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Studio Apartments for Rent in St. Paul, MN - 170 Rentals available


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Are you looking to land a small but cool studio apartment near you? Is an unbeatable location more important to you than lots of space? You can now browse through all available RENTCafé listings, to find the perfect studio apartment near you, in your favorite neighborhood, ZIP code, or in another city or state in the U.S. wherever life takes you. Check the ratings and reviews of properties with studio apartments, filter them based on your criteria, and find the one that suits your needs.

Compare the size, price and location, as well as amenities, both inside and outside the apartment. Whether you are looking for a more modern studio near you, or one in a charming old building, or maybe you want to be close to a certain park, the downtown area of your city, or near family or friends, RENTCafé allows you to find the best fit for you - so, let's find your new home!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a studio apartment in St. Paul, MN?

The price range of a studio apartment is between $433 and $2,998. Search our studio apartments in St. Paul, MN.

How many studio apartments for rent are available in St. Paul, MN on RENTCafé?

There are 133 studio rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in St. Paul, MN were last updated on 13 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a studio apartment in St. Paul, MN?

The average St. Paul, MN studio apartment size is 442 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in St. Paul, MN?

Studio apartments in St. Paul, MN tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in St. Paul, MN?

One of the downsides of living in a studio apartment is the limited storage space. You might be interested in 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in St. Paul, MN.

Renter’s Guide to St. Paul, MN

Located in southeastern Minnesota in Ramsey County, St. Paul is the state’s capital city and is bordered by the communities of Minneapolis, Woodbury, and Eagan. Along with Minneapolis, St. Paul is considered part of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

In 2019, St. Paul earned the #2 spot on the Trust for Public Land’s Park Score list, which ranks public parks in America’s 100 biggest cities. Factors such as number of amenities, accessibility, park funds per resident, and park acreage are all considered in the ranking.

The climate here is considered continental, which means it experiences hot and humid summers, and cold, snowy winters. The city sees large temperature differences between seasons. Summer temperatures average around 85ºF, although they can get as high as 105ºF. Winter temperatures in the city average about 30ºF, though temperatures can get as cold as -32ºF. St. Paul’s average annual rainfall is around 32 inches, which falls mostly in the spring and summer months. Flooding, droughts, and winter blizzards can affect St. Paul.

St. Paul, MN Demographics

  • Total Population304,547
  • Female 149,992
    Male 154,555
  • Median Age32

Cost of Living in St. Paul, MN

Metro Transit provides bus and light rail service around the city and to surrounding communities. Regular adult cash fare is $2.50-$3.25 on weekdays and $2.00-$2.50 on weekends, seniors pay $1.00-$2.50, and children 5 and under ride for free. Weekly and monthly passes are also available and cost between $24.00 and $120.00.

Some of the taxi services available in St. Paul include St. Paul Yellow Taxi, All City Cab, Global Travel Service MSP, and Green and White Taxi. The average fare price is $2.50 for 1 mile, with a $5.00 starting cost. The average commute time in St. Paul is about 25.5 minutes, which is slightly less than the national average of 26.1 minutes. Those who use a personal vehicle in St. Paul can expect to pay around $2.64 for 1 gallon of gasoline.

In St. Paul, a three-course meal for two people at a mid-priced restaurant costs about $56.00. The average price of a regular cappuccino in the city is around $3.80. The price of utilities such as electricity, heating, water, and garbage for a 915 sq. ft. apartment in St. Paul is about $153, which is about on par with the national average of $152.

Average Rent in St. Paul, MN

  • St. Paul, MN Average Rental Price, May 2021 $1,327 /mo

    St. Paul, MN Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $501-$7001%
    • $701-$1,00023%
    • $1,001-$1,50050%
    • $1,501-$2,00018%
    • > $2,0007%

    St. Paul, MN Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
    St. Paul, MN $1,215 $1,241 $1,249 $1,261 $1,284 $1,298 $1,308 $1,320 $1,288 $1,313 $1,327
    National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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    Living in St. Paul, MN

    Beautiful neighborhoods, great schools, a lively downtown area, good access to public transportation, and plenty of entertainment and leisure activities are some of the pros of living in St. Paul.

    Some of the cons of living here include heavy traffic at times, a tendency towards urban sprawl, colder winters, and a slightly higher cost of living than other large cities.

    Things to Do in St. Paul, MN

    Exploring the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is just one of the many fun things to do in St. Paul. The 72-mile park is a great place for activities like birdwatching, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

    A great activity for kids in St. Paul is visiting the Minnesota Children’s Museum. The museum features three floors of exhibits that offer hands-on, educational fun. Themes such as arts and crafts, sensory play, space, music, and movement keep kids entertained while they learn.

