13 Beautiful Downtown St. Louis Apartments You Can Afford

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St. Louis isn’t called the “Gateway City” for nothing! It’s a land of new opportunities and adventures, and there’s no better way to get acquainted with a city than venturing Downtown. Living in St. Louis’ revitalized city center is perfect for both young professionals and students alike. If you’re looking to live within walking distance of the city’s prime attractions and landmarks, then a Downtown apartment is for you! Of course, you have a wide variety of options to choose from. But which shall it be?

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 Classy City Flats

Contemporary Pointe 400 kitchen with hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances

Pointe 400 The Pointe 400 homes have an upscale atmosphere that simply can’t be beat. Varying from 1-2 bedroom apartments and penthouses, these homes possess intuitive layouts and high-end features, including:

  • Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Granite Countertops
  • Private Balconies (some homes)
  • Oversized Windows
  • Stunning Downtown Views
  • Hardwood Floors (some homes)
  • Walk-In Closets (some homes)
  • Designer Lighting
  • Central Air and Heat
  • Fully Furnished by Request
  • In-Unit Laundry

Pointe 400 also offers a luxurious amenities package that most would (maybe) kill for. Some of these amenities include:

Spacious and cozy Pointe 400 bedroom with huge windows

  • Controlled Building Access
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Starbucks Cafe
  • Clubroom
  • Resident Library
  • Outdoor Heated Pool and Hot Tub
  • Car Care Area
  • Extra Storage
  • Pet Playground
  • Pet Friendly

Without a shadow of a doubt, this building is  practically made for those craving Downtown living. Pointe 400 has a wonderful home right near the Busch Stadium and all the surrounding restaurants, shops, and other entertainment venues! In fact, the famous Culinaria Gourmet grocery is only a few steps away. If work is your concern, then don’t fret! Downtown is not far and the building is conveniently located between Interstates 64 and 40. The Metrolink is also located a couple of blocks to the West.

 

Glamorous Tower at Opop Living Room with concrete industrial columns and ceiling-to-floor windows

Glamorous Tower at Opop Living Room with concrete industrial columns and ceiling-to-floor windows

The Tower at OPOP This fine building offers many studio-1 bedroom apartments, as well as a few glamorous penthouse suites. Each Town at OPOP home has many desirable features that embody the best of urban living, such as:

  • Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Ceiling-to-Floor Windows
  • High Ceilings (10-12 ft)
  • Post Office Plaza View
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Private Balcony (some homes)
  • Walk-In Closets (some homes)
  • In-Unit Laundry

A building that houses such luxurious apartments would also naturally provide its residents with generous amenities packages, including:

  • Secure Building Access
  • Fitness Center
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Clubhouse
  • Business Lounge
  • Private Parking Garage
  • Internet Included in Rent Price
  • Pet Friendly
Tower at Opop's designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances and modern white fixtures

Tower at Opop’s designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances and modern white fixtures

The Tower at OPOP sits right at the city’s heart, located in one of the most walkable areas of the city. The Busch Stadium and St. Louis Convention Center are only a few blocks away. If you want to enjoy some shopping and dining, then no problem! The cluster buildings surrounding this apartment building are brimming with some of the best dining  one can find. If you decide to stay in, the Culinaria market is located across the street.


Loft Livin’

Ballpark Loft living space with huge decorative windows and exposed brick walls

Ballpark Loft living space with huge decorative windows and exposed brick walls

Ballpark Lofts This conveniently-located building offers amazing 1-2 bedroom apartments that are perfect for anyone who loves to combine convenience with an industrial sense of style! The Ballpark Lofts feature many desirable attributes both practically and aesthetically, such as:

  • Modern Kitchen with Granite Countertops
  • Exposed Brick Walls and Beamed Ceilings
  • Oversized Windows
  • Private Balconies (some homes)
  • Great City Views
  • Walk-In Closets
  • In-Unit Laundry

This building provides a few different amenities to help their residents live comfortably, including:

  • Controlled Building Access
  • Private Covered Parking
  • Roof-Top Patio
  • Internet Included in Rent
Contemporary Ballpark Loft kitchen with black appliances and custom cabinets

Contemporary Ballpark Loft kitchen with black appliances and custom cabinets

The most obvious attraction of living at the Ballpark Lofts is the building’s namesake: the Busch Stadium. If you’re a sports lover, you’ll never have to make that dreaded traffic-clogged trek to the stadium again! The Metrolink Station is also only a few blocks away, making city access a breeze. Of course, most of the time, it’s unlikely that you’ll need to leave the area. There are many fantastic restaurants, shops, and entertainment nearby, giving you a ton of options for things to do on a Friday night!

