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Average rent in Blaine, MN

$1,467/mo Blaine, MN average rental price, February 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Blaine, MN is $1,467.

Blaine, MN apartment rent ranges

About 40% of apartment rents in Blaine, MN range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 7% of apartments. Around 43% of Blaine’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 10% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

Blaine, MN rent trends

Getting around in Blaine, MN

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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 7 Feb 2023.

What are the best apartments in Blaine, MN?

The best apartments in Blaine, MN are: Berkshire Central Apartments, Stonegate, Raven Court Townhomes, Cedar Green and Westminster Apartments.

What is the average rent in Blaine, MN?

The average rent in Blaine, MN is $1,467. Start your search for apartments in Blaine, MN now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Blaine, MN?

The price range for a studio apartment in Blaine, MN is between $1,294 and $2,714. View all studio apartments in Blaine, MN.

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 $1,055 and $1,988. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Blaine, MN now.

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 $1,055 and $2,714. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Blaine, MN.

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 $1,260 and $3,925. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Blaine, MN.

What type of rental buildings are in Blaine, MN?

In Blaine 13% of the housing is rented out compared to 87% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 16% of Blaine’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 55% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 24% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Blaine, MN?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Blaine are about 21 years old, on average. Of these, 54% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 4 stories. About 86% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 14% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Blaine, MN?

Studio apartments in Blaine are around 3% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 39% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 45% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

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.

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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Blaine, MN demographics

Blaine, MN has a population of 65,048 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 32,784 of Blaine’s residents are women and 32,264 are men. The median age of those who live in Blaine, MN is 37.4.

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.

Blaine, MN households

  • 16,674 Family
    6,477 Non-family
  • 8,637 Children
    14,514 No Children
  • 23,151Total Number of Households
  • 2.8Average People Per Household
  • $86,796Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 23,151 households in Blaine, MN. 16,674 are family households and 6,477 are non-family households. There are 8,637 households with children in Blaine and 14,514 households without children. On average, about 2.8 people live in a household in Blaine, MN.

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.

Things to do

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.

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Blaine, MN employment & economy

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.

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

The level of education of the population of Blaine, MN is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 30% completed some high school, 28% partially completed college, 11% have an Associate Degree, 20% have a Bachelor Degree, and 9% have a Graduate Degree.

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