    Taking a tour of the James J. Hill House is a great activity for couples to do in St. Paul. The 36,000-sq.-ft. mansion is a step back in time to the 1890s. Original architecture and period furniture can be found throughout the home, and guided tours share the history of the home, its owners, and the historic Summit Avenue area of the city.

    Red Cow, the St. Paul Grill, Mama’s Pizza, Ghebre’s Restaurant, Cossetta, and Babani’s Kurdish Restaurant are some of the best restaurants in St. Paul. The city offers an eclectic mix of fare for every taste and budget.

    The Festival of Nations is a multi-cultural event held annually in St. Paul. The four-day event, which has taken place for over 80 years, features various exhibits, performances, cuisine, and demonstrations showcasing almost 100 cultural groups.

    Employment & Economy in St. Paul, MN

    Major industries in St. Paul include manufacturing, retail trade, finance and insurance, professional/technical/scientific services, educational services, health care and social assistance, accommodation/food services, administrative support, and utilities.

    Companies with headquarters in the city include Securian Financial Group Inc. and Ecolab.

    Some of the largest employers in St. Paul include Lawson Software, Ecolab, Securian Financial Group, Children’s St. Paul Pediatric Hospital, and U.S. Bancorp Information Services.

    St. Paul’s unemployment rate is about 3.0 percent, which is slightly lower than the national rate of 3.6 percent.

    St. Paul, MN Households

    • Total Number of Households113,154
    • Family 62,019
      Non-family 51,135
    • Children 35,233
      No Children 77,921
    • Average People Per Household2.61
    • Median Household Income$57,876
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,103

    Education in St. Paul, MN

    The Saint Paul Public Schools district operates public schools in the city. Some of the top schools in St. Paul include Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy, Twin Cities German Immersion Charter School, Nova Classical Academy Upper School, Great River School, St Paul Conservatory Performing Art, and Central Senior High School. There are also many private schools in the area.

    In the US, St. Paul is second when it comes to the number of colleges and universities per capita in the city. Some of the post-secondary options here include Concordia University, the University of St. Thomas, Saint Catherine University, Metropolitan State University, Macalester University, Saint Paul College, and Hamline University.

    St. Paul, MN Education Statistics

    • No High School7%
    • Some High School28%
    • Some College21%
    • Associate Degree7%
    • Bachelor Degree23%
    • Graduate Degree14%

    Tips for Renting in St. Paul, MN

    Determine your budget before starting your rental unit search in St. Paul. Experts often suggest that people spend 30 % or less of their annual income on housing (in this case, the cost of rent and any additional fees for things like parking). If you’d like to look at units that are beyond what you can afford, consider sharing the living costs with a roommate if the rental unit is appropriate for more than one person.

    Choose a roommate that is someone you already know and trust, if possible. Since you will be sharing the costs and responsibilities related to renting the unit, it’s important that you can rely on the person sharing the rental unit with you. It’s a good idea to discuss expectations for living together before signing a lease agreement, including things like how often you will have guests, what the parking situation will be, and whether a cleaning schedule will be needed.

    Renting a studio apartment in St. Paul, MN

    Finding an affordable home is definitely not an easy task nowadays, especially if you’re new to the market. When looking for a budget-friendly small apartment, you should decide on the non-negotiables and look for a home that meets your needs. On average, a studio apartment’s size in St. Paul, MN is 918 Sq.Ft., which is convenient for a young professional, recent graduate, student or for someone who prefers not to spend more than necessary on a monthly rent. A cheap studio can be rented starting from $755, so your next step is to make up your mind regarding the layout of your future nest: do you want a one room apartment, with kitchen in the main room, or a bachelor flat with a separate kitchen? Hard to decide. Now you have 173 small apartments are in St. Paul, MN to choose from that will help you make a decision, with an average rent of $1,349.

    The perks of renting an efficiency apartment

    They say renting is like dating- you should not expect absolute perfection from a rental home, but you should love the things that make it uniquely yours. If you’re interested in an efficiency apartment in St. Paul, MN, we are confident that you will find a great place that complements your lifestyle. Having a small apartment comes with a series of advantages that their larger companions lack. A studio apartment is easier to keep clean and it’s always less cluttered, because there is no room for unnecessary stuff. If single bedroom apartments and small apartments is what you’re after, you are more likely to afford living in the hip parts of the town, within walking or biking distance from entertainment and shopping. You will also notice significant savings year after year. Pick your price limit and square footage and browse through our 60 listings in St. Paul, MN and we promise you won’t be disappointed.

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