9436 Ulysses Street NE, Blaine, MN 55434$1,390 - $1,935
- Studio-3 Beds
- 1-2 Baths
111-83Rd Avenue NE, Fridley, MN 55432$1,149 - $1,499
- 1-3 Beds
- 1-2 Baths
7899 University Avenue NE #208, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432-2650$1,040 - $1,215
- 1-2 Beds
- 1 Bath
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Frequently Asked Questions
When were prices and availability in Blaine, MN last updated?
Prices and availability in Blaine, MN were last updated on 17 Sep 2020.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Blaine, MN?
The price range for a studio apartment in Blaine, MN is between $1,390 and $1,935.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Blaine, MN?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Blaine, MN is between $930 and $1,450.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Blaine, MN?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Blaine, MN is between $1,221 and $1,935.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Blaine, MN?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Blaine, MN is between $1,221 and $1,935.
Renter’s Guide to Blaine, MN
Situated in both Anoka and Ramsey counties, Blaine is a city in Minnesota and a suburb of Minneapolis. It ranks as the #2 best place to live in Anoka county, and the 36th most diverse suburb in Minnesota. A good location, plentiful amenities, low crime levels, and good options for schools, increase Blaine’s popularity with families and young professionals alike.
Blaine has a population of 62,453, making it the 8th largest city in the Minneapolis-St Paul metropolitan area. It’s only slightly more populous than neighboring Coon Rapids but dwarfs other neighbors such as Spring Lake Park. The city has an area of 34 sq. miles, which reduces the population density, and prevents an overly urban atmosphere. It’s almost 6.5 times smaller than Minneapolis proper and feels far from the hustle and bustle of a larger city.
Situated 17 miles north of Minneapolis, residents can normally drive downtown within 20 to 25 minutes. Downtown St Paul can also be reached within the same time and is around 20 miles south of Blaine. Highway 65 runs north to south through the city, while highway 10 runs east to west through the south of the city. There are also connections to interstate 35E, ensuring travel in any direction is quick and easy.
With warm summers and cold winters, Blaine sees all 4 seasons throughout the year, with swings from one end of the spectrum to the other. July is the hottest month with highs of 83°F, while January lows typically hit 4°F. Summer months can see over 4 inches of rain each, while a total annual rainfall of 32 inches is just below the U.S. average. Expect around 54 inches of snow each year, with heavy snow falling November through March.
Blaine, MN Demographics
- Total Population63,319
Female 31,226Male 32,093
- Median Age38.2
Cost of Living in Blaine, MN
Public transit in Blaine is provided by MetroTransit, which runs numerous bus routes from Blaine to surrounding suburbs, and downtown Minneapolis. An express bus route runs between Blaine’s 95th Avenue park and ride station, to downtown Minneapolis, taking around 30 minutes, and costing $3.25 during rush hour, or $2.50 otherwise. Local routes, such as a direct service to St Paul, cost $2.50 during rush hour, and $2 outside of it. A Metropass costs $83 per month and entitles you to unlimited travel. If you choose to use a private vehicle, expect to pay around $2.60 per gallon of gasoline.
When eating out, you’ll normally pay $15 for a meal at an inexpensive restaurant, while a combo meal at a fast food restaurant will be around $7. Beer costs around $6 per pint, while a regular coffee will be around $4. A 3-course meal for 2 at a mid-range restaurant will typically average out at around $65.
Basic monthly utilities should cost around $150 for a 915 sq. ft apartment. This is inclusive of electricity, water, heating, cooling, and garbage disposal. To add an internet connection will add an extra $56 per month.
Living in Blaine, MN
Situated in an area of hills and lakes, much of Blaine is a picturesque city, with some locals likening it to living on a golf course. The city offers a mix of old and new, with a variety of different housing options available for residents. You’ll find most of what you’re looking for without having to leave the city, however, nightlife and entertainment options can be somewhat limited.
Traffic can be bad during rush hours, with particular problems on highway 65. Harsh winters can add to commute times, and accidents are not uncommon.
Things to Do in Blaine, MN
Blaine is a great choice for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, and with 66 parks, hundreds of miles of trails, and a 500-acre wetland sanctuary, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Aquatore park is popular, and offers playgrounds, sport facilities, picnic areas, and a spacious off-leash dog park. For peace and quiet, head to the Blaine Open Space nature reserve, with many trails to explore, it’s ideal for joggers, wildlife lovers, and anyone seeking an escape from the city. The National Sports Center (NSC) has facilities for every kind of sport fan, including an ice rink, soccer fields, indoor courts, a stadium, a velodrome, and much more.
There are several places to go shopping in Blaine, with Northtown Mall among the most popular. It offers everything from groceries and big box stores, to boutique shops and a plethora of restaurants. Other shopping areas can be found off highway 65 and interstate 35W.
Those with a fondness for history and aviation should check out the Golden Wings Flying Museum, home to several classic aircrafts from the 1920s and ‘30s. There are regular events at the museum, and it’s a great place for kids to discover something different.
A number of community events are held throughout the year, including local food and beer festivals, arts and crafts fairs, and the annual summer Blaine Festival, with live music, carnival rides, a parade, and more. Joyful Noise is a 2-day music festival held at the NSC, which attracts more than 20,000 visitors, while the PGA Tour has an annual stop at the city.
Employment & Economy in Blaine, MN
Households in Blaine have an annual median income of $80,423, which is well above county, state, and national averages. By number of employees, the most common industry in the city is manufacturing, which employs 17.9% of the workforce. Health care and social assistance, and retail trade are also common sectors, while the utilities industry is typically the highest paying.
The most common jobs are in office and administrative support roles, with 13.7% of the working population employed in such occupations. Management occupations and sales and related occupations are also common, and residents working in management occupations are typically the highest paid in the city. Aveda is the top employer in the city, with 730 employees.
Blaine, MN Households
- Total Number of Households23,091
Family 17,007Non-family 6,084
Children 8,682No Children 14,409
- Average People Per Household2.74
- Median Household Income$83,201
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,304
Education in Blaine, MN
Blaine is served by 3 different school districts; Anoka-Hennepin Public School District, Spring Lake Park Public Schools, and Northeast Metro 916 School District. Of the 3 public high schools in the city, Blaine High School is the top-rated. It ranks as the #1 best public high school in Anoka County, and #63 in Minnesota. Roosevelt Middle School is the top-rated middle school, ranking #3 best in the county and #81 in Minnesota.
The top-rated elementary school is the DaVinci Academy of Arts & Science, which is rated as the best charter elementary school in Minnesota. It also ranks consistently high in terms of test scores and student progress.
Rasmussen College offers options for higher education, and covers a broad spectrum of degrees and certificates, encompassing study areas including business, tech, medicine, and much more.
Blaine, MN Education Statistics
- No High School2%
- Some High School28%
- Some College29%
- Associate Degree11%
- Bachelor Degree21%
- Graduate Degree9%
Tips for Renting in Blaine, MN
Those considering a move to Blaine are advised to take into account how large the city is in terms of area. Its size and layout make it almost essential to own a private vehicle to get around comfortably. Even if you plan to frequent public transit, the most direct lines depart from the 95th Avenue park and ride station, which is far from most neighborhoods. If you’re moving from out of state, the winters may come as a shock to you, as heavy snow can make driving a challenge. It’s worth taking winter driving lessons to prepare yourself.
Housing stock in Blaine ranges from older single family homes to townhouses and apartments. Many older neighborhoods, such as those centrally located nearer the lakes, have larger buildings and more space. Newer neighborhoods generally offer smaller homes that are very close to one another.
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