Felix Carreon
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Minneapolis is one of the fast-growing cities in the country. It's filled with trendy restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and endless outdoor activities to take advantage of throughout the year. And, those are just a few reasons that make Minneapolis such an attractive place to live.

If you're planning to move to the Twin Cities, we're here to help you find the perfect neighborhood to call home.

We combed through Google data using generic keyword searches and combined those results with the most searched Minneapolis neighborhoods on ApartmentGuide.com to determine the five most popular Minneapolis neighborhoods with renters.

Most popular Minneapolis neighborhoods

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Here's a quick overview of each neighborhood and what you'd expect to pay for rent in each area.

1. Uptown

Uptown minneapolis

Uptown Minneapolis is a hip, centrally-located neighborhood with a burgeoning dining and bar scene that includes plenty of gastropubs. Independent fashion and vintage boutiques also call Uptown home and are situated among old buildings and plenty of apartments.

The area has slightly lower-than-average rental prices. Rent, plus easy access to the Light-rail Transit (LRT) and nearby outdoor amenities makes Uptown an attractive place to younger artists and professionals.

Property Size Uptown Average Minneapolis Average
1 BR $1,544 $1,698

2. Warehouse District

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The Warehouse District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Minneapolis where old warehouses have been transformed into modern urban lofts, boutiques and restaurants. It's located on the outskirts of Downtown and lies next to North Loop (locals consider both the same area).

The area is known for its bustling nightlife and booming food scene that attracts professionals and singles looking to live near the action. It's also home to the Target Center, which hosts concerts and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The rentals, here, are upscale and trendy with high price tags.

Property Size Warehouse District Average Minneapolis Average
1 BR $1,901 $1,698

3. North Loop

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North Loop is located next to the Warehouse District and is interchangeable with the area. Located adjacent to Downtown, North Loop is the fastest-growing neighborhood in Minneapolis due to its proximity to everything the city has to offer.

It's full of trendy bars, eateries and shops that attract professionals who want to live in a walkable area. Parking is hit or miss in North Loop. But the LRT is nearby, so access to other parts of the city is easy if you don't have a vehicle.

Property Size North Loop Average Minneapolis Average
1 BR $1,725 $1,698

4. Dinkytown

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Dinkytown serves as the fan favorite neighborhood for University of Minnesota students, trendsetters and hipsters. It's a safe area centered around college living and includes plenty of small local businesses, inexpensive trendy bars and eateries and small music venues.

The neighborhood also has many affordable rentals that are well below the city average.

Property Size Dinkytown Average Minneapolis Average
1 BR $1,276 $1,698

5. Longfellow

longfellow minneapolis

Longfellow is a beautiful historic neighborhood named after famed American writer, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This primarily residential area is a favorite spot for young families and professionals who want the urban feel of the city without being in the midst of the hustle and bustle.

The area features a variety of shops and dining and offers plenty of green space along the Mississippi River (yes, THAT Mississippi River) for hiking. Rentals are well below the city average.

Property Size Longfellow Average Minneapolis Average
1 BR $1,156 $1,698
The rent information included in this article is based on current rental property inventory on ApartmentGuide.com and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein do not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.
Header Photo by Daniel McCullough on Unsplash

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Felix Carreon

Felix is an SEO Analyst for RentPath specializing in demographics, rent trends, economic data and measuring user intent. He primarily focuses on the retail, transportation and real estate industries, and his work has appeared in the Stanford Undergraduate Economics Journal. Felix holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.

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