Get That Green: 3 Eco-Friendly Minneapolis Apartments

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ABODO’s search capabilities are calibrated to help you find the perfect apartment for your needs and lifestyle. With filters for size, price, pets, utilities, in-building fitness centers, and more, we’ve got almost everything covered. One thing we’re still working on, though, is a filter for green living. More renters than ever are looking to minimize their carbon footprint and be mindful about their effect on the environment. Check out our Madison page — which includes a filter for solar power — for a preview of how we might do so in the future.

For now, ensuring that your Minneapolis apartment is green takes a little more digging. But if you’re an eco-conscious renter in the Twin Cities, you have some options. Here are three of the best eco-friendly apartments Minneapolis has to offer.

7 West Apartments

Even if you weren’t looking to live green, 7 West would probably be near the top of your list. This Downtown East complex is centrally located, and includes a host of luxurious amenities: concierge, dry cleaning, and housekeeping services; a private courtyard; and a yoga studio. The units are sleek, modern, and spacious, with private balconies, hardwood floors, and brand new, granite-counter-topped kitchens.

Plus, they’re green: 7 West earned Gold certification from LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

222 Hennepin

This centrally located luxury apartment is engineered for total convenience: It’s walking distance from a light rail station (Hennepin Ave. & Washington Ave. N) and directly above a Whole Foods. It’s not cheap (think $1,300 for a studio, and over $2,000 for a two-bedroom), but a full slate of amenities helps sweeten the deal. There’s an off-leash dog area, a bocce ball court, an outdoor fireplace, rooftop patio, zen courtyards, guest rooms, a wine room, and concierge service. All units have either skyline or river views. AND it’s green, with a LEED Silver certification and Energy Star appliances.

Third North

Located in the heart of the Warehouse District, Third North will have you about as close as you can get to some of the city’s best dining, shopping, and cultural institutions. Floorplans are open and spacious, with luxurious touches like maple cabinetry and enormous windows. The apartment’s community areas are particularly excellent: Residents enjoy an outdoor pool and hot tub, an exercise facility (including an in-house yoga studio), a sundeck, and an on-site dog park. The complex is committed to eco-friendly commuting, too — there’s a bike workshop (as well as a bike storage facility) on-site, and the covered parking includes charging stations for electric cars.