Metropolitan State University Off Campus Apartments
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Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus MSU apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Metropolitan State University housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the MSU campus. If so, you can search for off campus Metropolitan State University apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.
Although Metropolitan State University student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.
MSU apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Saint Paul, Minnesota. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still make it to class on time.
We can help you find off campus MSU apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Metropolitan State University apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55106
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I've got dogs. What are the best places in Saint Paul for being outdoors with pets?
Arlington-Arkwright Dog Park is a large 4.5-acre clean, leash-free dog park in Saint Paul with open space as well as forested areas and wooded trails. Indian Mounds Regional Park is another dog-friendly spot; an ancient Native American burial grounds spot dating back to the late 1800s with paved trails and spectacular views of the city skyline and the Michigan River. The mob-themed Eagle Street Grill and Pub on 7th Street, with its dog-friendly patio, is another favorite spot for local pet owners to bring their favorite four-legged-friends.
Is there a coffee house or someplace in West 7th where the locals hang out?
With a laid-back vibe and an extensive menu, Nina's Coffee Café is the local java hotspot, brewing up fresh and aromatic coffee daily. The warm and friendly atmosphere is eclectic, showcasing local artwork and offering comfy soft seating, as well as cozy outdoor seating during the warmer months. So grab a fresh cup o' jo and one of Nina's scrumptious donuts and take advantage of the free wifi internet, or relax and enjoy one of the cafe's frequent poetry readings.
What would an ideal weekend be like in Saint Paul?
An ideal weekend in Saint Paul would include some fun in the sun at one of the city's local parks, like Como Lakeside Pavilion or Rice Park. After a relaxing picnic in the park, bring the family along for some educational fun at one of Saint Paul's Museums, including the Minnesota Children's Museum, the History Center Museum, or the Science Museum of Minnesota. Next, head to Saint Paul's Grand Avenue to explore the 25 blocks of local history, shopping, and restaurants. Also be sure to check out a dinner cruise/theater show on the fantastic Inn Centennial Showboat.
How much should I expect to pay for utilities in Saint Paul each month, depending on the time of year?
With hot summers and cold winters, the cost of utilities in Saint Paul will vary throughout the year. For a family of five, expect to pay $150 to $200 in winter for gas, or $30 or so in the summer. With steady use of cooling, the summer electric bill could run as high as $250 a month. Water costs about $45 a quarter, and weekly garbage pickup costs $90 a quarter.
Are there any quiet neighborhoods in Saint Paul?
Yes. Mississippi Blvd / Summit River Blvd is one of Saint Paul's quieter neighborhoods. With mostly single-family, medium-sized homes, this neighborhood is located on the western side of Saint Paul on the Mississippi River. This area is also suburban in terms of population density, which is a factor that may contribute to its tranquil nature. Surrounding Como Park, which contains Lake Como, Como is another quiet neighborhood in Saint Paul.
Will I need a car in Saint Paul?
Yes, you will most likely need a car in St. Paul. In fact, close to 83 percent of St. Paul residents drives a private automobile to commute to work on a daily basis, while less than 5 percent uses mass transit for the same purpose. These figures suggest that St. Paul's public transportation system leaves a lot to be desired, but there are some options available. Bus service is provided by Metro Transit, which also connects the city to the existing Hiawatha Line light rail. For intercity transportation, Midway Station serves as St. Paul's Amtrak stop between Seattle and Chicago.