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Getting to know Minneapolis

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: If you look in the right places, you'll find plenty of affordable apartments in and around Minneapolis.

 

Minneapolis Attractions

Minneapolis is renowned for high-culture offerings like the Walker Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, which boasts over 1,200 acres of lush green landscapes, gardens and trails, is also a popular attraction.

 

 

Best Minneapolis Neighborhoods and Suburbs

Looking for the best neighborhoods in Minneapolis? Each of the city's suburbs has its own distinct character, so you can choose which fits you best.

  1. Calhoun-Isles is an eclectic neighborhood in the southwest, filled with a wide variety of age groups and family styles, and is a great place for enjoying the outdoors.  
  2. Plymouth is perfect for families looking for a strong public school system and a relatively low cost of living.
  3. Eden Prairie is home to a wide variety of businesses and corporations, making it a premier place for job opportunities; its unemployment rate is one of the area's lowest.
  4. Minnetonka is an outdoor adventurer's ideal place to call home, with swimming, fishing, skiing and boating opportunities on Lake Minnetonka.
  5. Lakeville is a fast-growing suburb of Minneapolis and is often a more affordable option for renters.

 

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

 

Minneapolis Apartments

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.

 

Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis

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.

 

Recreation and Sports

In the summertime, the area's abundant lakes and parks take center stage. But even in winter, it's easy for Minnesota residents to find fun things to do. Bundle up and head out for a snowmobiling adventure, or try your hand at ice fishing, a popular pastime. For sports lovers, the city's three downtown stadiums are home to the Twins, Vikings and Timberwolves. And, don't forget to cheer on the University of Minnesota's beloved Golden Gophers football team.

 

For Families and Kids

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.

 

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.

 

Outdoor Living in Minneapolis

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.

 

Nightlife in the City
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.

 

Nearby Getaways
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.