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 six JPEG photos to

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.

1BR Apartment for Rent: 1798 Ashland

Price: $925 per month, includes heat, water, trash. Tenant pays electric, cooking gas, cable/internet.

Charming 1BR apartment on a quiet street. South and West facing corner unit in a renovated 1920’s Grand Avenue style building. Washer and Dryer in building, large storage unit comes with the apartment. Large living room and bedroom, separate eating area in kitchen. Photos are of typical corner unit. Apartment is available August 8.

Contact: Susan 651-696-6552,

Posted 6/30/20

Furnished 1BR Apartment for Rent: 1113 Lincoln Ave. St. Paul, MN

Price: $85 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 or airbnb listing

Posted: 6/30/20


Duplex for Rent: 77 Barton Ave. S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55414

Price: $2450, utilities not included. Possible small reduction in rent if a tenant wants to mow lawn and shovel snow.

Architect designed, mid-century modern side-by-side duplex in Prospect Park for rent;1,614 sq. ft, spacious, well-laid out. 3 bedrooms + newly renovated full bath on second floor, 1 bedroom (or study) and ¾ bath on lower level.  Quiet \neighborhood, lovely western view of trees and sunsets, hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, 4-season sunroom and screened porch plus deck with built-in barbecue, front-loading washer/dryer, ample attic storage. Large garden front and back (even space for a small vegetable garden), 1-car garage and additional off-street parking. Walking or biking distance to Fresh Thyme, light rail, East River Parkway and University. 15 minutes by car to Macalester.
Non-smoking building; pets negotiable.
Available August 1 or September 1


Contact: Email ( or call Linda at 612 986-6220.

Posted: 6/30/20

Duplex for sale: 1815 Goodrich Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105

Price: $705,000

Up/ Down Duplex; 3 bedrooms + Flex room, 2 baths, 1625 sq. ft. per floor.  3 car garage. Newly refinished hardwood floors in living spaces, new carpeting through-out bedrooms, fireplaces in both units, all bathrooms are updated.  Upstairs kitchen updated.  All utilities are separated by unit; new boiler for 1st floor; newer roof, all new gutters and newly painted stucco.  Gallery of photos on   Estimated Cap rate of 4.91%

Contact: Caroline Wnuk-Smith  612-388-1439

Posted: 6/30/20

House for Sale: 1730 Lincoln Ave, St. Paul

Price: $425,000

This coveted Tangletown location in Mac Groveland is steps from restaurants, bookstores and coffee shops on Grand Avenue. Inside you are welcomed with hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace surrounded with built-ins, and lots of light. The main floor includes a large dining area and cheerful kitchen with pantry. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, including a spacious master. The upstairs sun porch is perfect for a nap, meditation or reading a book. The lower level provides versatile space for a game room or exercise. The laundry room includes a ¾ bath and a sauna! You will find this lovely home just two blocks from Macalester College. Showings begin Friday 4/17. Check out the virtual 360 degree tour in the meantime!

Contact: Dan Schneider – 651-271-3905

Posted: 6/11/20

House for Sale: 1751 Berkeley Ave, St. Paul

Price: $349,000

Great location in Mac-Groveland on a quiet street, fantastic walkability. Charming Craftsman bungalow with beautiful built-in buffet and hardwood floors. This home has an updated kitchen, refinished four-season porch entry, two car garage and large backyard deck, fenced yard. Beautiful large living room with French doors and two main floor bedrooms, one with walk-in closet. Large upper level bedroom, walk-in closet and den. Well maintained home, move-in and enjoy.

Contact: Josephine Martin (651) 698-2481

Posted: 6/6/20

Duplex for Rent: 1523 Portland Ave St Paul

Price:  $2600 per month for 4 bedroom. $1950 per month for 3 bedroom

Duplex for rent. 3 blocks from Campus!!
Main level and lower level: 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom. This great property is currently being remodeled. Beautiful hardwood floors, completely painted, brand new kitchen with all new appliances. All new lighting fixtures through-out.

Upper level: 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom.  Completely painted, new kitchen countertops and appliances. Beautiful hardwood floors. Lower level: New community washer and dryer. Also large community game room / study room. Off site and street parking. Garage. Large yard.
Be the first to tour!

Contact: Dave at 651-235-6874

posted: 5/20/20 

Duplex for Rent:  184 Amherst Street

Price: $1500 per month

Spacious, upper level unit, 1400 sq ft. Available July 1, 2020. Two bedrooms, one bath, sun porch, hardwood floors and newly remodeled kitchen.  Wonderful, walkable, quiet neighborhood, right behind Macalester on Amherst Street. Owner seeking long term tenant.  Trash and water included.  Please no pets.


Contact: Karyl Thurston 651-698-2580

Posted: 5/20/20

3BR Duplex for Rent: 1945 Lincoln Avenue

Price: $1950 per month

Beautifully Maintained, 3BR upper duplex on a sunny, corner lot. Sunroom, LR, DR, French Windows, Ceiling Fans and Wood Floors throughout. Dishwasher and gas stove in updated kitchen. Free laundry in basement. Basic cable and wireless internet included. Tenant pays heat and electric. 1 year lease. Available January 1, 2020.

Contact: Cynthia Levine


posted 5/20/20

Furnished Apartment For Rent: 1479 Fairmount Avenue

Price: $900.00

Garden-level one-bedroom, furnished unit in beautiful Mac-Groveland home!  Separate entrance. Just two blocks from Mac.  Garage space, laundry, utilities, Internet all included. No-smoking/pets. Available August 1.

Contact Name: Tara Fortune 651-269-3851

Posted 5/20/20


The Grove: New Rental Apartment Building open near campus

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. Click here to link to their website.


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. However, it is only available in print.