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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Minneapolis

Friends nearby, good restaurants, grocery stores, opera & theatre nearby. Close to airport and good public transportation.

My neighborhood has unique houses to look at due to the age of the city. There are many restaurants nearby. I love visit the many parks to play tennis or go for a walk and bringing my dog to the various dog parks.

Love the bike and jogging paths. Parkways and parks. Feel safe during the daylight hours. Very little crime.

It is close to a nice park with a community facility. We have many corner stores where I'm familiar with the staff.

Artists like myself live here along with families and a wide variety of people. I love quite a few local restaurants and the art/music/theater happenings.

It was close to work for me. Dollar tree and lots of Mexican restaurants. Not lots of shopping have to get closer to the suburbs.

Who Lives Here

Minneapolis Demographics

Education

High School

26%

Associate's

25%

Bachelor's

32%

Master's

14%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

45%

3 people

22%

4 people

19%

5 people

7%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

42%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

7%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

11%

20-45

46%

45-65

21%

65+

10%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Minneapolis?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Feb '24$1034$1497$2307$2147
Jan '24$1032$1478$2104$2100
Dec '23$1085$1486$2170$2100
Nov '23$1132$1512$2154$2100
Oct '23$1098$1533$2232$2300
Sep '23$1095$1482$2225$2350
Aug '23$1083$1519$2202$2300
Jul '23$1097$1513$2202$2300
Jun '23$1035$1385$2056$2185
May '23$1029$1352$1962$2250
Apr '23$998$1298$1745$2025
Mar '23$1003$1248$1647$1995

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Minneapolis

Minneapolis Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

21%

15-30 Mins

50%

30-40 Mins

18%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7575

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 58 of 115 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 91 of 115 renters

Percentage: 8383

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 80 of 115 renters

Percentage: 5757

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 85 of 115 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 74 of 115 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Minneapolis

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 17% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Minneapolis's coffee shop scene.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 58% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Minneapolis looks good for nightlife.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Minneapolis is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Minneapolis has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 50% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 27% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Minneapolis is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 29% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 42% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 21% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 29% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Minneapolis Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 98 of 115 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 88 of 115 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 87 of 115 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 87 of 115 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 85 of 115 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 85 of 115 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 78 of 115 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 73 of 115 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 70 of 115 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 69 of 115 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 65 of 115 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 62 of 115 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 60 of 115 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 60 of 115 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 59 of 115 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 59 of 115 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 64 of 115 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 68 of 115 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 84 of 115 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 97 of 115 renters

Minneapolis Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Minneapolis

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What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in Minneapolis, MN

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN

As one-half of the famed Twin Cities, Minneapolis is renowned for its scenic outdoor beauty, sprawling skyscrapers and "Minnesota nice" attitude. Along with its world-class cultural institutions and vibrant economy, the city boasts a large student population and plenty of kid-friendly attractions. Don't let the cosmopolitan flair fool you, though. If you look in the right places, you'll find plenty of affordable apartments for rent in Minneapolis.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN MINNEAPOLIS

With a booming economy and fast-growing suburban areas, Minneapolis and its surrounding neighborhoods are a top choice for renters looking for employment and educational opportunities in a bustling metropolis.

As in any big city, apartments in Minneapolis come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you seek stylish downtown lofts with panoramic urban views, 24-hour security and state-of-the-art fitness facilities, or budget-friendly, two-bedroom apartments with heated parking, free snow removal and in-unit laundry facilities, Apartment Guide can simplify your search.

Browse the hundreds of apartments for rent in Minneapolis on our site or use our customized search feature to narrow your choices according to price, location and amenities. From pet-friendly, suburban-style townhouses to student-focused studios near the University of Minnesota, Apartment Guide makes it easy to find the perfect apartment for you.

With a relatively low crime rate and strong educational influence, Minneapolis is a top choice among families with children. If you're searching for a place to live in Minneapolis that puts children in the best school systems, then check out the Wayzata, Minnetonka, Edina and Eden Prairie districts.

Each of the city's suburbs has its own distinct character, so you can choose which fits you best. Here are some of our top choices for neighborhoods with apartments in Minneapolis.

