ABODO’s Top Apartments for SLU Students

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3949 Apartments in St. Louis

St. Louis houses a few different Universities within its borders, but SLU is by far one of the most centrally located and beloved by the community. Though students love spending time on campus, sometimes you just want to spread your wings and see the rest of the city. Of course, you don’t want to get too far from other students or campus culture! For your benefit, ABODO has gathered some of the best apartments in St. Louis for SLU students based on their proximity to campus, surrounding area, and complex culture. Take a peek!


Upscale Digs

Brand new and open apartment exterior with swimming pool encourages a sense of community

Brand new and open apartment exterior with swimming pool encourages a sense of community

3949 Apartments The homes at 3949 Apartments are the perfect upscale choice for college students. The studio-2 bedroom floorplans offer privacy without being confining and have many desirable interior features, such as:

  • Modern Kitchen with Granite Countertops
  • Walk-in Closets
  • Faux Wood Flooring
  • 9 ft Ceilings
  • Designer Lighting
  • In-Unit Washer & Dryer

This apartment building has many beloved amenities, as well as a few unique features, including:

  • Secure Building Access
  • Fitness Center
  • Tanning Booths
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garage Parking
  • Wireless Internet & Cable included in Rent
Spacious and bright 3949 Apartment Bedroom

Spacious and bright 3949 Apartment Bedroom

The 3949 Apartments are located in an incredibly walkable part of St. Louis near a number of amazing restaurants and bars, making it easy to have a night out on the town once you’ve completed your homework (or play hooky). If you want to limit your eat-out time, don’t fear! There are also a few grocery stores right around the corner.

Drive to Campus: 2 minutes
Walk to Campus: 7 minutes

 

Urban Continental Life sun deck

Urban Continental Life sun deck

The Continental Life This building has 1-3 apartments that offer upscale living spaces that would appeal to the more mature college student. Their gorgeous living spaces have some fabulous features that come in handy for apartment living, such as:

  • Designer kitchens with modern appliances
  • Amazing city views
  • Oversized windows
  • Large closets
  • 9-10 ft ceilings
  • Private balconies (some homes)
  • Fireplaces (some homes)
  • In-unit laundry (some homes)

If you want access to a top-notch amenities package, then this is the place for you. They offer:

  • Controlled building access
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool & sun deck
  • Party room
  • Conference room
  • Central air & heat
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking
  • Extra storage
  • Pet friendly
Homey Continental Life living space with breakfast bar

Homey Continental Life living space with breakfast bar

Aside from being right next to campus, the Continental Life apartment building is located near some of the finest art facilities in the city. Take a walk over to see a movie at the Fox Theatere or the Cinema St. Louis. See an amazing concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Enjoy everything that St. Louis has to offer!

Drive to Campus: Less than 1 minute
Walk to Campus: 2 minutes

 

Exterior of the Lindell Strip has a towering, undeniably urban feel

Exterior of the Lindell Strip has a towering, undeniably urban feel

Lindell Strip Apartments The Lindell Strip Apartments is an incredibly popular building for undergrads attending St. Louis University and when you find out more about it, it’s easy to see why! These openly planned studio-3 bedroom apartments have some great features, such as:

  • Newly renovated modern kitchens with appliances (some homes)
  • Amazing city views
  • Faux hardwood floors
  • Furnished apartments (if desired)

This building offers luxurious amenities at an incredibly fair price, including:

  • Controlled building access
  • 24-Hour fitness center
  • Rooftop swimming pool
  • Clubhouse
  • Study lounge
  • Garage parking
  • Bike racks
  • Laundry facilities on every floor
  • Central air and heat
  • Pet friendly (cats only)
Roomy Lindell Strip Living space with open floor plan and decorative spiral staircase

Roomy Lindell Strip Living space with open floor plan and decorative spiral staircase

The top appeal of Lindell Strip Apartments’ location is its close proximity to campus. In addition, you are only a few steps away from some awesome entertainment hot spots, including the Moolah Theater and Bowling Alley. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, be sure to hit up one of the restaurants within walking distance.

Drive to Campus: 2 minutes
Walk to Campus: 5 minutes


Urban Abodes

Oversized windows on display on 1818 Washington Avenue's exterior

Oversized windows on display on 1818 Washington Avenue’s exterior

1818 Washington Avenue The 1-bedroom lofts at 1818 Washington Avenue are blank slates for those that wish to be creative with their decor. They come at a fair price as far as industrial apartments go and have many wonderful features, including:

  • Modern kitchen with appliances
  • Huge windows
  • High ceilings
  • Industrial details like exposed brick and concrete floors
  • Designer lighting
  • Large closets

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

  • Controlled building access
  • Storage lockers
  • Street parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pet friendly
Roomy 1818 Washington Avenue apartment with desirable industrial details

Roomy 1818 Washington Avenue apartment with desirable industrial details

This apartment building enjoys a convenient location that is equidistant to the joys of University life and all of the fun entertainment options that Downtown has to offer. Whether you’re looking to go out with your buds on Lindell Boulevard or head on over to one of the amazing Downtown restaurants, you’ll have a great home base to work from!

