Loft apartments offer spacious, open floor plans, and tall ceilings, and many loft apartments in St. Paul, MN, also provide a peek into local history. St. Paul is the second-largest city in Minnesota, with a population of around 302,000, and dates back to around 1838, when a bootlegger was kicked off of the Fort Snelling military grounds about 5 miles away. Soon after, French Canadians began to settle in the area, and it was named Saint-Paul in 1841, and the city incorporated in 1854. In the early years, St. Paul was a hotspot for financing and commerce. Today, some of those buildings have become beautiful apartments in St. Paul, MN. Here are just a few of the lofts in St. Paul.
Centrally located in historic Lowertown, blocks from the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Rayette Lofts offer stunning views of both the river and the downtown skyline. Formerly the home of an hairspray plant, the refurbished building invites you to enjoy the city’s history through its concrete floors and columns, large factory windows, and corrugated ceilings. Spacious 800-square-feet one-bedrooms and 1,300-square-feet two-bedrooms lend enough room to singles, couples, or families, but if you need to get out of the apartment, head to the patio for grilling, the Sinatra Lounge for billiards, or the fitness center for cycling classes.
Converted in 2002, these apartments in St. Paul, MN, include a great location near a grocery store, farmers market, restaurants, and shopping, which gives it a Walk Score of 95 (out of 100). The building also offers storage, parking, and an exercise room. Exposed brick and ductwork, along with the dark brick exterior, will not let you forget the building’s past as the Produce Exchange.
In what used to be a knitting factory, you’ll now find renovated loft apartments in studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts with tall ceilings and windows. The building also now holds a community room, retail spaces, and a fitness center. Water and heat are included in your rent, but you still control your own temperature with a thermostat. And nestled in historic Lowertown, you’ll be just blocks away from the river and the best eateries and nightlife in St. Paul.
As the name implies, this apartment community is across the street from St. Paul’s beloved farmers market and Mears Park in Lowertown. Fully modern and pet-friendly, these lofts come in a variety of floorplans that include studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, and one bedrooms plus a den. Each apartment has huge windows, a washer and dryer, exposed ductwork, and wood floors, plus access to a fitness center, rooftop patio with grills, and indoor parking. According to our friends at Grill FAQ, “renters are absolutely intrigued by outdoor space and the opportunity to grill out with friends. All buildings should make this a top priority.”
These homey lofts are in what used to be a dry goods warehouse. Transformed by wood floors, accent walls, and fully equipped kitchens with modern backsplashes and new appliances, these studio through two-bedroom apartments are in Lowertown. The design touches are as flexible as the layouts and let renters choose from an industrial style with metal railings, and near-black cabinetry, or a more traditional look with warm mahogany-colored cabinets and carpeted rooms.