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Housing for Sale or Rent

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 [email protected]

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

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.