Housing for Sale or Rent

Note: If you are a Macalester employee interested in living near campus, please call our office about available housing.

Property listings on this page are limited to a one-mile radius around the college campus. Exceptions will be made for current Macalester faculty and staff.

How to Request a Listing

  1. Complete the Housing for Sale or Rent Form
  2. Submit up to four JPEG photos to

Please contact us when your property has rented or sold. Listings older than 90 days will be cleared.


Duplex for Rent
Very spacious, sun-filled first floor duplex with 4 bedrooms (or bedrooms + offices!) and 2 baths. 1450 sq. ft. Located near the intersection of Portland & Wheeler Avenues. Large dining room, updated kitchen which includes a built-in microwave and dishwasher. Beautiful gas fireplace, built-ins throughout. Private screened porch, LARGE separate storage in the basement, personal washer and dryer (not coin operated), and two off street parking spots. 1 Direct TV hook-up (additional boxes $10/mo.) sewer, water, trash, lawn care and snow removal covered by landlords. Tenant pays electric and gas for their unit. Heat is shared from October-April. Available as early as the first week of December. Option for short-term or long term lease. $1650/mo. 1 month's rent as security deposit. Contact Linda at 651.696.0711. Posted 11.30.2015.

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Apartment for Rent
1560 Grand Avenue, $950.00; One-bedroom apartment in a very quiet brick 4-plex across the street from Dunn Bros. and just half a block from Macalester with a fenced-in backyard and a private peaceful sitting area with a small table and chairs surrounded by trees and boulders. This apartment comes with 2 garages that are brand new. The apartment proper has hardwood floors, woodwork, a built-in buffet, laundry in the basement and lots of storage space. The utilities are included with the exception of electricity. Contact Kara, 651-208-2256 or k-fw@live.com. Posted 11.30.2015.

House for Rent
1899 Selby, $1,595/mo, On the corner of Howell and Selby in Merriam Park, 1899 Selby is a very attractive well-cared for 5 unit classic apartment building. This 2 bedroom apartment is large and offers a high quality living experience. It has expansive and natural wood floors, original and high quality wood built ins and marble bathroom and kitchen. The 2 bedrooms are nicely sized and each has a closet. There is the large sunroom at the front of the apartment overlooking a lovely residential view Selby Ave and Howell Street. The property is professionally managed and the apartment is move in ready! The building is professionally cleaned at least 1 time per week. The electrical is all upgraded with new circuits so you won't have hassle of old electric. The apartment comes with a garage. The heat is paid by the landlord. Come check it out! Contact Brent 612.405.7150. Posted 11.23.2015.

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House for Rent
1604 Hague Ave, $1,750/mo. 3BR, 2 full baths, garage, washer and dryer, all natural woodwork, huge master bedroom, on street parking available, private backyard, 3 blocks from campus, easy access to coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery. Contact Tom at 651-387-5704. Posted 10/29/2015.

House for Rent December to May
1180 Portland Avenue, $1600/mo + utilities, unfurnished.  3 BR on 2nd floor, 1 BR in basement, 1 ¾ baths, washer, dryer, on street parking.   Great family neighborhood, close to colleges, walk to Grand Avenue shops and restaurants, easy access to bus, light rail, both downtowns.    Contact Nick, 651-210-7840. Posted 11.23.2015.

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House for Rent
1257 Hague Avenue, $1200/month. Three bedrooms, one bathroom, additional toilet in unfinished basement, which is wired for sound.  Fully furnished with just about everything you would want to find in a house except a television.  Idiosyncratically painted in bright colors inside and out.  Balcony in front, deck in back, driveway, no garage.  Wonderful neighbors on the block.  Close to bus route and not far from light rail line. Contact Eva, 763-843-1746.

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House for Rent
1737 Ashland Avenue, $2,050. Beautiful Craftsman home in wonderful neighborhood, a few blocks from Macalester. Four bedrooms/two baths. Quiet, yet centrally located. Groceries, shops, and many restaurants are just a few blocks away on Grand Avenue. Walking distance to playground/park and library with great amenities for children. Comes furnished. Main floor includes charming living and dining rooms with original woodwork, built-in buffet and cabinets with stained glass, modern fireplace, and hardwood floors; fully equipped kitchen; large, bright family room with skylights; lovely three-season front porch; and covered back porch with fan. Upstairs has three bedrooms plus office nook and full bath. Hardwood floors throughout. Finished basement with rec-room, full bath, large guest room/office, and laundry room. Back yard and 2+ car garage. This is a great block with friendly neighbors who will welcome you during your time here. The location is pleasant and quiet, yet with convenient access to amenities and easy to have a walking lifestyle. Safe, family-friendly neighborhood. Photos. Contact Jessica at 651-900-9531 or marshall.jessica@gmail.com. Posted 10/5/2015.

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House for Sale
1129 Randolph Avenue, $209,000. Beautiful 2-bedroom home in St Paul.  Close to freeway, shopping, public transportation and more. Hard wood floors, master suite, updated kitchen, off road and on road parking, private back yard. Contact Nick Hillyard (Listing Agent) at 612.298.7763. Posted 9/28/2015.

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Condo for Rent
Three bedroom Condo for rent, $1,350 available 8/15, may be shared among 2-3 renters. Secured-entry. In-unit laundry, Off-Street Parking. Italian tiles in kitchen and bath. West-facing deck. On bus line near Dale and Grand. Easy commute to Macalester, St. Thomas, Wm. Mitchell, United & Children Hospital. Rent includes water, heat, trash/recycling.  Contact Maria 651-225-1538. Posted 8.6.2015. Edited 8.7.2015.

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House for Sale
244 Macalester St., St. Paul, $389,900. Beautiful 2+ story in prime location. Lots of character-hardwood floors, crown molding, fireplace + built-ins. Kitchen opens to awesome family room. Formal dining w/corner hutches. Private, fenced backyard w/big deck adds excellent outdoor space. Contact travis@traviserickson.com.  Posted 5.1.2015.

House for Sale
1898 Dayton Ave $598,500. Two Houses on one Lot! Chance of a lifetime to own unique Merriam Park home. Stunning three-story masterpiece with additional Craftsman carriage house. Large updated kitchen with eat-in dining, wine cooler, heated floors. Four bedrooms on one level. Fully landscaped with pond & privacy fence. Contact Reed Aronow (Edina Realty), 651-497-5958. Posted 3.20.2015.

Didn't find what you are looking for? Here are more resources:

  1. Our office has first hand recommendations for Realtor Steve Townley who lives a block from Macalester and has decades of experience finding housing for people in this neighborhood.
  2. Satisfied customers highly recommended Realtor Natasha Cejudo, a Mac alum that lives near Macalester with area expertise and a long list of Mac Alum clients.
  3. Padmapper, Zumper, Zillow, and Apartment List offer easy ways to search for housing in the neighborhood that has been advertised online.
  4. Many landlords post signs on properties for rent, so driving the neighborhood where you would like to live is a very good idea.
  5. Finally, the neighborhood's free bi-weekly neighborhood newspaper, The Villager, has a few listings. However, it is only available in print.