Living in the dorms is an incredible experience — unless you like space, privacy, and the ability to go to the bathroom whenever you want or wash your dishes without leaving home. In that case, off-campus housing would be the perfect option because you’ll be near enough to campus to easily travel back and forth. And you’ll be surrounded by your peers, which means you can make the most of your college social life, especially since you won’t be wasting time traveling across town. The property managers behind these student-focused communities understand student life, so the apartments are filled with amenities to make your life easier and more fun. Check out these luxurious University of Minnesota off-campus apartments.
This pet-friendly building is near the middle of the University of Minnesota campus, steps from the rec center, The Commons, Centennial Hall, and the Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower. You won’t need a bike to easily make your way around campus, but there’s ample bike parking at 7west in case you prefer bipedal transport to walking. LEED certification means the building was designed with sustainability in mind, and the building’s yard is scattered with bronze bee sculptures as a reminder of how important environmental research and tight-knit communities are. Residents also have access to fire pits, patios, fitness center, study areas, game-centric common areas, and in-house laundry. And if college life gets hectic, you can rely on the concierge service.
Formerly Liberty State Bank, this unique building now holds dozens of rental units atop a Whole Foods Market — how much more convenience could you ask for? A variety of layouts — ranging from studios and three-bedrooms to penthouses and townhomes — mean you’ll be able to find your perfect apartment within the Vintage’s walls. The enclosed, heated parking will have you thanking your lucky apartment stars when the icy Minnesota winters come around, and the rooftop patio, pool, fire pit, courtyard and grill area will keep you content for the warmer months of the year. The Vintage is a bit far for U of M off-campus housing, but is still a student-focused community a short drive away.
As the name implies, this student community is just two blocks from the TCF Bank Stadium, home of the Gophers. (The complex is also just a few blocks from Surly Brewing — another perk to keep in mind.) On the east end of campus, you’ll be nearest The Commons and the McNamara Alumni Center, but still within easy walking distance of the School of Nursing, the School of Dentistry, and most other halls. The units come furnished, with cable and internet included, plus in-unit laundry and shared movie theater, study lounge, and rooftop sky lounge with TVs, beverage bar, and plenty of seating. Flexible layouts and individual leases make it great for student renters.
North of campus, FloCo Fusion luxury apartments are just about overlooking the Mississippi River. Its amenities include cable and internet, a courtyard, pool table, barbecues, and impressively decorated common spaces that you can use for studying or catching up with your neighbors.
Newly constructed, the Prime Place apartments are pet-friendly and within walking distance of the U of M, TCF Bank Stadium, Prospect Park, and miles of riverfront trails from which to marvel at the Mighty Mississip. With covered off-street parking, a grassy rooftop patio, business center, grilling areas, and other upscale amenities, student residents will have everything they need.
These are just a few of the many options available to students seeking off-campus apartments near the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. To see more, just search on ABODO, set your search around the campus, and use the “student” filter.