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
Please contact us when your property has rented or sold. Listings older than 90 days will be cleared.
Other resources for finding a home in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood:
- Villager: every two weeks free community print newspaper lists housing for sale or rent; available at Dunn Bros. and the Campus Center.
- Padmapper: a website that helps you locate rental housing by zip code (55105), rent amount, & size.
2 BR/1Bath Duplex for Rent: 17XX Portland
Classic Mac-Groveland 2 bedroom duplex unit in quiet owner-occupied duplex on Portland Ave near Fairview. Available July 1-August 1: 1250 sq. feet, two bedrooms, living room, separate dining room, kitchen and bath. Lots of windows, including stained glass, hardwood floors and built-ins, bath with claw-foot tub and separate shower, laundry and storage on site. Beautiful neighborhood and a convenient location: ½ mile to Macalester, ¾ mile to St. Thomas & Whole Foods, near light rail & bus lines. No smoking, annual lease. $1450/month includes heat & laundry.
Contact Vanessa firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 612-670-0375
3BR/2Bath Furnished House for Rent: 114 Saratoga
Price: $2100/month +$2,000 refundable deposit.
Historic and furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home for rent. September 1 – May 15 (can be flexible with start and end date). No summer rental requirement. Two bedrooms (one bedroom has a queen size bed, the other has a twin) and one bath on the second level with one bedroom (with a queen) & one bath in newly renovated basement. New kitchen, new bathrooms and nicely updated with original woodwork and charm. Laundry in basement.
Convenient and safe location on Saratoga St N, just a couple blocks north of Summit Avenue and a short walk to Macalester campus, shopping and restaurants on Grand and Selby Avenues. Looking for responsible and mature tenants with references. No smoking, no pets. Furnished and includes all utilities. No garage, street parking only. Tenants responsible for shoveling sidewalk.
Contact Info: Joele Hiers email@example.com or call/text 651-226-3286
2BR Apartment for Rent: 1860 St. Clair Avenue
This renovated 2 BR apartment is the lower unit in a turn-of-the-century duplex.
It features large living room and dining rooms that are great for entertaining. Adjacent is a full kitchen. The two bedrooms are equal in size and have built-in closets. The bathroom has lots of natural daylight. There is also a 3-season front porch. The entire unit was renovated recently. The duplex also has new windows, heating system and boilers. You will love your utility bill! The location is in walking distance to the three colleges in the area as well as many restaurants and grocery stores.
Contact: Steve at 651-900-0009.
1BR Apartment for Rent: 1798 Ashland
Price: $860 per month includes heat, water, trash and recycling
Simple, spacious and charming 1BR in a good building. New washers and dryers in the basement as well as large storage unit. The apartment is 1/2 flight up from the entrance and faces east. Quiet street with good parking. Cats allowed. No Smoking. Available for a June 1st move-in.
Contact: Susan 651-696-6552, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apartment for Rent: 103 Victoria Street
Price: $1500 per month, one year lease
2nd floor apartment, 900 sf. Beautiful new kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, w/d and storage in the basement. Walk to Grand and Selby Shops and Restaurants. Easy access to both downtowns via I94 or lightrail. No Smoking. Available for a June 1st move-in.
6BR/6Bath House for Sale: 1504 Summit Ave
Comfortable living in this prized Summit Avenue home on large level lot. Super energy efficient with low energy costs, handsome woodwork, gleaming wood floors, fireplaces. Spacious south facing family room, 3 season porch and finished basement level. All in impeccable and updated condition. Updated mechanicals, energy fit home award! See the full listing here.
Contact: Laura Millberg 651-492-2086
2BR/1Bath Upper level duplex for Rent: 1916 Summit Ave
The available unit is the upper unit of one of Summit Ave’s original up/down duplexes. It is impeccably maintained featuring a new kitchen, and its own private in-unit laundry facilities. Just one block to Grand Ave restaurants, movies and shops, and just a few blocks to the stunning Mississippi River. Among the best locations in St Paul! No pets and no smoking.
