Note: If you are a new employee to Macalester, moving to the twin cities, and interested in living near campus, please call our office about available housing. Current Macalester faculty/staff and community members, please see the listings below. 

Property listings on this page are generally within a one-mile radius around the college campus.

How to Request a Listing

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

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


Other resources for finding a home in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood can be found at the bottom of this page.


2BR/1 Bath apartment for Rent: 1522 Grand Avenue

Price: $1365 per month, plus utilities
Available Now:

2BR/1bath apartment at 1522 Grand Avenue (corner of Saratoga) for rent. Approximately 700 sf, this is a great 2BR for roommates or as a 1BR with an office. The apartment has large closets for extra storage. One off-street parking space in the parking lot is included in the rent. Through-wall A/C unit provided in Living Room. Laundry room located in the basement. Clean, quiet and nicely landscaped 1960s building with secured key entry. Newly renovated hallways and entry areas.

Contact: Susan Lichliter  651-696-6552

1BR/1 Bath apartment for Rent: 1798 Ashland

Price: $1080 per month, heat included.
Recently renovated 1BR apartment available on the upper floor of a quiet building.  Sunny, east-facing unit with windows in every room. Hardwood floors and clawfoot soaking tub in bath. Living room separate from kitchen with eating area. Heat, water, sewer, trash and recycling are included in the rent. Tenant pays for electric and internet. Coin-operated laundry in the garden level. Caretaker on site. On-street parking, but low density in neighborhood means it is pretty easy to find a spot on the block. Apartment rent also includes a large storage unit in the garden level (approx. 25 sf) for seasonal and/or indoor bike storage.

Contact: Susan Lichliter  651-696-6552


4BR, 2 bath House for Rent on Vernon

Price: $2400 per month
Available Now:
Situated right next to Macalester College, this house is in a great location! The house has 2 BRs and bath upstairs with a 3-season porch, 2BRs and Bath on the main floor with Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen. Basement has laundry and is great for more storage space. Tenant pays for gas, electric and internet. Lawn mowing and boulevard shoveling included in rent. You will need to clear sidewalks. Rent also includes room for 1 car in a shared garage. There is easy street parking for an additional car. Lease runs through 5/31/2024.

Contact: Susan Lichliter  651-696-6552


Studio apartment for Rent: Grand Avenue

Price: $940-980 per month

Spacious, clean and well maintained units in a 19 unit building, one and a half blocks east of Snelling Ave.  Walking distance to Fed Ex, restaurants, coffee shops and Macalester College. Hardwood floors, large walk in closet – sometimes tenants put a dresser or a desk in here.  Renewal by Anderson Windows.  $940-$980 per month. includes heat, water, recycling and sanitation.  Each unit has it own thermostat and circuit breaker.  Coin laundry in building.  Non smoking on premise, no pets. Unit is wired for a window air conditioner (tenant to provide). Safe, friendly neighborhood.  Security camera on outside and inside of building.

Contact Delores 651-398-7536 for availability.


Furnished 1BR Apartment for Rent: 1113 Lincoln Ave.

Price: per night as airbnb short term, negotiable for long term lease

Bright, airy and clean basement unit with lower ceilings in Crocus Hill home. This apartment is fully furnished with 2 couches, TV, desk. The bedroom has a Queen sized bed and full dresser. The kitchen area has an electric cooktop, full size microwave, refrigerator, toaster and coffee maker. Washer/Dryer located in the common area of the house basement.

Walk to Grand Avenue restaurants, Starbucks and shop from local businesses. Kowalski’s Market; 0.3 mi; Trader Joe’s 0.9 mi; Mississippi Market Whole Food 1.2 mi; Macalester College 1.3 mi with easy access via the 63 bus on Grand. Note: A section of the living room (see pictures) the ceiling is low about 5’8”.


Contact: Grace  [email protected] or airbnb listing



Did not 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. Many of our faculty have recently used Realtor Brian Wagner. Brian lives in the Macalester neighborhood, is very involved in the community and has a strong focus on customer service.
  4. Padmapper, Zumper, Zillow, and Apartment List offer easy ways to search for housing in the neighborhood that has been advertised online.
  5. Many landlords post signs on properties for rent, so driving the neighborhood where you would like to live is a very good idea.
  6. Finally, the neighborhood’s free bi-weekly neighborhood newspaper, The Villager, has a few listings.