  • Calhoun Isles: An eclectic neighborhood in the southwest, Calhoun Isles is filled with a wide variety of age groups and family styles. It’s also a great place for enjoying the outdoors.
  • Central Minneapolis: Residents here love the neighborhood’s diversity and nightlife. In fact, they give it an A+ for both economic and cultural diversity. Safety has improved greatly over the years, so residents feel like it’s a great place to raise a family. With good job prospects, great restaurants and nearby shopping, it’s an ideal neighborhood for many renters.
  • Dinkytown: Residents often refer to this area as an extension of the University of Minnesota. There are quite a few restaurants and bars, as well as a public library. It’s a fun community for students and those who enjoy the nightlife.
  • Linden Hills: Do you demand the very best? Then, Linden Hills is the neighborhood for you. It’s rated the #1 community in Minneapolis. The diversity, nightlife and schools are all top-notch. You’ll find a variety of things to do, restaurants to visit and much more. It’s been described by some as beautiful and quaint with nice local shops and coffee houses, too.
  • Northeast Minneapolis: Another A-rated neighborhood, you’ll find amazing public schools in this area. Residents also love the area because it’s one of the more affordable neighborhoods in Minneapolis. Bike and walkability scores are incredibly high, 93 and 76 respectively.
  • North Loop: This neighborhood is in the top 15 neighborhoods in the city. Residents give it an A+ rating because of the great schools and because it’s a dog-friendly and family-friendly neighborhood. It’s a clean, safe urban neighborhood with plenty to do away from your awesome apartment.
  • Powderhorn: Another highly rated neighborhood, Powderhorn is described as being quiet and safe, with easy access to the freeway. There are parks and small businesses all around, as well as cycling trails, art exhibits and the Gale Mansion - perfect for fancy events like weddings.
  • University: This neighborhood offers a dense, urban experience for renters. However, you’ll be happy to know that the crime in the area is lower than the national average. Public transportation is above average, so commute times are relatively low. Grocery stores, museums and parks are nearby, so you can easily run errands and see the sights either on foot - or get there even faster with the light rail transport.
  • Uptown: If you love bustling neighborhoods, Uptown might be the community for you. It’s one of the most active areas in the city. If you commute to work, you’ll need a car or take a ride on public transit. If you are a remote worker but like the idea of working with others from time to time, there is a co-working space in this neighborhood. Lakes abound, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature when you take a walk. Other exercise options include rock wall climbing and yoga.
  • Warehouse District: Located on the outskirts of downtown Minneapolis, the Warehouse District is filled with plenty of shopping opportunities, including designer boutiques. If you’re a book lover, you’ll likely spend plenty of time at James & Mary Laurie Booksellers, a bookstore with over 120,000 titles. You can get local produce at the farmer’s market and also take in a comedy show at Acme Comedy Co. What about the apartments? They’re moderately priced and worth every penny because of all the nearby amenities. Plus, the walkability bike scores are 89 and 94 respectively, some of the highest in the city.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN MINNEAPOLIS

Minneapolis is renowned for high-culture offerings like the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Looking for something fun to do without spending much money? Meander through seven miles of the glass-enclosed Skyway System that weaves through the city, connecting restaurants, shopping and hotels. The walkway keeps you out of the cold and provides great views of the city below. Whether you're into the city's lively dining and bar scene or appreciate an evening at the theater, Minneapolis is home to a variety of things to do for night owls too.

The city is also ideal for people who love to spend time outdoors. Minneapolis is known as "the City of Lakes" for a good reason, as it's home to more than two-dozen natural lakes of varying sizes. On warm summer days, joggers, bikers and roller skaters all flock to the paved paths that crisscross the parkland between Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles. In the winter, these paths turn into designated Nordic ski trails.

Meanwhile, the Midtown Greenway provides the area's many commuters with a designated bike trail between central Minneapolis and outlying areas. You can also bundle up and head out for a snowmobiling adventure, or try your hand at ice fishing, a popular pastime.

  • Root for your favorite team: For sports lovers, the city's three downtown stadiums are home to the Twins (Target Field), Vikings (U.S. Bank Stadium) and Timberwolves (Target Center). And don't forget to cheer on the University of Minnesota's beloved Golden Gophers football team.
  • Take a Food Tour: Are you a foodie? Then, you need to travel to the north-eastern part of Minneapolis to the neighborhood of Nicollet Island. It is home to some of the best restaurants in the city. During your tour, you’ll also get to see some historic landmarks, learn about the city and sample some of the best food you’ll ever eat.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art: In addition to collecting art from different cultures around the world and making it available for the general public, this institute also works hard to preserve precious works of art.
  • Minnehaha Park: This is one of Minneapolis’ oldest and most popular parks. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful with waterfalls, bird sanctuaries, gardens, historical sites, dog parks, art exhibits and much more.
  • The Museum of Russian Art: Located on Stevens Avenue, this is the only museum in the continent that is devoted to preserving Russian art and artifacts. The renovated building that the museum is located in is itself a piece of art. In addition to the intimate exhibits, you can also enjoy educational events.

GETAWAYS FROM MINNEAPOLIS

If you're looking to venture out of the Minneapolis city limits, then travel "next door" to St. Paul, the other half of the Twin Cities and the state capital.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (a 30-minute drive into Chaska), which boasts over 1,200 acres of lush green landscapes, gardens and trails, is also a popular attraction.

For something fun to do, take the kids to Mall of America, the country's largest enclosed shopping mall, or visit the marine animals at the UnderWater Adventures Aquarium. The drive to Bloomington is less than 20 minutes away.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Minneapolis that match your needs.