More information and link to apply here: https://home.cozy.co/apply/#!/608264
Contact: Stephen SBVen@msn.com.
5BR/2Bath Home for Rent: 888 Ashland Ave
5 bedroom/2 bathroom home located just 2 blocks from Grand Avenue shops and restaurants in St. Paul. We are two miles from Macalester campus in a very walkable, beautiful neighborhood. Our Victorian home has an open floor plan with a modern kitchen, hardwood floors, a large screened in back porch, a fenced in backyard, and two car garage. It can be rented furnished or unfurnished.
Contact: Emily Jacobs 763-732-3830
4BR/2Bath House for Rent on 200 block of Warwick St.
Beautiful 4 bedroom/2 bathroom furnished home for rent, September 2019 to May 2020. Spacious living room, dining room, newly renovated kitchen and sunroom on first floor. 3 bedrooms, bathroom and sunporch on 2nd floor. Finished basement has family room, guest bedroom, bath and office. Landscaped yard and 2-car garage. 4-blocks from Macalester, Snelling Ave, A-line Rapid Bus. Great for family.
Contact: William Jones, email@example.com
Home For Rent: 4344 Colfax Ave. So., Minneapolis 55409
Price: $2495 per month
This home is an ideal location for a family. It is on a small hill with a front porch. It has a fireplace in a sunroom with a view of the private back yard and a sauna in the basement. The deck and backyard are there to enjoy Fall Spring and Summer. Lake Harriet, Minnehaha Creek, Farmstead and Lynnhurst Parks offer recreational opportunities.
Barton the neighborhood school , K to 8 th grade a block away, has an excellent reputation. There are several other good public and private schools nearby. The Bryant bus line has connections to light rail and crosstown bus service.
Three bedrooms, two double and a single. The one with a single bed also has a bunk.
It is a 20 minute drive on the freeway to Macalester. It is also just a block from bus connections to light rail from Downtown Minneapolis.
Contact: Janene firstname.lastname@example.org
Short term 2BR Furnished House Rental: 1710 Berkley Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105
Price: $1500 per month
2 bedroom, 1 bath two-story house in Mac-Groveland available for rent Sept.-Dec. 2019. Downstairs features large living room, dining room and kitchen, along with a cozy sun room for office or other. The house has a spacious back yard, fantastic and friendly neighbors, and will be rented fully furnished. Rental price includes garbage and water. Tenants responsible for gas, electric, and internet.
Contact: Katy Splan 651-434-7638
Summer House Rental: 3+ BRs and 3.5 Bath, early June to August 1st
Price: $2200 per month (pro-rated for June if needed)
Approximately 2000 sf, fully furnished, child-friendly home.
-Great central location in Saint Paul, walking distance to shops on Grand Avenue
-Walking distance to the Green Line Light Rail, which goes directly to University of Minnesota and both downtown Saint Paul and Minneapolis
-Very family friendly and social neighborhood
-All utilities and internet are included (no cable)
-Small pets negotiable
Contact us for more information at email@example.com
Posted: 2/1/19, Updated 3/1/19
The Grove: New Rental Apartment Building opening near campus in August
Located in the charming and energetic Macalester-Groveland neighborhood, they have created 118 well-thought-out residences full of modern luxuries and conveniences. All nestled right in the middle of a place proud of its history and excited about its future is a new apartment building on the corner of St. Clair and Snelling that will open in August of 2019. Click here to link to their website.
Did not find what you are looking for? Here are more resources:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Padmapper, Zumper, Zillow, and Apartment List offer easy ways to search for housing in the neighborhood that has been advertised online.
- Many landlords post signs on properties for rent, so driving the neighborhood where you would like to live is a very good idea.
- Finally, the neighborhood’s free bi-weekly neighborhood newspaper, The Villager, has a few listings. However, it is only available in print.