 

Open floor plan with exposed brick wall in a Bogen Lofts living room

Open floor plan with exposed brick wall in a Bogen Lofts living room

The Bogen Lofts These rockin’ 1-2 bedroom apartments bring an upscale feel to the traditional industrial loft. Aside from their roomy open floorplans, the Bogen Lofts have many other fantastic features to offer, such as:

  • Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Oversized Windows
  • Downtown Views
  • Exposed Brick Walls
  • Designer Lighting
  • High Ceilings with Exposed Beams
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Private Balcony (some homes)
  • In-Unit Laundry

This building was named after the German word for “arch,” and for good reason! The exterior architecture consists of gorgeous decorative archways that give it a distinctly vintage look. Of course, residents get to enjoy many modern amenities within, including:

  • Secure Building Access
  • Rooftop Clubhouse
  • Fitness Center
  • Community Deck
  • Parking Garage
  • Rooftop Dog Walk
  • Pet Friendly (up to 2)
Designer Bogen Lofts kitchen with stainless steel appliances & industrial detailing

Designer Bogen Lofts kitchen with stainless steel appliances & industrial detailing

Taking only a few steps out of your door can bring you to almost anything. Pick and direction and start walking. You really can’t lose no matter which direction you go in! That is the true beauty of living Downtown. There is a shop on two on the building’s base level, and nearby are a tons of incredible restaurants. If you’re into the art scene, explore the many galleries within a few blocks radius!

 

Gorgeous open layout of a modern Fashion Square Loft

Gorgeous open layout of a modern Fashion Square Loft

Fashion Square Lofts These chic 1-2 bedroom apartments have intuitive open floor plans that are the hallmark of the industrial style. The Fashion Square Lofts are a great fit for anyone who is really looking for that pure city livin’ vibe. Some of the great features of these homes include:

  • Kitchen with Modern Appliances
  • Oversized Windows
  • High Ceilings (10-13 feet)
  • Polished Concrete Floors
  • Exposed Brick Walls
  • Programmable Energy Thermostats
  • Ceiling Fans

These lofts were created from a converted fashion building that was once used to showcase the city’s artistic prowess. Today, this building specializes in making residents comfortable and relaxed, offering a generous amenities package that includes:

  • Secure Building Access
  • Rooftop Pool (largest in the loft district)
  • Clubhouse
  • Private Garage
  • Internet Included in Rent
  • Pet Friendly
Bright and stylish Fashion Square Loft with huge windows and exposed brick walls

Bright and stylish Fashion Square Loft with huge windows and exposed brick walls

There are very few better places to live in St. Louis if you don’t have a car. This area boasts a whopping 98 walkability score, meaning that residents of the Fashion Square Lofts can take a short stroll to almost every and any convenience you can think of. Looking to grab a delicious bite to eat? Go to one of the many restaurants near the building. Want to shop ’til you drop? Explore the surrounding streets a bit. You can even access numerous sports arenas, Forest Park, and art galleries in just minutes.

 

Spacious GW Loft living and dining space with large windows and industrial style brick

Spacious GW Loft living and dining space with large windows and industrial style brick

GW Loft Apartments These gorgeous 1-3 bedroom apartments are designed to represent the epitome of industrial loft living in St. Louis. The floorplans are all spacious and unique, meaning no two neighbors have the same setup! You can easily make any GW Loft Apartments something entirely your own, without going through the trouble of buying a home. The apartments here boast many fabulous features, including:

  • Kitchen with Granite Countertops and Modern Appliances
  • Personal Balcony
  • Downtown Views
  • Oversized Windows
  • High Ceilings (up to 24 feet high)
  • Exposed Brick Walls
  • Designer Light Fixtures
  • Large Closets
  • In-Unit Laundry
GW Loft kitchen with modern appliances and industrial details

GW Loft kitchen with modern appliances and industrial details

This building offers few amenities compared to other luxury buildings, but what it does provide, it provides well:

  • Green Space for Pets
  • Both Indoor & Outdoor Parking
  • Lobby Community Lounge
  • Pet Friendly

What the GW Lofts don’t offer in regards to amenities is more than compensated for in the location department. These apartments are  right near the heart of St. Louis. One huge benefit of this fact is that the area is highly walkable, boasting easy access to surrounding shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and other great places. It is located right in Grand Center, St. Louis’ hub for the arts and entertainment. In addition, Interstate 40 is only a hop, skip, and a jump away – putting you in touch with everything else that the city has to offer!

