Renting an apartment provides many benefits that homeownership doesn’t, such as flexible lease terms, no property taxes, and almost no maintenance responsibilities or expenses. But on the other hand, with a house, you get a yard, parking, typically more space, and the ability to walk directly into your home — not into a lobby and up several flights of stairs. The perfect middle ground: renting a duplex. And the Twin Cities area has dozens of options. If you need a duplex for rent in Minneapolis, check out these four options.
In the Como neighborhood near the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, downtown Minneapolis, and downtown St. Paul, this side-by-side duplex offers three bedrooms, one bathroom (with two sinks), and 1,500 square feet for a spacious home. It’s been recently remodeled with stainless steel appliances and beautiful wood floors, plus has free laundry and off-street parking included. The sprawling layout includes a breakfast book, mud room, and storage, and you’re welcome to enjoy the yard as well. The utilities are up to the tenant, but all of the lawn care and snow removal is taken care of.
This duplex for rent in Minneapolis comes equipped with plenty of character, from the black-and-white tile kitchen with green walls, to the arched doorways and woodwork. In the middle of the Augsburg University campus, it’s just across the river from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The duplex has flexible layout options and unique touches you aren’t likely to find anywhere else at this price point, such as stained glass windows, glass-front built-in shelving, cream-colored brick fireplace, and a sunny three-seasons room, perfect for sheltering your plants from Minnesota winters.
With gorgeous architecture and porches on the outside, this stacked duplex promises interesting touches throughout. Located in Uptown, two blocks from Lake Calhoun, it’s in a very walkable and attractive neighborhood, near the eclectic shops and galleries that have put Uptown on the map. The lower-level rental has a living room, formal dining room, kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances, large three-seasons porch in the front, and a second fenced-in patio in the backyard. Beautifully maintained built-in shelving provides extra storage, and bay windows let in tons of natural light. One garage space and one off-street space are included, and laundry is available on-site.
In the beloved, hip Dinkytown neighborhood blocks away from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, this Minneapolis duplex is in a very walkable and desirable area. Given its proximity to the campus, it’s student housing, with four bedrooms in one unit and five in the other. Both offer wood floors, stainless steel appliances, off-street parking, and basement storage. Upstairs also boasts skylights, while downstairs residents can enjoy a large front porch.