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Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55423
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55416
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55454
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Minneapolis Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 10.8% 6.7% +4.1% $10,000 to $14,999 6.8% 5.4% +1.4% $15,000 to $19,999 6.7% 5.4% +1.3% $20,000 to $24,999 7.5% 6.0% +1.5% $25,000 to $29,999 7.0% 6.1% +0.9% $30,000 to $34,999 7.1% 6.3% +0.8% $35,000 to $39,999 6.1% 5.9% +0.2% $40,000 to $44,999 5.8% 5.8% +0.0% $45,000 to $49,999 5.0% 5.3% -0.3% $50,000 to $59,999 8.5% 10.2% -1.7% $60,000 to $74,999 9.3% 12.2% -2.9% $75,000 to $99,999 9.0% 12.1% -3.1% $100,000 to $124,999 4.4% 5.6% -1.2% $125,000 to $149,999 2.1% 2.6% -0.5% $150,000 to $199,999 1.7% 2.1% -0.4% $200,000 or more 2.1% 2.2% -0.1%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 6.7% 6.4% +0.3% 10.0% to 14.9% 11.1% 12.3% -1.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.7% 15.4% -0.7% 20.0% to 24.9% 13.8% 14.1% -0.3% 25.0% to 29.9% 12.1% 11.7% +0.4% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.9% 7.9% +0.0% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.4% 5.3% +0.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.0% 6.5% +0.5% 50.0% or more 17.6% 15.4% +2.2% Not computed 3.8% 5.0% -1.2%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 19.1% 17.5% +1.6% 25 to 34 years 35.0% 27.6% +7.4% 35 to 44 years 19.1% 18.8% +0.3% 45 to 54 years 11.9% 11.8% +0.1% 55 to 64 years 5.9% 6.3% -0.4% 65 to 74 years 3.9% 5.8% -1.9% 75 to 84 years 3.1% 7.6% -4.5% 85 years and over 1.9% 4.6% -2.7%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 52.6% 43.9% +8.7% 30 to 44 minutes 24.8% 25.7% -0.9% 45 to 59 minutes 7.0% 11.7% -4.7% 60 or more minutes 15.6% 18.6% -3.0%
Source: 2000 Census
Making Your Home in Minneapolis
Located right on the Mississippi River, Minneapolis neighbors St. Paul and together they form the Twin Cities of Minnesota. While Minneapolis is perhaps best known as being one of the more tech savvy cities in the country, it also is called the “City of Lakes” for its rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. Plus the city is home to a diverse, artistic community and you’ll find plenty of health conscious citizens who utilize the extensive park systems. With the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings, sports enthusiasts can feel at home here too. Whether you’re interested in the art, culture, restaurants, or shopping, the neighborhoods in Minneapolis are ready to welcome you home. Have a question that only a local expert could answer?
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The Average Cost of Renting
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With Broadway theatres, concert halls, and outdoor arenas, Minneapolis draws in top-notch musicals, concerts, and comedians such as Mama Mia, Paul Simon, and Jeff Foxworthy. For a different look at the art scene, check out the dozens of museums in the area. There’s the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Sculpture Garden, and the Museum of Russian Art, just to name a few. Plus with events like the Art in Bloom and Art-A-Whirl, you’re sure to get your art fix in Minneapolis.
When you’re ready to fill that empty fridge in your new apartment, look no further than the fantastically diverse Minneapolis Farmers Market. Or have you noticed that your apartment could use a little sprucing up? There are plenty of local antique shops, like Guilded Salvage Antiques and Antiquified at 1519 Central Avenue, as well as flea markets, to inspire your next refurb project. Of course the famous Mall of America is just a few minutes south in Bloomington, so if you need anything new and exciting, you can surly find it there.
The bus and light rail services make getting around town a breeze, and the Minneapolis / Saint Paul International Airport is here to meet your domestic and international travels needs. Plus the city is ranked as one of the most bike friendly places in the nation. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, if you’re moving with your bike, be sure to check out the City of Minneapolis Biking Program and Bike Walk Twin Cities where walking is encouraged as well. Of course moving with your own set of wheels is incredibly convenient, but it’s certainly not the only way to get around this great city.
Parks and Recreation
Minneapolis takes pride in their ample urban parks, and for good reason. There are over 150 parks with various fields, courts, paths, pools, and playgrounds. Plus with the Chain of Lakes Byway District, you have just over 13 miles of access to nature trails and water activities. With bird sanctuaries, children’s gardens, rose gardens, and butterfly gardens to visit, you’ll never be far from outdoor adventures that the whole family can enjoy.
Choosing a Neighborhood
Are you a cultural or political mover and shaker? Check out apartments in the Loring Park neighborhood where various events are held in the park. For an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops, the Whitter neighborhood might be right up your alley. Whether you’re looking for a downtown apartment in a historic brick building, or for a quiet rental in a residential neighborhood, researching the different apartments and neighborhoods will ensure that you find the perfect place to call home.