 

Chic Packard Loft bedroom with large mirrored closet and designer lighting

Chic Packard Loft bedroom with large mirrored closet and designer lighting

Packard Lofts These 1-2 bedroom loft-style apartments were built in the original Packard Auto Dealership from the early 1900’s. But now the Packard Lofts offer amazing industrial detailing and impeccable modern features, including:

  • Kitchen with Modern Appliances and Granite Countertops
  • Private Balcony (some homes)
  • High Ceilings (starting at 11 ft)
  • Oversized Windows
  • Amazing City Views
  • Exposed Brick and Concrete Walls
  • Walk-In Closets (some homes)

The building itself is beyond gorgeous, retaining its Art Deco style with timeless class. Despite its antiquated exterior, the amenities it offers residents are quite modern, including:

  • Secure Building Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet Service Included with Rent
Sunny Packard Loft open living space with modern kitchen

Sunny Packard Loft open living space with modern kitchen

Work is also easily within reach for residents of the Packard Building, considering the financial hubs of Downtown are only a short walk or drive away. But playtime isn’t far away either! For food lovers, this area couldn’t get much better. The Packard Lofts are close to some of St. Louis’ favorite restaurants, such as the Schlafey Tap Room and the Pepper Lounge. Need to get around without a car? Luckily the Union Station is nearby!

 

Conveniently designed Vangard Lofts Kitchen with breakfast bar

Conveniently designed Vangard Lofts Kitchen with breakfast bar

Vangard Lofts It’s hard to believe that these sharp and stylish 1-2 bedroom apartments are tucked away inside this old factory building, but it is true! In fact, the Vangard Lofts have lovely designer touches and amenities has this industrial space feeling just like home. The apartments also boast a number of great features, including:

  • Modern Kitchen with Appliances & Breakfast Bar
  • Exposed Brick Walls
  • High Ceilings (11 ft)
  • Exposed Wooden Beams
  • Designer Lighting
  • Loft-Style Layout (only 2-bedroom homes)
  • Fully Furnished Upon Request

The building may look old from the outside, but very few apartment-dwellers in St. Louis have the privilege of enjoying such a wonderful amenities package. Some of the great conveniences they provide include:

  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Billiards Room
  • Business Center
  • Extra Storage
  • Parking Garage
  • Laundry Room
  • Internet Access Included in Rent
  • Pet Friendly
Spacious Vangard Loft living space with exposed beams an concrete floors

Spacious Vangard Loft living space with exposed beams an concrete floors

The Vangard Lofts enjoy a remarkable location in a highly walkable area near many of the city’s best attractions. If you’re homebody, then you’ll be happy to know that the first floor of the building contains a few great basics: a market, eatery, and winery. There are an incredible amount of shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues nearby as well. For more mundane conveniences, stop on over at the grocery store just across the street for all your day-to-day needs.


More Bang for Your Buck

Huge 1818 Washington Avenue kitchen and living space with loft details and designer lighting

Huge 1818 Washington Avenue kitchen and living space with loft details and designer lighting

1818 Washington Avenue These great 1-bedroom lofts at 1818 Washington Avenue are selling at a great price considering the industrial loft style is now in high-demand! At only $650-$708 a room, these roomy apartments offer fine industrial finishes with many exciting features that are normally found in more expensive buildings. Some of these features include:

  • Kitchen with Modern Appliances
  • Oversized Windows
  • Exposed Brick
  • High Ceilings
  • Polish Concrete Floors
  • Designer Light Fixtures
  • Abundant Amount of Closet Space

The building itself also offers some amenities for the benefit of its residents, including:

  • Secure Building Access
  • Storage Lockers
  • Laundry Room
  • Pet Friendly
Industrial-style 1818 Washington Avenue bedroom with polished concrete floors and large closet

Industrial-style 1818 Washington Avenue bedroom with polished concrete floors and large closet

Aside from the address having a nice little ring to it, this building also enjoys a great location within walking distance of some of Downtown St. Louis’ best and brightest! It is only a few minutes away from a number of great restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. Its convenience to both the business sectors  and the University make it a great option for both young professionals and students, alike!

