Given its relative distance from downtown, Northeast Minneapolis is often overlooked. But that’s a huge mistake. The neighborhood has a thriving arts district and it’s still just six quick miles away from Central Minneapolis. Although it’s less walkable, the northeast end of town will give you lower rents and often more square footage for your dollar, while still also giving you access to the Metro Transit system that connects the Twin Cities. If you’re on a budget or love living in creative communities, consider these northeast Minneapolis apartments.
The majority of luxury apartment buildings are concentrated downtown, but this community offers units with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a fireplace, balcony, and in-unit laundry. The building itself also comes with two fitness centers and a community room, all located just blocks from the riverside Sheridan Memorial Park. Dangerous Man Brewing and The 1029 Bar are only a short block away, as is the Pierre Bottineau Library and Eat My Words Bookstore.
On historic Main Street on the edge of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, the entrance to this cozy rental looks like an impressive single-family home. But inside, it holds studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, with off-street parking available. This area of the city is somewhat walkable, with art galleries, shops, restaurants, and bars — such as the beloved industrial-chic Draft Horse — only blocks away.
These apartments are a perfect choice for University of Minnesota students. Located right on University Avenue, which leads directly to the campus, these Northeast Minneapolis apartments have charming landscaping that includes a common garden — a rare amenity that gives renters the chance to get hands-on. The apartments also come with a community room, covered or surface lot parking options, and a variety of floor plans that include one to three bedrooms. In the center of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, this location puts you within minutes of Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge, Betty Danger’s Country Club, Jax Cafe, an antiques store, and several art galleries.
Freshly remodeled with bright-white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, wood-look floors, and modern wall colors, these apartments will have you thinking you’re living in a luxury loft. Located on the lower level of a home, ample windows let in lots of light and a view of the yard. With two bedrooms and 900 square feet, you’ll have plenty of space to settle in. Like Bottineau Commons, these Northeast Minneapolis apartments are also in the heart of the arts district and are blocks away from great local eats and drinks, including Mojo Coffee Gallery, Grumpy’s Bar * Grill, and Gasthof Zur Gemütlichkeit — your one-stop for old-world German fare, drink, and music.