222 Hennepin - Downtown Minneapolis Apartment

Sprawling floor plan of 222 Hennepin apartment

222 Hennepin offers beautiful studio-2 bedroom apartments, as well as tower and penthouse suites with gracious layouts. The spectacular centralized location and out-of-this-world amenities package makes it one of the best apartment complexes in Downtown Minneapolis.

Each apartment contains luxury features that are difficult to find in many buildings, including:

  • Balcony
  • Central Air
  • Dishwasher
  • In-Unit Laundry

222 Hennepin offers an incredibly generous amenities package brimming with features that are hard to find in other buildings, including:

Modern 222 Hennepin with stainless steel appliances

Modern 222 Hennepin with stainless steel appliances

  • Secure Building Access
  • Pet Friendly
  • 24 Hour Fitness Club & Yoga Studio
  • Private Off-Leash Dog Park
  • Rooftop Pool
  • Roof Terrace with Grills
  • Peaceful Courtyards
  • Outdoor Lounge & Fireplace
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • Tech Lounge
  • Jag Club with Wine Room
  • Coffee Lounge
  • Parking Garage
  • Guest Suites

In addition, this building is smoke free and offers around-the-clock concierge services.

This building has one of best locations out of all of the downtown apartments. It is completely centralized in Downtown Minneapolis, near many of the best restaurants, shops, and major landmarks that the city has to offer. There are actually 50 restaurants within just 5 miles of the building. It is even located near a Whole Foods Market and the lovely Gateway Park. The Mississippi River is also within walking distance. All of this right in the middle of the city’s finest historic district.

Mill District City Layout

Gorgeous Mill District City apartment with open layout

Best Green Apartments

Mill District City Apartments has amazing Studio-3 bedrooms apartments with large floorplans and a wide array of great features. These apartments are brand spankin’ new and impeccably designed.

Each apartment has been constructed to meet the NAHB Green Building Standards, with energy efficient insulation and windows. They come in various layouts, some even offering two floors and loft style floorplans. This apartment has many great features, including:

    • Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
    • Oversized Windows
    • Central Air
    • Balcony or Rooftop Patio
    • Hardwood Floors
    • In-Unit Laundry

Mill District City Apartments building also has some amazing amenities to offer its residents, including:

  • 24 Hour Fitness Center
  • Indoor & Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub & Sauna
  • Sun Deck
  • Movie Theater
  • Club Room
  • Business Center
  • Dog Station
  • Zen Box (On-site restaurant)
Mill District City Bedroom

Well-lit Mill District City bedroom

In addition, the building offers planned social activities to create a sense of community among residents. This building’s amazing location is perfect for nature lovers and fun-seekers. The Mississippi River is only one block away, meaning that its running and biking paths are at your disposal. Gold Medal Park is also only four blocks away. If you love green shopping, enjoy browsing through the nearby Mill City Farmer’s Market.

Of course, if you’re seeking a more traditional kind of fun, you can also check out the Guthrie Theater, along with many restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.

Dock St. Flats Kitchen

Designer kitchen in Dock St. Flats apartment

Pet Friendliest

Dock St. Flats is the most pet friendly luxury apartment building in Downtown Minneapolis. They not only provide some of the finest amenities and spaces in the city, but also considers its furry residents just as carefully as its human residents.

The gracious studio-2 bedroom apartments are open and airy, offering numerous convenient features, such as:

  • Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Balconies
  • Oversized Windows
  • 9 Foot Ceilings
  • Walk-In Closets
  • In-Unit Laundry

The Dock St. Flats apartment building offers numerous . For pet owners, the two of the highlight features of this building is the pet wash and exercise area. Now your furry friend can live in the lap of luxury. Of course, human residents can also enjoy numerous features, including:

  • Secure Building Access
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool and Spa
  • Sun Terrace
  • Outdoor Courtyards
  • Internet Cafe
  • Bike Storage & Repair
  • Zip Car Sharing Program
  • Rooftop Deck with Fire Pit
  • Heated Parking
  • On-Site Retail
Dock St. Flats

Large bedroom in Dock St. Flats apartment

The great location of the Dock St. Flats apartment also makes it an extremely pet friendly building. Running right beside the building is a wide bike and pedestrian trail that is great for walking a well-trained dog. This area is also extremely walkable, connected right next to the Downtown Skyway. Beloved pets aside, the building is also located near some fantastic city features, including sensational restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.

Best Walk Score

The Soo Line Building City Apartments is the ultimate in urban living, with a fabulous building and location. This building offers generously sized studio-3 bedroom apartments with various layouts, including penthouse suites.

Soo Line Building

Spacious living room in Soo Line apartment

Each apartment was built to meet the NAHB green building standard with an energy efficient windows and programmable thermostat. This is combined with lovely luxury features, some of which include:

  • Designer Kitchens with Stainless Steel Appliances
  • 10-23 foot Ceilings
  • Oversized Windows
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Walk-In Closets
  • In-Unit Laundry

The Soo Line Apartments are contained in a historic building that has been upgraded to meet green standards. It offers numerous amenities, including:

  • 24 Hour Fitness Center
  • Indoor & Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Lounge with Fire Pit & Bar
  • Grilling Stations
  • Indoor Lounge & Game Room
  • Business Center
  • Grocery Delivery Service
  • Online Rent Payment and Service Requests
  • Specialty Market with Dining Room

    Soo Line Building City Apartments

    Large Soo Line Apartment bedroom

This building is also full service, including a 24 hour, 7 days a week concierge and maintenance team.

The Soo Line Apartments have the best walk score – 94 out of 100 to be exact – in Downtown Minneapolis because of its centralized location and connection with surrounding building. This building is attached to the skyway that covers over seven miles of downtown Minneapolis and allows residents to easily access some of the city’s finest restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.

Mill City Apartments

Unique fireplaces in Mill City apartment

Most Bang for Your Buck

The Mill City Apartments give you the best bang for your buck out of any other complex in Downtown Minneapolis. This building offers beautiful Studio-2 bedroom apartments at relatively affordable prices. Studios run around $1100, 1 bedrooms around $1345, and 2 bedrooms around $1605.

These apartments feature extremely spacious layouts for the price range, as well as some fantastic luxury-grade features, including:

  • Designer Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
  • 9 Foot Ceilings
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Gas Fireplaces in Some Homes
  • Central Air
  • In-Unit Laundry

In addition, the Mill City Apartment building boasts resort style amenities and features that encourage a sense of community, such as:

  • Secure Building Access
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Computer Center
  • Conference Room
  • Billiards Room
  • Underground Parking
Mill City Apartment Open Floorplan

Open floor plan of a Mill City apartment

As the name suggests, the Mill City Apartments are located right in the hip Warehouse District of Downtown Minneapolis. If you’re a fan of the trendy and the industrial, then this is a great district for you. This is a fantastic option for young professionals and commuting students, as it is located right near the major city freeways and within walking distance of the city center. This puts it right near the city’s major restaurants, shops, and entertainment centers. The Mill City Apartments are located in a fabulous area for the low price, making them a must-see for young (but budget-conscious) renters.

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