 

Intimate Missouri Apartment kitchen and dining area with breakfast bar

Intimate Missouri Apartment kitchen and dining area with breakfast bar

Missouri Apartments The cozy studios and efficiency apartments offered at the Missouri building are unmatched as far as budgeting goes. A studio here runs at a cheap $495 – a real steal considering its prime location. This apartment boasts modest, but useful features, including:

  • Kitchen with Modern Appliances & Breakfast Bar
  • Carpeting
  • Oversized Windows
  • Custom Paint Color Optional

This building offers a few amenities that keep residents both safer and happier, including:

  • Welcoming Lobby
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Feline Friendly
  • Water & Trash Included in Rent
Comfy Missouri Apartment studio living space with carpeting and intuitive floor plan

Comfy Missouri Apartment studio living space with carpeting and intuitive floor plan

If you’re looking for a building on a budget that is centrally located, then you’ve come to the right place. Downtown, West End, and the University City Delmar Loop are only minutes away. For those of you who enjoy the outdoors, Forest Park is also located nearby. They are also located quite close to highways 40 and 70, making any commute easy as can be. Ultimately, this area has a little bit of something for everyone!


Student Stomping Grounds

Spacious 721 Limit Avenue living space with open floor plan and decorative fireplace

Spacious 721 Limit Avenue living space with open floor plan and decorative fireplace

721 Limit Avenue These fabulous 2-bedroom Apartments are very homey and clean compared to many other student apartments in the area. If you’re looking for a nice atmosphere to relax in after the chaos of class, then this is a great option! Some of the apartment features include:

  • Kitchen with Modern Appliances
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Large Windows
  • Decorative Fireplace (some homes)
  • Abundant Closet Space
  • Sunroom (some homes)
  • In-Unit Laundry

This building offers amenities that keep students feeling safe, including:

  • Private Parking
  • Pet Friendly
Bright and airy 721 Limit Avenue Bedroom with hardwood floors and spacious closet

Bright and airy 721 Limit Avenue Bedroom with hardwood floors and spacious closet

If you’re a Washington University student, then you’ve found your next place! This building stands right in University City, only minutes away from campus. As far as play time goes, the apartments are a single block away from all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment that the Delmar Loop has to offer. There are even a few beloved bars and coffee joints nearby.

 

Huge Lindell Strip living space illuminated by large windows and featuring a spiral staircase

Huge Lindell Strip living space illuminated by large windows and featuring a spiral staircase

Lindell Strip Apartments If you want a building that allows you to enjoy urban luxuries without eliminating the beloved “college experience,” then take a look at the Lindell Strip Apartments! These lovely 1-3 bedroom homes are perfect for both the loner and the social butterfly. Each apartment contains many desirable features for residents, such as:

  • Kitchen with Modern Appliances
  • Central Air and Heat
  • Oversized Windows
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Spiral Staircases (some homes)
  • Fully Furnished by Request

If you want the best of student life served up on a silver platter, then this building should be your go-to. The Lindell Strip Apartments offer the finest student-friendly amenities, including:

  • Secure Building Access
  • Parking Garages
  • Laundry Room
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • 24-Hour Club House
  • 24-Hour Study Room
  • Rooftop Pool
  • Bike Racks
  • Cable & Internet included in Rent
Large Lindell Strip kitchen with modern appliances and hardwood floors

Large Lindell Strip kitchen with modern appliances and hardwood floors

In addition to all these luxuries, the Lindell Strip Apartments also have an unbeatable location that’s obscenely close to campus (49 steps, to be exact). There are a number of restaurants and entertainment options nearby when you want to venture out of your cozy home for a night of fun. In fact, The Nadoz Cafe is right downstairs, along with the Moolah Theater and Moolah Bowling Alley.

 

A contemporary Donatello building kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances

A contemporary Donatello building kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances

The Michelangelo & Donatello Apartment Buildings These 1-2 bedroom apartment buildings are only a block away from each other, but they offer similar kinds of homes. Each apartment in both the Michelangelo and Donatello buildings offers an intimate floor plan with higher end features, adding a little modern flair to the student lifestyle. Some of these features include:

  • Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Brand New Finishes and Fixtures
  • Central Air
  • In-Unit Laundry

Each building also provides a number of a amenities to their residents, such as:

  • Game Room
  • Courtyard with Fountain & BBQ Pit
  • Bike Racks
  • Off-Street Parking Available
  • Electric Included in Rent
Intimate Michelangelo bedroom with classic floor moldings and hardwood floors

Intimate Michelangelo bedroom with classic floor moldings and hardwood floors

The convenient location cannot be beat for SLU students. The University gates are only a few steps away, meaning a car is not necessary. The numerous restaurants, shops, and coffee joints along Lindell Blvd are also only a short walk away, meaning you’ll rarely have to leave the area for anything you need. Though this area was once known as a more industrial part of the city, it is slowly being transformed into a destination.


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