5 Uptown Minneapolis Apartments with Personality

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Uptown Minneapolis apartments put you near all the action of this hip neighborhood

Uptown Minneapolis is one of those neighborhoods that the whole world knows about, forever memorialized in Prince’s Everybody’s Goin’ Uptown. It’s a shopping destination, but it’s also known for its art and culture, which is why plans to take over older buildings to add new housing developments were initially met with community backlash. But those new Uptown Minneapolis apartments mean you get the opportunity to live in a creative, hip neighborhood filled with fashion, boutiques and galleries, and indie venues like the Uptown Theatre. And rentals here — even the newer constructions — often have enough personality to fit the neighborhood’s appeal. Here are five of those Uptown Minneapolis apartments with character.

Uptown Lake Apartments

On Lake Street, in the heart of Uptown, these apartments are ideal for renters looking to experience the best of the neighborhood. It’s an extremely walkable part of town — the Walk Score is 98 out of 100 — and is less than a block from great local establishments like the Pourhouse Uptown and the Fremont Restaurant and Bar. A beautiful brick-paved courtyard, which several apartments’ balconies overlook, is brimming with greenery and includes a hot tub — perfect for warming up on chilly Minneapolis evenings. The apartment community also offers a fitness center, several parking options, a picnic area, storage, and a night patrol, so you can always feel safe. The units themselves, which are pet-friendly, have tall ceilings, walk-in closets, wood floors, and laundry facilities.

W. Lake Street

This building has one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments, plus penthouses, all of which are about a block from Lake Calhoun and many also include sweeping lake views. Even the one-bedroom apartments in this community have two bathrooms, and some units have a master suite with a deep soaking tub. Beautiful wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, fireplaces, and a kitchen with top of the line appliances, granite countertops, and built-in wine rack and cooler put these apartments in a luxurious league of their own. Available to every tenant, there’s also a clubhouse, concierge, media room, fitness center, and patio with a fire feature and lake views.

Lagoon Avenue

On Lagoon Avenue, one of Uptown’s main thoroughfares and adjacent to some of South Minneapolis’ best shopping, restaurants, nightlife, these apartments exude sophistication. A boutique lobby with a fireplace greets you when you arrive home, and when you reach your apartment, you’ll find vaulted ceilings, dark wood cabinetry, and all the comforts of home. Plus, pet services and nearby bike trails mean you and your canine companion will always be well-exercised and well taken care of.

2880 James Avenue S.

These apartments will give you perhaps one of the most authentic Uptown experiences, as it dates back to the neighborhood’s “golden era” that many longtime residents miss. It’s also extremely close to the Lake of the Isles and waterfront parks, and nearly all of Uptown is available to you by foot. These units are slightly older but have been well-maintained, with spacious rooms, ample natural light, and plenty of built-in storage and shelving. If you don’t need to live in luxury but want to take full advantage of living in an Uptown Minneapolis apartment, this is the perfect opportunity. And for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom, you’ll pay only $1,125 — about half the price of the area’s luxury housing.

Irving Avenue S.

These beautiful apartments are recently built, with unique pendant lighting, spacious bathrooms, and large kitchens with stainless appliances, under-cabinet lights, gorgeous dark cabinets, and an island you can dine on. Pet-friendly and in the center of Uptown, these rentals are a bargain.

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