Drive to Campus: 5 minutes
Walk to Campus: 
25 minutes

 

Modern Edge Loft building exterior with balconies

Modern Edge Loft building exterior with balconies

Edge Lofts As their name suggests, The Edge Lofts provide comfortable living with an urban edge that’s difficult to find at such a great price. Aside from a gorgeous industrial look, these 1-2 bedroom apartments contain features some would kill for (or at least fight for), such as:

  • Designer kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops
  • Large windows
  • High ceilings
  • Designer lighting
  • Original wood floors
  • In-unit laundry
  • Available furnished

In addition to beautiful apartments, this building also offers a number of desirable amenities, including:

  • Secure building access
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Courtyard with grill area
  • Gated surface parking
  • Extra storage
  • Disability access
  • Pet friendly (with deposit)
  • Water, sewer, and trash included in rent
Refined open-plan interior of Edge Loft

Refined open-plan interior of Edge Loft

If you want to be close to some of Downtown’s finest attractions – like the Stadium or Convention Center – without being far removed from University life, then this is a good option for you. There are also a number of entertainment venues nearby as well. However, students with a car can still easily make it to class without much of a struggle.

Drive to Campus: 5 minutes
Walk to Campus: 25 minutes

Colorful exterior of the GW Lofts building

Colorful exterior of the GW Lofts building

GW Lofts The 1-3 bedroom GW lofts are all laid out in their own individual way, but every apartment is equally spacious and filled with character! These lofts also offer some spectacular features, including:

  • Modern kitchen with granite countertops
  • Private balcony
  • Views of Downtown
  • Oversized Windows
  • Ceilings up to 24ft
  • Industrial detailing like exposed brick
  • Designer lighting
  • Abundant closet space
  • In-unit laundry

This building also offers a number of amenities to residents, including:

  • Pet park
  • Surface and garage parking
  • Community lounge
  • Pet friendly
Open GW Loft interior with exposed brick walls

Open GW Loft interior with exposed brick walls

The GW Lofts may not have a brimming amenities package, but the location can’t be cit. There are an incredible number of boutiques, restaurants, bars, and other hot spots right within walking distance. And if that’s not enough and you’re interested in seeing the rest of the city, Interstate 40 is only a few minute drive away. This building is quite a steal, as far as the loft district goes.

Drive to Campus: 4 minutes
Walk to Campus: 18 minutes

 

The beautiful Packard Lofts building illuminated at night

The beautiful Packard Lofts building illuminated at night

Packard Lofts The 1-2 bedroom loft-style apartments at the old Packard building offer a plethora of industrial details that reflect the building’s auto dealership past. However, it has now been made comfortable and homey thanks to the following features:

  • Modern kitchen with granite countertops
  • 11ft ceilings
  • Oversized windows
  • Spectacular city views
  • Industrial details like exposed brick
  • Private balcony (some homes)
  • Walk-in closets (some homes)

The building’s Art Deco styling will not escape the appreciation of architecture students. But this building has much more to offer than looks alone. Residents can look forward to enjoy the building’s amenities, including:

  • Controlled building access
  • Garage parking
  • Internet included in rent
A modern industrial Packard Loft living space with huge windows

A modern industrial Packard Loft living space with huge windows

If you want to be within arm’s reach of both SLU and the hustle and bustle of Downtown, then you’ve found the perfect match you you. This building is only a short walk away from some of the city’s best restaurants, including the Schlafey Tap Room and the Pepper Lounge. It’s also a highly walkable area that offers easy access to the entire city via nearby Union Station!

Drive to Campus: 4 minutes
Walk to Campus: 20 minutes

 

Unique interior courtyard of the Majestic Stove Lofts

Unique courtyard of the Majestic Stove Lofts

Majestic Stove Lofts The Majestic Stove Lofts have 1-2 bedroom apartments with unique layouts that preserve historic industrial details in a stylish way. In addition, these homes contain some amazing features sure to impress any loft lover, including:

  • Modern kitchens with new appliances
  • Industrial details like exposed brick and concrete floors
  • High ceilings
  • In-unit laundry

The building also has some aesthetic and practical amenities for residents to take advantage of, including:

  • 24-Hour fitness center
  • Courtyard
  • Business center
  • Gated parking
  • Pet friendly
Spacious Majestic Stove Loft with exposed beams and brick walls

Spacious Majestic Stove Loft with exposed beams and brick walls

There are many major St. Louis destinations within minutes of this building, such as the City Museum and Tap Room. Foodies can indulge in the nearby restaurants. Of course, if you’re looking for quick access to the rest of the city, there are 3 major highways nearby, as well as the MetroLink and Union Station.

