Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, has a number of notable cities, but its two most populated are usually lumped together as the “Twin Cities.” Minneapolis and St. Paul are just 12 miles — less than 20 minutes — apart, but they have distinct personalities and tendencies. One way the two differ is in population: Minneapolis has more than 411,000 residents, while St. Paul still has less than 300,000. Apartments are also a bit different from market to market: One-bedroom Minneapolis apartments rent for about $1,600 a month, while St. Paul apartments rent for just $1,200 a month. The close proximity to Minneapolis, cheap rents, and unique city atmosphere make St. Paul an appealing choice for many renters. If you’re considering this Twin City, check out these unique St. Paul apartments for rent.
On Wabasha Street South, these apartments are in a green, leafy area of St. Paul that’s plugged into the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area for miles of trails, riverfront parks, and more. Plus, these apartments directly overlook the river for unbeatable views through large windows all year long. You can also enjoy the view from the rooftop patio and community area with a fireplace, TV, and garage doors that can let in warm summer air or keep out the cold. A coffee bar, fitness center, dry cleaning services, and in-unit laundry give you reasons to never leave, but the convenient access to downtown will likely tempt you a few nights a week.
In historic Lower Park, these apartments are just across the street from St. Paul’s extremely popular farmers market. Exposed ductwork adds character reminiscent of the historic neighborhood, while the wood floors, granite countertops, and gorgeous courtyard with fire feature and ample seating never let you forget you’re living in modern luxury. In-unit laundry, a fitness center, business center, and private balconies are just icing on the cake.
In the Summit Hill neighborhood, southwest of downtown, these St. Paul apartments for rent sit in a popular area with dozens of dining and shopping options just down the street. With a low rent of just $895 for a one-bedroom, these units are in a well-maintained older building with beautiful wood-framed windows and tile floors in the bathrooms. These aren’t luxury units, but they’re spacious and affordable — and sometimes, that’s exactly what you’re looking for.
Overlooking Mears Park, a block from the Minnesota Museum of American Art and four blocks from the riverfront, these apartments are in an ideal downtown location. They’re also packed with amenities for downtown life: a bike repair station and bike storage, underground parking, dry cleaning drop-off, pet wash station, and business center. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the building’s amenities. Head up to the sky lounge, with full kitchen, or the rooftop terrace with charming strings of lights and a firepit and grill. The units come in two finishes — white or dark cabinetry — but regardless of which you choose, you’ll get tall ceilings, oversized windows, a tile shower surround, and a built-in wine rack. If you’re worried about space, fret not: The 333 offers everything from studio apartments to 2.5-story penthouses with skylights.
Seventeen stories tall, the Custom House, in the former U.S. Post Office Building, is nearly guaranteed to have a floor plan that meets your needs and preferences. But it’s not all long-term housing. The first floor offers office and commercial space, plus a restaurant, and floors two through five belong to the Hyatt Place Hotel, so tenants and visitor will share a lobby but head to separate floors. With the top 11 stories, including the rooftop terrace with pool and hot tub on the sixth floor, the Custom House apartments offer the most comprehensive views of the city. Inside, the units have ample windows, dark wood, and modern white island and countertops in the kitchen.