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North Loop Minneapolis Apartments for Rent
Discover the North Loop Neighborhood: Minneapolis' Hidden Gem

Welcome to the North Loop, Minneapolis' thriving urban oasis! Nestled along the banks of the Mississippi River, this neighborhood has rapidly transformed into one of the city's most sought-after places to live, work, and play. In this blog post, we'll take you on a journey through the North Loop, showcasing its vibrant culture, charming streets, and the array of amenities that make it a unique destination.

Neighborhood Overview

A Historical Gem

The North Loop is steeped in history, with its roots dating back to the late 1800s when it was an industrial hub. Today, you can still see remnants of its past in the form of beautifully preserved warehouses turned into trendy lofts and apartments. Learn about the North Loop's transformation from an industrial district to a thriving urban neighborhood.

a view of the city from a skyscraper

The North Loop Lifestyle

Dining Delights

One of the North Loop's highlights is its eclectic dining scene. Discover a diverse range of restaurants and eateries that cater to every palate, from farm-to-table bistros to rooftop bars with breathtaking skyline views. Explore the neighborhood's culinary treasures that make it a foodie's paradise.

Coffee & Sweet Treats

  • Backstory Coffee

    • 528 N Washington
    • Backstory Coffee has gained popularity for its commitment to ethically sourced beans and dedication to telling the stories behind the coffee they serve. The industrial setting in The Hall Lofts’ lobby creates a unique and welcoming ambiance. 
  • Spyhouse Coffee

    • 907 Washington Ave SE
    • Known for its artisanal coffee and cozy ambiance, Spyhouse Coffee is a local favorite for its quality brews and stylish setting.
  • Fairgrounds Coffee 

    • 120 3rd Ave N
    • Fairgrounds offers a diverse selection of coffee from various roasters, providing a unique and flavorful coffee-tasting experience.
  • In the Loop Coffee

    • 708 N 1st St
    • In The Loop is a cozy spot that offers a range of coffee options, along with a dog-friendly environment, making it a perfect place to relax and enjoy your favorite brew in the North Loop.

Lunch & Brunch

  • Spoon and Stable

    • French-inspired American
    • 211 N 1st St
    • Spoon and Stable is an upscale restaurant offering a delightful brunch and lunch menu with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and creative dishes.
  • Red Cow

    • Gourmet Burgers and American
    • 208 N 1st Ave
    • Red Cow is a popular choice for brunch and lunch, known for its gourmet burgers, creative appetizers, and craft beer selection.
  • The Freehouse

    • American
    • 701 N Washington Ave
    • The Freehouse is a versatile spot offering a diverse menu that includes brunch favorites, craft beer, and a welcoming atmosphere with an in-house brewery.
  • Nolo's Kitchen

    • American and Comfort Food
    • 515 Washington Ave N
    • Nolo's Kitchen is a cozy and inviting restaurant known for its American comfort food and delicious brunch and lunch options, making it a fantastic choice for a satisfying meal in the North Loop.

Dine & Wine

  • Bar La Grassa

    • Italian
    • 800 N Washington Ave
    • Bar La Grassa is a renowned Italian restaurant offering a diverse menu of pasta dishes, small plates, and an impressive wine selection in a chic and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Pura Lima

    • Peruvian
    • 313 5th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • Pura Lima is a gem for Peruvian cuisine enthusiasts, serving authentic dishes prepared with fresh ingredients, and offering a taste of Peru in the heart of North Loop.
  • Snack Bar

    • Modern World Wide
    • 600 Washington Ave N
    • Snack Bar offers a modern American dining experience with a diverse menu of small plates, creative cocktails, and a vibrant atmosphere, perfect for a flavorful dinner.
  • Smack Shack

    • Seafood
    • 603 Washington Ave N
    • Smack Shack is a seafood lover's paradise, known for its fresh lobster rolls, crab dishes, and seafood classics, served in a casual yet inviting setting.
  • The North Loop Galley

    • Food Hall with Rotating Concepts
    • 729 Washington Ave N
    • The North Loop Galley is a unique dining experience featuring multiple chef-driven concepts in a communal space, allowing you to explore a variety of culinary offerings in one location.