Drive to Campus: 5 minutes
Walk to Campus: 26 minutes


Intimate Pads

Beautiful historic exterior of Maryland Gardens

Beautiful historic exterior of Maryland Gardens

Maryland Gardens The Maryland Gardens follows a more traditional apartment setup than its counterpart, The Maryland Lofts (see below). These apartments offer some great features, including:

  • Kitchens with modern appliances
  • Oversized windows
  • Faux hardwood flooring
  • Abundant amount of closet space
  • Recently updated utilities

This building also offers some essential amenities to residents, such as:

  • Central air & heat
  • Bike storage
  • Both covered and surface parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • All utilities included in rent
Bright and intimate Maryland Gardens living space

Bright and intimate Maryland Gardens living space

Located right beside the Cathedral Basillica, the Maryland Gardens building is only a short distance away from SLU and all of the favorite undergrad hot spots in the area. Maryland Plaza is only 1.5 blocks away, meaning you have all the bars and restaurants you could possibly want at your disposal.

Drive to Campus: 6 minutes
Walk to Campus: 20 minutes

 

Spacious and multi-purpose Maryland Lofts Living room

Spacious and multi-purpose Maryland Lofts Living room

Maryland Lofts The Maryland Lofts obviously take after the loft floor plan. These studio-1 bedroom apartments are perfect for a student that wants to live near the University life without being completely immersed in it at all times. Grad students might find this appealing as well. Some of the features include:

  • Modern kitchen with appliances
  • Loft layout
  • Walk-in closets
  • Faux hardwood floors
  • Recently renovated bathrooms

This building also offers several amenities to residents, such as:

  • Laundry facilities
  • Bike storage
  • Gated parking
  • Dog park
  • Pet friendly
Lovely raised bedroom in Maryland Lofts

Lovely raised bedroom in Maryland Lofts

Located only a block away from each other, these two apartment buildings can provide residents with easy access to many desirable areas of St. Louis. Some of the awesome nightlife hot spots are only a block away, but the building itself is located on a quiet street, making it the perfect retreat when it’s time to buckle down and study!

Drive to Campus: 6 minutes
Walk to Campus: 20 minutes

 

Gated Donatello building exterior with communal courtyard

Gated Donatello building exterior with communal courtyard

Michelangelo & Donatello Apartments These 1-2 bedroom apartment buildings may be in different locations, but they are basically twins. The modern apartments at the Michelangelo and Donatello provide students with a homey retreat to return to after a hard day at class, including many features like:

  • Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances
  • Newly renovated fixtures
  • Faux hardwood floors
  • In-unit laundry

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

  • Community game room
  • Courtyard with BBQ pit
  • Bike racks
  • Central air & heat
  • Off-street parking
  • Electric included in rent
Michelangelo apartment kitchen with track lighting and stainless steel appliances

Michelangelo apartment kitchen with track lighting and stainless steel appliances

These buildings are located only one block from each other, so they are in a similar area. Both are a convenient distance away from SLU’s campus, making them a great find for students. The beloved restaurants and bars along Lindell Boulevard are also within easy walking distance. If you want to live near the action, without being right in the thick of it, then these apartments are a fantastic option for you.

Drive to Campus:
2 minutes
Walk to Campus: 7 minutes

 

Unique exterior of the Newstead Tower Building

Unique exterior of the Newstead Tower Building

Newstead Tower The 1-2 bedroom apartments contained within the singular Newstead Tower building are perfect for a student looking for a spacious floor plan and easy access to surrounding bars and restaurants. These fantastic apartments feature:

  • Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite countertops
  • Hardwood floors
  • Oversized windows
  • Private balconies (some homes)
  • In-unit laundry

In addition, this unique building also offers a modest amenities package, including:

  • Secure building access
  • DVD checkout
  • Central air & heat
  • Garage parking
  • Pet friendly
  • All utilities included in rent
Bright and open living space in the Newstead Tower apartments

Bright and open living space in the Newstead Tower apartments

Aside from enjoying the healthy and delicious cuisine at the Newstead Tower Public House below your apartment, there are several great restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance. A quick bus or bike ride will take you right over to the Central West End, allowing you to enjoy all of the entertainment and dining that the prestigious neighborhood has to offer. If you need more public transportation options, there is a bus stop less than one block down the road.

Drive to Campus: 6 minutes
Walk to Campus: 25 minutes

 

Cozy brick exterior of the Park Lane apartment building with covered entrance

Elegant brick exterior of the Park Lane apartment building with covered entrance

Park Lane Apartments The Park Lane building houses some cozy studio-2 bedroom apartments that are nicely sized and extremely popular with students and young professionals for their fair rent price and great features. Some of these features include:

  • Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances
  • Hardwood floors
  • Oversized windows
  • Walk-in closet

Park Lane apartments offers a no-frills amenities package that includes several great features for college students, such as:

  • Courtyard with BBQ and dog park
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bike storage
  • Gated parking
  • All utilities included in rent
Bright Park Lane apartment with faux wood floors & oversized windows

Bright Park Lane apartment with faux wood floors & oversized windows

This building is located on the prestigious Euclid Avenue, right near some of the Central West End’s finest boutiques, restaurants, and bars. If you want a taste of West End life while still being close to SLU, then you’ve found a real gem! In addition, Forest Park and everything it has to offer is only a short stroll away!

Drive to Campus: 6 minutes
Walk to Campus: 25 minutes


 

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