Affordable Apartments Near U of MN Dinkytown Twin Cities Minneapolis

Affordable, Clean, Secure Living near the University of Minnesota!

Welcome to Elmwood Apartments, offering the best living experience near the University of Minnesota. Discover the convenience and affordability of our apartments, strategically located just a few blocks away from the University near Dinkytown and the U of MN East Bank campus in the SE Como and Marcy Holmes neighborhoods.

Ideal Location for U of MN Students

Enjoy the ease of walking or biking just 15 minutes to the U of MN, with the added benefit of complimentary parking in the Elmwood lots. Our apartments provide a private, secure environment, free from the congestion and noise of University dorms and luxury student private dorms, all at approximately one-third of the cost. The Metrotransit bus conveniently departs from the corner, connecting you to various destinations around the university.

Find out why Elmwood is the best place to live during Covid-19 or for anyone with allergies.

Features and Amenities

Discover why Elmwood is the ideal residence during Covid-19 or for individuals with allergies. Explore our range of apartment options, including efficiency-studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, and 4 bedroom layouts near the U of MN. Our clean and secure apartments offer the best value for your money in close proximity to the University.

Inclusive Services

  • Parking, internet, water are included in the rent. 
  • Most apartments include heat, and select units feature separate HVAC systems.
  • Some apartments provide bicycle garages for added convenience.

Additional Benefits

  • Enjoy the convenience of in-apartment laundry or common laundry facilities with new equipment.
  • * Elmwood employees diligently clean and sanitize the buildings daily.
  • * Our maintenance team is available 24/7 for any assistance you may need.

Enhanced Security Measures

  • Security cameras monitor various areas, including halls, laundries, parking areas, front and rear doors, and exteriors.
  • View the live webcam footage directly from your cellphone or via the website. Live webcams visible here.
  • We answer your phone call 24/7 in person and reply to your email immediately.

International Student Friendly

Many international students attending the U of Mn live in Elmwood apartments. We welcome applications from overseas students and their families and have helped many international students settle in Minneapolis.

Make the most out of your University of Minnesota experience and investment with the best value and quality housing. Walk, bike, bus or drive to campus without worrying about parking when you go home. Peace of mind security cameras let you see your apartment building. Responsive management and well-maintained apartments mean your quality of life is better. 

Elevate Your U of MN Experience

Maximize your University of Minnesota experience and investment with Elmwood Apartments. Whether you prefer to walk, bike, bus, or drive to campus, our worry-free parking ensures a seamless transition when you return home. Benefit from the peace of mind provided by security cameras, responsive management, and well-maintained apartments, enhancing your overall quality of life. Contact us 24/7 to experience the best in value and quality housing.

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Looking for student apartments near the University of Minnesota? Elmwood apartments are the BEST place to live close to the U of M. Just minutes from the University of Minnesota East Bank campus, Dinkytown, and University of Minnesota Daycare, our student apartments are secure, carefully maintained, and feature personal service.


New: Utilities included, free parking and wifi in all apartments.

Near the U of MN: 15-20 minutes walk to East Bank campus. Bus stop right at the corner. Convenience stores and shopping nearby. Bike racks.

Clean: Hygienic quarry tile floors (no carpet stains or mold)

Service: We answer the phone in person. Immediate maintenance response 24/7.

Secure: Security key control system. Internet webcam surveillance. Keyless security bolts. Entire property illuminated at night.

More features: U of MN daycare center one block away. Air conditioning. Ceiling fans. Internet and cable. Washer and dryer. Dishwasher. Double sink bath vanities.