Shopping and Boutiques

Shopaholics, rejoice! The North Loop boasts an array of charming boutiques, local shops, and galleries. Explore the unique fashion, art, and home decor stores that line the neighborhood's streets. We'll guide you through some must-visit spots for retail therapy.

  • MartinPatrick3

    • 212 3rd Ave N #106
    • MartinPatrick3 is a stylish and upscale boutique offering a curated selection of men's and women's fashion, home decor, and accessories. It's known for its unique and high-end offerings.
  • West Elm

    • 128 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • West Elm is a popular home furnishings store known for its modern and stylish furniture, decor, and accessories, making it a go-to destination for interior design enthusiasts.
  • The Foundry Home Goods

    • 322 1st Ave N
    • The Foundry Home Goods is a charming store filled with carefully curated home decor and goods. You'll find a wide array of unique and beautiful items to enhance your living space.
  • D.NOLO

    • 219 N 2nd St
    • D.NOLO is a collective boutique featuring a selection of local designers and brands. It's a great place to discover a variety of fashion, accessories, and home goods, all crafted by talented artisans.
  • Parc Boutique

    • 212 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • Parc Boutique is a women's clothing store that offers a blend of contemporary and timeless fashion pieces. You'll find a curated collection of clothing, jewelry, and accessories to elevate your wardrobe.

Watch a Twins Game at Target Field

Play ball

Catching a Minnesota Twins game at Target Field is a fantastic way to enjoy America's pastime. Experience the excitement of baseball in a modern and vibrant stadium, located right in the heart of the North Loop.

Living In The North Loop

North Loop Minneapolis Apartment Buildings: Studio, 1 BR, 2 BR

Interested in making the North Loop your home? Learn about the various housing options The North Loop offers a wide variety of homes, from historic lofts to modern apartments with stunning city views. However, for those who seek contemporary living and the historic loft aesthetic, The Hall Lofts is a go-to. The Hall Lofts offer a poignant contemporary aesthetic, which includes custom cabinetry, subway tiling, glass rain showers, and stainless steel appliances. These features are combined with exposed brick, window griles, and original timber beams at The Hall Lofts creating the best of both worlds with urban amenities and nature at your fingertips.

a kitchen with a white table and chairs and a large window

Transportation and Accessibility

The North Loop of Minneapolis boasts a variety of convenient public transportation options that make navigating the neighborhood and getting around the city a breeze. Here's a brief overview of the public transportation choices available in the North Loop:

Light Rail Transit (LRT):

  • The North Loop is serviced by the METRO Blue Line, with stations such as Target Field Station. This light rail system connects the neighborhood to downtown Minneapolis and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, offering a quick and efficient way to travel.

Bus Services:

  • The North Loop is well-connected to the city's extensive bus network. Several bus routes serve the neighborhood, making it easy to access various parts of Minneapolis and neighboring communities.

Bike-Friendly Infrastructure:

  • The North Loop is known for its bike-friendly infrastructure, including dedicated bike lanes and bike-sharing programs. Cyclists can explore the area and enjoy scenic rides along the Mississippi Riverfront.

Pedestrian-Friendly Streets:

  • The North Loop's walkable streets make it ideal for pedestrians. Sidewalks are well-maintained, and the neighborhood's compact layout allows for easy exploration on foot.
the view of the city from the rooftop deck of a building
FLATS® North Loop Apartments

The Hall Lofts apartment building in Minneapolis' North Loop offers a luxurious and contemporary living experience that stands out in its prime location. With spacious and stylish apartments, residents can enjoy modern amenities like a rooftop terrace, fitness center, and inviting common areas that foster a sense of community. Its pet-friendly policies, commitment to top-notch service, and proximity to the neighborhood's trendy boutiques, dining, and transit options make it an excellent choice for those seeking a convenient and sophisticated urban lifestyle in one of the city's most sought-after neighborhoods. Amenities within the building include a gym, lobby, rooftop lounge, rooftop terrace, dog run, community high-speed Wifi, and a bike room.

608 N 3rd St

Minneapolis, MN 55401