Average Apartment Rent in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Minneapolis have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Minneapolis apartment cost $1,167. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Minneapolis apartment was $1,386 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $5,020. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Minneapolis rentals listed below.
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Why should I move to Minneapolis?
As the primary business center between Chicago and Seattle, and with five Fortune 500 headquarters situated here, the economy of Minneapolis is flourishing. The city is celebrated for its rich arts and culture, being second only to New York City in live theater per capita, and home to several renowned art museums including The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Weisman Art Museum designed by Frank Gehry. Minneapolis is also distinguished for its superbly maintained parks and recreation, and in 2008 was ranked as the city with the most parkland per resident within cities of similar population densities. The hospitals are ranked among the best in the nation, the public transportation is reliable, and if you need yet another reason to move here, Minnesota is home to its own MLB and NFL teams, the Twins and the Vikings.
What are some quiet neighborhoods in Minneapolis?
Marcy-Holmes, wedged between downtown and the University of Minnesota, is a great neighborhood for quiet living with reliable transportation options, a safe reputation, and a younger demographic. If you seek a more artsy locale, lower northeast Minneapolis is a safe and peaceful neighborhood with a bit more personality and a few local bars. Prospect Park, located in southeast Minneapolis is ideal for families- safe, beautiful, and only a quick commute into the heart of downtown.
Are there any good places for brunch in Audubon Park?
With an inspired menu and a charming, laid-back ambiance, Mill City Café is a true Minneapolis gem, located less than two miles from Audubon Park on California Street. The menu is simple, yet well-executed, offering affordable and tasty dishes like the cinnamon wild rice pancakes, served with walnuts, blueberries, bananas, and rhubarb, and the Ecuadorian egg bake- two fried eggs served over black beans, topped with cheese and sour cream and served with a side of Mill City’s delectable potatoes. Soak up the sun on Mill City’s double-decker outdoor patio and enjoy your brunch amidst the charming wall of flowers.
How far is the airport from downtown Minneapolis and can I get there easily and cheaply?
The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is a major transportation hub within the nation and located right in Minneapolis, about seven miles from downtown. The driving cost to the airport is less than $2 each way. Many smaller local airports are within 40 miles of the city as well including Minn Heliport, Crystal Heliport, Saint Paul Downtown Airport, South Saint Paul Municipal Airport, and Stanton Airfield. For those who would prefer not to drive to the airport, an array of alternative modes of transportation are available to fit any budget including shuttle buses, local taxis, and limousine services.
What's the weather like in Minneapolis?
The climate in Minneapolis is humid continental with hot, humid summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures average in the 70s, while winters bring temperatures averaging in the 10s. Winters bring heavy snow, yet the area sees more sunlight hours in mid-winter than many other parts of the country. The dry snow and long daylight hours of Minneapolis winters allow for excellent winter recreation, like skiing at the nearby Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area. During the warm summer months residents can take advantage of the beachside activities and spectacular views of the local Lake Calhoun.
What areas of Minneapolis are safe for walking around at night?
Downtown Minneapolis is a safe area for walking around at night, but housing prices can be a tad expensive in this area. Uptown Minneapolis is another safe alternative, especially the areas around Lindale, Nicollet, Penn, and West 7. Other safe Minneapolis neighborhoods include Whittier, with a nice assortment of restaurants as well as a large greenway, and Seward, with a mix of housing bordered by the Mississippi River.
What kinds of outdoor activities are either in or around Minneapolis?
With a multitude of parks and lakes in Minneapolis, the outdoor enthusiast shall not want for adventure. One option is to walk, bike, drive, swim, or paddle around the chain of lakes running north to south along the western side of the city. Some are connected by lagoons and creeks which eventually feed into the Mississippi River at Minnehaha Falls. During the cold winter months, popular pastimes include sledding, skating, hockey, and ice fishing.
Are there museums in Minneapolis or nearby?
Yes. Perhaps one of its best-known museums is the Walker Art Center, which operates and is adjacent to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden featuring the Minneapolis' iconic "Spoonbridge and Cherry." Other notable art museums include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Weisman Art Museum, which was designed by architect Frank Gehry, and the Museum of Russian Art. Minneapolis is also home to the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Bell Museum of Natural History, and the Mill City Museum, a museum dedicated to milling flour. The Bakken Museum's goal is to help people explore the history and nature of electricity and magnetism.
Are there local sporting events in Minneapolis?
Yes, there is a wealth of local sporting events in Minneapolis. Minneapolis is home to several professional sports teams, including the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League, who play at the Metrodome, and the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball, who play at Target Field. Both the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association and the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association play at Target Center. Neighboring St. Paul also hosts a number of professional, semi-professional, and amateur sports teams.